Last updated: February 25, 08:15 AM

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Union College defines cases as confirmed positive cases, and defines quarantines as individuals quarantined for potential exposure awaiting a test result. New refers to either positive results or students entering quarantine within the last 48 hours. This data reflects cases and quaratines on campus.

Historical Data:

Between August 21 - 24, Union College tested just over 200 individuals, including the testing of one entire athletic team, as well as the residual members of the dormitory where the overwhelming majority of the team members resided. That patch of testing revealed 28 positive test results, indicating a roughly 10% positivity rating. This testing was conducted without regard to symptoms. Among the positive results, almost all were on the targeted athletic team, with one additional positive identified in two additional sports. 

Our discussions with Local Health Officials seem to indicate that the clustering in one team means that protocols and procedures appear to be effective in preventing inter-team exposure. The College will remain viligilant and continues to encourage individual members of the campus community to adhere to all relevant guidance, including hand washing, social distancing, and mask use, to name just a few.

On Monday, October 5, Union College tested 72 employees and 18 student workers. This batch of testing revealed zero new cases. This is part of Union College's initiative to ensure that employees are also safe at work. On Tuesday, October 6, Union College tested an additional 73 employees and 112 student employees. This batch of testing also revealed 0 new cases. Further, 20 additional employees and 3 student employees submitted proof of negative tests performed off campus within 72 hours. 

On Monday, November 2, Union College received results of a team testing which revealed two positive cases among students and 10 additional team members who were asked to quaratine due to transmissible contact. Both of the positives and the ten quarantine cases asked to isolate at home, and are off campus. However, since they had been present on campus prior to testing, their numbers were reflected in the chart above. 

On Thursday, November 12, nine students from a single athletic team were identified for quarantine based on exposure at an athletic competition. Four immediately left to quarantine at home, with 5 remaining on campus in quarantine. 

On Monday, January 18, the decision was made to quarantine the entire baseball team based on exposure to a positive case.