COVID-19 Update

Friday, November 16, 2020, 3:15 p.m.

Dear Albion Community,

This morning, we received news of one new positive case in our community.

Current COVID-19 Data*

4 positives in isolation on campus
6 positives in isolation off campus
15,595 tests, 63 positives since 8/4/20
Population positive rate: 3.15%
National rate: 10.5% | Rate for the state of Michigan: 13.91%
Total # of student cases: 55
Total # of employee cases: 8
Total # of false positives: 2
Risk level: Medium


Our community is advised to take extra precaution as cases are on a significant rise in Calhoun County, the state of Michigan, and now on campus.

Self-identification of symptoms is very important. Members of our community 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, members of our community with symptoms should self-quarantine immediately and notify . 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. Do not visit other residence halls, apartments or fraternity houses besides your own.
  3. Do not hold or attend unapproved social gatherings in residential spaces.
  4. If you are in quarantine, remain in your room and adhere to all quarantine policies.
  5. Live the commitment we made, the Albion Community Commitment.
  6. Follow all guidelines shared by the Office of the President, Office of Student Development and Office of Residential Life regarding departing campus early for winter break.

Office of the President

For more information, see our Positive Test Response Protocol.


Population percentage = % of population testing positive.