The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced on Tuesday it will award more than $4 million to reimburse Boston College for the cost of testing students, faculty, and staff for COVID-19 between August 2020 and January 2022.
Boston College broke its all-time record for the highest number of COVID-19 cases on campus for the second time this semester, with 386 undergraduates testing positive out of 7,842 tests—a positivity rate of 4.92 percent—according to the BC Forward website.
Boston College reported its second highest number of COVID-19 cases ever last week, with 210 undergraduate students testing positive out of 7,526 undergraduate tests—a positivity rate of 2.79 percent—according to the BC Forward website.
The University broke its record for the highest-ever number of cases of COVID-19 on campus with 330 undergraduates testing positive after returning from Winter Break, according to an update to the BC Forward website.
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.