The University announced updated penalties for noncompliance with COVID-19 surveillance testing for the spring semester, including multiple account holds, a required education module, and summary suspensions, in an email sent to students on Tuesday.
Boston College implemented new COVID-19 protocols for the spring semester, including a pre-second semester COVID-19 testing requirement, a temporary masking period, and changes to isolation and quarantine protocols, according to an email sent to students on Wednesday.
Boston College reported 54 undergraduate cases of COVID-19 out of 9,238 tests since Sunday, a positivity rate of .58 percent, according to its BC Forward website. As of Monday, there are 56 undergraduates in isolation, with 25 in insolation housing and 31 recovering at home.
Boston College reported 23 undergraduate cases of COVID-19 out of 9,656 tests last week, a positivity rate of .24 percent, according to the University’s COVID-19 dashboard.
Boston College has reported its highest number of undergraduate cases of COVID-19 in a single week with 75 positive cases out of 9,628 tests, a positivity rate of .78 percent, according to the University’s COVID-19 dashboard as of Sunday.
Today’s update surpasses the previous high of 88 undergraduate students in isolation, a record set last Friday.
Executive Vice President and Interim Vice President for Student Affairs Michael Lochhead sent an email to students on Tuesday attributing the recent rise in COVID-19 cases at Boston College to “students letting their guard down.” If the trend continues, BC may implement further restrictions, including possibly sending students home early for the semester, the email said.
As community members trickle back onto campus for the spring semester, Boston College has resumed its COVID-19 testing, reporting 53 new undergraduate cases of COVID-19 out of 9,983 undergraduate tests performed since Jan. 19, according to its COVID-19 dashboard, a positivity rate of .53 percent. There are currently 56 undergraduate students in isolation as of…
Fifty-four undergraduates were in isolation as of Friday, with 36 in isolation housing and 18 isolating at home.