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Whether you are a current or incoming student, a parent or guardian, a faculty member, staff member, or any part of the Fairfield University community, we want to keep you up-to-date on our latest health protocols so you can remain an integral part of our campus life.

Covid-19 Data

Over the past two years, Fairfield has prioritized the academic continuity of our students and the health and safety of our campus community. Our Covid-19 dashboard reflects cases reported through required weekly surveillance testing of unvaccinated students, faculty, and staff, and results of external tests. This data will be updated every Friday.

Current Testing Data

14

Active Positive Cases

0

Active Positive Cases On Campus

Data as of 5/13/2022

7-Day Rolling Average of Active Positive Cases

7-Day Rolling Average Active Positive Covid-19 Cases graph.

Quarantine, Isolation and Testing Protocols, Spring 2022

PROTECTION OPTIMAL
SUB-OPTIMAL
MINIMAL / NONE
IF YOU ARE
  • Vaccinated and boosted, or
  • Completed the primary series of Pfizer or Moderna within the last five months, or
  • Completed the J&J vaccination within the last 2 months
  • Completed primary vaccination of Pfizer or Moderna vaccine over five months ago and are not boosted, or
  • Completed the primary series of J&J over 2 months ago and are not boosted.
  • Not vaccinated, or
  • Primary vaccination series incomplete, or
  • Not yet 2 weeks out from last dose in series.
IDENTIFIED AS CLOSE CONTACT
  • Wear a mask around others for 10 days from the date of last exposure
  • Test on the 5th day after last exposure
  • Get tested and stay away from others if symptoms develop
  • Wear a mask around others for 10 days from the date of last exposure
  • Test on the 5th day after last exposure
  • Get tested and stay away from others if symptoms develop
  • Quarantine for 5 days from the date of last exposure
  • Test on the 5th day after last exposure
  • Wear a mask around others for an additional 5 days
  • Continue with required surveillance testing
  • Get tested and stay away from others if symptoms develop
TESTED POSITIVE FOR COVID-19
  • Isolate for 5 days from onset of symptoms or from the test date if asymptomatic
  • The Student Health Center nurse will call you on your anticipated release date to clear you to return to the campus community: if you have no symptoms or your symptoms are resolving, you may return to the community
  • Continue to wear a mask around other for an additional 5 days.
  • Isolate for 5 days from onset of symptoms or from the test date if asymptomatic
  • The Student Health Center nurse will call you on your anticipated release date to clear you to return to the campus community: if you have no symptoms or your symptoms are resolving, you may return to the community
  • Continue to wear a mask around other for an additional 5 days.
  • Isolate for 5 days from onset of symptoms or from the test date if asymptomatic
  • The Student Health Center nurse will call you on your anticipated release date to clear you to return to the campus community: if you have no symptoms or your symptoms are resolving, you may return to the community
  • Continue to wear a mask around other for an additional 5 days.

REPOPULATION TESTING


Employees, Graduate and Part-time Students



Repopulation testing



Repopulation testing



Pre-arrival and repopulation testing

Undergraduates

Pre-arrival and repopulation testing Pre-arrival and repopulation testing Pre-arrival and repopulation testing

SURVEILLANCE TESTING


Employees, Graduate and Part-time Students



No testing required



No testing required



Weekly testing

Undergraduates

No testing required No testing required Weekly testing

*Individuals with documented COVID-19 infection within the prior 90 days are exempt from testing and exempt from quarantine.

Dashboard Archive

Vaccination Dashboard

Updated: Tuesday, December 21, 2021

Community Populations Population # Documented
Vaccinated
% Documented
Vaccinated
# Documents
Pending
% Documents
Pending
Total # Total %
Fairfield Campus Community 6,910 6,454 93.5% 18 0.3% 6,482 93.8%

Notes:
  • Documented Vaccinated includes all community members that submitted documentation after completing the vaccination series
  • Documents Pending includes those community members that declared they will be vaccinated and will be submitting documentation

Inclusions:

  • Undergrad & Grad Students: includes students who are registered for the Fall semester (excludes employees and Online Only who are registered for courses)
  • Employees: includes all Fairfield University hired employees (full-time and part-time faculty and staff)
  • On-Campus Vendors are included with Employees
  • Fairfield Prep employees are included with Employees
  • Excludes Study Abroad students for the Fall

Covid-19 2021 Fall Semester Testing Dashboard

Test Results Week Ending - 12/21/21
  Faculty and Staff Students Total
Total Tests Positive Total Tests Positive Total Tests Positive
Surveillance 153 5 641 57 794 62
Diagnostic 5 0 84 17 89 17
External 16 8 78 60 94 68
TOTAL 174 13 803 134 977 147

Covid-19 Fall 2021 Reopen Testing Dashboard

Note: Reopen Testing Period and data collection ended on 9/14/21 with final counts included below.

