COVID-19 status update

Message sent on October 19, 2020

Dean Julie Ramsey informs the community of the current COVID-19 status on campus as of Monday, October 19, 2020.

Dear campus community:

I’m writing today to update you on our campus’s current COVID-19 status. As described in our return to campus plans, this weekly update will be made available via email and on the website every Monday and will outline our current status determined by our alert level, and any changes that are being made to campus operations given this information. If there is a sudden increase in cases that occurs between these updates, an emergency notification will be sent by the Department of Public Safety.

Current status

Current status as of 9 a.m., Monday, October 19, 2020

Category Details
Students tested as of 10/11/2020 780
Students tested who were negative as of 10/11/2020 775
* Students tested who were positive as of 10/11/2020 5
** Total number of employees who tested positive as of 10/11/2020 0

* The students who tested positive are in isolation and contact tracing process has been completed.

** Employees are required to alert Human Resources if they have tested positive for COVID-19.

Campus status as of Monday, October 19, 2020

Category Details
Current alert level


Number of students now in isolation on campus 6
Number of students now in quarantine on campus 13
Adams County information PA Department of Health, WellSpan Hospital

Cumulative student tests and results since August 5, 2020

Category Details
Total number of students who have been tested since 8/5/2020 10,359
Total number of students whose tests were negative since 8/5/2020 10,260
* Grand total number of students who had a positive test since 8/5/2020 99

* This number includes 6 students whose tests were initially reported as positive but had recovered from COVID-19; the very sensitive tests the College is using detected leftover viral fragments that are not infectious. This number also includes tests and results from the current week’s report.

For questions

If you have questions regarding this information, please email

Dean Julie L. Ramsey, Ed.D.
Vice President for College Life and Dean of Students