RIT COVID-19 Spring Semester 2022 Dashboard

RIT’s COVID-19 dashboard has been reset to reflect the start of Spring Semester, starting January 10, 2022.

RIT’s COVID-19 dashboard provides updates regarding current cases identified within our university community members. New to the dashboard this semester is a count of reported hospitalizations due to COVID. With the dominant Omicron variant, we expect to see a significant rise in cases. With our high vaccination rate, we anticipate most will have mild symptoms. The addition of COVID hospitalization cases will allow us to monitor the severity of illness in our community. Additionally, RIT continues to test wastewater four times a week providing information regarding prevalence.

This dashboard is updated Monday-Friday by 4 p.m.
Last updated: Friday, May 5, 2022

Reported Hospitalizations* Due to COVID-19

1

Students and Employees

*Hospitalization count includes individuals admitted to an inpatient unit.

New Positive Cases* From Past 14 Days

202

Students

76

Employees

Total Positive Cases* Since January 10

(First Day of Spring Semester Classes)

988

Students

342

Employees

Our COVID Response team of administrators and health professionals works closely with the Monroe County Health Department when handling positive tests for students, faculty, or staff who are circulating on campus. It is important to note that not all instances will necessarily have occurred on-campus and may not present any risk of transmission to the broader RIT community.

*Known positive cases of those who are circulating on campus.

Note: We asked our community to take a COVID-19 test during the winter break. During this 9 day pre-arrival period, 90 employees tested positive and approximately 290 students tested positive. They have been instructed to stay home until they recover.

Other Indicators

In addition to positive cases and vaccination percentages, RIT is monitoring a variety of indicators daily and looking at three-day trends to enable RIT to respond quickly to evolving health conditions. Indicators include:

  • Wastewater surveillance trends
  • Isolation/quarantine capacity on campus
  • Local hospital capacity
  • Infections in the local community (e.g. Monroe County, town of Henrietta)

For information about regional COVID statistics, visit the Monroe County dashboard and the NY Dashboard by Region.

Communications

Timely and accurate communications is central to the success of our plan. RIT Alert may be used for a health emergency; however other methods such as RITMail, email, News and Events, and the RIT website are preferred. RIT social media accounts will also be used to disseminate information.

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Historical Dashboard Data

The Fall 2021 COVID-19 Dashboard reflects information from August 26, 2021, to January 9, 2022. It is for informational purposes only.

The Summer 2021 COVID-19 Dashboard reflects information from May 26, 2021, to August 15, 2021. It is for informational purposes only.

The Spring 2021 COVID-19 Dashboard reflects information from January 25, 2021, to May 25, 2021. It is for informational purposes only.

The Fall 2020 COVID-19 Dashboard reflects information from August 19, 2020, to January 24, 2021. It is for informational purposes only.