Welcome to Fall Semester 2021. As the COVID-19 situation continues to be a challenge in the world, we are committed to providing information regarding our COVID-19 testing, positive cases, and vaccination rates for the 2021-2022 academic year. Currently we are collecting an entry COVID-19 test on all unvaccinated students and employees. We will begin weekly COVID-19 surveillance testing for all unvaccinated individuals the week of August 23rd, 2021. If you are an employee with questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are a student with questions, please contact email@example.com. Please remain safe and vigilant in avoiding COVID-19 risk, and remember the best protection is still vaccination!
The COVID-19 Dashboard is provided to inform the college campus and the interested public about the known documented cases of COVID-19 among our students and employees. It is updated once daily and includes data from various sources to enhance the knowledge and understanding of our COVID-19 status.
The charts on this page reflect tests obtained on King’s College campus along with timely reports of results from local labs and facilities when submitted to the college as requested from students and staff. This data is fluid, and you may note large upswings in days when surveillance testing and reporting is performed on campus.
If you have a question about the data as presented, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. A staff member will respond within a 24-48-hour time frame.
An employee is a non-student who works on campus full or part time including faculty, staff, administration and dining services.
An individual isolated is defined as someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 regardless of whether they show symptoms. Goal is to keep this “infected” person away from others to mitigate the potential spread of the virus.
A non-resident student is a student who lives with their family in the area and commutes to campus or a student who lives in housing off campus that is not operated by the College.
A positive case is defined as any person who has positive results from either a rapid or PCR COVID-19 test.
Positivity rate is the percent of positive tests derived by dividing the number of tests performed by the number of positive results.
An individual quarantined is defined as someone who has been exposed on or off campus to a known COVID-19 case as per the PA Department of Health definition of close contact. Goal is to decrease exposure of this individual to others while monitoring for the possible development of a COVID-19 infection.
A resident student is a student who resides in College owned and operated housing, either a residence hall or apartment, during the semester.
Starting the week of Feb 1st, King’s College is performing surveillance COVID-19 tests on 25% of its’ total population on a weekly basis. This percent may vary depending on the status of cases on campus and the activity of our athletic teams. Preliminary reporting will begin after Feb 1st.
The Abbott Binax Now Rapid Antigen Card is the primary method being used for surveillance testing. In addition, a robust and timely diagnostic testing program with on-site contact tracing, and follow-up testing of close contacts will continue through Student Health Services using rapid antigen and PCR tests. Turn-around time for results for rapid antigen tests is same day and for PCR tests, results are generally reported within 24-48 hours from the time the specimen reaches the lab for processing.
Contract tracing of confirmed cases is managed in-house by 11 highly trained and experienced staff members. All guidance is in alignment with local, county, and state department of health public official recommendations.
Disclaimer: Based upon normal fluctuations in active employee and active student numbers, these figures can and will move up and down accordingly.