Updated Sept. 19, 2020 (9:40 a.m. ET)
COVID-19 cases indicated on this dashboard include positive, laboratory-verified test results among students, faculty and staff approved to access campus.
The data represents activity since Aug. 10, 2020.
To protect confidentiality and privacy, Lafayette will not disclose any identifying information about affected individuals. Students who have tested positive will be transported to isolation accommodations, and Lafayette community members believed to be at risk for exposure will be contacted and told to self-quarantine.
All active case counts are classified generally to the best of the College’s knowledge. These counts are intended to provide guidance to help the College and the local community generally understand patterns of positive cases and not to replace contact tracing efforts by the College and local health departments.
Updated 9/17/2020 (9:40 a.m. ET)
|Timeframe||Number tested||Positive||% Positive|
|8/31 – 9/4||100||0||0%|
|9/7 – 9/11||98||0||0%|
Questions or suggestions from the Lafayette community related to COVID-19 can be submitted via email.
Bailey Health Center is conducting surveillance testing on students throughout the semester. Each week, a cohort of students will be asked to report to the health center for testing so that we can effectively monitor the prevalence of infection on campus.
Testing is available for faculty and staff who will fill out a brief screening questionnaire online or at the health center. Visit the health center website, select the patient portal, enter your Lafayette credentials, and select “forms” on the menu. The COVID-19 screening form will be used to establish a proper ICD-10 insurance diagnostic code for testing. Employees will be given an order for SARS-COV-2 by polymerase chain reaction (PCR) at Bailey and referred to a local lab facility. If the employee is a member of the College’s medical plan, the cost of the test will be covered by Capital Blue Cross with no member cost.
Bailey Health Center has been designated by the Pennsylvania Department of Health as an approved point-of-care testing site for COVID-19. The health center is using the same highly sensitive PCR technology available in hospital laboratories. The platform can test up to four samples per hour with a turnaround time of 45 minutes. On-site testing will be available during the semester to students and employees with severe symptoms. The availability of testing reagents is still limited due to the surge in cases throughout the country; point-of-care testing will be utilized selectively for individuals with concerning symptoms.
Quarantine refers to separating individuals at increased risk of contracting the virus due to travel from a high-prevalence area or having close contact with a COVID-19 positive individual.
Appropriate physical distancing will be maintained in all areas through signage, scheduling, plexiglass barriers (where appropriate), adjusted room layouts, etc. Density of each residence hall will be controlled. Students on campus who do not follow physical distancing guidelines will be sent home.
Masks will be required everywhere on campus and will be provided to students, faculty, and staff who are studying or working on campus.
Visitors must have approved appointments and follow campus mask-wearing rules at all times.
Faculty and staff who return to campus will be provided with personal protective equipment based on individual and situational needs and in accordance with guidelines from the Pennsylvania Department of Health and Centers for Disease Control (CDC). This may include plastic face shields and the adjustment of some space layouts to accommodate physical distancing.