The Virginia Department of Health assumes responsibility for all reporting of COVID-19 cases, including contact tracing. However, in an effort to keep the campus community informed, the University of Mary Washington has chosen to initiate a COVID-19 case 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.
The COVID-19 Dashboard is updated daily, Monday through Friday.
NOTE: Because the University is closed this week, the dashboard will be updated again on Monday, November 30.
18 student reports
<10 employee reports
Student Health Center Tests
296 total tests conducted
12 positive tests returned
44 cumulative cases as of November 22, 2020
13 active cases as of November 22, 2020
7-day moving average of new cases/day: 1.86
Isolation and Quarantine
77 of 82 quarantine spaces available
35 of 38 isolation spaces available
Exit TestingAll students were offered the opportunity to sign-up to receive a rapid antigen test prior to the end of on campus instruction. Tests were administered on Monday, November 16, Thursday-Saturday, November 19-21. The figures in this section reflect the total number of COVID-19 exit tests conducted during this week, the number of those tests yielding positive results, and the percentage of positivity. This section was updated on Monday, November 23, 2020 following the last exit test.
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 showing symptoms associated with COVID-19 is eligible for testing at UMW’s Student Health Center (SHC). The SHC supplies the total number of symptomatic 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 reflects a combination of all confirmed cases reported to the University since Aug. 31, 2020, including those that have been self-reported, reported by the Student Health Center, and those obtained through surveillance 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.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.
Surveillance TestsAll members of the UMW community are expected to participate in support of campus disease surveillance. The figures in this column reflect the total number of randomly conducted COVID-19 surveillance tests issued per week, the number of those tests yielding positive results, and the percentage of positivity. This column is updated each Friday.
1Self-reports, active cases and cumulative cases may include students and employees who are working remotely and are not on campus.