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Tue, Sep 8, 5:00 PM
F&M COVID-19 Alert Level as of September 8, 2020
F&M COVID-19 Dashboard as of September 8, 2020
|Full-Time Students Total||2263|
|Students In-Residence or Commuting||1486|
|COVID-19 Indicator||#||As % of Students In-Residence or Commuting|
|Entry Testing Round 1||1457||98.0%|
|Entry Testing Round 1 With Results||1452||97.7%|
|Entry Testing Round 1 Testing Positive||6||0.4%|
|Entry Testing Round 2||1317||88.7%|
|Entry Testing Round 2 With Results||1306||87.9%|
|Entry Testing Round 2 Testing Positive||1||0.1%|
|In Quarantine* On Campus(at risk and waiting for test result)||16||1.1%|
|In Isolation On Campus (positive test)||0||0.0%|
|In Quarantine* at Home||0||0.0%|
|In Isolation at Home (positive test)||1||0.1%|
|Cumulative Positive Tests Since Arrival (Entry/Surveillance testing plus clinical work)||7||0.5%|
*In Quarantine indicators do not include students in quarantine as a result of move-in COVID-19 testing
Additional data is available in F&M’s COVID-19 Dashboard.
F&M COVID-19 Dashboard Notes
- Two of the positive test results in Entry Testing Round 1 were false positives, meaning the test picked up residual traces of the virus because the student was infected prior to campus arrival. These students are no longer contagious. Excluding the false positives, the number of entry testing round 1 positives is 4, which is 0.3% of students in-residence or commuting, and the cumulative positive tests since arrival is 7, which is 0.5% of students in-residence or commuting.
- The number of students in quarantine and isolation is not the same as the number of positive COVID-19 cases. Currently, of the students in quarantine, 4 are symptomatic and waiting for test results; 12 are asymptomatic and quarantining as a result of contact tracing. As test results are received, the College will continue to provide the latest number of positive COVID-19 cases at F&M in the PORT weekly report.
Pandemic Operations Updates
- We have successfully completed arrival testing round 1 and round 2 for students. All students with negative test results have been released from quarantine. Students who did not initially partake in entry testing are in mandatory quarantine until they receive a negative test result.
- Students who have not participated in the second round of testing must sign up for testing at the ASFC from 9:00 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. on Wednesday, September 9. Sign up for a time using this link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/805054eafa829a2f94-surveillance1
- The College will conduct the first round of surveillance testing on Thursday, September 10, and conclude surveillance testing for the fall term on Wednesday, November 4. Last week, we notified those students who have been randomly selected for required participation in the first round of surveillance testing. If you were notified and have not yet signed up for your testing timeslot, please do so immediately using this link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/805054eafa829a2f94-910
- Last week, the College also conducted its first round of wastewater testing; there was no indication of the presence of COVID-19 at five sampling sites, all of which are associated with residence halls.
- The fall 2020 reopening plan website now contains additional information on adding virtual events to the College Calendar and reserving outdoor tents for campus gatherings.
- The College has a protocol for students who think they may have been exposed to, or are experiencing symptoms of, COVID-19, which is available in the Health and Safety section of the fall 2020 reopening plan website. This protocol also includes instructions for students on what to do if they receive a positive test result for COVID-19. Please review the protocol and, if circumstances require, be prepared to follow it.
- Masks must be worn in public spaces on campus. Public spaces include any indoor space where others may use the space with you or after you and all outdoor spaces on campus. This policy applies even when you are alone and / or physically distanced. The only space where masks can be removed is a private space, such as a bedroom or personal office space.
Updated information is always available for your convenience on the fall 2020 reopening plan website.