COVID-19 Data—Fall 2020
The fall semester at Saint Mary's College concluded on November 21. Our daily COVID-19 dashboard updates will be paused until students return to campus for the spring semester. During this time, College staff are encouraged to telework if they are able to do so.
Data represents all students, faculty, and staff, and includes results from screening testing, as well as on- and off-campus diagnostic testing with results reported to the Health and Counseling Center. Also included are employee tests conducted off-campus and reported to Human Resources.
Weekly Screening Tests
Random sample screening tests of roughly 5% of the student and employee populations are conducted weekly, in addition to NCAA-required screening tests of student athletes. Results from screening testing in the previous week are reported once a week on Monday. Learn more.
Prematriculation Testing Results
As part of our health and safety guidelines for returning to campus, all Saint Mary’s students attending classes in person were required to undergo a COVID test and provide negative test results. Students who tested positive or whose tests are pending were required to stay home and away from campus until cleared by Health and Counseling. Results below:
1,396 tests 4 positive cases (0.29%)
- Isolation: For individuals with COVID-like symptoms or positive test results. The length of stay in isolation is 10 days from the onset of symptoms or a positive test. For symptomatic patients, there must also be a demonstrated improvement in symptomatology and no fever for 24 hours in order to be released from isolation
- Quarantine: For individuals with identified exposure to an infected individual. The length of stay in quarantine is 14 days from exposure with no onset of symptoms
- Exposure: Per guidelines from the CDC and St Joseph County Health Department, any individual who has been in close contact (within 6 feet for more than 15 minutes without a mask) with a person who was diagnosed or was likely to have COVID-19 is considered to have been exposed.