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: 0
Total active cases: 5

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

Current Week

1/20/2021 as of 10 a.m.

There are no new active cases reported to the college.

1/19/2021 as of 10 a.m.

There are no new active cases reported to the college.

1/18/2021 as of 10 a.m.

There are no new active cases reported to the college.

  • Prior Week

    Week of 1/11/2021
    Weekly positivity rate = .01%
    Number of tests = 291
    Number of positive COVID-19 results = 4

    1/17/2021 as of 10 a.m.

    There is one new active case. The individual is symptomatic and isolating. Based on contact tracing, it was determined there were no close contacts: a person who needs to self-isolate for 10 days because they came within 6 feet for 15 minutes or more of the individual who tested positive for the virus. This data has been reported to the Chicago Department of Public Health.

    1/16/2021 as of 10 a.m.

    There are no new active cases reported to the college. 

    1/15/2021 as of 10 a.m.

    There is one new active case. The individual is symptomatic and isolating. Based on contact tracing, it was determined there were no close contacts: a person who needs to self-isolate for 10 days because they came within 6 feet for 15 minutes or more of the individual who tested positive for the virus. 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.

    1/14/2021 as of 10 a.m.

    There are two new active cases. One individual is symptomatic and the other is asymptomatic and both are isolating. Based on contact tracing, it was determined there was one close contact: a person who needs to self-isolate for 10 days because they came within 6 feet for 15 minutes or more of the individual who tested positive for the virus. This data has been reported to the Chicago Department of Public Health.

    1/13/2021 as of 10 a.m.

    There are no new active cases reported to the college. 

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

    1/12/2021 as of 10 a.m.

    There are no new active cases reported to the college. 

    1/11/2021 as of 10 a.m.


    There are no new active cases reported to the college.

  • Prior Reports

    Week of 1/4/2021
    Weekly positivity rate = .8%
    Number of tests = 245
    Number of positive COVID-19 results = 2

    1/10/2021 as of 10 a.m.

    There are no new active cases reported to the college. 

    1/9/2021 as of 10 a.m.

    There are no new active cases reported to the college. 

    1/8/2021 as of 10 a.m.

    There is one new active case. The individual is symptomatic and isolating. Based on contact tracing, it was determined there were no close contacts: a person who needs to self-isolate for 10 days because they came within 6 feet for 15 minutes or more of the individual who tested positive for the virus. 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.

    1/7/2021 as of 10 a.m.

    There are no new active cases reported to the college. 

    1/6/2021 as of 10 a.m.

    There are no new active cases reported to the college. 

    1/5/2021 as of 10 a.m.

    There is one new active case. The individual is asymptomatic and isolating. Based on contact tracing, it was determined there were no close contacts: a person who needs to self-isolate for 10 days because they came within 6 feet for 15 minutes or more of the individual who tested positive for the virus. This data will be reported to the Chicago Department of Public Health.

    1/4/2021 as of 10 a.m.

    There are no new active cases reported to the college. 

  • Fall 2020

    Week of 12/28/20
    Weekly positivity rate = 0%
    Number of tests = 25
    Number of positive COVID-19 results = 0

    1/3/2021 as of 10 a.m.

    There are no new active cases reported to the college. 

    1/2/2021 as of 10 a.m.

    There are no new active cases reported to the college.

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

    1/1/2021 as of 10 a.m.

    There is one new active case. The individual was last on campus December 18, 2020, is symptomatic and isolating. Based on contact tracing, it was determined there were no close contacts: a person who needs to self-isolate for10 days because they came within 6 feet for 15 minutes or more of the individual who tested positive for the virus. This data has been reported to the Chicago Department of Public Health.

    12/31/2020 as of 10 a.m.

    There are no new active cases reported to the college. Two previous active cases were removed today because they now meet the CDC/CDPH criteria for recovery.

    12/30/2020 as of 10 a.m.

    There are no new active cases reported to the college. One previous active case was removed today because they now meet the CDC/CDPH criteria for recovery.

    12/29/2020 as of 10 a.m.


    There are no new active cases reported to the college.

    12/28/2020 as of 10 a.m.

    There are no new active cases reported to the college.

     


    Week of 12/21/20
    Weekly positivity rate = 0%
    Number of tests = 34
    Number of positive COVID-19 results = 0

    12/27/2020 as of 10 a.m.

    There are no new active cases reported to the college. One previous active case was removed today because they now meet the CDC/CDPH criteria for recovery.

