COVID-19 Dashboard

Babson’s Spring semester is now underway, with enhanced health and safety protocols to help mitigate the impact of the current Omicron surge and reduce community spread. As anticipated, we are experiencing a significant increase in positivity rates across our campus community. While our numbers have increased, our 7-day positivity rate remains consistent with higher education health trends and considerably lower than the Commonwealth’s overall positivity rate.

Our goal — through testing, vaccination and booster requirements, masking protocols, and other mitigation strategies — is to help safeguard the health of our community. We are asking all community members to do their part as we return.

As a reminder, our dashboard reflects the most recent health data including our 7-day positivity rate, as well as cumulative data from the previous three semesters. Positivity rates reflect data collected through Babson’s PCR Testing process. Since the conclusion of the fall semester, members of our community have continued to report test results obtained off campus. Approximately 150 student positive cases were reported to Student health Services between December 20 and January 18.

As we begin the Spring semester, we will continue the cadence of data updates 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.

We will continue to closely monitor all data and share updates to the community as policies evolve.

For questions related to policies and protocols, please contact the appropriate College resource.

Last updated Thursday, January 20, 2022

TESTS AND POSITIVE RESULTS REPORTED IN MOST RECENT 7 DAY PERIOD   (Jan 12 - 18, 2022)

Tests Conducted

2242
(Test results returned 
in average of 14.2 hrs)

% Positive Test Results
(7 Day Average)

4.59%

# of New Positive Test Results

Students 73
Employees 11
Service Providers** 19
* 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

2242

Cumulative Percent Positive

4.59%

Cumulative Positive Test Results

Students 73
Employees 11
Service Providers** 19
* 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          11

Employees       4

Service
Providers**     ≤ 3

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

Students           11

Employees        4

Service
Providers**      ≤ 3

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) 4.59%
Massachusetts (7-Day Positive Test Average) * 17.44%
Boston (Percent Positivity - Last 14 Days) * 22.35%
Wellesley (Percent Positivity - Last 14 Days) * 13.75%


* 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 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