COVID-19 Dashboard

St. Lawrence maintains this page to inform the Laurentian and local communities about new lab-confirmed COVID-19 cases involving St. Lawrence students, faculty, and staff.

When the University receives a positive test result, our first contact must be to St. Lawrence County Public Health, and that county government office must take the lead on response. The St. Lawrence information shared on this dashboard, which will be updated regularly, reflects those cases that already have been communicated to, and coordinated with, Public Health.

No identifying information will be shared about a person who tests positive for COVID-19, to comply with federal health privacy regulations. Any individuals who have had a risk of exposure will be contacted directly through contact tracing.

Not every single report of a positive COVID-19 case will warrant an email to campus; however, the community will be informed of any significant updates.

For more information about our quarantine procedures, visit the Containment and Quarantine page.

Campus Operating Status: Low Risk

What it means:

Cases are rare and transmission controlled. Factors that we will consider:

  • Approximately 0-5 confirmed student cases and contacts in exposure quarantine either on campus or at home; or
  • Up to approximately  20% of quarantine beds used (2); or
  • Up to approximately 5% of any work group or shift report employee confirmed cases and related employee quarantines among on-campus workers

What to expect:

  • Practice everyday precautions: hand washing and disinfecting of shared equipment.
  • In-person learning.
  • Full capacity for spaces on campus.
  • Student gatherings compliant with Student Handbook expectations
  • Mandatory mask wearing for unvaccinated Laurentians, on the honor system.

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What it means:

Incidence of the virus remains low, but indicators show increased or potential for increase in transmission. Factors that we will consider:

  • Approximately 5-10 confirmed student cases and contacts in exposure quarantine on campus or at home; or
  • Approximately 21-40% of on-campus quarantine beds used (3-4); or
  • Approximately up to 10% of any work group or shift report employee confirmed cases and related employee quarantines among on-campus workers

What to expect:

  • Practice everyday precautions: hand washing and disinfecting of shared equipment.
  • In-person learning.
  • College may reduce capacity of some on-campus spaces.
  • Student gatherings may be limited to extended family units only.
  • Additional restrictions to be determined as needed; examples could include imposing curfews or restricting students to the campus only.
  • Frequency of testing may be increased for some populations
  • Mandatory mask wearing for unvaccinated Laurentians, on the honor system.

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What it means:

Incidence has increased above baseline modeling and indicators show rates of infection are increasing. This is defined as:

  • Approximately 15 - 20 confirmed student cases and contacts in exposure quarantine; or
  • Approximately 41-60% of quarantine beds used (up to 6); or
  • Up to 20% of any work group or shift report employee confirmed cases and related employee quarantines among on-campus workers
  • If more than 30% of students are in precautionary quarantine.

What to expect:

  • Practice everyday precautions: hand washing and disinfecting of shared equipment.
  • In-person learning.
  • Additional steps may be taken to de-densify campus and may include:
    • Possible moving classes online and requiring students to stay in their rooms or apartments, except to get food or go for testing.
    • Prohibiting gatherings of any size – instructional or non-instructional – until transmission rates decrease.
  • Additional restrictions to be determined as needed; examples could include imposing curfews or restricting students to the campus only.
  • Frequency of testing may be increased for some populations
  • Mandatory mask wearing for unvaccinated Laurentians, on the honor system.
  • Visitors are not allowed on campus and travel is strongly discouraged.
  • Take-out food from Dana or Northstar Café will be considered.
  • All Athletic facilities and library will be closed to the public.

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What it means:

Significant increase in incidence with limited quarantine, isolation and/or local hospital capacity. Factors to consider: 

  • 21+ confirmed student cases and contacts in exposure quarantine on campus or at home; or
  • 61% or more of quarantine beds used (7 or above); or
  • Up to 30% of any work group or shift report employee confirmed cases and related employee quarantines among on-campus workers

What to expect:

  • Practice everyday precautions: hand washing and disinfecting of shared equipment.
  • Frequency of testing may be increased for some populations.
  • Campus may be shut down:
    • Classes are online only.
    • Campus is restricted to essential operations; only residential students and employees needed to support residential students or essential research and clinical activities will be allowed on campus.
    • On-campus students in Phase 1, students remain in their own hallways. Off-campus students in the Canton area are also asked to return to their permanent homes.
  • No gatherings of any size are permitted.
  • Visitors are not allowed on campus and travel is strongly discouraged.

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St. Lawrence University Testing Data

Data as of June 30, 2021

Note: Data includes both student and employee testing. 

Students are placed in temporary campus quarantine for several reasons and should not be assumed to have had exposure or infection.

52,954

Total number of PCR tests

since 8/17/2020

0

Total number of active student cases

0

Total number of active student cases on campus

135

Total number of pending test results

0

Number of active student cases at home/off campus

0

Number of students in precautionary quarantine

0

Number of active employee cases

124

Total number of confirmed cases

124

Total number of recovered cases

0

Total number of students in campus quarantine

(out of 140 available beds)

Local and State Public Health Information

New York State's four-phase New York Forward reopening plan focuses on getting New Yorkers in 10 regions back to work without triggering renewed spread of the COVID-19 virus or overwhelming local hospital systems.

St. Lawrence University is located in the state’s North Country region and is in St. Lawrence County.

St. Lawrence County COVID-19 Update

Last updated on July 22, 2021

For more detailed information, please visit the St. Lawrence County Department of Public Health website.

24

Active Positive Cases

7,601

Total Positive Cases to Date

344,826

Total Number Tested to Date

1

Current Hospitalizations