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We’re pleased to announce that MassArt’s COVID-19 Campus Dashboard is live, displaying key metrics on the health and safety measures we’re taking to protect our college community. The MassArt metrics displayed in the dashboard, along with comparative metrics from Boston and Massachusetts, will be updated every Wednesday to reflect data from the previous week. 

Weekly Summary (April 21 - April 27)

  • One (1) person in our testing program have tested positive for COVID this past week. Contact tracing has been completed and support is being provided for these individuals in isolation

    • We have two (2) people currently being supported in isolation after testing positive for COVID-19

    • Six (6) people have recovered and cleared isolation from last week

  • Four (4) people have been identified as close contacts and continue to be supported through their quarantine period

  • Since we started testing in August 2020:

    • We have conducted a total of 24,660 COVID tests

    • 85 community members have received positive test results

    • 83 community members have since recovered

  • It was announced Monday April 26th that all students will be required to have received a COVID-19 vaccination prior to the Fall 2021 semester. 

  • MassArt is not providing vaccines at this time but we are encouraging and supporting all community members to get the COVID-19 vaccine 


Reach out by email or phone 401-281-9332 to our COVID Team if you learn you were in close contact with someone who now has COVID or are experiencing symptoms. 


COVID Data Definitions
  • Positive Case: A person who has tested positive for COVID-19 through a SARS-CoV-2 viral diagnostic test. 

  • Close Contact: Someone who was exposed to someone with COVID-19. Usually determined by being within 6 feet of the person with COVID-19 for 15 minutes or more cumulatively, not consecutively. 

  • Positive Test Rate (also called Positivity Rate): The percentage of positive test results out of the total of all tests administered. 

  • Isolation: For someone who has tested COVID positive, it is important for them to stay away from others to avoid transmission of the virus, even if they do not have symptoms. The isolation period is a required 10-day period from the positive test result or the onset of symptoms for someone who has been diagnosed with COVID-19. This is an important public health measure to decrease the spread of COVID-19.

  • Quarantine: For someone who has been exposed to an individual who has tested COVID positive, it is important for them to stay away from others to avoid potential transmission of the virus, even if they do not have symptoms. The quarantine period is a required 14-day period from the last exposure to someone who has been diagnosed with COVID-19. This is an important public health measure to decrease the spread of COVID-19. 

  • Recovered: Individuals who are in our testing program who have recovered after a positive test result for COVID-19 since testing began on August 17, 2020.

Other COVID dashboards from schools in the Colleges of the Fenway and Boston area:

(these are hyperlinked- click on the name to go to the external site)

Mass College of Pharmacy and Health Science

Wentworth Institute of Technology 

Simmons University

Boston University 

Northeastern University

City and State COVID dashboards: 

The City of Boston

Massachusetts


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