COVID Dashboard

Babson’s COVID-19 Dashboard reflects the most recent health data including our 7-day positivity rate, as well as cumulative data from the previous three semesters. Data is updated twice weekly, on Wednesdays and Sundays. The metrics shared on Babson’s COVID-19 Dashboard, as well as daily monitoring of 30 additional health and operational indicators, provide a decision-making framework for potential targeted interventions and operational shifts designed to help safeguard our community.

Babson’s arrival plans, which include vaccination policies, arrival testing, masking, and surveillance-testing protocols, extend through September 17 to allow for all community members to reengage safely. At this time, we are still capturing data internally as we move through the travel period. We are also looking externally to understand local, state, and federal health data to inform the next phase of our planning.

Masking compliance is a key factor in our ability to resume a more normal campus operation. We continue to educate students on the masking policies, which currently require all community members—regardless of vaccination status—to mask indoors. Improved compliance with this measure in the coming days will help reduce the risk of COVID-19 spread and lead to evolved policies.

As a reminder, our community vaccination rate—encompassing students, faculty and staff—exceeds the Massachusetts Higher Education Testing Group’s recommendation for effectively repopulating campuses safely this fall (90%+). That group’s recommended threshold is based on data and guidance from federal and state public-health experts, including the CDC.

Last updated Sunday, September 19, 2021

TESTS AND POSITIVE RESULTS REPORTED IN MOST RECENT 7 DAY PERIOD   (Sept 11 - 17, 2021)

Tests Conducted

4086
(Test results returned 
in average of 19.1 hrs)

% Positive Test Results
(7 Day Average)

0.37%

# of New Positive Test Results

Students 15
Employees 0
Service Providers** 0
* Three or fewer positive results are reported as "≤ 3" for confidentiality purposes.
** Vendors and third-parties which provide services on campus

 

CUMULATIVE TESTS AND POSITIVE RESULTS REPORTED (since August 15, 2021)

Tests Conducted

15869

Cumulative Percent Positive

0.30%

Cumulative Positive Test Results

Students 48
Employees 0
Service Providers** 0
* Three or fewer positive results are reported as "≤ 3" for confidentiality purposes.
** Vendors and third-parties which provide services on campus

 

POSITIVE TEST RESULTS REPORTED FROM EXTERNAL SOURCES (Students/staff/affiliates testing positive using testing outside of Babson)

New Positive Test Results From External Sources During Most Recent 7 Day Period

Students         0

Employees      0

Service
Providers**    0

Cumulative Positive Test Results From External Sources (Since Aug 15)

Students           4

Employees       ≤ 3

Service
Providers**      0

Only confirmed positive cases that involve people who may have had contact with the Babson community are included.
* Three or fewer positive results are reported as "≤ 3" for confidentiality purposes.
** Vendors and third-parties which provide services on campus
Babson (7-Day Positive Test Average) 0.37%
Massachusetts (7-Day Positive Test Average) * 2.26%
Boston (Percent Positivity - Last 14 Days) * 1.24%
Wellesley (Percent Positivity - Last 14 Days) * 0.98%


* Source:  https://www.mass.gov/info-details/covid-19-response-reporting

Babson’s Boston campus, located at 100 High Street, regularly reports data released from the property management company (Rockhill Management).

100 High Street Tenant Notice 08/04/21 (pdf)

100 High Street Tenant Notice 08/26/21 (pdf)

100 High Street Tenant Notice 09/03/21 (pdf)

Glossary

The number of tests conducted in a given time period (either a seven day snapshot or cumulative from August 5, 2020 on the Babson dashboard) includes all tests performed on Babson’s campus, across all stakeholder groups (faculty, staff, students and affiliates). Tests conducted includes both asymptomatic surveillance tests and testing of symptomatic individuals through Babson’s Health Services. 

The running 7 day average of the positive test rate, weighted (calculated as the positive tests for the last 7 days added together divided by the new tests for the last 7 days added together).

Total number of positive molecular COVID-19 tests in a specific time period divided by the total number of molecular COVID-19 tests in that same time period.

The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases based on positive test results in a given period. Presumptive cases are not included in the positive case number. Three or fewer cases are reported as such (≤ 3) for confidentiality purposes.

Preceding Semester Statistics

Babson's Spring 2021 Cumulative statisitcs

Total Tests: 62189
Cumulative Percent Positive: 0.53%
# of Positive Student tests: 297
# of Positive Employee tests: 20
# of Positive Service Provider tests: 15

(Students/staff/affiliates testing positive using testing outside of Babson)

Cumulative Positive Test Results From External Sources (Since Jan 10)

Students> 15
Employees ≤3*
Service Providers **

Only confirmed positive cases that involve people who may have had contact with the Babson community are included.
* Three or fewer positive results are reported as "≤ 3" for confidentiality purposes.
** Vendors and third-parties which provide services on campus

Babson's Fall 2020 Cumulative statisitcs

Total Tests: 34971
Cumulative Percent Positive: 0.20%
# of Positive Student tests: 60
# of Positive Employee tests: 5
# of Positive Service Provider tests: 6