Keene State is implementing its plan to monitor for, and rapidly manage, cases of COVID-19 that are found among the college community. Regular, mandatory testing is an essential part of the plan. The College is committed to providing testing data to our community and the public. The dashboards on this page show data from COVID-19 test results.
On this page is a matrix of criteria that is used to inform safe college operations. On a daily basis, and in collaboration with city partners, Keene State College closely monitors criteria related to COVID-19 case rates within Keene State, the city of Keene, Cheshire County, and the state of New Hampshire and surrounding states. Other monitored criteria include measures of hospitalization numbers, public restrictions, and availability of resources such as COVID-19 testing, staffing, personal protective equipment, and isolation and quarantine space, among other factors.
Criteria are weighted based on the significance of the impact. This assessment provides a data-driven determination about whether the college’s operations should continue in-person, or change in some way, such as shifting to remote operations for teaching and college-related activities.
The surveillance testing dashboard linked below provides a weekly snapshot of COVID-19 tests taken among faculty, staff and students, test results and status of isolation and quarantine. This dashboard also shows local and county cases of COVID-19. Data from pre-arrival testing, and test data from Keene State’s current weekly surveillance testing for community members who are on campus, are included in this dashboard. This dashboard is updated weekly.
Updated on September 20
Decisions about campus operations are made using several criteria (referenced above on this page), called “trigger points”. The trigger point matrix in this section is updated on a weekly basis, when data are available from City partners and other key resources. These criteria are monitored daily, and are used to make changes immediately, if needed.
Updated on September 20
Keene State and the City of Keene take bi-weekly wastewater (sewage) samples to predict the rate of COVID-19 infection in the community, based on the presence of the virus in wastewater. The results in the dashboard below are for analyses of wastewater samples for the College and surrounding neighborhoods and the larger City of Keene community. This dashboard will be updated at varying times throughout the semester.
Updated on September 13