Updated September 29, 2020
Denison is tracking and assessing the viral health of the Denison community on a daily basis across multiple data points and trend lines that measure the prevalence of infection and the ability to contain and stay ahead of any outbreaks. These data are reviewed not just by Denison but also by county public health officials and public health and epidemiological experts from OSU. Based on review of these data, Denison will deploy both targeted and large-scale responses as necessary to mitigate and manage risk of COVID-19 on our campus.
Denison will provide a weekly update to the Denison community. This information represents data from the prior week and will be updated here on Tuesdays. The data reflect information pertaining to employees and students. You may read about Denison's testing protocol here.
|Week||Tests Administered||Total Positive*|
|Aug. 29 - Sept. 4||14||77||0|
|Total Tests Administered to Date: 1,775|
All numbers as of Friday at 2 p.m. As is commonly the case with public health reporting, results may not be available for all tests given at the time reporting is generated. NOTE: Numbers for the week of Sept. 18-25 reflect signal tests conducted both as part of Denison's regular weekly testing protocol as well as a special one time signal test of all first-year and senior students. All sophomore and junior students will be tested the week of Sept. 26-Oct. 2.
*Data on individuals who have COVID-19 reflect available results from on and off campus testing as to employees working on campus during the fall 2020 semester and students studying on campus. Cases typically resolve within the CDC defined window.
QUARANTINE AND ISOLATION
Students, Faculty and Staff
Isolation and quarantine numbers represent those isolating and quarantining on campus and off campus including those who may have been exposed through either on or off campus contacts. Isolation separates sick people with a contagious disease from people who are not sick. Quarantine separates and restricts the movement of people who were exposed to a contagious disease to see if they become sick. In addition, Denison’s quarantine numbers include those who have had no known exposure to COVID-19 but are awaiting testing results, resolution of possible symptoms, or further medical guidance or who have left campus and are quarantining for 14 days upon return.
On Campus Isolation and Quarantine Space in Use