COVID-19 Update

Thursday, October 8, 2020, 11:40 a.m.

Dear Albion Community,

We have identified two additional positive test results. These individuals are currently in isolation and close contacts are being identified.

Current COVID-19 Data
9 positives in isolation on-campus
3 positives in isolation off-campus
11,383 test results and 24 positive cases since 8/4/20
Overall positive testing rate: 0.21%
Population positive rate: 1.2%
National rate: 4.8% | Rate for the state of Michigan: 3.51%
Total # of student cases: 21
Total # of employee cases: 3
Total # of false positives: 1

All non-academic athletic and co-curricular in-person activities are canceled until further test results come in later this week. “Non-academic athletic and co-curricular in-person activities” include organized social, co-curricular and athletic activities. Individual and informal activities that comply with safety protocols are permitted. For example, students may go for a walk or meet with classmates to study together.

Some students are actively choosing to violate our protocols, putting all of us in danger and jeopardizing the safety of others outside of our campus bubble. The student conduct process — including the potential for suspensions and expulsions — has now been fully activated for any student that clearly and actively violates any of our public health and safety protocols.

To be clear, this includes but is not limited to:

  1. Moving between residence halls.
  2. Any unapproved social gatherings
  3. Leaving campus without permission for any reason.
  4. Not completing the daily health screening symptom check reporting in the Aura app.
  5. Failure to be tested on assigned dates and times.

All of us must live the commitment we made, the Albion Community Commitment, in order to be successful. We are confident Brits can do this — and we look forward to a continued productive, fun, healthy and safe fall semester.

Office of the President

For more information, see our Positive Test Response Protocol.


Testing percentage = % of total tests resulting in a positive.
Population percentage = % of population testing positive.