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).

Yellow Light: Moderate Risk
Updated 4/13/22
 
Moderate risk means: Masking is required in all indoor public spaces; in-person curricular and co-curricular activities; academic and administrative buildings open (no key card access required) during business hours; residence halls occupancy +3. 

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 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 wellnessservices@lawrence.edu.  

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.  

94%

Student Vaccination Rate

93%

Employee Vaccination Rate

Status as of 11/15/21: Our university-wide vaccination numbers have held steady at the percentages above for the last three weeks. We will continue to monitor student and employee vaccination status each week and will update the dashboard if there is a shift in percentages.

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 8/15/21.

406

Total Student Cases 

5

New Student Cases 


118

Total Employee Cases 

4

New Employee Cases 

Active Case

WeekTotal Active Student CasesTotal Active Employee Cases Total Active Cases
8/16-8/22000
8/23-8/29000
8/30-9/5213
9/6-9/12101
9/13-9/19325
9/20-9/26369
9/27-10/3246
10/4-10/10202
10/11-10/17202
10/18-10/24123
10/25-10/31235
11/1-11/7426
11/8-11/1414216
11/15-11/2125429
11/22-11/2818220
11/29-12/5516
12/6-12/12729
12/13-12/19033
12/20-12/26011
12/27-1/2707
1/3-1/9382462
1/10-1/16652085
1/17-1/2336742
1/24-1/3025934
1/31-2/632436
2/7-2/1329332
2/14-2/2016117
2/21-2/27628
2/28-3/6303
3/7-3/13202
3/14-3/20000
3/21-3/27000
3/28-4/3314
4/4-4/10707
4/11-4/1774175
4/18-4/241113114
4/25-5/146147
5/2-5/813821
5/9-5/157714
Last updated on 5/9/22 at 9:30 a.m.

Find 2020-2021 data here.

Data Definitions 

Tests 
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.

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.