Case Reports

The COVID-19 Response Team continues to work with Genesee County Public Health Department and with the Office of the President to adapt to the situation as it evolves and to provide our community with the most current information regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.

If cases of COVID-19 are identified within the campus community, the University is using protocols we have established and that are outlined in our Return to Campus Playbook to identify potential exposure, to contact trace and to quarantine impacted individuals.

Due to privacy and other concerns, not all details of the University’s response to a particular incident will be made public, but we are committed to providing our community with timely and current information as appropriate regarding the COVID-19 pandemic and its impacts on our campus. Private communications provide additional information to individuals who have had direct contact (defined as less than 6 feet for 15 minutes or more) with a positive individual(s) as identified through contact tracing.

The University is fully committed to the health and safety of its entire community and will continue to closely monitor this situation and any others that impact our campus.

To help slow the spread of COVID-19, members of the University community are required to wear mask while on campus, maintain social distancing of at least six feet, and practice good hygiene such as washing one’s hands regularly. Additional resources are available at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.


Below is information related to ongoing COVID-19 testing the University is offering for free to all students, staff and faculty through Helix Diagnostics. Testing is done on scheduled dates as well as on-demand as the University identifies potential situations requiring additional testing.

The number of tests performed does include some individuals who tested more than once. Testing dates are listed below, and as results are officially received (typically 3-5 business days), the charts will be updated. Not included in the charts are self-reported tests or testing done by individuals who have elected to be tested elsewhere.

COVID-19 Tests Per Day
Students and Faculty/Staff

COVID-19 Cases
Students and Faculty/Staff

 

Pie chart is visual representation of data included in the monthly information below. As test results are official, chart will be updated. To date 2,543 tests have been conducted with 12 positive, 2,529 negative results and 2 inconclusive result (see Monthly Details below for more information).

 

Monthly Details

October 2020

 

Student, Faculty and Staff Proactive Community Testing Summary

 
Positive
Negative
Total Testing
Recovered
10/1/20

0

142 142  
10/2/20 0 162 162  
10/3/20

0

96 96  
10/4/20 0 85 85  
10/5/20 1 86 87  
10/6/20 0 81 81  
10/7/20 0 3 3  
10/8/20 0 1 1  
10/9/20 0 4 4  

10/12/20

0 2 2  
10/13/20 1* 104 105  
10/14/20 0 2 2  
10/15/20 0 1 1  
10/16/20 0 4 4  
10/19/20 0 4 4  
10/20/20 0 1 1  
10/21/20 0 29 29  
10/22/20 1 6 7  
10/23/20 0 5 5 1
10/26/20 0 27 27  
10/27/20 5 243 248  
Totals 8 1088 1096 1

*Individual was retested and remains or remained positive

October 5

  • An off-campus student tested positive during optional testing offered to off-campus and Greek Life students. That student is in self-isolation and not allowed on campus until after receiving follow-up tests with two negative results. Contact tracing has begun. UPDATE: The student has retested negative twice now and will be allowed to return to campus.
  • In addition, there was one employee test with insufficient sample that is being retested This test was counted as part of overall testing, but is not negative or positive. UPDATE: A retest was conducted on October 12 and was negative.

October 16-18

  • Twenty-three members of an off-campus fraternity are quarantining after potential exposure to a visitor to the house last weekend recently tested positive. They have been tested and are awaiting results. UPDATE: All 23 members of an off-campus fraternity that were quarantined have tested negative.
  • Three off-campus students currently are quarantining out of an abundance of caution after attending an off-campus party this past weekend. They have been tested and are awaiting results. UPDATE: All three students have tested negative.

October 22

  • A Thompson Hall student who tested positive continues to self-quarantine off
    campus and has not been on campus since being tested.

October 27

  • Five members of Delta Tau Delta have tested positive, and the contact tracing process has begun. The house is in quarantine, and all members will be required to be tested and take all classes virtually with no access to campus. Testing will be conducted at the house for members.

October 28

  • A faculty member self-reported a positive test result and is in self-quarantine off-campus until receiving two negative results. Contact tracing is occurring.