    12/26/2020 as of 10 a.m.

    There are no new active cases reported to the college. 

    12/25/2020 as of 10 a.m.

    There are no new active cases reported to the college. 

    12/24/2020 as of 10 a.m.

    Two previous active cases were removed today because they now meet the CDC/CDPH criteria for recovery. There is one new active case. The individual is symptomatic and isolating. Based on contact tracing, it was determined there was one close contact: a person who needs to self-isolate for10 days because they came within 6 feet for 15 minutes or more of the individual who tested positive for the virus. This data has been reported to the Chicago Department of Public Health.

    12/23/2020 as of 10 a.m.

    There are no new active cases reported to the college. One previous active case was removed today because they now meet the CDC/CDPH criteria for recovery.

    12/22/2020 as of 10 a.m.

    There are two new active cases reported to the college. The individuals are symptomatic and isolating. Based on contact tracing, it was determined there were no close contacts: a person who needs to self-isolate for 10 days because they came within 6 feet for 15 minutes or more of the individual who tested positive for the virus. This data has been reported to the Chicago Department of Public Health.

    12/21/2020 as of 10 a.m.

    There are no new active cases reported to the college.

    Three previous active cases were removed today because they now meet the CDC/CDPH criteria for recovery.

     


    Week of 12/14/2020
    Weekly positivity rate = 2.9%
    Number of tests = 208
    Number of positive COVID-19 results = 6

    12/20/2020 as of 10 a.m.

    There are no new active cases reported to the college.

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

    12/19/2020 as of 10 a.m.

    There is one new active case. The individual is symptomatic and isolating. Based on contact tracing, it was determined there were two close contacts: a person who needs to self-isolate for 10 days because they came within 6 feet for 15 minutes or more of the individual who tested positive for the virus. This data has been reported to the Chicago Department of Public Health.

    12/18/2020 as of 10 a.m.

    There is one new active case. The individual is symptomatic and isolating. Based on contact tracing, it was determined there were three close contacts: a person who needs to self-isolate for 10 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.

    12/17/2020 as of 10 a.m.

    There are two new active cases. Both individuals are symptomatic and isolating. Based on contact tracing, it was determined there were six close contacts: a person who needs to self-isolate for 10 days because they came within 6 feet for 15 minutes or more of the individual who tested positive for the virus. This data has been reported to the Chicago Department of Public Health.

    12/16/2020 as of 10 a.m.

    There are four new active cases. Three individuals are symptomatic, one is asymptomatic, and all are isolating. Based on contact tracing, it was determined there were seven close contacts: persons who need to self-isolate for 10 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.

    12/15/2020 as of 10 a.m.

    There are no new active cases reported to the college.

    12/14/2020 as of 10 a.m.

    There is one new active case. The individual is symptomatic and isolating. Based on contact tracing, it was determined there were two close contacts: a person who needs to self-isolate for 10 days because they came within 6 feet for 15 minutes or more of the individual who tested positive for the virus. This data has been reported to the Chicago Department of Public Health.

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    Week of 12/7/2020
    Weekly positivity rate = 1.8%
    Number of tests = 120
    Number of positive COVID-19 results = 2

    12/13/2020 as of 10 a.m.

    There are no new active cases reported to the college.

    12/12/2020 as of 10 a.m.

    There are no new active cases reported to the college.

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

    12/11/2020 as of 10 a.m.

    There are no new active cases reported to the college.

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

    12/10/2020 as of 10 a.m.

    There are no new active cases reported to the college.

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

    12/9/2020 as of 10 a.m.

    There is one new active case. The individual is symptomatic and isolating. Based on contact tracing, it was determined there were no close contacts: a person who needs to self-isolate for 10 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.

    12/8/2020 as of 10 a.m.

    There is one new active case. The individual is asymptomatic and isolating. Based on contact tracing, it was determined there were three close contacts: a person who needs to self-isolate for 10 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.

    Two previous active cases were removed today because they now meet the CDC/CDPH criteria for recovery.

    12/7/2020 as of 10 a.m.

    There are no new active cases reported to the college.

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


    Week of 11/30/2020
    Weekly positivity rate = 3.2%
    Number of tests = 156
    Number of positive COVID-19 results = 5

    12/6/2020 as of 10 a.m.

    There are three new active cases.  The individuals are symptomatic and isolating. Based on contact tracing, it was determined there were two close contacts: a person who needs to self-isolate for 10 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.

    12/5/2020 as of 10 a.m.

