The Virginia Department of Health assumes responsibility for reporting of COVID-19 cases, including contact tracing. However, in an effort to keep the campus community informed, the University of Mary Washington has created a COVID-19 dashboard. Identifying information has been purposefully omitted from the dashboard, which is limited to empirical data in an effort to protect individual privacy.
The dashboard contains information that contributes to the assessment of the University’s status but cannot be considered a complete representation of the actual number of cases or degree of illness on campus, and is not intended to serve as a decision-making tool.
During regular school sessions, the COVID-19 Dashboard is updated daily, Monday through Friday; during university breaks, when most members of the University community are remote, the Dashboard is updated as needed.
The information below contains cumulative counts beginning January 1, 2021. View the historical data for cumulative counts from prior semesters and entry/exit testing.
Dashboard Data – Spring 2021
Cumulative counts beginning January 1, 2021
<10 student reports
<10 employee reports
Student Health Center Tests
91 total tests conducted
6 positive tests returned
41 cumulative cases as of March 4, 2021
3 active cases as of March 4, 2021
7-day moving average of new cases/day: 0.43
Isolation and Quarantine
78 of 82 quarantine spaces available
36 of 38 isolation spaces available
1032 total tests administered: Feb. 26 through March 4, 2021
3 total positive tests returned: Feb. 26 through March 4, 2021
0.29% positive tests returned
Self-ReportsUMW community members are encouraged – but not required – to self-report, using the Self-Report a Case form. Those who self-report may be based in a remote location and have not necessarily been on campus. Self-reported cases are not verified.1
Student Health Center TestsAny UMW student suspected of being a close contact or having COVID-19 is eligible for testing at UMW’s Student Health Center (SHC). The SHC supplies the total number of tests it has conducted each day, including point-of-care antigen tests and follow-up PCR tests, as well as the number of those tests yielding positive results.
Cumulative CasesThe number of cases above reflects a combination of all confirmed cases reported to the University since January 1, 2021, including those that have been self-reported, reported by the Student Health Center, and those obtained through prevalence testing. This column also includes a seven-day moving average of new cases per day.1
Active CasesThis represents the number of individuals who are currently in isolation after testing positive for COVID-19. Once the period of isolation ends, cases are no longer considered active. Because isolation end dates are variable, UMW’s counts may not be an exact representation of active cases. Active cases also become inactive in the rare case where a positive rapid antigen test is overturned by a negative confirmatory PCR test. 1
Isolation and QuarantineAll UMW students, faculty, staff and contractors who test positive for COVID-19 or have been exposed to a confirmed case are expected to follow CDC guidelines for quarantine (exposure) or isolation (positive test). The figures in this column show the number of vacant spaces in these categories.
Prevalence TestsPrevalence testing is required of all students – whether residential or off-campus – as part of UMW's campus disease monitoring efforts. The figures in this column reflect the total number of COVID-19 prevalence tests conducted per week, including the enhanced testing of student athletes. Some students may be tested more than once per week. The number of positive results reflects the outcome of rapid antigen tests and may include some false positives, which are followed up with a confirmatory PCR test.
Spring 2021 Entry Testing
2,766 tests conducted between January 1, 2021 and February 11, 2021
- 11 positive tests returned between January 1, 2021 and February 11, 2021
Fall 2020 Data
- 19 student reports
- <10 employee reports
Student Health Center Tests
- 301 total tests conducted
- 12 positive tests returned
- 48 cumulative cases
- 2,035 total tests administered
- 7 positive tests returned
- 0.3% positive tests returned
1Self-reports, active cases and cumulative cases may include students and employees who are working remotely and are not on campus.