COVID-19 Update

Saturday, October 17, 2020, 4:45 p.m.

Dear Albion Community,

One new individual who tested positive is currently in isolation and close contacts are being identified. This individual remains in our thoughts as they focus on recovery.

Current COVID-19 Data
10 positives in isolation on-campus
1 positive in isolation off-campus
12,247 test results and 34 positive cases since 8/4/20
Overall positive testing rate: 0.27%
Population positive rate: 1.7%
National rate: 5.4% | Rate for the state of Michigan: 4.15%
Total # of student cases: 31
Total # of employee cases: 3
Total # of false positives: 1

We want to thank all the student leaders who are working to curb the behaviors that are leading to new positive cases. Recent cases have been presenting across campus in many residential spaces. It is more important than ever to follow the public health protocols, as the virus is now present within the student body. Only by following our Together Safely protocols can we return to the relatively low levels of positives we saw earlier in the semester. High compliance will lead to lighter restrictions and fewer positives.

To bring the rate of infection back down, we must all follow these guidelines:

  1. Complete your daily health screening in the Aura app.
  2. Get tested on your assigned dates and times.
  3. Do not visit other residence halls.
  4. Do not have unapproved social gatherings in the residence halls.
  5. Do not leave campus without following the process for doing so.

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.