Cumulative Results, Start of Reopen - 9/14/21
Total Tests Positive %
Reopen Testing 8,523 29 0.340%
Diagnostic 1,202 13 1.082%
External 937 47 5.016%
TOTAL 10,662 89 0.835%

*Total includes the Fairfield University community; faculty, staff and students.

Weekly Test Results - 7/7/2021
  Faculty and Staff Students Total
Total Tests Positive Total Tests Positive Total Tests Positive
Surveillance Testing 61 0 7 0 68 0
Diagnostic 4 0 2 0 6 0
External 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 65 0 9 0 74 0
*Surveillance testing excludes (0) "Inconclusive" tests that will be retested.

Active Positive and Clear Status - 7/7/2021
  Active Positive Cases Cumulative Cleared Daily Today
Faculty and Staff 0 0 0
Students 0 0 0
TOTAL 0 0 0


Cumulative Results - Since 5/24/2021
  Faculty and Staff Students Total
Total Tests Positive Total Tests Positive Total Tests Positive
Surveillance Testing 525 0 205 0 730 0
Diagnostic 13 0 3 0 16 0
External 0 0 54 0 54 0
TOTAL 538 0 262 0 800 0

Dashboard Notes

  • Surveillance Tests: Includes 100% of the campus community per week for those who are learning or working on campus.
  • Diagnostic Tests: Includes all tests conducted on those reporting symptoms consistent with potential Covid-19 infection, and on those who have been contact traced/exposed to someone who is Covid-19 positive. Diagnostic testing is performed by Fairfield University’s Student Health Center.
  • External: Includes external tests not performed on or by Fairfield University campus.
  • Active Positive Cases: Includes all individuals that have tested positive and have not yet been “cleared” or recovered from Covid-19.
  • Active Positive Cases on Campus: Includes individuals that have tested positive and have not yet been “cleared” or recovered from Covid-19 that have remained in campus isolation housing.  Note: other positive cases may be isolating at home/away from campus.
  • Cleared: Includes individuals who have recovered from Covid-19 who are deemed no longer contagious by medical professionals and are cleared to return to the campus community.
  • Exempt: Students and employees that tested positive for Covid-19 in the past 90 days are exempt from testing; exempt status is maintained by the Student Health Center.

Daily Test Results - 5/20/2021
  Faculty and Staff Students Total
Total Tests Positive Total Tests Positive Total Tests Positive
Surveillance Testing 0 0 0 0 0 0
Diagnostic 0 0 0 0 0 0
External 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 0 0 0 0 0 0
*Surveillance testing excludes (0) "Inconclusive" tests that will be retested.

Daily Active Positive and Clear Status - 5/20/2021
  Active Positive Cases Active Positive Cases on Campus Cumulative Cleared Cleared Today
Faculty and Staff 2 0 30 0
Students 7 0 245 3
Residual Repop 0 0 14 0
TOTAL 9 0 289 3
*All Residual Repop have been cleared.

Cumulative Results - Since 2/14/2021
  Faculty and Staff Students Total
Total Tests Positive Total Tests Positive Total Tests Positive
Surveillance Testing 9,409 17 37,424 106 46,833 123
Diagnostic 157 1 1,160 57 1,317 58
External 161 14 1,803 89 1,964 103
TOTAL 9,727 32 40,387 252 50,114 284

Daily Under Surveillance & Isolation and Inventory & Usage - 5/20/2021
  Occupied Rooms
  Under Surveillance
(Repop & Surveillance)
Isolation
(Repop & Surveillance)
Total Available Total Occupied
Campus 0 0 128 0
Hotel 0 0 47 0
Home/Other 2 9 -
TOTAL 2 9 175 0
*Maximum available inventory: 175; Campus = 128; Hotel = 47.

7-Day Rolling Average Active Positive Cases

7-Day Rolling Average Active Positive Covid-19 Cases graph

Active Positive Cases

Active Positive Cases


Dashboard Notes
The attached dashboard excludes repopulation testing; repopulation testing ended on 2/13/21. The data may be adjusted as final results are completed.

