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Spring 2021 Archived COVID-19 Dashboard

Tulane’s Spring 2021 comprehensive COVID-19 Testing Program currently includes testing all undergraduate students three times per week, and testing graduate students and employees (faculty, staff and contract workers) every two weeks. This reporting dashboard, which includes results back to Jan. 4, 2021, is updated daily with the previous day’s testing results. Click here to view the Fall 2020 dashboard.

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.

 

 

Notes

  • The number of individuals testing positive was added to the spring dashboard to provide more context for the testing data reported. To quickly identify any positive cases, Tulane’s surveillance testing program has required those in the Tulane community to be tested regularly, which results in community members having many test results since the start of testing in July 2020. The latest CDC guidance indicates that people can continue to test positive for up to three months after a diagnosis and not be infectious to others, therefore it is not Tulane’s practice to retest individuals within a three-month window of a positive test. However, there are occasionally instances of individuals receiving more than one positive test result within this timeframe. The Individuals Testing Positive data point eliminates duplicate positive tests and only counts those individuals who have tested positive multiple times within the three-month window once. Whereas, the Positive Tests data point includes all tests completed, regardless of whether there may have been multiple tests per individual.
     
  • The number of outside tests confirmed from Jan. 4 – May 31 is 241.
  • 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.
     
  • Data will not display if there is no testing data reported on that date.

 

Dashboard Glossary ▾
Spring 2021 and Cumulative Surveillance Testing

Spring semester surveillance testing data begins on Jan. 4, 2021. Cumulative surveillance testing data includes all testing through the Tulane testing program since July 28, 2020.

  • Tests Completed
    The number of tests completed through the Tulane testing program for the time period indicated.
     
  • Positive Tests
    The number of positive tests identified through the Tulane testing program for the time period indicated. 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.
     
  • Percent Testing Positive
    The percent of total positive tests identified out of total tests completed through the Tulane testing program since Jan. 4, 2021.
     
  • Individuals Testing Positive
    The number of individuals testing positive through the Tulane testing program for the time period indicated. Individuals who receive more than one positive test in the timeframe indicated are counted once. Per current CDC guidance, individuals who test positive should not be tested again for 90 days.
     
  • 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.
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 spring semester return to campus began on Jan. 4, 2021.

  • Daily New Individuals Testing Positive
    The number of individuals testing positive for the first time through the Tulane testing program. Individuals who have received more than one positive test are counted once.
     
  • 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 of Positive Tests
    The percent of positive tests identified out of the daily tests completed through the Tulane testing program.

 

 

COVID-19 Reporting

If a student, faculty or staff member is confirmed positive, submit the COVID-19 Reporting Form to begin contact tracing immediately.

COVID-19 Reporting Form

Health Strategy

Protocols are in place to help limit the spread of COVID-19. Every student, faculty and staff member shares in the responsibility to comply.

How You Can Help

Testing FAQs

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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