Updated June 11, 2021 (7:51 a.m. ET) 

 

Active Positive Cases (In isolation)
Students Faculty & Staff
0 0

Spring 2021 (Feb. 1 – present)

Weekly COVID-19 screening tests for all students and employees who are working on campus two or more days per week will occur throughout the spring semester.

Student screening tests (updated each Thursday during the semester)

Timeframe Number tested Positive % Positive
2/1 – 2/4 1276 7 0.5%
2/5 – 2/11 1756 14 0.8%
2/12 – 2/18 1788 21 1.2%
2/19 – 2/25 2282 20 0.9%
2/26 – 3/4 2320 42 1.8%
3/5 – 3/11 2320 16 0.7%
3/12 – 3/18 2098 18 0.9%
3/19 – 3/25 2081 15 0.7%
3/26 – 4/1 2083 11 0.5%
4/2 – 4/8 2175 42 1.9%
4/9 – 4/15 2181 50 2.3%
4/16 – 4/22 1767 44 2.5%
4/23 – 4/29* 1773 45 2.5%
4/30 – 5/6* 1364 13 0.9%
5/7 – 5/13* 1007 5 0.5%
5/14 – 5/20* 529 1 0.2%
5/21 – 5/27* 146 0 0.0%

*Positivity rate is no longer the leading indicator related to Campus Operational Levels due to the significant increase in vaccinated students and decrease in weekly monitoring tests. Additional details.  


Employee screening tests (updated each Thursday during the semester)

Timeframe Number tested Positive % Positive
2/1 – 2/4 27 0 0.0%
2/5 – 2/11 575 2 0.3%
2/12 – 2/18 432 5 1.2%
2/19 – 2/25 510 3 0.5%
2/26 – 3/4 549 0 0.0%
3/5 – 3/11 673 1 0.1%
3/12 – 3/18 584 2 0.3%
3/19 – 3/25 590 4 0.7%
3/26 – 4/1 413 5 1.2%
4/2 – 4/8 478 2 0.4%
4/9 – 4/15 512 1 0.2%
4/16 – 4/22 512 3 0.5%
4/23 – 4/29* 439 0 0.0%
4/30 – 5/6* 380 1 0.2%
5/7 – 5/13* 317 1 0.3%
5/14 – 5/20* 252 0 0.0%
5/21 – 5/27* 187 0 0.0%

*Positivity rate is no longer the leading indicator related to Campus Operational Levels due to the significant increase in vaccinated students and decrease in weekly monitoring tests. Additional details.  


 

Number of students fully or partially vaccinated

1,484

 


Available space in isolation housing


Daily positive cases
(Feb. 1 – present)


Cumulative positive cases
(Feb. 1 – present)


Number of students & employees in isolation spaces
(Feb. 1 – present)


Number of students & employees in quarantine
(Feb. 1 – present)


Cumulative student testing
(Feb. 1 – present)


Cumulative employee testing
(Feb. 1 – present)


Cumulative combined (student & employee) testing
(Feb. 1 – present)


Student pre-arrival testing


Cumulative student testing
(Aug. 10, 2020 – present)


Cumulative employee testing
(Aug. 10, 2020 – present)


Cumulative combined (student & employee) testing
(Aug. 10, 2020 – present)

 

Fall 2020 (Aug. 10 - Dec. 7)

Surveillance student testing

Timeframe Number tested Positive % Positive
8/31 – 9/4 100 0 0%
9/7 – 9/11 98 0 0%
9/14 – 9/18 102 0 0%
9/21 – 9/25 116 1 0.9%
9/28 – 10/2 199 0 0%
10/5 – 10/9 196 0 0%
10/12 – 10/17 203 13 6.4%
10/19 – 10/24 641 5 0.8%
10/26 – 10/30 179 1 0.6%
11/2 – 11/6 177 1 0.6%
11/9 – 11/13 160 0 0%
11/16 – 11/20 293 3 1.0%

Daily positive cases
(Aug. 17 – Dec. 7)


Cumulative positive cases
(Aug. 17 – Dec. 7)


Number of students & employees in isolation spaces
(Aug. 17 – Dec. 7)


Number of students & employees in quarantine
(Aug. 17 – Dec. 7)


Start of semester student testing


Cumulative student testing
(Aug. 17 – Dec. 7)


Cumulative employee testing
(Aug. 17 – Dec. 7)


Cumulative combined (student & employee) testing
(Aug. 17 – Dec. 7)

Winter/Interim (Dec. 8 - Jan. 31)

Surveillance student testing

Timeframe Number tested Positive % Positive
12/8 – 12/12 29 0 0%
12/13 – 12/19 64 0 0%
12/20 – 12/26 74 0 0%
12/27 – 1/2 68 0 0%
1/3 – 1/9 104 1 0.9%
1/10 – 1/16 262 2 0.8%
1/17 – 1/23 262 7 2.7%
1/24 – 1/31 773 35 4.5%

Daily positive cases
(Dec. 8 – Jan. 31)


Cumulative positive cases
(Dec. 8 – Jan. 31)


Number of students & employees in isolation spaces
(Dec. 8 – Jan. 31)


Number of students & employees in quarantine
(Dec. 8 – Jan. 31)


Cumulative student testing
(Dec. 8 – Jan. 31)


Cumulative employee testing
(Dec. 8 – Jan. 31)


Cumulative combined (student & employee) testing
(Dec. 8 – Jan. 31)

 

Northampton County COVID-19 dashboard

COVID-19 cases indicated on this dashboard include positive, laboratory-verified test results by College-authorized testing agencies among students, faculty and staff approved to access campus. The dashboard is updated every weekday. 

To protect confidentiality and privacy, Lafayette will not disclose any identifying information about affected individuals. Students who have tested positive will move to isolation accommodations. Students determined through contact tracing to be at risk for exposure who are not able to quarantine in place will be assigned to quarantine space.

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.


State and regional dashboards
COVID-19 dashboards are also being maintained by the Pennsylvania Department of Health and Northampton County.

Submit questions
Questions or suggestions from the Lafayette community related to COVID-19 can be submitted via email.


 


Masks
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.

Physical distancing
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.

Wash your hands
The best defense is to remain vigilant and take precautions to minimize the risk of all contagious infectious diseases. Everyone is encouraged to follow the recommendations for preventing the spread of respiratory viruses:

  • Wash your hands frequently with soap and water.
  • Cover your cough and sneeze with a tissue or your sleeve.
  • Clean surfaces, door knobs, keyboards with germicidal wipes.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.

Northampton County COVID-19 dashboard