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COVID-19 Test Reporting Data

Lesley University is committed to protecting the health and safety of our community during the COVID-19 pandemic. We closely monitor rates of transmission, and we follow the guidance of medical experts and local public health authorities in developing and adjusting our COVID-19 protocols, as indicated.

All students and employees coming to campus are fully vaccinated or have been approved for medical or religious exemptions. About 98% of faculty and staff and 96% of our students are fully vaccinated.

Campus Testing Data (Spring 2022)

The testing data reported here reflect the on-campus PCR tests conducted by Cataldo Ambulance Service for the final seven weeks of the Spring 2022 Semester. During this period, daily testing was available to all students and employees approved to study or work on campus and was required once a week for those living on campus and students playing on spring season athletics teams. Testing was required twice a week for those with exemptions from vaccination. Testing was also available to people with COVID-19 symptoms or a known exposure.

While testing is still offered on campus during the summer (see schedule), we are not posting the rates of positivity because the total number of tests conducted is quite low and those being tested would more likely be symptomatic or have a known exposure, since fewer people are in the groups where asymptomatic individuals are required to test.

Positive Test Results by Week

 

05/12/2022 - 05/18/2022

Total Number
of Tests
Positive
Results
%
Positivity
184 8 4.35%

05/05/2022 - 05/11/2022

Total Number
of Tests
Positive
Results
%
Positivity
395 15 3.80%

04/28/2022 - 05/04/2022

Total Number
>of Tests
Positive
Results
%
Positivity
663 20 3.02%

04/21/2022 - 04/27/2022

Total Number
>of Tests
Positive
Results
%
Positivity
597 12 2.01%

04/14/2022 - 04/20/2022

Total Number
of Tests
Positive
Results
%
Positivity
555 8 1.44%

04/07/2022 - 04/13/2022

Total Number
of Tests
Positive
Results
%
Positivity
672 9 1.34%

03/31/2022 - 04/06/2022

Total Number
of Tests
Positive
Results
%
Positivity
621 9 1.45%

The weekly totals are cumulative and may include repeat testing required of residential students and others, and it does not include testing off campus.

Local & Regional Data

We encourage our community to take appropriate precautions to protect yourselves and others from COVID-19 based your vaccination status, personal situation, and medical history, and on the prevalence of cases in the community. The CDC’s community-level risk assessment and other COVID-19 data metrics in our area can be found on the sites below. Lesley is located in Middlesex County, MA. 

See the Centers for Disease Control community-level risk assessment site.

See the Commonwealth of Massachusetts interactive COVID-19 data dashboard for reporting at the city and county level.

Questions?

Please direct all questions regarding testing data and protocols to COVID_Update@lesley.edu