COVID-19 News

COVID-19 News

Information about COVID-19 at Lawrence University

COVID-19 Dashboard

Information on this page is reviewed and updated every Monday and reflects data from the previous week (Monday through Sunday).

Green Light: Low Risk
Updated 6/29/22
 
Low risk means: In-person curricular and co-curricular activities; academic and administrative buildings open (no key card access required) during business hours; residence halls occupancy +3; masks welcome but not universally required.  

Read more about our operational status.

Lawrence University’s COVID-19 Dashboard tracks the impact of the pandemic on our campus community.  All data reflect students, faculty, and staff currently living, learning, or working on campus, including members of the Bon Appétit staff. 

Vaccination Information

All students, faculty, and staff are required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19, including a booster, when eligible. Exceptions may be made for medical reasons, religious beliefs, or personal conviction. Proof of full vaccination for COVID-19 or an approved waiver is required. Students should send vaccine records or waiver, as well as questions about your vaccine status, to wellnessservices@lawrence.edu. Faculty and staff should send vaccine records to HumanResources@lawrence.edu.  

Lawrence continues to work with the City of Appleton, as well as other community entities, to help members of the Lawrence community access the vaccine. A full list of vaccination sites is available on the Wellness Services website. Locations can also be identified on the Wisconsin Department of Health website.    

By the Numbers

Lawrence updates active cases on campus in the chart below on a weekly basis. Please see definitions below for further information. The data below reflect all cases since 8/15/22.

43

Total Student Cases 

8

New Student Cases 


16

Total Employee Cases 

2

New Employee Cases 

Active Case

WeekTotal Active Student CasesTotal Active Employee Cases Total Active Cases
8/15/-8/21145
8/22-8/28123
8/29-9/413013
9/5-9/1116117
9/12-9/1818624
9/19-9/2518523
Last updated on 9/26/22 at 9:15 a.m.

Find 2020-2021 data here.
Find 2021-22 data here.

Data Definitions 

Tests 
Wellness Services and Campus Safety have tests on-hand for students if needed. Employees can purchase tests at their local pharmacy, can order tests for free from the federal government, or use their health insurance. Regular surveillance testing is currently not being conducted, and we ask that all community members living, learning, or working on campus Honor the Pledge.

Case 
A case indicates the person has tested positive for the COVID-19 virus (not the antibody) through on-campus or off-campus testing. Individuals who have been diagnosed by a health care provider based on symptoms are also considered a case. A new case indicates a new diagnosis since the last dashboard update.  
 
Active Case 
Active Cases reflect students or employees currently in isolation who has tested positive for the COVID-19 virus (not the antibody) through on-campus or off-campus testing. Individuals who have been diagnosed by a health care provider based on symptoms are also considered a case.

Treatment of Cases 

Students who are diagnosed as positive for COVID-19 will be immediately moved to a separate isolation area on campus. Faculty and staff who are diagnosed as positive will be asked to isolate at home. In coordination with local health departments, individuals will be given instructions for isolation, education to protect themselves and others around them, information for what to do if symptomatic, and daily follow-ups. More information regarding isolation protocols.  

Additional Tracking 

The City of Appleton’s health department tracks COVID-19 daily at  https://covid-19-appleton.hub.arcgis.com.  

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services tracks local COVID-19 activity levels at https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/covid-19/local.htm. The data is updated weekly on Wednesdays by 2 p.m. 

The CDC provides current information, including interactive and visualized data, weekly reports, and mathematical modeling here CDC: Cases, Data, and Surveillance

Dashboard Questions 

Please send questions regarding the information shared on the COVID-19 dashboard to coronainfo@lawrence.edu.