Active Cases – The number of employees and students in isolation on the final day of the reporting period due to positive cases of COVID-19.
Baseline Testing – mandatory testing for every member of the Whitman community over a designated period of time, usually at the start of the semester or following an extended campus break.
Campus Population Boostered – The percentage of the on-campus population who have received the COVID-19 booster. This does not include people who are not yet eligible to receive the booster.
Campus Population Vaccinated – The percentage of the on-campus population who have received the total required doses of COVID-19 vaccine. This does not include people who have received one dose of a two dose vaccine.
Community Positivity Rate – The number of positive cases per week divided by the total number of people in the Whitman campus community.
Employees – Faculty and staff who are employed at Whitman.
Isolation Spaces Occupied – The number of on-campus isolation spaces occupied by students with confirmed cases of COVID-19 on the final day of the reporting period. Whitman has 65 total isolation spaces.
Test Positivity Rate – The number of positive tests divided by the total number of tests administered.
Positive Test – A test result that indicates the person has tested positive for the COVID-19 virus.
Students – Students who are residing in on-campus housing or living in the Walla Walla region and accessing campus.
Surveillance Testing – Ongoing COVID-19 testing of randomized samples of the Whitman population.
Test Turnaround Time - It generally takes approximately 36-48 hours for individuals to receive test results.
Tests Administered – Total number of tests administered by Whitman College as part of required weekly testing for people with approved vaccination exemptions, testing of student-athletes during the competitive season, testing due to potential symptoms or exposure, and other on-campus testing as needed.