    There is one new active case. The individual is symptomatic and isolating. Based on contact tracing, it was determined there were no close contacts: a person who needs to self-isolate for 10 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.

    Two previous active cases were removed today because they now meet the CDC/CDPH criteria for recovery.

    12/4/2020 as of 10 a.m.

    There are three new active cases. Two individuals were asymptomatic and one individual is symptomatic, all three individuals are isolating. Based on contact tracing, it was determined there was one close contact: 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.

    12/3/2020 as of 10 a.m.

    There are no new active cases reported to the college.

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

    12/2/2020 as of 10 a.m.

    There are no new active cases reported to the college.

    12/1/2020 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.

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

    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.


    Week of 11/23/2020
    Weekly positivity rate = 10%
    Number of tests = 11
    Number of positive COVID-19 results = 1

    11/29/2020 as of 10 a.m.

    There are no new active cases reported to the college.

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

    11/28/2020 as of 10 a.m.

    There are three new active cases. The three individuals were symptomatic and isolated. Based on contact tracing, it was determined there were 4 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 will be reported to the Chicago Department of Public Health.

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

    11/27/2020 as of 10 a.m.

    There are no new active cases reported to the college.

    11/26/2020 as of 10 a.m.

    There is one new active case. The individual is symptomatic and isolating. Based on contact tracing, it was determined there were three 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 will be reported to the Chicago Department of Public Health.

    11/25/2020 as of 10 a.m.

    There are no new active cases reported to the college.

    Three previous active cases were removed today because they now meet the CDC/CDPH criteria for recovery.

    11/24/2020 as of 10 a.m.

    There is one new active case. The individual is symptomatic and isolating. Based on contact tracing, it was determined there was one close contact: 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 will be reported to the Chicago Department of Public Health.

    11/23/2020 as of 10 a.m.

    There is one new active cases. The individual was symptomatic and isolated. Based on contact tracing, it was determined there were 3 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 will be 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.

     


    Week of 11/16/2020

    Weekly positivity rate = 1.4%
    Number of tests = 365
    Number of positive COVID-19 results = 5

    11/22/2020 as of 10 a.m.

    There are two new active cases. One individual is symptomatic and one individual is asymptomatic. Both individuals are currently isolating. Based on contact tracing, it was determined there were 3 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 will be reported to the Chicago Department of Public Health.

    Three previous active cases were removed today because they now meet the CDC/CDPH criteria for recovery.

    11/21/2020 as of 10 a.m.

    There are four new active cases.  Two individuals are symptomatic and two individuals are asymptomatic.  All four individuals are currently isolating.  Based on contact tracing, it was determined there were 13 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 will be reported to the Chicago Department of Public Health.

    Six previous active cases were removed today because they now meet the CDC/CDPH criteria for recovery.

    11/20/2020 as of 10 a.m.

    There are no new active cases reported to the college.

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

    11/19/2020 as of 10 a.m.

    There is one new active case. The individual is asymptomatic and currently isolating. Based on contact tracing, it was determined there were 3 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.

    11/18/2020 as of 10 a.m.

    There are two new active cases. Both individuals are symptomatic and currently isolating. Based on contact tracing, it was determined there were 3 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.

    11/17/2020 as of 10 a.m.

    There are two new active cases. Both individuals are symptomatic and currently isolating. Based on contact tracing, it was determined there were 4 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.

    11/16/2020 as of 10 a.m.

    There are two new active cases. One individual is symptomatic and not affiliated with Columbia. We are reporting this because Columbia shares space in the University Center with other users. The other individual is symptomatic and currently isolating. Based on contact tracing, it was determined there were 3 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 will be reported to the Chicago Department of Public Health. CDPH notification is made by the appropriate institution.

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

     

    Week of 11/9/20

    Weekly positivity rate = 1.9%
    Number of tests = 207
    Number of positive COVID-19 results = 4

    11/15/2020 as of 10 a.m.

    There is one new active case.  The individual is symptomatic and currently isolating. Based on contact tracing, it was determined there were 3 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 will be reported to the Chicago Department of Public Health.

    Three previous active cases were removed today because they now meet the CDC/CDPH criteria for recovery.

     11/14/2020 as of 10 a.m.

    There are two new active cases.  One individual is symptomatic and one individual is asymptomatic.  Both are currently isolating. Based on contact tracing, it was determined there were 2 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 will be reported to the Chicago Department of Public Health.

    Eight previous active cases were removed today because they now meet the CDC/CDPH criteria for recovery.

