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COVID-19 Testing Program

Hampshire is requiring ongoing testing of the community throughout the semester, along with prompt contact tracing, isolation, and quarantine. All students and all staff and faculty members working on campus and interacting closely with others are being tested.

Total Testing for Fall 2020

“Total Testing” is the number of all asymptomatic and symptomatic tests performed on campus for students, staff, and faculty.

  • Current active cases: 1
    • 1 students in isolation; 4 students in quarantine housing as close contacts
  • Total on-campus tests completed: 5,326
  • Total on-campus positive tests: 6

  • Total off-campus positive tests: 2

Important Updates

On Campus

  • One on-campus student tested positive for Covid-19 through asymptomatic testing. The student is in isolation off campus. Contact tracing is complete. (11/23)
  • One on-campus student tested positive for Covid-19 through symptomatic testing on campus. The student is in isolation housing. Contact tracing is complete. (11/16)
  • One student who lives on campus and one employee who lives off campus tested positive in the asymptomatic testing program this week. In both cases, contact tracing is in place, close contacts are notified and each individual is isolating in their home or campus isolation housing. (11/12)
  • One student member tested positive for the novel coronavirus. The case was from symptomatic testing. The student is in isolation housing on campus. Contact tracing protocols have begun, all close contact are in quarantine, and all parties are cooperating. (11/11)
  • One student tested positive for the novel coronavirus. The case was identified through the Hampshire College asymptomatic testing program. The student is self-isolated in campus quarantine housing and receiving support from Student Affairs. Contact tracing protocols have begun and all parties are cooperating. (10/28)

Off Campus

  • One student tested positive for the novel coronavirus at an off-campus testing site. The student is isolating off campus. Contact tracing is complete, and there are no close contacts on campus. (11/16)
  • One employee tested positive for the novel coronavirus. The case was identified from testing completed off campus. The staff member is quarantining in their residence. Contact tracing protocols have begun and all parties are cooperating. (10/29)

Weekly Updates

Reported after all test results are in each week

November 26, 2020

  • Total tests completed - 180 (asymptomatic and symptomatic testing)
  • Positive - 1

November 19, 2020

  • Total tests completed - 572 (asymptomatic and symptomatic testing)
  • Positive - 1

November 12, 2020

  • Total tests completed - 350 (asymptomatic and symptomatic testing)
  • Positive - 3

November 5, 2020

  • Total tests completed - 570
  • Positive - 0

October 28, 2020

Message to Hampshire community

  • Total tests completed - 320
  • Positive - 1

October 22, 2020

  • Total tests completed - 292
  • Positive - 0

October 15, 2020

  • Total tests completed - 326
  • Positive - 0

October 8, 2020

  • Total tests completed - 318
  • Positive - 0

September 30, 2020

  • Total tests completed - 330
  • Positive - 0

September 24, 2020

  • Total tests completed - 294
  • Positive - 0

September 17, 2020

  • Total tests completed - 335
  • Positive - 0

September 10, 2020

  • Total tests completed - 301
  • Positive - 0

September 3, 2020

  • Total tests completed - 317
  • Positive - 0

August 29, 2020

  • Total tests completed - 821
  • Positive - 0

Testing Tuesdays Schedule

  • August 25: Group A
  • September 1: Group B
  • September 8: Group A
  • September 15: Group B
  • September 22: Group A
  • September 29: Group B
  • October 6: Group A
  • October 13: Group B
  • October 20: Group A
  • October 27: Group B
  • November 3: Group A
  • November 10: Group B
  • November 17: Group A and B
  • December 1: all students remaining on campus until December 5

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Amherst, MA 01002