COVID-19 Dashboard

Babson is evolving its COVID-19 protocols to emphasize personal responsibility and risk assessment and focus on longer-term management with the goal of returning to near normal.

Asymptomatic surveillance testing is now optional for community members who are up-to-date with their Covid-19 vaccination and booster. Individuals who are not up-to-date with vaccination, including those with an approved medical accommodation or religious exemption, must continue to test weekly and compliance will be tracked. All vendors and affiliates, as well as in-season athletes, are also required to continue weekly testing. 

With this shift, we are discontinuing the issuance of the COVID-19 Dashboard. The last update, issued on April 3, will be available through the end of the semester, and all prior data will remain archived on the page for future reference.

Babson’s Crisis Response Team continues to rigorously monitor testing data, campus trends and other metric daily, and will reinstate testing requirements or implement targeted policy shifts as needed. We will continue to communicate regularly with the Babson community, and the current notification process for positive cases will remain in place.

We are grateful for our community’s continued partnership and commitment to keeping each other safe.

Last updated Sunday, April 3, 2022

TESTS AND POSITIVE RESULTS REPORTED IN MOST RECENT 7 DAY PERIOD   (Mar 26 - April 1, 2022)

Tests Conducted

2171
(Test results returned 
in average of 12.4 hrs)

% Positive Test Results
(7 Day Average)

1.47%

# of New Positive Test Results

Students 29
Employees ≤ 3
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 January 12, 2022)

Tests Conducted

27537

Cumulative Percent Positive

1.47%

Cumulative Positive Test Results

Students 345
Employees 33
Service Providers** 26
* 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         ≤ 3

Employees       5

Service
Providers**     ≤ 3

Cumulative Positive Test Results From External Sources (Since Jan 12)

Students           98

Employees        32

Service
Providers**       9

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) 1.47%
Massachusetts (7-Day Positive Test Average) * 2.47%
Boston (Percent Positivity - Last 14 Days) * 1.61%
Wellesley (Percent Positivity - Last 14 Days) * 1.96%


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

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 PCR Tests
Total Tests 27,537
Cumulative Percent Positive 1.47%
Positive Student Tests 345
Positive Employee Tests 33
Positive Service Provider Tests 26
Non-Babson PCR Tests
Positive Student Tests 98
Positive Employee Tests 32
Positive Service Provider Tests 9
Students/faculty/​staff/​affiliates reporting testing positive for COVID-19 using testing outside of Babson 1/12/22–4/1/22. Only confirmed positive cases that involve people who may have had contact with the Babson community are included.
Babson PCR Tests
Total Tests 63,372
Cumulative Percent Positive 0.28%
Positive Student Tests 162
Positive Employee Tests 10
Positive Service Provider Tests 7
Non-Babson PCR Tests
Positive Student Tests 13
Positive Employee Tests 12
Positive Service Provider Tests ≤ 3
Students/faculty/​staff/​affiliates reporting testing positive for COVID-19 using testing outside of Babson 8/15/21–12/17/21. 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.
Babson PCR Tests
Total Tests 62,189
Cumulative Percent Positive 0.53%
Positive Student Tests 297
Positive Employee Tests 20
Positive Service Provider Tests 15
Non-Babson PCR Tests
Positive Student Tests 15
Positive Employee Tests ≤ 3
Positive Service Provider Tests 4
Students/faculty/​staff/​affiliates reporting testing positive for COVID-19 using testing outside of Babson 1/10/21–5/12/21. 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.
Babson PCR Tests
Total Tests 34,971
Cumulative Percent Positive 0.20%
Positive Student Tests 60
Positive Employee Tests 5
Positive Service Provider Tests 6
Non-Babson PCR Tests
No data available