    11/13/2020 as of 10 a.m.

    There is one new active case. The individual is symptomatic currently isolating. Based on contact tracing, it was determined there were 3 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 will be  reported to the Chicago Department of Public Health.

    11/12/2020 as of 10 a.m.

    There are no new active cases reported to the college.

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

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

    There are no new active cases reported to the college.

    Two previous active cases were removed today because they now meet the CDC/CDPH criteria for recovery.

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

    There are three new active cases. All three are symptomatic. All three are currently isolating. Based on contact tracing, it was determined there were 2 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.

    Two previous active cases were removed today because they now meet the CDC/CDPH criteria for recovery.

    11/9/2020 as of 10 a.m.

    There are three new active cases. One individual is symptomatic and two are asymptomatic. One individual is an employee of the Arc residence hall. All three are currently isolating. Based on contact tracing, it was determined there were 6 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.

    Three previous active cases were removed today because they now meet the CDC/CDPH criteria for recovery.

     


    Week of 11/2/20

    Weekly positivity rate = 5%
    Number of tests = 239
    Number of positive COVID-19 results = 12

    11/8/2020 as of 10 a.m.

    There is one new active cases. The individual is symptomatic and currently isolating. Based on contact tracing, it was determined there were 2 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.

    11/7/2020 as of 10 a.m.

    There are three new active cases. The three individuals are asymptomatic and all are currently isolating. Based on contact tracing, it was determined there were 2 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 will be reported to the Chicago Department of Public Health.

    11/6/2020 as of 10 a.m.

    There are four new active cases. One individual is symptomatic, three are asymptomatic and all are currently isolating. Based on contact tracing, it was determined there were 8 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 will be reported to the Chicago Department of Public Health.

    11/5/2020 as of 10 a.m.

    There is one new active case. The individual is symptomatic and is currently isolating. 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.

    11/4/2020 as of 10 a.m.

    There are three new active cases. All three were symptomatic and are currently isolating. Based on contact tracing, it was determined there were twelve 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.

    11/3/2020 as of 10 a.m.

    There is one new active case. The individual is symptomatic and currently isolating. The individual’s visit to campus was strictly to obtain a COVID test. 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.

    11/2/20 as of 10 a.m.

    There are no new active cases reported to the college.

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

     

    Week of 10/26/20

    Weekly positivity rate = 1.57%
    Number of tests = 254
    Number of positive COVID-19 results = 4

    11/1/20 as of 10 a.m.

    There are no new active cases reported to the college.

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

    10/31/20 as of 10 a.m.

    There arefournewactive cases. Three are asymptomatic and one is symptomatic. Oneindividual's visit to campus was strictly to obtain a COVID test.All arecurrently isolating. Based on contact tracing, it was determined therewere a total of four 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. None of the close contacts resulted from a classroom interaction. Notification is beingsent 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.


    10/30/20 as of 10 a.m.

    There are no new active cases reported to the college.

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

    10/29/20 as of 10 a.m.

    There is one new active case in the University Center. The individual is not affiliated with Columbia. We are reporting this because Columbia shares space in the University Center with other users. The individual is asymptomatic. Based on contact tracing, it was determined there are no Columbia 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 has been sent to persons who the contact tracing team determined were not close contacts but should monitor their health. CDPH notification is made by the appropriate institution.

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

    10/28/20 as of 10 a.m.

    There are no new active cases reported to the college.

    10/27/20 as of 10 a.m.

    There are no new active cases reported to the college. Two previous active cases wereremoved because they now meet the CDC/CDPH criteria for recovery.

    10/26/20 as of 10 a.m.

    There are no new active cases reported to the college.

    Week of 10/19/20
    Weekly positivity rate = 3.3%
    Number of tests = 213
    Number of positive COVID-19 results = 7

    10/25/20 as of 10 a.m.

    There arefournewactive cases. Three are symptomatic and one isasymptomatic. All arecurrently isolating. Based on contact tracing, it was determined therewere a total of fifteenclose 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. None of the close contacts resulted from a classroom interaction. Notification is beingsent 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.

    10/24/20 as of 10 a.m.

    There are threenew active cases.

    The firstnewactive case isasymptomatic and currently isolating. Based on contact tracing, it was determined therearetwoclose 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 also beingsent 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.

    Thesecond newactive caseisin the University Center. Based on contact tracing,it was determined there are five 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 has been 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.

