Springfield College President Mary-Beth A. Cooper, Vice President for Student Affairs Patrick Love, and Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs Mary Ann Coughlin led a virtual open forum on Friday, Jan. 15 to outline plans for students' return to campus for the spring 2021 semester. Detailed information about the extension of remote learning until Feb. 8, the two-phase staggered move-in of residential students, information on COVID-19 testing requirements, and more, were provided as a follow up to an email sent to students, their families, faculty, and staff earlier today.
Springfield College is preparing for an on-campus experience this spring semester. FAQs, community messages, safety precautions, and policies can be found on our website and will be updated regularly.
Springfield College is following guidelines shared by the Massachusetts Commissioner of Public Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The COVID-19 Dashboard is updated twice each week, on Mondays and Thursdays. The information posted is the best available information Springfield College has at the time. The number of tests administered each week can vary based on testing needs as well as the capacity of the Broad Institute to process all tests. The vast majority of test results are received within 24 hours of the samples reaching the lab (24-36 hours from specimen collection); occasionally the Broad has maintenance or other issues that result in delays, though those have been very limited. A very small percentage of tests are not able to be processed by the lab and those individuals are retested.
The ‘percentage at Springfield College’ references the percent positivity in tests at the College during the given time period. The ‘positive tests related to an on-campus case’ references the number of positive tests where the individual was identified as a contact of another on-campus COVID-positive individual.
Weekly Dashboard of Test Cases Conducted at Springfield College
Reporting Period: Jan. 15, 2021 through Jan. 15, 2021
|Total Tests Administered||61|
|Number of Positive Tests||1|
|Percentage at Springfield College||1.639%|
Cumulative Dashboard of Test Cases Conducted at Springfield College
Reporting Period: Aug. 19, 2020 through Jan. 15, 2021
|Total Tests Administered||20,351|
|Number of Positive Tests||74|
|Positive tests related to an on-campus case||8|
|Percentage at Springfield College||0.364%|
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Celebrating our success in the Fall
Bringing students back to campus this fall was framed around creating a safe campus that felt true to the Springfield College experience. Our faculty and staff worked tirelessly over the summer and into the fall semester to make this possible. Our amazing students worked just as hard, following the guidelines that were put in place while adjusting on the go as we moved through the last three-plus months. This video provides a glimpse into the campus experience and how everyone helped put to use our technology, resources, and collective grit to deliver classroom instruction that maintains our high standard of quality while adhering to CDC and state regulations. Thank you Springfield College!