Student and employee data reported from January 4, 2021 through April 20, 2021.
While many students and employees are attending virtual classes and working remotely during the Spring 2021 term, Kalamazoo College’s campus is open at a limited capacity which carries the additional risk of spread of COVID-19. The College is currently engaging in weekly random surveillance testing of on-campus employees and students, and offering students diagnostic testing weekdays by appointment through the Kalamazoo College Student Health Center. The goal of surveillance testing is to test about 10% of the campus population per week, as a way of gauging the presence of the COVID-19 virus among employees and students. Contact tracing occurs within 24 hours of a positive test result.
This dashboard is updated every weekday morning with the results of the COVID-19 diagnostic and surveillance tests administered on campus and with self-reported student and employee data. Self-reporting is voluntary, so these data may not accurately reflect the entire College community’s COVID-19 status. These data are subject to change as additional test results are reported.
Test Result Time
24 – 48 hours
Cumulative Test Results
Since January 4
Positive Test Rate
Chart includes weekly data from diagnostic tests, surveillance tests, and self-reported positives since January 4, 2021
Kalamazoo County Positive Test Rate
Michigan Positive Test Rate
Active Cases: The total number of people in the on-campus College community with known active COVID-19 infection.
Isolation Space: On-campus space designated for residential students only with active COVID-19 infection.
Quarantine Space: On-campus space designated for residential students only who have been exposed to an active case of COVID-19.
Test Result Turnaround Time: The average amount of time it takes from administering a COVID-19 PCR test to the time the results are received.
Cumulative Test Results: Students may receive more than one type of test through the Student Health Center in one day, so the dashboard reports the sum of testing encounters (defined as the number of people tested per day) instead of the total number of tests administered.
Positive Test Rate: Following the Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center guidelines, the rolling seven-day average is first calculated separately for daily positive testing encounters and daily total testing encounters, and the positive test rate is equal to the seven-day average positive testing encounters divided by the seven-day average total testing encounters.
Positive Cases: A positive case is any student or employee who received a positive test result from the COVID-19 diagnostic or surveillance tests administered on campus or self-reported a positive test result from an independent testing facility.
Off-campus Positives: Self-reported positive test results for students who do not spend any time on campus (because they live far away, for example) and employees who spend less than four hours on campus each week.
Kalamazoo County Positive Test Rate: The positive test rate for the past seven days for Kalamazoo County, according to Michigan’s Safe Start Map dashboard.
Michigan Positive Test Rate: The positive test rate for the past seven days for the State of Michigan, according to Michigan’s Safe Start Map dashboard.