Campus Testing Results Spring 2021

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

Positive Cases
Population Active Total
Students 2 86
Employees 0 3
Total 2 89
Active Isolation & Quarantine
Isolating on Campus 0
Quarantining on Campus 0
Isolating off Campus 2
Quarantining off Campus 5
Positive Cases Per Week
Date Students Employees
Jan. 10-16 0 0
Jan. 17-23 6 1
Jan. 24-30 5 0
Jan. 31-Feb. 6 0 1
Feb. 7-13 0 1
Feb. 14-20 0 0
Feb. 21-27 1 0
Feb. 28-March 6 1 0
March 7-13 55 0
March 14-20 8 0
March 21-27 8 0
March 28-April 3 1 0
April 4-10 1 0
Total 86 3
Tests Administered Per Week
Date Students Employees
Jan. 10-16 15 157
Jan. 17-23 617 6
Jan. 24-30 633 137
Jan. 31-Feb. 6 109 0
Feb. 7-13 102 18
Feb. 14-20 124 12
Feb. 21-27 109 13
Feb. 28-March 6 117 14
March 7-13 771 92
March 14-20 74 84
March 21-27 525 43
March 28-April 3 483 16
April 4-10 474 48
Total 4,154 640

Isolation

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

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.