COVID-19 Update

Sunday, October 25, 2020, 12:35 p.m.

Current COVID-19 Data*

3 positives in isolation on campus
1 positive in isolation off campus
3 individuals in precautionary isolation
13,329 test results and 38 positive cases since 8/4/20
Overall positive testing rate: 0.28%
Population positive rate: 1.9%
National rate: 6.3%
Rate for the state of Michigan: 5.52%

Total # of student cases: 35
Total # of employee cases: 3 
Total # of false positives: 1
Risk level: Low-medium


Students are advised to take extra precaution as cases are on a significant rise in Calhoun County, the state of Michigan, and now on campus. We may need to move to impose new restrictions in the next few days if the infection rate is not brought back down to where we had been regularly during the beginning of the semester.

Self-identification of symptoms is very important. Many students have been quick to report symptoms to the COVID-19 office, leading to rapid identification and quarantine of close contacts, thereby protecting the community.

*Changes in cases will be highlighted in the new update format to simplify community reporting.

What you can do:

To keep yourself and others safe, students with symptoms should self-quarantine immediately and notify  if you have any symptoms of COVID-19. Please continue to report symptoms in the Aura app daily, too. Immediate reporting of symptoms allows us to stop the spread of COVID-19 across campus. To bring the rate of infection down:

  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, apartments or fraternity houses besides your own.
  4. Do not hold or attend unapproved social gatherings in residential spaces.
  5. Do not leave campus without following the established process for doing so.
  6. If you are in quarantine, remain in your room and adhere to all quarantine policies.
  7. Live the commitment we made, the Albion Community Commitment.

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.