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.

Case Dashboard Data Updated: 02/25/21


Active Cases


Positive Tests
Since January 13, 2021


Off-Campus Positive Tests
Since January 13, 2021



Active Cases


Positive Tests
Since January 13, 2021


Off-Campus Positive Tests
Since January 13, 2021



Due to Exposure
or Symptoms


Due to Travel


Available Quarantine Beds


Allegheny Testing Overview

Week of February 15, 2021

Completed Tests


Allegheny College
Percent Positive Results


Crawford County
Percent Positive Results


Percent Positive Results


United States
Percent Positive Results


Completed Tests to Date
Since January 13, 2021



Testing Strategy
Students were tested before coming to campus, the day of arrival, and then again 5-7 days later. Employees followed a similar protocol, testing at home, on-campus, and then on-campus a second time a short while later. Subsequent testing will be every three to four weeks, more often if campus and community epidemiologic data suggest that is needed.

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 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.

Latest Update All Updates

Stay vigilant!

February 23rd 2021

Dear Allegheny College Campus Community, This email is a quick update to let you know that, of the 154 COVID-19 tests that were run on Saturday, five students have positive results. Contact tracing revealed six contacts from those five persons. That is a very low number that reflects the thoughtfulness of Allegheny students. The vast [...]

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