COVID-19 Campus Alert Levels

COVID-19 ALERT LEVEL: YELLOWTrinity College has developed a framework of alert levels to provide the community with up-to-date guidance about activity and movement on campus, based on a number of factors related to the virus. The alert level is determined by the prevalence of the virus on campus (the number of positive tests, the rate of positivity within our testing, the number of individuals in quarantine or isolation, etc.), in combination with other factors in the surrounding area.

Data as of September 24, 2020

This page will be updated twice per week during business hours. This summary is designed to provide an overview of COVID-19 cases and tests performed among the campus community—students, faculty, staff, and affiliates who are studying, living, or working on campus during the fall 2020 semester.

Summary of Currently Active Cases

“Currently Active Cases” is the count of individuals who have recently tested positive (via Trinity’s testing program or elsewhere) and are in isolation per CDC guidelines at the time of reporting. Individuals who were diagnosed with COVID-19 may continue to test positive again within three months of the initial infection. Unless these individuals remain in isolation, they are not included in this count.

  Students Employees & Affiliates
Currently Active Cases
(As of September 24, 2020)
10 0

Summary of Tests Processed

“Tests Processed” refers to the number of tests collected at the Trinity Testing Center since August 17, 2020 and processed by the Broad Institute laboratory. Members of our community will be tested many times throughout the semester, so these counts are not headcounts. In addition, some individuals may be retested, so multiple positive test counts might not indicate multiple new cases.

Tests Processed Negative Positive Invalid** Total Tests
Cumulative Totals
(Since August 17, 2020)
16,377 26
(9 prior*)
227 16,639
Current Week to Date
Week of 9/21
2,406 3 40 2,449
Last Week
Week of 9/14
4,417 15
(5 prior*)
70 4,507
Previous Weeks 9,554 8
(4 prior*)
117 9,683

*”Prior” counts refer to the test results of individuals who previously tested positive for COVID-19 and received another positive test result less than 90 days from the first. In some cases, their original positive test was before their arrival on campus and they were never active cases on campus.
**”Invalid” refers to tests that could not be processed for a variety of reasons.

Cumulative Tests Processed
(Since August 17, 2020)
Negative Positive Invalid** Total Tests
Students 12,806 25
(9 prior*)
193 13,033
Employees & Affiliates 3,571 1 34 3,606

*”Prior” counts refer to the test results of individuals who previously tested positive for COVID-19 and received another positive test result less than 90 days from the first. In some cases, their original positive test was before their arrival on campus and they were never active cases on campus.
**”Invalid” refers to tests that could not be processed for a variety of reasons.