  • Repopulation Testing: The process began on January 21, 2021 and concluded on February 13, 2021 with nearly 13,000 tests conducted via a combination of at-home test kits supplied by Fairfield University prior to arrival to campus and follow-up on-campus tests. Overall infection rate of less than 1%.
  • Covid-19 Spring Tracking Dashboard: Fairfield’s Spring Tracking Dashboard will be released daily Monday through Friday; data will be frozen at midnight the day prior to each release.
  • Surveillance Tests: Includes 100% of the campus community per week for those who are learning or working on campus.
  • Diagnostic Tests: Includes all tests conducted on those reporting symptoms consistent with potential Covid-19 infection, and on those who have been contact traced/exposed to someone who is Covid-19 positive. Diagnostic testing is performed by Fairfield University’s Student Health Center.
  • External: Includes external tests not performed on or by Fairfield University campus.
  • Active Positive Cases: Includes all individuals that have tested positive and have not yet been “cleared” or recovered from Covid-19.
  • Active Positive Cases on Campus: Includes individuals that have tested positive and have not yet been “cleared” or recovered from Covid-19 that have remained in campus isolation housing.  Note: other positive cases may be isolating at home/away from campus.
  • Cleared: Includes individuals who have recovered from Covid-19 who are deemed no longer contagious by medical professionals and are cleared to return to the campus community.
  • Exempt: Students and employees that tested positive for Covid-19 in the past 90 days are exempt from testing; exempt status is maintained by the Student Health Center.
  • Isolated on Campus:  Includes individuals positive for Covid-19 who are isolating in the on-campus Isolation Center; Fairfield University has an isolation bed capacity of 128.  Note: other positive cases may be isolating at home/away from campus.
  • Under Surveillance By University: Includes individuals who have been identified through contact tracing or who have voluntarily reported they are quarantining due to possible exposure or travel. Fairfield University has a ftotal bed capacity of 175.

Test Results - 12/17/2020
  Faculty and Staff Students Total
Total Tests Positive Total Tests Positive Total Tests Positive
Random Surveillance 0 0 0 0 0 0
Selected Populations 0 0 0 0 0 0
Diagnostic 0 0 0 0 0 0
External 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 0 0 0 0 0 0

Active Positives and Clear Status - 12/17/2020
  Active Positive Cases Active Positive Cases on Campus Cumulative Cleared Cleared Today
Faculty and Staff 1 0 32 0
Students 10 1 604 0
TOTAL 11 1 636 0

Cumulative Results - Since 9/1/2020
  Faculty and Staff Students Total
Total Tests Positive Total Tests Positive Total Tests Positive
Random Surveillance 586 4 1,835 31 2,421 35
Selected Populations 1,853 12 9,912 177 11,765 189
Diagnostic 13 2 1,535 231 1,548 233
External 34 15 453 175 487 190
TOTAL 2,486 33 13,735 614 16,221 647

Under Surveillance & Isolation and Inventory & Usage - 12/17/20
  Occupied Rooms
  Under Surveillance Isolation Total Available Total Occupied
Conference Center 1 1 62 2
Hotel 0 0 50 0
Home/Other 22 10 -
TOTAL 23 11 112 2
*Maximum available inventory: 114; Conference Center = 64; Hotel = 50

7-Day Rolling Average Active Positive Cases

7-Day Rolling Average Active Positive Covid-19 Cases graph

Active Positive Cases

Active Positive Cases


Report Notes

  • Repopulation Testing: The process began on August 24, 2020 and concluded with 3,917 tests administered via on-campus testing and 1,563 external tests submitted to Fairfield University with a total of 6 positives.
  • Covid-19 Tracking Dashboard: Fairfield’s Tracking Dashboard will be released daily Monday through Friday; data will be frozen the day prior to each release.
  • Random Surveillance Tests: Includes purely random sample testing across the campus community.
  • Selected Population Tests: Includes a stratified sample of subpopulations selected randomly and other higher-risk groups.
  • Diagnostic Tests: Includes all tests conducted on those reporting symptoms consistent with potential Covid-19 infection, and on those who have been contact traced to someone who is Covid-19 positive. Diagnostic testing is performed by Fairfield University’s Student Health Center.
  • External: Includes external tests for in-person employees, as well as Beach students and those approved to remain on campus as of 12/1.
  • Active Positive Cases: Includes all individuals that have tested positive and have not yet been “cleared” or recovered from Covid-19.
  • Active Positive Cases on Campus: Includes individuals that have tested positive and have not yet been “cleared” or recovered from Covid-19 that have remained in campus isolation housing.
  • Cleared: Includes individuals who have recovered from Covid-19 who are deemed no longer contagious by medical professionals and are cleared to return to the campus community.
  • Isolated on Campus: Includes individuals positive for Covid-19 who are isolating in the on-campus Isolation Center. Note: other positive cases may be isolating at home/away from campus. Fairfield University has an isolation bed capacity of 64.
  • Under Surveillance By University: Includes individuals who have been identified through contact tracing or who have voluntarily reported they are quarantining on campus due to possible exposure or travel. Fairfield University has a bed capacity of 114.

Submit Proof of Vaccination

The University is strongly recommending vaccination against Covid-19 for all students. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that everyone should be vaccinated as soon as they are eligible. The available Covid-19 vaccines are considered safe and effective.

Individuals with “up-to-date vaccination” status are significantly less likely to become seriously ill or be hospitalized. Vaccination helps to break the chain of disease transmission, prevent emergence of variant strains and will protect others as well as the vaccinated individual.

External Covid-19 Resources

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