Updated as of October 19, 2020

Susquehanna University's dashboard provides transparent and timely information about COVID-19 prevalence. Information is updated with results at least through the previous weekday, unless otherwise noted. 


Campus Summary

On-Campus Case Statistics

Active COVID-19 cases remain low. Cumulative cases include persons who have recovered.

6

total active cases (individuals in isolation)

8

total inactive cases (individuals recovered)

14

cumulative total cases (since Aug. 3, 2020)

Residence Area(s) Under Testing Protocol

Currently under testing protocols:

  • Scholars House (Oct. 15 at 10:30 a.m.)

Individual Quarantine and Isolation Availability

Quarantine housing

  • ample availability

Isolation housing:

  • ample availability


Testing and Contact Tracing

Susquehanna utilizes multiple-layer protocols for detection of COVID-19 based on wastewater, randomized, symptomatic and close-contact testing. Results are usually available within 72 hours or less.

Residence Area Under Testing Protocol

In the event of a positive wastewater or individual test in a residence area, students in that area will be asked to return to their rooms to take and await results of individual COVID-19 tests (up to 72 hours).

Close Contact Tracing
Individual Quarantine and Isolation Protocols

Quarantine keeps those who had close contact with someone positive for COVID-19 away from others (14 days). Isolation keeps COVID-19 positive individuals away from others (10-14 days).

Statistics Updated Weekly

Updated as of Oct. 16, 2020 1:30 p.m. 

The following data are updated each Friday by 3 p.m., using the same timeframe for 7-day periods (Friday through Thursday) as the Pennsylvania Department of Health.

Pre-Arrival Testing

Prior to arriving to campus, 2,480 of students, faculty and staff have been tested to date.

Students

Pre-arrival testing identified 11 positive cases among students; those individuals with confirmed cases are isolating at home and can return to campus when they no longer have the active virus.  

Faculty and Staff

Among faculty and staff, 634 were tested pre-arrival and there have been no confirmed cases — 100% tested negative.  

On-Campus Testing

Residence areas are tested every other day, using a 24-hour wastewater-sample collection method. Students not covered by residence area testing, including commuters, are selected for a 20% random sample PCR test each week. Following NCAA guidelines, at least 25% of student-athletes are PCR tested every two weeks.

In the pie chart above, cumulative on-campus testing, which includes students who commute to campus, identified 10 total positive test results among all student tests; individuals with confirmed cases are required to isolate away from the general campus population. 

Positivity Rate for the Most Recent 7-day Period

0.7%

 

2.1%

 

4.3%

on-campus

 

Snyder County

 

Pennsylvania

The Pennsylvania Department of Health maintains a COVID-19 Dashboard that is updated daily and a weekly Early Warning Monitoring System Dashboard. They include information for Snyder County and neighboring counties of the Susquehanna Valley.

University Cases by 7-day Period

Cases include persons who have recovered.

3

total cases most recent 7-day period

Oct. 9 through Oct. 15, 2020

1

total cases previous 7-day period

Oct. 2 through Oct. 8, 2020.

+2

difference between 7-day periods



Prior 7-day periods

Sept. 25 - Oct. 1

5 students, 0 employees

Sept. 18 – Sept. 24

1 student, 0 employees

Sept. 11 – Sept. 17

0 students, 0 employees

Sept. 4 – Sept. 10

0 students, 0 employees

Aug. 28 – Sept. 3

0 students, 0 employees

Aug. 21 - Aug. 27

0 students, 0 employees

Aug. 14 – Aug. 20

0 students, 0 employees

Aug. 3 – Aug. 13

0 students, 0 employees

COVID Travel Advisories

Restrictions are in place for local, regional and international travel. Please check daily, as they may change.

Mask Up

Everything you need to know about mask safety at SU.

LiveSafe App

Susquehanna has implemented the LiveSafe app to assist with student daily health monitoring.

Metric Definitions

Confirmed cases would include lab-confirmed results of on-campus students and employees for the fall 2020 semester since Aug. 3, 2020. The dashboard does not include students participating in class remotely or away from campus the entire semester, nor employees approved to work remotely for the entire semester.

Student cases would include on-campus resident and commuter cases reported to the Student Health Center.

Employee cases would include faculty and staff members as well as the employees of the university’s bookstore, dining and housekeeping services reported to Human Resources.

Federal privacy laws prohibit the university from disclosing identifying information about affected individuals.


Everyone must monitor for symptoms daily. Students who are ill or believe they may have been exposed to COVID-19 should contact the Student Health Center. Faculty and staff should contact their physician and notify their supervisor or contact Human Resources.  

Student Health Services: 570-372-4385
Human Resources: 570-372-4024 | humanresources@susqu.edu