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 three dashboards on this page show data from COVID-19 test results.
These data help to inform safe college operations. On a daily basis, and in collaboration with city partners, Keene State College closely monitors 18 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. Data from pre-arrival testing that was completed in August, and test data from Keene State’s current weekly surveillance testing for faculty, staff and students who are on campus, are included. Cumulative data, which combines pre-arrival tests and weekly surveillance tests, is part of this dashboard. The dashboard will be updated weekly.
Updated on January 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. 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 weekly.
Updated on January 20
Every Keene State faculty, staff and student was required to have an approved negative COVID-19 test result prior to on-campus Move In and in-person classes. The pre-arrival test dashboard below shows that 6 positive results were found during this testing. Two individuals out of the 6 who tested positive had returned to Keene. The other 4 individuals had not yet returned to Keene.
Updated on October 28