Effective 5/16/22, the Dashboard is on hiatus. No further updates will be posted. The College will review all COVID operations over the summer, to include Dashboard reporting and if it is still necessary for the upcoming semester.
5/16/22: Positive test results received from surveillance testing the previous day: 0
Data below was last updated: May 16, 2022 9:13 a.m.
Quarantine & Isolation Counts
Students living off-campus who are required to enter quarantine or isolation may do so off-campus or they may request a move to the designated on-campus Q&I space.
Students who test positive and can safely travel and isolate at home will be allowed to do so. Any student who returns home for isolation will not be included in these counts.
What is meant by Isolation?
If a member of the Washington College community tests positive for COVID-19, they are required to isolate for at least 5 days and then re-test. If they continue to test positive, the isolation period will be extended with repeat testing occurring every 2 days. They can isolate in the designated on-campus isolation housing, or return home (if it is safe to do so). Students can clear isolation when it has been at least 5 days since symptoms first appeared and a repeat test shows a negative result, and it has been at least 24 hours with no fever (without the use of fever-reducing medication) and all symptoms have improved.
What is meant by Quarantine?
If a member of the Washington College community is determined to have had close contact with any individual who tests positive for COVID-19 they may be required to quarantine and monitor for symptoms. Quarantine can be done in-place or within the designated on-campus quarantine housing. Our trained contact tracers will work with any community members who are identified as close contacts to determine the appropriate quarantine plan. Quarantine requirements are determined by an individual's vaccination status.
What is Close Contact?
Close contact is defined by the CDC as someone who was within 6 feet of an infected person for a cumulative total of 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period starting from 2 days before illness onset (or, for asymptomatic patients, 2 days prior to test specimen collection) until the time the patient is isolated.