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COVID-19 Dashboard

Biola University’s COVID-19 reporting dashboard exists to provide timely and accurate information about the health of our on-campus community. We expect all members of the Biola community to follow health and safety protocols to reduce the spread of COVID-19 — staying home when ill, physical distancing, wearing masks, routine hand washing and sanitizing of your areas. While you may not be routinely working on campus or engaging with other constituents, there may be times when this will be necessary so having followed proper safety protocols is imperative.

The information provided here includes data on confirmed positive COVID-19 cases among students living or taking classes on campus and faculty and staff who have been granted access to campus since August 31, details on our health protocols and more. The data is based on information made available to us by our students and employees.
 

Current Positive COVID-19 Cases (On Campus)

“Current” cases are those who have tested positive for COVID-19 and are under self-isolation.

Student cases
(Positive cases under self-isolation)

1

Faculty and Staff cases
(Positive cases under self-isolation)

0

Total Current Hospitalizations
(For all current cases)
0

Updated as of Wednesday, November 18, 2020 at 10:17 a.m.
 

Reporting a Confirmed Positive Case

Students, faculty and staff who are living on or accessing campus should notify the Health Center of their positive COVID-19 test result.
 

About Our On-Campus Data

The data on our current positive COVID-19 cases are based on our on-campus population. This includes:

  • Students living on campus (e.g. dorm, apartment)
  • Students living off campus, but accessing campus for specific services or needs (e.g. classes, library)
  • Faculty and staff who at any time have received permission to access to campus beginning August 31

This information will be updated regularly, as confirmed cases are reported to Biola’s Health Center. The data on this page reflects information beginning at the start of the fall semester on August 31 and does not include employees or students who were confirmed as positive cases but did not come to campus and were not in close contact with anyone connected to the Biola campus.
 

Total COVID-19 Cases (On Campus)

The data represented in this table reflects all COVID-19 cases, including active and recovered cases, from Biola on-campus community members beginning August 31.

Total Positive Cases
(Includes active and recovered cases)
8

Updated as of Wednesday, November 18, 2020 at 10:17 a.m.

Reporting a Confirmed Positive Case

Students, faculty and staff who are living on or accessing campus should notify the Health Center of their positive COVID-19 test result. Please see the table below for contact information to report a confirmed case of COVID-19.

During Business Hours
(8 a.m.–5 p.m. PT)
After Business Hours
(5 p.m.–8 a.m. PT)
Health Center
(562) 903-4841
Campus Safety
(562) 777-4000

COVID-19 Case Monitoring

Students

If a student living on campus is experiencing COVID-19 or flu-like symptoms, the student will be tested at the Biola Health Center or through their local healthcare provider and they will be asked to self-isolate in their residence hall room until the test results are received. Students will receive test results within approximately 2-5 days.

Students living on campus who test positive for COVID-19 are placed in isolation for at least 10 days (pending symptom improvement and fever resolution) from onset of symptoms or from the date of COVID-19 test.

Faculty and Staff

Faculty and staff who are experiencing COVID-19 or flu-like symptoms will be asked to stay home and work with their primary care doctor for evaluation, testing and treatment. Faculty and staff who have been ill should not report to working on campus until cleared by the Student Health Center to do so.

Contact Tracing of COVID-19 Cases

Biola’s Health Center staff will conduct a detailed assessment when someone “on campus” (as defined above) tests positive for COVID-19 in order to determine potential “close contacts.” According to CDC guidelines, “close contacts” are those who have been within 6 feet of an infected person, with or without a mask, for 15 minutes or more.

Close contacts will be notified by the Health Center within 24-48 hours. Individuals who have had close contact with someone with COVID-19 are asked to quarantine. A quarantine can last as long as 14 days, depending on the circumstances.

Commitment to Reporting

Biola University seeks to keep the community informed of the number of known positive COVID-19 cases on campus. We are taking every reasonable precaution to protect the health and safety of the Biola community on campus. Due to privacy and confidentiality laws, we are not able to disclose any other details beyond what is reflected on this page.