COVID-19 Dashboard

 

COVID-19 Dashboard

Last updated: May 19, 2022

Campus Alert Level: Green (Low Alert)

Drew University has established color-coded alert levels to indicate the status of campus operations during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Drew’s COVID-19 dashboard reflects our commitment to transparency related to the health and safety of our campus community. It was updated each Monday of the spring 2022 semester, beginning with results from arrival testing protocols, collected the week prior to classes starting on January, 19, 2022, and running through May 16, 2022. All entries on the dashboard included the previous week’s testing and isolation data.

For the spring 2022 semester, all students, faculty, and staff were in compliance with the University vaccine policy, which requires all individuals to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or receive approval for an exemption based on legitimate medical reasons or sincerely held religious beliefs. Individuals granted exemptions were tested weekly for COVID-19 through March 8, 2022, when the University updated its policy based on local, state, and federal guidance. For more on this change, click here. For more on our testing protocols, click here.

For spring 2022, the dashboard includes results from:

  • Weekly surveillance testing: All exempt, unvaccinated students who have not tested positive in the prior 90 days were tested weekly during the semester through March, 8, 2022.
  • Symptomatic testing: Students, regardless of vaccination status, who were tested after experiencing symptoms suggestive of COVID-19. Exempt, unvaccinated students who are identified as a close contact must test five days after exposure, and are included on this dashboard.
  • Off-campus testing: Students who self-reported positive off-campus tests.

For clarifications on COVID-19 terminology, some of which may be used in data reporting, please see our glossary of terms.

Note: If you are a student tested at a facility other than Drew University and receive a positive result, please notify Health Services as soon as possible. If you are an employee tested at a facility other than Drew University and receive a positive result, please notify Human Resources and your supervisor as soon as possible.

Cumulative

Includes results from spring 2022 student arrival, surveillance, and symptomatic testing protocols, which includes testing for exempt, unvaccinated students identified as close contacts.

Spring and summer 2021 student testing ended on July 1, 2021, with zero active cases, 117 resolved cases, and 117 total positive tests out of 8,343 total tests. Fall 2021 student testing ended December 20, 2021, with five active cases, 27 resolved cases, and 32 total positive tests out of 1,530 total tests.

Active Cases

1

Resolved Cases

98

Tests

Positive: 99

Results: 1,848


Tests vs. Positive Cases

In addition to spring 2022 testing results, the below graph includes results from spring 2021 student arrival testing, surveillance, and symptomatic testing, including testing of students identified as close contacts (January 3 – July 1), and positive test results from off-campus tests reported to the Health Service, as well as fall 2021 student arrival, surveillance, and symptomatic testing (August 31 – present). The dates on the graph below represent the date the graph was updated; each update reflects the prior testing period’s results from New Bridge, the Health Service, and positive results from off-campus tests.

Note: Due to a reduced pool of unvaccinated students residing on campus during summer 2021, as well as high vaccination rates in both the Drew and local Madison communities, Drew temporarily suspended summer 2021 surveillance testing on July 1 before resuming with fall 2021 arrival testing ahead of the fall 2021 semester, reported August 31, 2021.

Current Active Cases

Glossary of Terms

Students: Refers to residential and commuter students.

Employees: Refers to employees who are physically on campus in any capacity. It does not include employees who are working completely remotely.

Fully Vaccinated/Vaccinated: An individual is considered fully vaccinated/vaccinated two weeks after receiving the second dose of a two-dose vaccine, or two weeks after receiving a one-dose vaccine.

Unvaccinated: Students and employees who have approved medical or religious exemptions, or who are in the process of receiving the vaccine but are not yet considered fully vaccinated. Employees who are in the process of receiving the vaccine but are not yet considered fully vaccinated, or have not received a vaccine.

Active Cases: Students who have tested positive for COVID-19 and are currently in isolation.

Resolved Cases: Students who tested positive for COVID-19 and have been cleared from isolation, which is currently set as five days after a positive test, and released as long as the student has been fever-free for 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medication and symptoms have most resolved. Individuals released from isolation must remain masked for five additional days.

Positive Tests: The total number of positive cases among students who are living on or coming to campus.

Test Results: The number of tests that are conducted on campus by New Bridge or the Health Service, or self-reported positive results from an off-campus test.

Campus Alert Level Green: The green (low alert) level indicates a low prevalence of COVID-19 among the campus community. This alert level allows for in-person living and learning, with some health and safety protocols still in effect.

Campus Alert Level Yellow: The yellow (medium alert) level indicates either an increase in COVID-19 prevalence among the campus community that requires some type of institutional response, or that proactive, preventative measures are being taken to avoid a potential spike in campus transmission rates due to factors like a return to campus en masse, increased local transmission rates, etc. This alert level may require a temporary campus-wide pivot to virtual learning, or COVID-19-related disruptions to individual classes, activities, or events.

Campus Alert Level Red: The red (high alert) level is the most restrictive and indicates a severe spike in COVID-19 on campus. This alert level could lead to extended virtual learning and/or departmental or campus-wide quarantines or closures.

Learn more about the status of campus operations during COVID-19

Health Services

To schedule an appointment, please call 973-408-3414. Telehealth and in-person appointments are available.