The student group includes all undergraduate students enrolled in campus-based majors and all students (graduate and undergraduate) enrolled in at least one course in a campus building.
The employee group includes all full-time and part-time employees and all adjunct faculty teaching at least one course on campus. Results include employees referred for testing based on close contact with a confirmed positive individual and self-reported results.
Active cases are individuals with direct on-campus impact who have tested positive for COVID-19 and are currently self-isolating.
Isolation separates sick people with a contagious disease from people who are not sick.
Quarantine separates and restricts the movement of people who were exposed to a contagious disease to see if they become sick. Quarantine is a preventative and precautionary measure and does not mean that the individual being quarantined has tested positive for COVID-19.
Quarantine/Isolation Space refers to the dedicated space available on campus for quarantine/isolation. In some cases, when appropriate, a student may be asked to quarantine/isolate in the current residence hall room.
Viterbo University’s COVID-19 testing strategy includes the following components:
Initial Mandatory Testing—Viterbo is conducting initial mandatory testing for four groups of students: student athletes, residence hall students, students in performing arts courses, and health sciences students in learning placements (clinicals and field placements).
Symptomatic Testing—Viterbo will provide COVID-19 testing for symptomatic students on campus who have been evaluated by health services.
Random Surveillance Testing—Viterbo will conduct periodic random testing of asymptomatic students throughout the semester. The asymptomatic testing strategy is to gather key information in order to evaluate the incidence and prevalence of the virus on campus and identify spikes of the virus in order to inform decision-making and further reduce the risk for community members.