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Covid-19 Tracking Dashboard

Current Fairfield Covid-19 Status

Covid-19 Status Level: Yellow
Low to Moderate Risk

Learn more about COVID-19 Status Levels

Fairfield University will be regularly testing our campus community  (i.e. residential students, off-campus students, athletes, faculty and staff, and other identified high risk subpopulations). Fairfield’s Tracking Dashboard includes both those participating in this Surveillance Testing and all other Diagnostic/Contact-Traced Testing. The Tracking Dashboard excludes all repopulation testing completed to Welcome Our Stags Home.

Weekly Data

September 17 – September 21
Faculty & Staff (N = 1,512)
  Tests Positive Test Active Cleared Under Surveillance
by University
Surveillance 57 0  -
Diagnostic / Contact Traced 0 0  -
External 0 0  -
TOTAL 57 0 0 0 0
All Students (N = 5,473)
  Tests Positive Test Isolated
on Campus
Cleared Under Surveillance
by University
Surveillance 447 4  -
Diagnostic / Contact Traced 18 9 - -  -
External 5 4 - -  -
TOTAL 470 17 25 0 15
Combined Total (N = 6,985)
  Tests Positive Test Isolated
on Campus
Cleared Under Surveillance
by University
Surveillance 504 4
Diagnostic / Contact Traced 18 9
External 5 4
TOTAL 527 17 25 0 15

Cumulative Results

Since September 1, 2020
Faculty & Staff (N = 1,512)
  Tests Positive Test Active Cleared Under Surveillance
by University
Surveillance 168 0
Diagnostic / Contact Traced 0 0  -
External 2 0  -
TOTAL 170 0 N/A 0 N/A
All Students (N = 5,473)
  Tests Positive Test Isolated
on Campus
Cleared Under Surveillance
by University
Surveillance 1,169 6
Diagnostic / Contact Traced 157 31
External 25 23
TOTAL 1,351 60 N/A 11 N/A
Combined Total (N = 6,985)
  Tests Positive Test Isolated
on Campus
Cleared Under Surveillance
by University
Surveillance 1,337 6
Diagnostic / Contact Traced 157 31
External 27 23
TOTAL 1,521 60 N/A 11 N/A

Total Tests Administered and Positive Case Trends

Total Tests Administered and Positive Case Trends Graph

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.
  • Covid-19 Tracking Dashboard: Fairfield’s Tracking Dashboard will be released Tuesday and Friday each week; data will be frozen the day prior to the release.
  • Surveillance Tests: Includes random sample testing across the population.
  • Diagnostic/Contact Traced 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.
  • External: Includes external tests not performed on or by Fairfield University campus.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Fairfield University Covid-19 Status Levels

This color-coded system enables the University to respond appropriately to changing campus health conditions and enact mitigation efforts to contain the spread of the virus.

Status Level Green: Low Risk

The University has very low levels of incidence of COVID-19 and has the capacity to test, contact trace, isolate/quarantine, and treat.

Operations are not impacted.

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Status Level Yellow: Moderately Low Risk

The University has experienced moderate number of COVID-19 cases with most from known sources.

Mitigation may include a reduction in gathering sizes, an elimination of students visiting other student’s rooms, going to “Grab & Go” dining, and reduction of capacity to some University facilities.

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Status Level Orange: Moderate Risk

Many cases, including community spread with some likely undetected cases. Some disruption in the academic operations has occurred.

Mitigation efforts may include suspending in-person learning for a period of time, reduction of residential students, initiation of a curfew, and suspension of RecPlex and Athletic activities.

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Status Level Red: High Risk

The University has experienced a significant increase in incidence and prevalence of COVID-19 which has impacted its capacity to test, conduct contact tracing, and treat. Isolation beds are nearly full. Academic operations are significantly impacted.

Mitigation, may include a reduction in residential students, remote learning for a period of time, and limited access to facilities. The Recreation complex and all Athletic activities will be suspended.

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Status Level Purple: Very High Risk

Incidence and prevalence is beyond the capacity for Fairfield University and local hospitals to safely manage. Fairfield University Senior leadership, in consultation with the Town of Fairfield Health Department and DPH, would make the decision to close the campus and pivot to remote learning.

Students who are able to safely travel home would do so and non-essential employees would work from home. The students who are in isolation would remain on campus until medically cleared and continued to be monitored by Student Health Center medical personnel. Those students who would be unable to travel due to the need for public transportation would remain on campus until safe to travel.

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