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