COVID-19 status update

Message sent on November 9, 2020

Dean Julie Ramsey informs the community of the current COVID-19 status on campus as of Saturday, November 7, 2020.

Dear campus community:

I’m writing today to update you on our campus’s current COVID-19 status.

As you know, COVID-19 cases continue to surge around in Pennsylvania and around the nation. In Pennsylvania, a one-day record of 4,035 new positive COVID-19 cases was recorded on Saturday.

Please continue to follow the health and safety protocols that are in place, including wearing masks, avoiding large gatherings, and maintaining physical distance. As you prepare to return home in less than two weeks, you should be especially vigilant in complying with these guidelines as to not transmit the virus to your friends and family at home.

This weekly update below is 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 as of 11 a.m., Saturday, November 7, 2020

Category Details
Students tested as of 11/7/2020 807
Students tested who were negative as of 11/7/2020 806
* Students tested who were positive as of 11/7/2020 1
** Total number of employees who tested positive as of 11/7/2020 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 11 a.m., Saturday, November 7, 2020

Category Details
Current alert level


Number of students now in isolation on campus 1
Number of students now in quarantine on campus 4
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 12,792
Total number of students whose tests were negative since 8/5/2020 12,692
* Grand total number of students who had a positive test since 8/5/2020 100

* 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