Tulane’s comprehensive COVID-19 Testing Program includes twice-weekly testing of on-campus undergraduate students, weekly testing of off-campus undergraduate students, and at-least-monthly testing for graduate students and employees (faculty, staff, Sodexo/Allied staff and other contract workers). This reporting dashboard, which includes results back to July 28, 2020, is updated daily with the previous day’s testing results.
Additional reporting measures will be added to this dashboard in coming weeks as daily information becomes available from the multiple data sources. This will include providing more details about active cases and reporting daily isolation and quarantine numbers and capacity.
Results from all testing conducted by Tulane’s Molecular Pathology Lab, including numbers of tests and positive results, is shared with the Louisiana Department of Health and is reflected in state and city reporting, however there is a lag in reporting between our dashboard and that of the city and state.
Cases remain stable in New Orleans and on campus.
Increasing numbers of reported cases in the New Orleans area. On-campus cases remain stable/low.
Multiple positive cases in the Tulane community and/or New Orleans numbers continue to increase.
Significant on-campus community spread and/or New Orleans area spread.
Currently, 7 students are isolating on campus in Paterson Hall with attending medical staff – these individuals are either experiencing mild COVID-19 symptoms or are asymptomatic. Paterson Hall has a capacity of 110 and has 94 percent availability.
In addition, there are 100 students in quarantine, who have been identified as close contacts with someone who has tested positive, at the Hyatt Regency Hotel. This quarantine space has a capacity of 500 and has 80 percent availability.
As of Sept. 1, Tulane has confirmed 67 positive cases from outside testing. Tulane strongly encourages all students and employees to utilize the university’s testing program so that we can provide resources and include in all of our tracking data.
If a student, faculty or staff member is confirmed positive for COVID-19, they should complete the COVID-19 Reporting Form so that contact tracing can be implemented immediately.
If you need to be tested in addition to our asymptomatic screening program through the Tulane Testing Centers, there are other avenues for testing. Students should schedule a telehealth visit through the Patient Portal via Campus Health or contact their healthcare provider. Employees should contact the Living Well Clinic or their healthcare provider. Positive cases detected through either Tulane testing or reported through the COVID-19 Reporting Form are included in our reporting numbers.
Protocols are in place to help limit the spread of COVID-19. Every student, faculty and staff member shares in the responsibility to comply.
Tulane’s testing program helps to swiftly identify and isolate all positive individuals and to quarantine all close contacts to limit the spread of COVID-19.
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