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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Update on testing platform, boosters, flu vaccines, and more

October 9th 2021

Dear Allegheny College campus community, I am writing with a few updates on the pandemic response on our campus. Testing platform change: A few weeks ago, I emailed you that Abbott was unable to deliver rapid COVID-19 tests and we were switching to Inspire rapid antigen tests for future rapid tests. Abbott then surprised us [...]

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Case Dashboard — Fall 2021 Data Updated: 10/15/21


Students

Active Cases

0

Allegheny-Administered
Positive Tests
Since August 10, 2021

3

Off-Campus Positive Tests
Since August 10, 2021

2

Employees

Active Cases

5

Allegheny-Administered
Positive Tests
Since August 10, 2021

8

Off-Campus Positive Tests
Since August 10, 2021

6

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

1,230

Allegheny College
Percent Positive Results

0.33%


Crawford County
Percent Positive Results

25.3%

Pennsylvania
Percent Positive Results

9.1%

United States
Percent Positive Results

5.9%

Completed Tests to Date
Since August 10, 2021

9,376

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 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.