Georgetown College COVID-19 Reporting
|Date||Positivity Rate||Active Confirmed Student Cases||Active Confirmed Faculty Cases||Active Confirmed Staff Cases||Students Currently in Quarantine|
Changes for spring 2021: Please note that we have made several changes for how we are reporting in spring to make it easier to understand and use these numbers.
- First, we will be reporting every Tuesday afternoon, and all reporting will be more up to date: the previous Monday-Friday for positivity rate, and the previous day (Monday) for other numbers. As testing has become more regular and reliable at WEDCO, we no longer need the long delay before reporting, so this should allow people to have a much more realistic and immediate sense of how we are doing.
- Second, testing will now be done from Monday-Friday, rather than Wednesday-Tuesday. This makes it easier for everyone to understand when they need to test.
Definition of terms:
- Positivity Rate: what percentage of a given number of tests came back positive. A higher positivity rate is concerning because it indicates that there are more cases potentially on campus that have not yet been caught. Our positivity rate is calculated based on the mandated weekly testing; this is the most meaningful way to report this because it is a cross-section of campus.
- Active Confirmed Student or Faculty/Staff Cases: we are reporting the number of people that we know to be currently isolating because of a positive test, regardless of where that test was completed. People will be released from isolation when they are no longer considered contagious, so this number will fluctuate up and down depending on how many students are currently isolating with a positive case. These numbers are not additive (it is not x number of new cases, but x total cases active and tested positive each week).
- Staff: Please note that we are including in "Staff" partners who do not work for the college but are regularly on campus, such as Sodexo employees or UK Health staff who work in Athletic Training.
- Students Currently in Quarantine: people who are known contacts of someone who has tested positive are contacted and asked to go into quarantine for 14 days to make sure that they do not develop COVID-19 and become contagious, thereby spreading it further. Students listed as being in quarantine have not tested positive for COVID. As with isolation, this number is not additive but is the total in quarantine each week. Many of those in quarantine this week were undoubtedly in quarantine last week as well.