Interpreting this Data
The number of new test results reflects only those tests conducted by Carleton College. Test counts align with the test collection date.
The number of new and active cases and cases in isolation and quarantine reflect known data for all Carleton students, faculty, staff, and contractors who are living, learning, or working on campus for Fall Term 2020. These tallies include cases of COVID-19 confirmed through testing outside of Carleton. Isolation numbers include presumptive cases that require isolation while awaiting test results. Because many tools and systems are tracking data from dashboards like this one, cases confirmed outside of Carleton are not included in our new test results data, as this could lead to duplication of reported results.
Data is posted weekly on Thursdays. Previous weeks’ results may be updated if lab results are delayed or additional information is gained through the contact tracing process.
|Week||New Test Results||New Cases||Total Active Cases||In Isolation On Campus||In Quarantine On Campus||In Isolation Off Campus||In Quarantine Off Campus|
|Aug. 27–Sept. 2||165||0||0||0||0||0||6|
Isolation means separation, during the period of communicability, of a person infected with a communicable disease, in a place and under conditions so as to prevent direct or indirect transmission of an infectious agent to others.
Quarantine means restriction, during a period of communicability, of activities or travel of an otherwise healthy person who likely has been exposed to a communicable disease to prevent disease transmission during the period of communicability in the event the person is infected.