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.
Weekly Summary 9/17-9/23
This past week, BSU administered 576 tests with only 5 positives – 3 employees and 2 commuter students – a positivity rate of 0.87%. Since the start of the academic year, BSU has administered 1,631 tests with a 0.92% positivity rate. For context, the state 7-day positivity rate is currently 2.11%, while the 14-day average positivity rate for Plymouth and Bristol Counties is 3.41% and 4.27% respectively. All individuals who tested positive have either mild symptoms or are asymptomatic.
Currently, 93.0% of students and 87.3% of employees are vaccinated. All students and employees who are attending classes, living in residence halls or working on campus are required to be vaccinated. All students and employees who have been granted medical or religious exemptions must submit to weekly COVID-19 testing.
COVID-19 testing is available to all students and employees at no cost. If you wish to be tested, we encourage you to utilize our testing services.
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
We encourage you to report any positive results so BSU can initiate its contact tracing protocols to help keep our campus safe.
COVID-19 Testing on campus is available the following days and times:
- First floor of parking garage
- 8:30am to 4:00pm
- No appointment necessary
- Note: We close promptly at 4:00 pm on each of these days so we can prepare the tests for delivery to the Broad Institute lab in Cambridge.
- Back door of the Wellness Center (the door facing the MBTA train station)
- 8:30am-10:00am and 2:30pm-4:00pm
- By APPOINTMENT ONLY. You must call Wellness at 508-531-1252 to make an appointment as the schedule may be full.
**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 3:00 PM on Friday. Test results received after that time will be included in the following week’s report.
Vaccination Rates through 9/23/21
|Students||Faculty & Staff|
**Vaccination rates include both fully and partially vaccinated individuals.
Cumulative Results through 9/23/21
|COVID Tests Conducted||1,631||100%|
|Positive Test Results||15||0.92%|
|Recovered or Out of Isolation||7||47%|