RIT COVID-19 Dashboard Available
RIT has created a COVID-19 dashboard to help better assess how to modify current practices and protocols to support the health and safety of our community.
Using data from multiple sources to illustrate and track various metrics, the dashboard will inform our decision-making related to campus operations and the RIT COVID-19 Alert Levels. The dashboard will track the number of positive cases, the number of students in quarantine and isolation, the percent of isolation beds available on campus, as well as regional factors from Monroe County and the state of New York. The new dashboard will report on data collected since Aug. 19, the first day of classes.
Today’s RIT COVID level is green (low risk with vigilance).
This week, RIT will be conducting randomized, self-administered surveillance testing that will continue throughout the fall semester. Surveillance testing data will be added to the dashboard when it becomes available.
Last week, RIT announced testing data collected pre-arrival to campus. Those students identified as having a positive test were not allowed to circulate on campus until cleared by the department of health where the test was administered. Many students were tested in their home communities before coming to campus, and the positive tests were discovered there.
Meanwhile, more than 300 students from the travel advisory states started the semester in a mandatory quarantine imposed by the state of New York. Their two-week stay in local hotels ends this week.