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COVID-19 Dashboard

Whitman College's ongoing response to COVID-19.

Community Pledge Safe Start Plan

COVID-19 Data for January 11-17, 2021 (Baseline Testing Week 1)


Positive Tests: Employees


Positive Tests: Students


Active Cases


Tests Administered


Weekly Surveillance Testing—Number Tested


Weekly Surveillance Testing—Number Positive


Isolation Spaces Occupied


Positivity Rate

All Test Results Since January 12, 2021


Total Positive Tests: Employees


Total Positive Tests: Students


Total Confirmed Cases


Total Tests Administered


Overall Positivity Rate

Glossary of Important Terms

Active Cases – The number of employees and students currently in isolation.

Employees – Faculty and staff who are expected to access campus in spring 2021. 

Isolation Spaces Occupied – The percentage of on-campus isolation spaces occupied by individuals with confirmed cases of COVID-19.

Positivity rate The number of positive surveillance tests divided by the number of surveillance tests administered.

Positive test – A test result that indicates the person has tested positive for the COVID-19 virus.

Students – Students who are residing in on-campus housing or living in the Walla Walla region and accessing campus in spring 2021.

Surveillance Testing – Ongoing COVID-19 testing of randomized samples of the Whitman population.

Test Turnaround Time - It generally takes approximately 36-48 hours for individuals to receive test results. 

Testing Frequency - Surveillance testing happens twice a week. Symptomatic testing happens as necessary.

Tests Administered Total number of tests administered by Whitman College as part of ongoing campus-wide surveillance testing, conference required testing of student-athletes, and testing due to potential symptoms or exposure.

Threshold Action Levels - A rubric developed by Whitman’s epidemiologist consultant, categorizing a variety of COVID-19 related data into four action levels: low, medium, high and critical. This document will be utilized by the President’s Cabinet in consultation with faculty leadership and our epidemiologist to consider appropriate guidance on the level of activity on Whitman’s campus.