September 2020

 

Student, Faculty and Staff Proactive Community Testing Summary

 
Positive
Negative
Total Testing
Recovered
9/1/20

0

2 2  
9/2/20 0 67 67  
9/10/20

0

5 5  
9/14/20 0 5 5  
9/15/20 0 1 1 1

9/21/20

0 5 5  
9/22/20 0 1 1  
9/23/20 0 2 2  
9/24/20 0 1 1  
9/28/20 0 127 127  
9/29/20 0 138 138  
Totals 0 354 354 1

August 2020

 

Student, Faculty and Staff Proactive Community Testing Summary

 
Positive
Negative
Total Tests
Recovered
8/3/20 0 1 1  
8/4/20 0 1 1  
8/5/20 0 2 2

1

8/6/20 0 14 14  
8/7/20 0 3 3  
8/8/20 0 2 2  
8/11/20 0 46 46  
8/12/20 0 2 2  
8/17/20 0 2 2

1

8/18/20 0 2 2  
8/19/20 0 1 1  
8/20/20 0 1 1  
8/21/20 0 4 4  

8/25/20

0 1 1  
8/26/20 0 2 2  
8/27/20 0 1 1  
8/31/20 0 1 1  
Total 0 86 86 2

 

August 5

  • An off-campus student self-reported with COVID-19 symptoms and was tested at the Wellness Center. The student and roommates are in self-isolation and not allowed on campus pending results of the test. UPDATE: Test results reported on Aug. 11 were negative.

July 2020

 

Student, Faculty and Staff Proactive Community Testing Summary

 
Positive
Negative
Total
6/15/20

0

31 31
6/16/20 0 17 17
7/6/20 0 96 96
7/7/20 0 96 96
7/8/20 1 104 105
7/9/20 0 78 78
7/11/20 0 112 112
7/12/20 0 94 94
7/13/20 0 72 72
7/14/20 0 45 45
7/16/20 0 1 1
7/21/20 0 1 1
7/23/20 0 1 1
7/24/20 0 1 1
7/27/20 1* 0 1
7/28/20 0 103 103
7/29/20 1* 2 3
7/30/20 0 145 145
7/31/20 1 2 3
Totals 4 953 957

*Individual was retested and remains or remained positive

Prior to July 13

  • Prior to the start of Summer Term, one faculty member self-reported and another tested positive. Both faculty self-quarantined and had no interaction with students or classrooms on campus.

July 24

  • An off-campus student self-reported possible COVID-19 symptoms. The student is awaiting test results and is isolating. As a precaution, two Greek houses are currently in quarantine. While in quarantine, they will not be allowed on campus but will continue all coursework virtually. All members of the houses will be required to be tested prior to returning to campus. UPDATE:Testing on all Greek life housing on July 28 and July 30 by the University resulted in all negatives (total of 248 students tested on both days).

July 27

  • A faculty member who tested positive on July 8 by University prior to Summer Term beginning was retested on July 27 per University policy before being able to return and tested positive again and will remain self-quarantined. UPDATE: Faculty member retested on Aug. 3 and Aug. 5. Both results were negative.

July 29

  • A new faculty member who tested positive in June by personal physician prior to Summer Term beginning was retested on July 29 per University policy before being able to return and tested positive again and will remain self-quarantined.

July 31

  • An off-campus student with COVID-19 symptoms was tested at the Wellness Center. Results received on Aug. 5 were positive. That student is in self-isolation and not allowed on campus until after receiving a follow-up test with a negative result. UPDATE: The student has retested negative twice now and will be allowed to return to campus.

June 2020

 

Student, Faculty and Staff Proactive Community Testing Summary

 
Positive
Negative
Total
6/15/20

0

31 31
6/16/20 0 17 17
Totals 0 48 48
  • October 2020

    October 2020

     

    Student, Faculty and Staff Proactive Community Testing Summary

     
    Positive
    Negative
    Total Testing
    Recovered
    10/1/20

    0

    142 142  
    10/2/20 0 162 162  
    10/3/20

    0

    96 96  
    10/4/20 0 85 85  
    10/5/20 1 86 87  
    10/6/20 0 81 81  
    10/7/20 0 3 3  
    10/8/20 0 1 1  
    10/9/20 0 4 4  

    10/12/20

    0 2 2  
    10/13/20 1* 104 105  
    10/14/20 0 2 2  
    10/15/20 0 1 1  
    10/16/20 0 4 4  
    10/19/20 0 4 4  
    10/20/20 0 1 1  
    10/21/20 0 29 29  
    10/22/20 1 6 7  
    10/23/20 0 5 5 1
    10/26/20 0 27 27  
    10/27/20 5 243 248  
    Totals 8 1088 1096 1

    *Individual was retested and remains or remained positive

    October 5

    • An off-campus student tested positive during optional testing offered to off-campus and Greek Life students. That student is in self-isolation and not allowed on campus until after receiving follow-up tests with two negative results. Contact tracing has begun. UPDATE: The student has retested negative twice now and will be allowed to return to campus.
    • In addition, there was one employee test with insufficient sample that is being retested This test was counted as part of overall testing, but is not negative or positive. UPDATE: A retest was conducted on October 12 and was negative.

    October 16-18

    • Twenty-three members of an off-campus fraternity are quarantining after potential exposure to a visitor to the house last weekend recently tested positive. They have been tested and are awaiting results. UPDATE: All 23 members of an off-campus fraternity that were quarantined have tested negative.
    • Three off-campus students currently are quarantining out of an abundance of caution after attending an off-campus party this past weekend. They have been tested and are awaiting results. UPDATE: All three students have tested negative.

