COVID-19 Plans & Resources

Returning to campus for living & learning

Here you’ll find answers to frequently asked questions, details of the College re-opening, campus operations policies and other important information.

Public Health guidelines and knowledge about COVID-19 continue to evolve. The College’s Return to Campus Plan and information on this site will be updated to reflect the most current information available to us.

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Today’s move-in test results and other important updates

January 14th 2022

Dear Allegheny College Campus Community, Day 2 of Module 1 move-in is now complete. The COVID-19 test results from today’s move-in are as follows: 519 students were tested today, with 12 students testing positive; 1 of the positive students is unvaccinated. 12 employees were tested, with no persons testing positive. Since yesterday, 2 more students [...]

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Case Dashboard — Spring 2022 Data Updated: 01/18/21


Students

Active Cases

35

Allegheny-Administered
Positive Tests
Since January 3, 2022

44

Off-Campus Positive Tests
Since January 3, 2022

3

Employees

Active Cases

13

Allegheny-Administered
Positive Tests
Since January 3, 2022

28

Off-Campus Positive Tests
Since January 3, 2022

9

Quarantine

Due to Exposure
or Symptoms

0

Due to Travel

0

Due to Other Circumstances

0

Available Quarantine Beds

100%

Allegheny Testing Overview

7-Day Total

Cumulative tests for the last 7 testing days reported below; testing takes place Monday–Friday.
Weekly Completed Tests

1,802

Allegheny College
Percent Positive Results

2.5%


Crawford County
Percent Positive Results

42.4%

Pennsylvania
Percent Positive Results

33.5%

United States
Percent Positive Results

20.5%

Completed Tests to Date
Since August 10, 2021

20,175

ACHA is intermittently testing potential campus visitors and other community members who are not directly involved in campus activities. When those persons test positive for COVID-19, they are listed as part of the Crawford County positivity rate. They will not appear as part of our Allegheny College community.

Definitions

Testing Strategy
All students and employees were tested for COVID-19 in the two weeks leading up to the first day of class. We plan to test the entire Allegheny community every two weeks.

Lag Time
Current lag time for test results is generally 2 to 3 days from day of test with a few tests taking longer to return. In March, we will start rapid testing on campus and be reporting both the number of tests administered and the percent positive the next day.

Active Cases
“Active Cases” reflect students currently in isolation with a positive diagnostic test result and employees currently not reporting to work because of a positive diagnostic test result. These case counts include all students and employees who received positive tests and are in isolation, independent of whether the test was administered on campus or off.

Positive Tests to Date
“Positive Tests” includes results from tests administered by Allegheny, as well as positive test results reported to us by students or faculty who were tested at off-campus facilities.

Allegheny-Administered Tests
“Allegheny-Administered Tests” includes both the at-home sampling tests students and employees used before returning to campus and tests administered on campus.

Off-Campus Tests
“Off-Campus Tests” reflects tests of community members currently on campus who received a COVID-19 test not administered by Allegheny College.

Percent Positive
Percent positives is the percentage of Allegheny-administered tests that were positive. We do not know how many tests were administered to students or employees off-campus, so we cannot report the percentage of such tests that were positive, although in the interest of transparency, we do include the count of positive tests from off campus in our count of Positive Tests to Date.