Wesleyan COVID-19 Dashboard

Results will be updated at least twice weekly. Last updated: Saturday, October 31, 2020 at 8:30 a.m.

The data in this dashboard captures COVID-19 test results for students and employees (including faculty, staff, contractors, and temporary workers) who are currently living, studying, or working on Wesleyan’s campus. The information reflects test samples collected through October 29, 2020. This dashboard is updated as we receive results from our testing partner, the Broad Institute, which is generally 24-36 hours after collecting tests. 

Current Alert Level

Yellow - Medium

While COVID-19 cases on campus remain low, the Yellow alert reflects concern with higher COVID-19 levels in Middletown and Connecticut.  As a result, Wesleyan has asked students to avoid all unnecessary travel into the surrounding community. Because the positivity rate on campus remains quite low, no other campus restrictions are being imposed at this time.

Active Cases

Active cases represent the number of students who have tested positive or are symptomatic and are currently in isolation or the number of employees who have tested positive or are symptomatic and are currently not allowed on campus.
Learn more about our protocols for isolation and quarantine.

Students Employees Total
5 4 9

Unique Students and Employees Tested

Students Employees Total
2,514 1,116 3,630

Test Results

Cumulative Results to Date

Students Employees
Positive 10* 7
Negative 43,254 12,316
Indeterminate** 484 131
Total 43,748 12,454
Positivity Rate 0.02% 0.06%

 

Test Results by Week

10/26/20 10/19/20 10/12/20 10/5/20
Positive 6 1 2 0
Negative 4,279 5,992 5,927 6,013
Indeterminate** 74 50 67 61
Total 4,359 6,043 5,996 6,074
Positivity Rate 0.14% 0.02% 0.03% 0%

Weeks run from Monday to Sunday, and results are reported on the date the tests were collected (this is a change to how they were previously reported, made for clarity). Weekly results reflect the results to date for that week; for the current week, they may not capture a full week's results.

 See a complete archive of test results by week.

 

About the Data

The data in this dashboard captures COVID-19 test results for students and employees who are currently living, studying, or working on Wesleyan’s campus. Employees include faculty, staff, contractors, and temporary workers.

Only results from testing conducted on campus are included. The test being used is a self-administered anterior nasal swab Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test for COVID-19, which is believed to detect more than 95 percent of true positives. Any community member who tests positive, but who is asymptomatic and has not had a known exposure to COVID-19, will be tested again after completing their isolation (per Centers for Disease Control guidelines) in order to confirm the positive test or identify a false positive, which will determine future testing protocols.

*Any “positives” that are later determined to be false will be subsequently removed from the testing results on the dashboard as will any reconfirmed positives (i.e. member who receives a positive test result and then another positive test result less than 90 days from the first).

Learn more about Wesleyan’s testing program in partnership with the Broad Institute, including the testing process, testing schedules and frequency, and protocols for contact tracing, isolation and quarantine, and caring for those who test positive.

** Indeterminate test results are those that the Broad Institute was unable to process for a variety of reasons such as insufficient sample size. The Broad Institute indicated that up to 5 percent of results could return as indeterminate.