TOGETHER, COLUMBIA

COVID-19 Case Updates and Testing Information

Active Cases include students, employees, college contractors, or visitors who tested positive for COVID-19 and were in a campus facility, including residence halls, during the time they were contagious, as defined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). These numbers are reflective of cases reported to The Student Health Center, CareATC, and other cases reported by the campus community. Cases will be removed once they meet CDC/CDPH criteria for recovery. The test positivity rate is the result of testing conducted by CareATC and The Student Health Center.

Daily Updates

New active cases: 1
Total active cases: 9

Note: Sixty-one previously reported active cases have been removed because they have met the CDC/CDPH criteria for recovery.

Current Week

11/30/2020 as of 10 a.m.

There is one new active case. The individual was symptomatic and isolated. Based on contact tracing, it was determined there were no close contacts: a person who needs to self-isolate for 14 days because they came within 6 feet for 15 minutes or more of the individual who tested positive for the virus. Notification is being sent to persons who the contact tracing team determined were not close contacts but should monitor their health.  This data has been reported to the Chicago Department of Public Health.

One previous active case was removed today because they now meet the CDC/CDPH criteria for recovery.

 

Through the college contact tracing program, close contacts, have been contacted by the college. The college draws on guidance from the CDC and the Mayo Clinic and considers “close contact” to mean contact within 6 feet for 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period. Such close contacts are mitigated if the sick or symptomatic individual was wearing a face covering. The college begins contact tracing upon notification of a positive case and notifies close contacts as needed.

Those who test positive for COVID-19 should notify Campus Security at securitycommand@colum.edu. Students should also notify Student Relations at studentrelations@colum.edu. Please follow college guidance on reporting a case and guidelines on returning to campus after you’ve been sick.  

Visit the General FAQs for more information. 

COVID-19 Testing

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Testing for Asymptomatic Individuals

COVID-19 testing for asymptomatic individuals is located at 618 S. Michigan Ave., Room 101F.

On-campus testing is by appointment only. Employees and students should call 844-766-3775 to make an appointment. 

Who can be tested?

Testing is limited to one test per week and is reserved for asymptomatic individuals who fall into one of the following categories:

Days and Times for Testing
Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. through mid-December by appointment.

Testing for Symptomatic Students

Students who are symptomatic should call the Student Health Center at 312-369-6830 for assistance. After screening by phone or telehealth visit, COVID-19 testing will be available by appointment for symptomatic students at 916 S. Wabash Ave, 5th floor. The Student Health Center offers COVID-19 testing to students who meet the criteria. Please visit the Student Health Center website for more information. 

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