Testing the Colby-Sawyer community for COVID-19 is a major component of the CSC Safe Return Plan as health experts consistently advise that testing is paramount to controlling the spread of the virus. It is important to detect infections before transmission since a large percentage of transmission occurs from people who do not know they are infected. To implement the college’s testing plan, Colby-Sawyer has partnered with Broad Institute, one of the leading biomedical labs in the country.
All testing results as of 4/8/2021
|Isolating on Campus||0|
|Quarantining on Campus||0|
|Isolating off Campus||2|
|Quarantining off Campus||5|
|Jan. 31-Feb. 6||0||1|
|Feb. 28-March 6||1||0|
|March 28-April 3||1||0|
|Jan. 31-Feb. 6||109||0|
|Feb. 28-March 6||117||14|
|March 28-April 3||483||16|
Isolation is defined as the separation of a person who is known, or reasonably believed to be, infected with a communicable disease and are potentially infectious from those who are not infected so as to prevent the spread of the communicable disease. Isolation for Colby-Sawyer purposes may be voluntary or compelled by a campus authority. People in New Hampshire who are in isolation are also under active monitoring.
Quarantine is defined as the separation of a person exposed to a communicable disease, but not yet symptomatic, from others who have not been exposed so as to prevent the possible spread of the communicable disease. Quarantine for Colby-Sawyer purposes may be voluntary or compelled by a campus authority.
Note: Students and employees experiencing COVID19-like symptoms, or any other illness, are to “stay in” so as not to expose others to potential illness. This may include roommates without symptoms if the symptomatic person is pending a test result or students required to "stay in" due to travel. There is no defined time period to this process which can be concluded when the person does not have a fever without medication and symptoms are improving. Persons who are “staying in” and are not known to have COVID-19 or been directly exposed to the virus are not recorded in the above figures.