COVID-19 Dashboard

As part of our commitment to supporting the health and safety of our community, we have created this public dashboard which contains aggregate data pertaining to COVID-19 testing and cases on campus. This data will be updated regularly each week as we conduct testing of students and adults during the academic year when school is in session. (Note: During periods when all students are studying remotely, we will only update data for the employee section.)

Updates

5/3/21: We have shifted our surveillance testing protocol. Employees who are fully vaccinated may opt out of the twice weekly pooled testing.

3/24/21: Due to another reported issue with Tableau Public, current data has not displayed consistently. This week, we have had one student test positive from our pooled surveillance testing. As of 3/24, we have 4 active COVID cases among students — 2 in our health center and 2 isolating at home. We currently have 23 students quarantining due to close contact — 13 in our on-campus quarantine unit and 10 quarantining at home. Among employees, we have one active case, identified in pooled testing last week. We have had no additional positive results among employees this week.

3/4/21: Due to a reported issue with the data platform that feeds the dashboard tables and graphs (Tableau Public), current data has not displayed consistently. As of today, we have four active COVID cases among students — one in our health center and three isolating at home. We currently have three students quarantining due to close contact — one in our on-campus quarantine unit and two quarantining at home. Among employees, we have two active cases, both of whom are isolating at home. The first rounds of pooled saliva surveillance testing this week for students and employees resulted in no positive cases.

2/13/21: On the third and final day of student arrivals for the winter term, we tested 312 additional students, all with negative results. We did learn of one additional pre-travel result that was positive from the previous week, prompting that student to isolate at home.

2/12/21: Students arrive on campus over three days (2/11, 2/12, 2/13). Prior to travel, 12 students tested positive and isolated at home. In the first two days of testing at arrival, four students (out of 447) tested positive and are in isolation on campus or with parents/guardians. Contact tracing identified four close contacts who are in quarantine. Additional students arrive on 2/13/21 and will be tested with a rapid molecular test before joining their dormitories. Please note there may be some lag time as the dashboard data refreshes.

Explanation of Terms

Active cases in isolation refers to the number of students or employees who remain in isolation as a result of a confirmed case of COVID-19, either in the health center on campus or at home under medical provider supervision. This number includes both symptomatic and asymptomatic cases. Note that for pre-arrival tests, students who tested positive before travel did not come to campus and instead remained in isolation at home.

Total tests include both symptomatic and asymptomatic individuals and will vary based on our testing protocols: pre-travel tests taken before returning to campus, rapid tests just prior to registration for students traveling from high-prevalence areas, rapid testing on-site for students who report symptoms, scheduled surveillance testing for students and employees. Test results are posted to the day the specimen was collected, when possible. Reporting on the dashboard may be delayed by 2-3 days, however, due to the time needed for delivery to and processing by the labs for PCR tests. 

  • Positive tests include any positive test administered or required by the Academy or reported to the Academy. “Pre-Arrival” refers to tests administered to students before traveling to campus or before registering on campus. “School” refers to tests administered to students after they’ve arrived on campus and completed registration. 
  • Negative tests include only negative results from tests administered through the Academy.
  • An indeterminate test result is always repeated and is not included on the dashboard until it has resulted in a conclusive outcome and then reported as either positive or negative.

Positivity rates represent positive cases as a percentage of the number of tests (symptomatic and asymptomatic) administered or reported (in the case of positive results reported to the Academy from employees). 

Quarantines refers to the number of students required to quarantine as of the date indicated. They consist of students identified as having been in close contact with a person who is confirmed or presumed to have contracted COVID-19, but who themselves have no symptoms and have tested negative for COVID-19. This includes students or employees who have come into close contact with someone unrelated to the Academy. They are required to be in quarantine for 14 days after contact, either at home away from campus, or on campus in our quarantine facility.

Health and Safety Protocols

We report any known cases of COVID-19 to the NH Department of Health and Human Services. Our protocols include daily symptom checks for all students and employees. When a student presents with symptoms, we use on-site rapid testing. We require students to be isolated at home or in our health center and employees to isolate at home, if they test positive for COVID-19. In cooperation with the NHDHHS, we conduct contact tracing and require any identified close contact of an individual who tests positive for COVID-19 to quarantine for fourteen days, either at home or on campus for those students who are unable to travel home by private transportation.

To learn more about our safety protocols, see COVID-19 Updates.

For information about pandemic conditions in New Hampshire, see NHDHHS COVID-19.