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Augustana College COVID-19 dashboard

Augustana College is closely monitoring vaccination rates and cases of COVID-19 on campus and in our geographic area. The college will share data weekly on this page when classes are on session.

Illinois requires that personnel and students at higher education institutions receive the vaccine. They must receive the first dose of a two-dose vaccination series or a single-does vaccination by Sept. 5, 2021. Second doses must be received within 30 days of the first dose. 

Employees and students who do not receive the vaccine must follow a routine testing schedule at least once a week.

Testing of unvaccinated students and employees at Augustana began the week of Sept. 5.

This data summarizes findings of the Augustana Strong testing protocol. Only the Total Numbers section below includes self-reported positive cases outside the college’s required testing protocol. 

New results will be shared every week. Each update will reflect testing data from the prior week. 
 

Required on-campus student testing

This week

Last week

  (Oct. 4-10) (Sept. 25-Oct. 1)
Number tested 176 201
New positive cases 0 0
Positivity rate 0 0

Data summarizes findings of the Augustana Strong testing on campus. It does not include testing of students outside of the college’s protocol. 

Required on-campus employee testing

This week

Last week

  (Oct. 4-10) (Sept. 25-Oct. 1)
Number tested* 49 52
New positive cases 1 0
Positivity rate >2% 0

*Employee testing began the week of Sept. 5.

Total numbers

Oct. 11

Oct. 4

Confirmed cases on campus from previous week Mon.-Sun.* 0 0
Students in Augustana-provided** isolation housing
(Tested positive or are suspected)
 
0 2
Students in Augustana-provided quarantine housing
(Awaiting test results or had close contact with someone positive)
0 0
Students in isolation off campus 2 7
Students in quarantine off campus 0 0
Vaccinated students who otherwise would have had to quarantine 27 27

*Includes both required testing positive results and self-reports of students and employees.
**Augustana-provided housing includes TLAs and the partner off-campus hotel.

Verified student vaccination status*

 

  Oct. 11
Students registered for fall semester 2,359
Students fully vaccinated 2,141 (91%)
Students partially vaccinated 8 (<1%)
Students indicating vaccination without documentation 58
No response 21
Choosing not to or unable to vaccinate                                      131

Information comes from the summer Augustana College Vaccination Survey. *Verification occurs through manual review of every student submission and upload. 

Employee vaccination survey responses

 

(Survey closed as of Oct. 11) Oct. 4
Total employees (faculty and staff) 663
Employees who completed the vaccination survey 646
Employees vaccinated or planning to vaccinate* 606
Employees choosing not to or unable to vaccinate 40

Information comes from the Augustana College Vaccination Survey. *Information includes verified full and partial vaccination and indicated vaccination without verified documentation. 

Verified employee vaccination status (in progress)*

 

  Oct. 11
Total number of employees 663
Employees fully vaccinated 605
Employees partially vaccinated 4
Employees indicating vaccination but not documented 5
No response 9`
Choosing not to or unable to vaccinate 40

Information comes from the summer Augustana College Vaccination Survey. *Verification occurs through manual review of every employee submission and upload. 

Rock Island County

 

  Sept. 26-Oct. 2
Test positivity rate 5.3%
Cases per 100,000* 181
Hospital availability* 18.5%

Information comes from the Illinois Department of Public Health County Level COVID-19 Risk Metrics.
*Indicates a warning level. 

Illinois Region 2 details

 

  Oct. 5
Positivity rate 3.1%
Days of positivity rate increase past week 0
Days of admissions increase past week 0
Hospital availability 19%

Information comes from the Illinois Department of Public Health Regional COVID-19 Resurgence Criteria