Confirmed Positive COVID-19 Cases at Rowan University

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Confirmed Positive COVID-19 Cases at Rowan University

Confirmed Positive Cases of COVID-19 (updated Sept. 23)

The chart below shows confirmed cases of COVID-19 within the Rowan community — students and employees, whether they study/reside/work on one of our campuses or are remote. The data reflects test results we know of to date. Figures may change in prior weeks as we learn of results from individuals and out-of-county agencies. Due to federal patient- and student-confidentiality regulations, we cannot provide more details about the affected individuals.

Following medical protocols, we will continue to inform people in the Rowan community who were in close contact with the infected individuals before and as they started showing symptoms. Although the risk of infection is low for those beyond the individuals’ inner circles, we will continue to inform others (e.g., roommates, close personal contacts) and ask that they isolate themselves for up to 14 days, depending on the level of exposure. 

Please note that we will update the Weekly Confirmed Positive chart three times weekly (i.e., Mon., Wed., Fri.), and more often, if necessary. This will help us keep the data as accurate as possible, and not have to back-date figures as test results return from the labs we use and from external agencies such as county public health departments.

Active Cases: Isolation and Quarantine

  On Campus Off Campus Total
Isolation 11 53 64
Quarantine 20 77 97

Note: "Active cases" are people who currently are still contagious and within 10 days of first being tested positive. A person in "isolation" had a confirmed positive COVID-19 test. The "on-campus isolation" figure reflects students living in a University residence hall designated for students who have tested positive. People in "quarantine" have come in contact with a confirmed positive COVID-19 case and are restricting their interactions with others to see if they develop symptoms. Please note that these figures will change as Rowan students and employees recover and as we confirm new positive tests.

 

Weekly Confirmed Positive COVID-19 Cases 

 

Students

 

Employees

Total

  On Campus   Off Campus   On Campus   Off Campus
Campus Main CMSRU SOM   Main CMSRU SOM   Main CMSRU SOM   Main CMSRU SOM

8/25 - 29

6 0 0   17 0 0   0 0 0   0 0 0 23

8/30 - 9/5

44 0 0   65 0 0   1 0 0   0 0 0 110

9/6 - 12

70 0 0   117 0 0   0 0 0   2 0 0 189

9/13 - 19

23 0 0   16 0 0   1 0 0   0 0 0 40

9/20 - 26

- - -   1 - -   - - -   - - - 1

Total

143 0 0   216 0 0   2 0 0   2 0 0 363

Note: "On campus" figures reflect people who live or work on campus, or were on campus for a significant amount of time (e.g. residence hall/activity/event/sports practice/class) during their infectious period, including two days prior to showing symptoms if symptomatic or test date if asymptomatic. "Off campus" figures reflect people who tested positive, but do not reside or work on campus and have not been on our campuses during their infectious period. The data above reflects confirmed cases. Information about the Camden Academic Building will be included in main campus figures. Please note that figures throughout the chart will change as we receive additional information about cases from the State. Figures from previous weeks may change. For information about testing protocols, please visit rowan.edu/return.

 

Asymptomatic Main Campus Testing Program

In an effort to monitor the health of the main campus, the University randomly invites students to participate in a weekly testing program. The Wellness Center began the initiative on Sept. 1 by inviting a sample of residential students to participate, but the program will be expanded to include off-campus students starting Sept. 21. The goal is to test 1% of our local student population weekly, but the total participants each week depends on who accepts the University’s invitation to volunteer. Test results will be updated weekly.

Results as of Sept. 18:
Number of asymptomatic tests administered: 78
Number of confirmed positive cases: 2

 

Total number of confirmed positive cases in the Rowan community since March 15: 417

  Main CMSRU Stratford Total
March 15 - Aug. 25 38 7 9 54
Aug. 25 and after 363 0 0 363

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