Yellow Light: Moderate Risk
Yellow Light/Moderate Risk signals enhanced precautions; masking required indoors regardless of vaccination; increased surveillance testing; high-traffic and affected areas deep-cleaned; campus may be open to organized guest activity only (access granted only via host or advanced registration/ticketing); buildings keycard access only.
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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.
Information on this page is updated every Monday and reflects data from the previous week (Monday through Sunday).
All students residing on campus during the 2021-22 academic year are required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. Exceptions will be made for medical reasons, religious beliefs, or personal conviction. Proof of full vaccination for COVID-19 or an approved waiver is required, and students should send vaccine records or waiver, as well as questions about your vaccine status, to email@example.com.
We strongly encourage our faculty and staff to be vaccinated, with the exceptions noted above. Faculty and staff should send vaccine records to HumanResources@lawrence.edu.
The following charts represent our current vaccination status on campus. Student numbers represent our current calculation of enrolled students; employee numbers include faculty, staff, and Bon Appetit employees. Both include individuals who are fully vaccinated or in process of becoming fully vaccinated. Numbers will be updated as needed.
Student Vaccination Rate
Employee Vaccination Rate
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 is currently conducting surveillance testing of its students, faculty, and staff. Entry testing of new and returning students began on August 18; surveillance of the campus community will continue throughout the term. Surveillance testing includes all unvaccinated community members and a random selection of vaccinated faculty, staff, and students. We will continue to update active cases in the chart below on a weekly basis.
Total Tests Administered on Campus
New Tests on Campus this Week
The data below reflect all cases since 8/15/21.
Please see definitions below for further information.
Total Student Cases
New Student Cases
Total Employee Cases
New Employee Cases
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Lawrence administers COVID-19 surveillance tests to asymptomatic Lawrence community members, including Bon Appétit employees. Testing groups are determined by campus and community epidemiological data at that time. Symptomatic testing of students will be conducted in the Wellness Center as needed. The university is relying on a lab in New Jersey to diagnose all saliva-based tests administered on campus; test results take approximately 2-4 days to receive.
Following NCAA guidelines, unvaccinated student athletes who are practicing or competing will participate in increased testing. These test results are also included in the on-campus testing numbers.
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 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.
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.
Please send questions regarding the information shared on the COVID-19 dashboard to firstname.lastname@example.org.