This BSU COVID-19 Dashboard provides public health information of interest to our campus community. We strive to transparently share data to inform our university community and comply with local and state reporting protocols. This is the final dashboard of the academic year.
Weekly Summary 5/6-5/12
This past week, BSU administered only 50 PCR tests as final examinations came to an end and students moved out from residence halls. We had one positive case for a positivity rate of 2.0%, which remains far below the rising state 7-day positivity rate of 8.24% and the 14-day positivity rates of Plymouth and Bristol counties at 6.33% and 6.17% respectively. Reflecting the upward trend in COVID-19 cases, this past week the CDC reclassified both Plymouth and Bristol Counties as having high “community levels.”
For the 2021-2022 academic year, BSU successfully managed COVID-19 on our campus. We only had 231 positive test results out of nearly 16,000 PCR tests that we administered, reflecting how strongly our community complied with our vaccination, and masking protocols. Thank you.
BSU will be communicating next week regarding public health protocols for Summer I.
We recommend taking a rapid test if you are feeling symptoms of illness. BSU has plenty of free rapid test kits available, which can be picked up at the Wellness Center.
If you test positive for COVID, please remember that you need to isolate. We strongly encourage members of our campus community to report any positive non-BSU COVID-19 test results. If you have tested positive for COVID-19 off campus, or want to report exposure to COVID, please use this form that is regularly monitored by the Wellness Center: https://bridgew.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_b2Dit3rmwxtqX1c
BSU has received 2 reports through our COVID-19 reporting form of positive test results this past week.
Starting next week, we will have testing available Monday-Thursday by appointment at the Wellness Center. Employees and students should call the Wellness Center at 508-531-1252 to arrange a time for PCR testing.
Testing Results 5/6-5/12
COVID Tests Conducted
7 Day Positive Rate for BSU
7 Day Positive Rate for MA
**Per the MA Department of Public Health guidance, the dashboard contains data on new, confirmed positive cases that result from COVID-19 molecular tests that BSU administers in conjunction with the Broad Institute. Testing data reflects test results received from the Broad Institute by 3 p.m. on Friday. Test results received after that time will be included in the following week’s report.
Vaccination Rates through 5/12/22
**Vaccination rates include both fully and partially vaccinated individuals.
Cumulative Results through 5/12/22
|COVID Tests Conducted||15,907||100%|
|Positive Test Results||231||1.45%|
|Out of Isolation||230 of 231||99.1%|