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COVID-19 Dashboard

As part of our commitment to supporting the health and safety of our community, we have created this public dashboard which contains aggregate data pertaining to COVID-19 testing and cases on campus. This data will be updated regularly each week as we conduct testing of students and adults during the fall term.

Updates

10/3/2020: As part of the student arrival protocol for Oct. 3, students from high prevalence areas received a rapid antigen test as their initial stop prior to registration on campus. Three of these students tested positive for COVID-19 and are isolating, either at home or at the health center. There were no close contacts from among the campus community.

Explanation of Terms

Active cases in isolation refers to the number of students or employees who remain in isolation as a result of a confirmed case of COVID-19, either in the health center on campus or at home under medical provider supervision. This number includes both symptomatic and asymptomatic cases. Note that for pre-arrival tests, students who tested positive did not travel to campus and instead remained in isolation at home.

Total tests include both symptomatic and asymptomatic individuals and will vary based on our testing protocols: pre-travel tests taken before returning to campus, rapid tests just prior to registration for students traveling from high-prevalence areas, rapid testing on-site for students who report symptoms, surveillance testing for students and employees (at least 20% weekly) and larger scale population testing of all students (3-5 days after arrival and 10-14 days after arrival) and employees (at the start of the school year). Test results are posted to the day the specimen was collected, when possible. Reporting on the dashboard may be delayed by 2-3 days, however, due to the time needed for delivery to and processing by the lab for PCR tests. 

  • Positive tests include any positive test administered through the Academy or reported to the Academy. “Pre-Arrival” refers to tests administered to students before traveling to campus or before registering on campus. “School” refers to tests administered to students after they’ve arrived on campus and completed registration. 
  • Negative tests include only negative results from tests administered through the Academy.
  • An indeterminate test result is always repeated and is not included on the dashboard until it has resulted in a conclusive outcome and then reported as either positive or negative.

Positivity rates represent positive cases as a percentage of the number of tests (symptomatic and asymptomatic) administered or reported (in the case of positive results reported to the Academy from students or employees). 

Quarantines refers to number of students currently required to quarantine. They consist of students identified as having been in close contact with a person who is confirmed or presumed to have contracted COVID-19, but who themselves have no symptoms and have tested negative for COVID-19. They are required to be in quarantine for 14 days, either at home away from campus, or on campus in our quarantine facility.

Health and Safety Protocols

We report any known cases of COVID-19 to the NH Department of Health and Human Services. Our protocols include daily symptom checks for all students and employees. When a student presents with symptoms, we use on-site rapid testing. We require students to be isolated at home or in our health center and employees to isolate at home, if they test positive for COVID-19. In cooperation with the NHDHHS, we conduct contact tracing and require any identified close contact of an individual who tests positive for COVID-19 to quarantine for fourteen days, either at home or on campus for those students who are unable to travel home by private transportation.

To learn more about our testing and safety protocols, see COVID-19 Updates.

For information about pandemic conditions in New Hampshire, see NHDHHS COVID-19.