Edinboro University students or employees, known to have tested positive for COVID-19 and who may have presented an exposure risk to other members of the University community, are aggregated in the table below. Contractors doing business on campus are included in employee figures. These figures include only those cases known to Edinboro University, and do not necessarily include positive cases impacting community members personally, but not reported to the University.
It is important to note that these numbers represent cases reported to University student health services and may include those reported by the Erie County Health Department and the Pennsylvania Department of Health.
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Edinboro will generally become aware of a positive case in one of four ways:
The individual will be required to isolate in accordance with Erie County Department of Health requirements.
If the individual is a faculty or staff member, they will isolate at home or another location following their local or state health department requirements.
Upon notice of a positive case, the University will contact the Erie County Department of Health to ensure the case has been reported and contact tracing is occurring. The University will assist the health department with contact tracing as necessary.
The University has increased the frequency of cleaning and disinfection in all campus buildings. In the event of a positive case, representatives from the University’s Emergency Response Team will complete an evaluation of the case to determine the extent special cleaning or closures of an area are necessary to keep students and employees safe. Edinboro University will follow the CDC’s cleaning guidelines.
In the event the location must be closed, the Emergency Response Team will coordinate with Facilities and the affected school/unit to ensure that affected individuals are notified.
Due to the global pandemic, it should be assumed that COVID-19 is everywhere. While there is often interest in knowing about positive cases, Edinboro University is obligated to protect the privacy of anyone who has tested positive for COVID. It is important to remember that a contact tracer will reach out to you if you have been identified as a close contact of someone who has tested positive for COVID. If you are not a close contact, and you have been following general safety practices like wearing masks and social distancing, your risk of contracting COVID is low.
In order to create transparency when positive cases are identified, the following communication protocols will be followed:
For information on testing and related matters, see the University’s fall reopening plan.