Green Light: Open, Low Risk
Limited to no cases on campus, isolation and quarantine space readily available
Curricular and co-curricular activities proceed as planned; 100% of employees can work on campus, following the Lawrence Campus Community Pledge; continue to practice daily symptom checks, wear masks indoors if you are not vaccinated, experiencing a respiratory illness, or for personal preference
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 this summer and next fall 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.
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
Following CDC guidance, with more than 75% of on-campus students, faculty, and staff fully vaccinated, Lawrence is suspending its weekly surveillance testing. 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 8/31/20.
Please see definitions below for further information.
Total Student Cases
New Student Cases
Total Employee Cases
New Employee Cases
|Week||Total Active Student Cases||Total Active Employee Cases||Total Active Cases|
Lawrence administers COVID-19 surveillance tests to asymptomatic Lawrence community members. Given the capacity of asymptomatic testing in Wisconsin, 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.
Lawrence faculty and staff working on campus, including Bon Appétit employees, during Winter Term will be tested at the start of the term. Lawrence students living or learning on campus during Winter Term will be tested upon arrival and then two weeks later. Randomized testing will be conducted on a weekly basis thereafter; testing groups are determined by campus and community epidemiological data at that time.
Student athletes who are practicing or competing will participate in increased testing following NCAA guidelines. 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.