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.

Weekly Testing Center Hours for the Week of Nov. 21–Nov. 27

ACHA testing is located in Winslow Health Center. Winslow may be accessed by the Park Ave side of Schultz Hall. If you are walking across campus, please use the Schultz breezeway on the west side of Bicentennial Plaza for convenient access to Park Ave.

  • Monday, November 21 – 7am-1:45pm
  • Tuesday, November 22 – 10am-3pm
  • Wednesday and Thursday – closed
  • Friday, November 25 – 4pm-7pm
  • Saturday, November 26 – 1pm-8pm
  • Sunday, November 27 – 10am-8pm

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Thanksgiving break return testing

November 18th 2022

Dear Allegheny College Campus Community, With Thanksgiving break on the horizon, we want to remind you that those who socialize or travel should test before rejoining the campus community. You can upload a copy of a home test here or join us at the Winslow Health Center for testing on the following dates: Friday, November 25, 4–7 [...]

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Case Dashboard — Fall 2022 Data Updated: 11/22/22

The dashboard update for the 2022 – 23 academic year resumed on August 12, 2022, as students begin to move in for the academic year. Dashboard updates will occur daily Monday – Friday for a snapshot of COVID testing and information regarding the Allegheny College community.

Students

Active Cases

0

Allegheny-Administered
Positive Tests
Since August 12, 2022

11

Off-Campus Positive Tests
Since August 12, 2022

27

Employees

Active Cases

0

Allegheny-Administered
Positive Tests
Since August 12, 2022

12

Off-Campus Positive Tests
Since August 12, 2022

40

Isolation

In Allegheny-Provided Isolation Housing

0

Available Isolation 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

99

Allegheny College
Percent Positive Results

0%


Crawford County
Percent Positive Results

8.4%

Pennsylvania
Percent Positive Results

9.3%

United States
Percent Positive Results

8.4%

Completed Tests to Date
Since August 12, 2022

2810

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.