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Fall 2020 Archived COVID-19 Dashboard

 

Notes

  • Total positive outside tests through December 5th (end of exams/end of semester) = 343
  • Currently, Tulane is aware of only a very small number of hospitalizations associated with our community. Because of privacy concerns, the university will not be disclosing information about hospitalizations.

 

Dashboard Glossary ▾
Total Tests Completed

The number of tests completed through the Tulane testing program since July 28, 2020.

Cumulative Positive Tests

The number of positive tests identified through the Tulane testing program since July 28, 2020. All positive tests are represented in this count, including instances when an individual has received more than one positive test result since the start of the Tulane testing program. Employee numbers include faculty, staff, and contract workers.

Active Cases

The total number of positive tests identified through the Tulane testing program over the most recent 10-day period. CDC guidelines indicate an active case is someone who is in their 10 day isolation period or has completed their 10 day isolation period but is still showing symptoms and therefore has their isolation period extended. Employee numbers include faculty, staff, and contract workers.

Percent Testing Positive

The percent of total positive tests identified out of total tests completed through the Tulane testing program since July 28, 2020.

Daily Testing Graph

A daily view of testing through Tulane’s testing program. Since the receipt of results are staggered within 48-hour periods and are often delivered from the lab in batches, it is best to view these numbers as trends. Testing for the return to campus began on July 27, 2020 with the first results received on July 28. 2020.

  • Daily Tests
    The number of daily tests completed through the Tulane testing program during a specific 24-hour period.
     
  • Daily Positive Tests
    The number of positive tests identified through the Tulane testing program during a specific 24-hour period.
     
  • Percent Testing Positive
    The percent of positive tests identified out of the daily tests completed through the Tulane testing program.
7-Day Average Percent Testing Positive
  • Tulane
    The 7-day average of the percent of positive tests identified out of the daily tests completed through the Tulane testing program. Tulane reports all tests completed and positive cases to the Louisiana Department of Health.
     
  • New Orleans and Louisiana
    Numbers as reported daily by the Louisiana Department of Health.
Isolation Cases in Paterson Hall

The total number of Tulane students in isolation in Paterson Hall because of a positive COVID-19 test result. Students and employees who test positive for COVID-19 are required to isolate for 10 days from the date of their symptom onset or from their first positive test. Based on current CDC and LDH guidance, they are released after 10 days if they have been symptom free for at least 24 hours without medication. Most cases reported are either asymptomatic or are experiencing mild COVID-19 symptoms, although exceptions are expected to occur. Paterson Hall is housing students in isolation and has a capacity of 110; additional overflow space has been secured for student isolation, if needed.

  • Occupancy
    The total number of students isolating in Paterson Hall.
     
  • Capacity available
    The capacity available out of the 110 spaces in Paterson Hall.
Quarantine Cases at the Hyatt

The total number of Tulane students in quarantine in the Hyatt Regency downtown as a result of being a close contact to a confirmed COVID-19 case. A close contact, as defined by the CDC, is someone who was closer than 6 feet for more than 15 minutes to a confirmed case. Tulane has secured rooms at the Hyatt Regency downtown for students in quarantine. The current capacity at the Hyatt Regency downtown is 500 spaces; additional overflow space has been secured for student quarantine, if needed.

  • Occupancy
    The total number of students quarantined at the Hyatt Regency downtown.
     
  • Capacity available
    The capacity available out of the 500 spaces at the Hyatt Regency downtown.