2020-2021 Data

By the Numbers

Lawrence University conducted COVID-19 surveillance testing during the 2020-21 academic year to help mitigate the spread of the virus and protect the health and safety of its campus community. All students, faculty, and staff living, learning, or working on campus were tested upon arrival in August 2020. Weekly surveillance testing was conducted throughout the academic year. A percentage of our Lawrence community was selected randomly for testing each week. Varsity athletes were tested routinely per NCAA guidelines.

The data below reflects administered tests and cases between August 31, 2020, and August 15, 2021. Please see definitions below for further information.

21,063

Total Tests Administered on Campus


218

Total Student Cases 


91

Total Employee Cases 

Active Cases by Week

WeekTotal Active Student CasesTotal Active Employee Cases Total Active Cases
8/31-9/6156
9/7-9/13145
9/14-9/20325
9/21-9/27617
9/28-10/4-224
10/5-10/11112
10/12-10/188412
10/19-10/2520728
10/26-11/116521
11/2-11/8538
11/9-11/15268
11/16-11/229615
11/23-11/29819
11/30-12/6145
12/7-12/13044
12/14-12/20011
12/21-12/27000
12/28-1/3134
1/4-1/108715
1/11-1/1730636
1/18-1/2429332
1/25-1/318311
2/1-2/78311
2/8-2/14235
2/15-2/21123
2/22-2/28426
3/1-3/7718
3/8-3/14606
3/15-3/21404
3/22-3/28101
3/29-4/4505
4/5-4/11516
4/12-4/18112
4/19-4/25303
4/26-5/2404
5/3-5/9303
5/10-5/16505
5/17-5/23000
5/24-5/30000
6/1-6/6000
6/7-6/13000
6/14-6/20000
6/21-6/27000
6/28-7/5000
7/6-7/11000
7/12-7/18000
7/19-7/25000
7/26-8/1000
8/2-8/8000
8/9-8/15000

Data Definitions 

Tests 
Lawrence administered COVID-19 surveillance tests to asymptomatic Lawrence community members, including Bon Appétit employees. Testing groups were determined by campus and community epidemiological data at that time. Symptomatic testing of students was conducted in the Wellness Center as needed. The university relied on a lab in New Jersey to diagnose all saliva-based tests administered on campus; test results took approximately 2-4 days to receive.

Following NCAA guidelines, unvaccinated student athletes who practiced or competed participated in increased testing. These test results were 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.