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FALL 2020 COVID-19 SUMMARY


For clarifications on the terminology used below, please see our data definitions.

Students, Fall 2020

8/20/2020-12/04/2020
Totals
Positive: 16
Results: 52104
Pos. Rate: 0.03%
Daily Average Cases
New: 0.2
Active: 1.6
Avg. Result Time
23.3 hrs
from test to result

Employees, Fall 2020

8/20/2020-12/04/2020
Tests
Positive §: 14
Results: 16380
Pos. Rate: 0.09%
Daily Average Cases
New: 0.1
Active: 1.4
Avg. Result Time
23.3 hrs
from test to result

All numbers reflect testing administered by Hamilton College for students and employees living or working on campus.

§ The College was notified of four positive employee results through third-party testing sources in fall 2020. These have been added to our totals for public notification purposes, but are not factored into positivity rates and averages.

For more information about COVID-19 in our region, please visit the Oneida County COVID-19 Dashboard.

Dashboard Questions?

Please contact the Dean of Students Office at dosdept@hamilton.edu or 315-859-4020. Media inquiries should be directed to Vige Barrie, vbarrie@hamilton.edu.

Data Definitions

Students - All students that are residing in on-campus housing during the current term.
Employees - All employees that have been on campus within 7 days of being tested. In this case, employee numbers include contractors and temporary workers.
New Cases - The number of individuals that tested positive on the given date.
Active Cases - The number of individuals currently in isolation due to having tested positive.
Resolved Cases - The number of individuals that are no longer in isolation due to having tested positive.
Total Cases - Total number of cases since tracking began (active plus resolved).
Positive Test - A test result that indicates the person has tested positive for the COVID-19 virus (not the antibody).
Test Results - Includes test results returned from on campus testing by Hamilton College in partnership with the Broad Institute.
Positivity Rate - Percentage of individuals testing positive out of total test results returned.
Quarantine - A person is placed in quarantine if they have close contact with an individual that has tested positive. This number reflects students placed in quarantine due to testing administered by Hamilton College, and does not reflect arrival or state quarantines.
* Quarantine Beds - Number of quarantine beds managed by Hamilton College (includes occupied and available). The College may expand inventory as necessary.
Quarantine % Open - Percentage of quarantine beds that are NOT occupied by someone in quarantine.

It is essential to recognize that studying on campus during this pandemic creates an unavoidable risk of exposure to COVID-19. To mitigate risk of contracting the coronavirus, everyone must cooperate and follow public health guidance and related College rules and communications. Honoring them is a condition of Hamilton’s COVID-19 Community Standards; failure to do so may result in disciplinary action.
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