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. 

Updated as of March 4, 2021


Campus Summary

On-Campus Case Statistics

29

active student cases 
 

1

active employee cases
 

28

inactive student cases
(individuals recovered) 

10

inactive employee cases
(individuals recovered)

57

SP21 total student cases
(since Jan. 22, 2021)

11

SP21 total employee cases
(since Jan. 22, 2021)

Previous On-Campus Snapshots

Cumulative cases include persons who have recovered.
 

Student Cases Employee Cases
Winter 20/21 0 20
Fall 2020 61 5
Summer 2020 0 0
Spring 2020 0 0

 

Individual Quarantine and Isolation Availability

Quarantine housing

  • ample availability

Isolation housing:

  • adequate availability

Testing and Contact Tracing

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

Covid Safety Measures

Susquehanna University Safety Measures for the 2021-21 academic year.

Close Contact Tracing
Individual Quarantine and Isolation Protocols

Quarantine keeps those who had close contact with someone positive for COVID-19 away from others (up to 14 days). Isolation keeps COVID-19 positive individuals away from others (10+ days, based on the individual case).

Statistics Updated Weekly

Updated as of Feb. 26, 2021

 

Regional and State Positivity Rate Comparison

0.6%

 

4.7%

 

6.3%

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.

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

As of Feb. 25, 1,335 students were tested before they were allowed to move onto campus or attend classes. There was one positive case, and that individual has been isolated. 

On-Campus Testing

Each week, on-campus and commuter students will be scheduled to be tested twice a week with a nasal swab test with results being available the same day. Faculty and staff, who will be on our campus during the spring semester, will be tested bi-weekly.

In the pie chart above, cumulative on-campus testing, which includes students who commute to campus, identified 33 positive test results among all student tests; individuals with confirmed cases are required to isolate away from the general campus population. 

University Cases by 7-day Period

Cases include persons who have recovered.

17

total of lab-confirmed cases most recent 7-day period

on-campus cases at Susquehanna between Feb. 19 and Feb. 25, 2021.

9

total of lab-confirmed cases previous 7-day period

on-campus cases at Susquehanna between Feb. 12 and Feb. 18, 2021.

8

difference between the most recent 7-day period
and the previous 7-day period



Prior 7-day periods

Feb. 5 - Feb. 11

1 student, 4 employees

Jan. 29 - Feb. 4

0 students, 1 employee

Jan. 22 - Jan. 28

0 students, 2 employees

COVID Travel Advisories

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

Wear Masks

Wear a KN95 mask or double masks (e.g., nonmedical disposable mask under a cloth washable mask).

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. 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.

Positivity rates would include random asymptomatic individual testing results conducted by Susquehanna, as well as tests results by individuals in residence areas under testing protocol. Self-reported positive test results would be reflected in cumulative and weekly case statistics, but would not affect positivity rates by default, as self-reported negative tests would not be reported consistently; and adding only the self-reported positives into the calculation would be an inaccurate representation of the rates.

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 | after hours: 1-844-936-1731
Human Resources: 570-372-4024 | humanresources@susqu.edu