    Thethirdnewactive caseisin the University Center. The individual is not affiliated with Columbia. We are reporting this because Columbia shares space in the UniversityCenter with other users.The individual is symptomatic. Based on contact tracing, it was determined there are noColumbiaclose 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 has been sent to persons who the contact tracing team determined were not close contacts but should monitor their health.CDPH notification is made by the appropriate institution.

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

    10/23/20 as of 10 a.m.

    There are no new active cases reported to the college.

    10/22/20 as of 10 a.m.

    There are three new active cases.

    The first new active case is symptomatic and currently isolating. Based on contact tracing, it was determined there are 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 also 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.

    The second new active case is symptomatic and currently isolating. Based on contact tracing, it was determined there was one close contact: 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 also 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.

    The third new active case is in the University Center. The individual is not affiliated with Columbia. We are reporting this because Columbia shares space in the UniversityCenter with other users. The individual is symptomatic. Based on contact tracing, it was determined there are no Columbia 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 has been sent to persons who the contact tracing team determined were not close contacts but should monitor their health.CDPH notification is made by the appropriate institution.

    10/21/20 as of 10 a.m.

    The College has one new active case. The individual is asymptomatic. Based on contact tracing, it was determined there were two close contacts: persons who need 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 also beingsent 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.

    10/20/20 as of 10 a.m.

    The College has two new active cases. One individual is asymptomatic and one is symptomatic. Both are currently isolating. Based on contact tracing, it was determined there was one close contact: 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 also 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. Two previous active cases were removed because they now meet the CDC/CDPH criteria for recovery. The college now has five total active cases."

    10/19/20 as of 10 a.m.

    There are no new active cases reported to the college.

    Week of 10/12/20
    Weeklypositivityrate = .8%
    Number of tests = 118
    Number of positive COVID-19 results = 1

    10/18/20 as of 10 a.m.

    The College has one new active case. The individual is symptomatic. Based on contact tracing, it was determined there were six close contacts: persons who need 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 also beingsent 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.

    10/17/20 as of 10 a.m.

    The College has two new active cases. One individual is asymptomatic and one is symptomatic. Both are currently isolating. Based on contact tracing, it was determined there was one close contact: 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 also beingsent 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.

    10/16/20 as of 10 a.m.

    There are no new active cases reported to the college.

    10/15/20 as of 10 a.m.

    There are no new active cases reported to the college.

    10/14/20 as of 10 a.m.

    There are no new active cases reported to the college.

    10/13/20 as of 10 a.m.

    There are no new active cases reported to the college.

    10/12/20 as of 10 a.m.

    There are no new active cases reported to the college.

    Week of 10/5/20
    Weekly positivity rate = 1.7%
    Number of tests = 115
    Number of positive COVID-19 results = 2

    10/11/20 as of 10 a.m.
    The College has one new active case. The individual is asymptomatic and currently isolating. The individual’s visit to campus was strictly to obtain a COVID test. This data has been reported to the Chicago Department of Public Health.


    10/10/20 as of 10 a.m.

    The College has one new active case. The individual is symptomatic and currently isolating. Based on contact tracing, it was determined there are three close contacts: persons who need 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 also beingsent 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.

    10/9/20 as of 10 a.m.

    There are no new active cases reported to the college.

    10/8/20 as of 10 a.m.

    There are no new active cases reported to the college.

    10/7/20 as of 10 a.m.

    There are no new active cases reported to the college.

    10/6/20 as of 10 a.m.

    There are no new active cases reported to the college.

    10/5/20 as of 10 a.m.

    There are no new active cases reported to the college.

    Week of 9/28/20
    Weekly positivity rate = 0%
    Number of tests = 73
    Number of positive COVID-19 results = 0

    10/4/20 as of 10 a.m.

    There are no new active cases reported to the college.

    10/3/20 as of 10 a.m.

    There are no new active cases reported to the college.

    10/2/20 as of 10 a.m.

    There are no new active cases reported to the college.

    10/1/20 as of 10 a.m.

    There are no new active cases reported to the college.

    9/30/20 as of 10 a.m.

    There are no new active cases reported to the college.

    One previous active casewas removed because they now meet the CDC/CDPH criteria for recovery. The college now has zero active cases.

    9/29/20 as of 10 a.m.

    There are no new active cases reported to the college.

    9/28/20 as of 10 a.m.

    There are no new active cases reported to the college.

    Week of 9/21/20
    Weekly positivity rate = 0%
    Number of tests = 84
    Number of positive COVID-19 results = 0

    9/27/20 as of 10 a.m.

