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.
Six (6) people in our testing program have tested positive for COVID from campus testing. Contact tracing has been completed and support is being provided for these individuals in isolation
We have eight (8) people currently being supported in isolation after testing positive for COVID-19. Two people are still in isolation and recovering from previous weeks
Sixteen (16) 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 23,242 COVID tests
82 community members have received positive test results
74 community members have since recovered
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.
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.
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