On campus testing begins, 1 positive COVID-19 case after 1,265 recent tests

By Kelsey Braun ’22, Editor in Chief

Cardinal Courier Reporter Adelisa Badzic waits in line for her drive thru COVID-19 test.

After testing all returning students, staff and faculty, St. John Fisher College reported only one confirmed case of COVID-19 in the most recent weekly testing results. The school is currently operating in Level 1 of the COVID-19 alert — meaning “cases are low and transmission in controlled.”

According to the school’s COVID-19 website, 3,083 COVID-19 tests have occurred on campus since January 1. The school is reporting cases in a 14-day period and according to the school’s COVID-19 website, one case was identified from the time period of January 1 through January 29.

In the most recent round of testing, 1,265 COVID-19 test were done on campus since Saturday. Of these tests, there was one confirmed case, resulting in two students living in quarantine and one student in isolation.

Currently, there have been two confirmed cases of COVID-19 since the start 2021, according to school officials.

What does drive thru COVID-19 testing look like?

Fisher began giving COVID-19 tests to students living both on and off campus since the start of the spring semester. Every student is required to get tested weekly, as well as continue filling out the Daily Pass every day. In addition, Fisher has established many Welcome Check Points around campus, where students are required to prove they have completed the Daily Pass before entering campus. Weekly testing will continues this week, with:

  • Commuter and graduate student testing on Wednesday, (Murphy Drive-Through Clinic)
  • Employee testing takes place Thursday and Friday (Murphy Drive-Through Clinic)
  • Residential student testing takes place Thursday and Friday. Appointments are now available and organized by residence hall. (Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Fieldhouse Walk-Through Clinic)

“Moving forward, the testing clinic schedule will be updated weekly, and appointments for the following week will be updated and open every Thursday,” the email read.

School officials said in the email that ever Tuesday, they will update the campus community with our current 14-day period positive case count, current number of community members in quarantine and isolation, on-campus clinic test totals, and our current operational level.

More information on the most recent COVID-19 cases on campus can be found here.

 

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