    There are no new active cases reported to the college.

    9/26/20 as of 10 a.m.

    There are no new active cases reported to the college.

    9/25/20 as of 10 a.m.

    There are no new active cases reported to the college.

    9/24/20 as of 10 a.m.

    There are no new active cases reported to the college.

    9/23/20 as of 10 a.m.

    There are no new active cases reported to the college.

    9/22/20 as of 10 a.m.

    There are no new active cases reported to the college.

    9/21/20 as of 10 a.m.

    There are no new active cases reported to the college.

    One previous active case has been removed because they now meet the CDC/CDPH criteria for recovery. The college now has one active case."

    Week of 9/14/20

    Weekly positivity rate = 1.9%
    Number of tests = 56
    Number of positive COVID-19 results = 1

    9/20/20 as of 10 a.m.

    The College has one new active case. The individual is asymptomatic and currently isolating. Based on contact tracing, it was determined there are two 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 also 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.

    9/19/20 as of 10 a.m.

    There are no new active cases reported to the college.

    9/18/20 as of 10 a.m.

    There are no new active cases reported to the college.

    9/17/20 as of 10 a.m.

    There are no new active cases reported to the college.

    9/16/20 as of 10 a.m.

    There are no new active cases reported to the college.

    9/15/20 as of 10 a.m.

    There are no new active cases reported to the college.

    9/14/20 as of 10 a.m.

    There are no new active cases reported to the college.

    Week of 9/7/20
    Weekly positivity rate = 0%
    Number of tests = 43
    Number of positive COVID-19 results = 0

    9/13/20 as of 10 a.m.

    There are no new active cases reported to the college.

    9/12/20 as of 10 a.m.

    There are no new active cases reported to the college.

    9/11/20 as of 10 a.m.

    There are no new active cases reported to the college.

    9/10/20 as of 10 a.m.

    There are no new active cases reported to the college.

    9/9/20 as of 10 a.m.

    There are no new active cases reported to the college.

    Two prior active cases have been removed because they now meet the CDC/CDPH criteria for recovery. The college now has one active case.

    9/8/20 as of 10 a.m.

    There are no new active cases reported to the college.

    9/7/20 as of 10 a.m.

    There are no new active cases reported to the college.

    Week of 8/31/20
    Weekly positivity rate = 0%
    Number of tests = 58
    Number of positive COVID-19 results = 0

    9/6/20 as of 10 a.m.

    There are no new active cases reported to the college.

    9/5/20 as of 10 a.m.

    There are no new active cases reported to the college.

    9/4/20 as of 10 a.m.

    1 new active positive COVID-19 case reported to the College

    There is a new active case in the University Center. The individual is not affiliated with Columbia and is currently isolating away from the University Center.We are reporting this because Columbia shares space in the University center with other users.Based on contact tracing, it was determined there are noColumbiaclose 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 has been sent to persons who the contact tracing team determined were not close contacts but should monitor their health.

    9/3/20 as of 10 a.m.

    There are no new active cases reported to the college.

    9/2/20 as of 10 a.m.

    There are no new active cases reported to the college.

    9/1/20 as of 10 a.m.

    There are no new active cases reported to the college.

    8/31/20 as of 10 a.m.

    There are no new active cases reported to the college.

    Week of 8/24/20
    Weekly positivity rate = 3.8%
    Number of tests = 53
    Number of positive COVID-19 results = 2

      • 8/30 0 new active cases as of 10 a.m.
      • 8/29 2 new active cases as of 10 a.m.
        • The College has two active cases. Both individuals are asymptomatic and currently isolating. Based on contact tracing, it was determined there was one close contact: 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 has been 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.
      • 8/28 There are no new active cases reported to the college as of 10 a.m.
      • 8/27 There are no new active cases reported to the college as of 10 a.m.
      • 8/26 There are no new active cases reported to the college as of 10 a.m.
      • 8/2 5There are no new active cases reported to the college as of 10 a.m.
      • 8/24 There are no new active cases reported to the college as of 10 a.m.

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:

  • Students living in the residence halls
  • Employees working on campus for at least part of the week
  • Students taking in-person and/or hybrid classes
  • Students and employees coming to campus for other reasons

Days and Times for Testing

Hours: Monday-Friday from 9 a.m.-4 p.m

Asymptomatic individuals may call CareATC at 844-766-3775 to make an appointment at 618 S. Michigan Ave., Room 101F. 

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.