    October 22

    • A Thompson Hall student who tested positive continues to self-quarantine off
      campus and has not been on campus since being tested.

    October 27

    • Five members of Delta Tau Delta have tested positive, and the contact tracing process has begun. The house is in quarantine, and all members will be required to be tested and take all classes virtually with no access to campus. Testing will be conducted at the house for members.

    October 28

    • A faculty member self-reported a positive test result and is in self-quarantine off-campus until receiving two negative results. Contact tracing is occurring.
  • September 2020

    September 2020

     

    Student, Faculty and Staff Proactive Community Testing Summary

     
    Positive
    Negative
    Total Testing
    Recovered
    9/1/20

    0

    2 2  
    9/2/20 0 67 67  
    9/10/20

    0

    5 5  
    9/14/20 0 5 5  
    9/15/20 0 1 1 1

    9/21/20

    0 5 5  
    9/22/20 0 1 1  
    9/23/20 0 2 2  
    9/24/20 0 1 1  
    9/28/20 0 127 127  
    9/29/20 0 138 138  
    Totals 0 354 354 1
  • August 2020

    August 2020

     

    Student, Faculty and Staff Proactive Community Testing Summary

     
    Positive
    Negative
    Total Tests
    Recovered
    8/3/20 0 1 1  
    8/4/20 0 1 1  
    8/5/20 0 2 2

    1

    8/6/20 0 14 14  
    8/7/20 0 3 3  
    8/8/20 0 2 2  
    8/11/20 0 46 46  
    8/12/20 0 2 2  
    8/17/20 0 2 2

    1

    8/18/20 0 2 2  
    8/19/20 0 1 1  
    8/20/20 0 1 1  
    8/21/20 0 4 4  

    8/25/20

    0 1 1  
    8/26/20 0 2 2  
    8/27/20 0 1 1  
    8/31/20 0 1 1  
    Total 0 86 86 2

     

    August 5

    • An off-campus student self-reported with COVID-19 symptoms and was tested at the Wellness Center. The student and roommates are in self-isolation and not allowed on campus pending results of the test. UPDATE: Test results reported on Aug. 11 were negative.
  • July 2020

    July 2020

     

    Student, Faculty and Staff Proactive Community Testing Summary

     
    Positive
    Negative
    Total
    6/15/20

    0

    31 31
    6/16/20 0 17 17
    7/6/20 0 96 96
    7/7/20 0 96 96
    7/8/20 1 104 105
    7/9/20 0 78 78
    7/11/20 0 112 112
    7/12/20 0 94 94
    7/13/20 0 72 72
    7/14/20 0 45 45
    7/16/20 0 1 1
    7/21/20 0 1 1
    7/23/20 0 1 1
    7/24/20 0 1 1
    7/27/20 1* 0 1
    7/28/20 0 103 103
    7/29/20 1* 2 3
    7/30/20 0 145 145
    7/31/20 1 2 3
    Totals 4 953 957

    *Individual was retested and remains or remained positive

    Prior to July 13

    • Prior to the start of Summer Term, one faculty member self-reported and another tested positive. Both faculty self-quarantined and had no interaction with students or classrooms on campus.

    July 24

    • An off-campus student self-reported possible COVID-19 symptoms. The student is awaiting test results and is isolating. As a precaution, two Greek houses are currently in quarantine. While in quarantine, they will not be allowed on campus but will continue all coursework virtually. All members of the houses will be required to be tested prior to returning to campus. UPDATE:Testing on all Greek life housing on July 28 and July 30 by the University resulted in all negatives (total of 248 students tested on both days).

    July 27

    • A faculty member who tested positive on July 8 by University prior to Summer Term beginning was retested on July 27 per University policy before being able to return and tested positive again and will remain self-quarantined. UPDATE: Faculty member retested on Aug. 3 and Aug. 5. Both results were negative.

    July 29

    • A new faculty member who tested positive in June by personal physician prior to Summer Term beginning was retested on July 29 per University policy before being able to return and tested positive again and will remain self-quarantined.

    July 31

    • An off-campus student with COVID-19 symptoms was tested at the Wellness Center. Results received on Aug. 5 were positive. That student is in self-isolation and not allowed on campus until after receiving a follow-up test with a negative result. UPDATE: The student has retested negative twice now and will be allowed to return to campus.
  • June 2020

    June 2020

     

    Student, Faculty and Staff Proactive Community Testing Summary

     
    Positive
    Negative
    Total
    6/15/20

    0

    31 31
    6/16/20 0 17 17
    Totals 0 48 48

Updates on Kettering University and COVID-19 will be posted here and on official University social media accounts.