There are currently seven active cases of COVID-19 in our campus community: six students and one employee. One student is currently in isolation on campus. The other five students and the employee are isolating off campus.
As of 9 a.m. today, 80% of students and 74% of employees have provided proof of vaccination. Click here for instructions on how to upload your vaccination info.
Our testing providers have processed results for 448 on-campus COVID-19 tests conducted since Aug. 23, 2021, with a positivity rate of less than 1%. Ulster County’s current testing positivity rate is 5.5%.
The College is conducting surveillance testing Monday – Friday during the fall 2021 semester.
When the Student Health Service receives a student’s positive test result, they notify the student and direct them to isolate. Students who live on campus can isolate in Awosting Hall.
Then, members of our campus Contact Tracing team interview the student about any close contacts (defined as contacts within six feet for 10 minutes or more) that occurred within 48 hours prior to the positive test result.
Contact tracers then begin reaching out to each identified close contact. These individuals are notified of the possible exposure and are asked about their symptoms, vaccination status, and whether they have been tested recently. They are given further instructions based on their vaccination status.
You can find the latest case numbers, testing and vaccination rates at our COVID-19 dashboard, which is updated Monday – Friday.
This dashboard does not include information about positive cases among students or employees who have no campus presence, as any such cases do not pose an on-campus health risk.