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COVID-19 Dashboard

Last updated 09/30/2020

Current Marist College COVID-19 Alert Level: GREEN

For information on all cases in Dutchess County, please click here.

 

Total Tested: 8,234

Total Positivity Rate = 0.51%

Pre-Arrival Testing Summary

4,926 Total Tested Pre-Arrival
37 Tested positive (0.75% positivity rate)
37 Total cleared by the medical team to come to campus
0 Total Positive at home / off campus
0 Total Positive on campus

Post-Arrival Testing Summary

3,308 Total Tested Post-Arrival
5 Tested positive (0.15% positivity rate)
4 Total cleared by the medical team to come to campus
1 Total Positive at home / off campus
0 Total Positive on campus

Active Marist Updates

No current updates

Marist Testing Strategy

Marist College will utilize a multi-phase testing program to monitor COVID-19 during the Fall 2020 semester.  

Pre-arrival Testing: Prior to arrival on campus, all new and returning on-campus students were required to show proof of a molecular PCR COVID-19 test.

Medically Directed Testing: The College utilizes expedited PCR testing through Westchester Medical Center of symptomatic individuals and close contacts of positive cases, and any others as directed by our medical staff.

Surveillance Testing: In order to monitor community occurrence of COVID-19, the College is using pooled surveillance PCR testing through a partnership with SUNY Upstate Medical Center.  This program has been designed using Marist College expertise in the School of Science, School of Computer Science and Mathematics, and the Marist Institute of Public Opinion.
 

Definition of terms:

Isolation: Separation of COVID-19 positive individuals from the healthy population. Release from isolation is dependent upon symptoms and requires approval of a licensed health care provider.

Close contact: Close contacts are determined by a medical professional. Typically, this includes anyone who was within 6 feet of a COVID-19 positive individual for 15 minutes or more, regardless of mask wearing.

Quarantine: Separation of individuals who are close contacts of a COVID-19 positive case from the healthy population. Quarantine also applies to individuals who have recently traveled to a restricted state. Quarantined individuals who are close contacts will be tested for COVID-19. Quarantined individuals who have traveled from a restricted area will be tested on a case-by-case basis. Quarantined individuals who test positive are required to go into isolation (see above). All quarantined individuals who test negative are still required to complete the full 14-day quarantine period. Release from quarantine is dependent on lack of symptoms and requires approval of a licensed health care provider.

Precautionary quarantine: Precautionary quarantine is an extra measure taken to reduce the potential spread of COVID-19 in a congregate living situation. This refers to the temporary quarantine of individuals who have proximity to someone who is awaiting a test result of a close contact of a COVID-19 positive individual.

 

Marist College COVID-19 Alert Levels

COVID-19 is a global pandemic and all Marist College community members must remain vigilant. Despite Marist College’s safety protocols, we cannot guarantee the spread of COVID on our campus will not occur. Marist, in partnership with the Dutchess County Department of Behavioral and Community Health and New York State, is actively monitoring a variety of indicators to inform decision making.

Indicators used to determine alert levels include:

  • Number of cases among Marist College students
  • Quarantine/isolation capacity on campus
  • Local factors as determined by the Dutchess County Department of Behavioral and Community Health
  • New York State factors

    Green: Virus prevalence is low and transmission controlled.

    • Practice everyday precautions: physical distancing, masks required, hand washing.
    • Utilize combination of in-person/hybrid and online learning.
    • Capacity for on-campus spaces at 50% or less.
    • Campus social gatherings of fewer than 50 people.
    • Surveillance testing utilized to monitor general campus health.

    Yellow: Incidence of virus remains low, but potential for increase in transmission exists.

    • Practice everyday precautions: physical distancing, masks required, hand washing.
    • Utilize combination of in-person/hybrid and online learning.
    • Frequency of surveillance testing may be increased for some populations.
    • Marist may further reduce capacity of on-campus spaces.
    • Campus social gatherings may be restricted beyond NYS guidelines.

    Orange: Rates of infection are increasing. Cases surpass NYS threshold of 100 within a two-week period. For more details, click here.

    • Practice everyday precautions: physical distancing, masks required, hand washing.
    • Frequency of surveillance testing may be increased for some populations.
    • ENACT TWO WEEK MODIFIED QUARANTINE PROCEDURES AS PER NYS GUIDELINES.
    • Move all classes online; non-essential student activities suspended; food services converted to takeout/delivery; essential student services by appointment only.
    • Prohibit gatherings of any size – instructional or non-instructional – until transmission rates decrease.

    Red: Significant increase in incidence, even with quarantine and isolation protocols.

    • Practice everyday precautions: physical distancing, masks required, hand washing.
    • Frequency of surveillance testing may be increased for some populations.
    • Shut down campus:
      • Classes are online only.
      • Campus is restricted to essential operations; employees needed to support residential students or essential research and clinical activities will be allowed on campus.
      • On-campus students must remain in their rooms (except to receive meals or for testing) until such time as it is safe for them to return home. Provisions will be made for students who cannot safely return to their homes.
      • Off-campus students in the Poughkeepsie area to return to their permanent homes.
    • Prohibit gatherings of any size.