Updated May 7, 2021

Baldwin Wallace reports the number of BW campus community members who are or recently have been on campus who have either tested positive for COVID-19, are in quarantine due to exposure of COVID-19 or have recovered following a positive diagnosis. Current case data is updated twice weekly and may be drawn from a variety of sources, including the Cuyahoga County Health Department, and not limited to on-campus test results.

BW's total campus population is 4,298 (898 full and part-time faculty and staff, 3,400 full, part-time and evening undergraduate and graduate students).

The BW Be Safe plan includes detailed protocols to help reduce the spread of COVID-19 including ongoing random "surveillance" testing. The privacy of individual students and employees will be maintained while BW transparently shares campus trends.

Weekly Update

Cases in Isolation

Isolation protocol is required for individuals who test positive for COVID-19. Isolation will continue until the person is fever free for at least 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medications and it is at least 10 days since their symptoms first appeared.

Students Isolating
On Campus

0

Number of cases confirmed by positive test result from BW testing and other non-BW testing sources. Currently in isolation protocol on-campus.

As of 5/7/2021

Students Isolating
Off Campus

2

Number of cases confirmed by positive test result from BW testing and other non-BW testing sources. Currently in isolation protocol off-campus.

As of 5/7/2021

Employees Isolating
Off Campus

2

Number of cases confirmed by positive test result from BW testing and other non-BW testing sources. Currently in isolation protocol off-campus.

As of 5/7/2021

Student Quarantine Status

BW continues a proactive quarantining practice; a single positive case can lead to a number of individuals in quarantine who may be on or off campus. This is a protective strategy for the defense of the BW community. Students in quarantine are not positive cases for COVID-19. Students in quarantine are either awaiting test results or have had close contact of an individual who has tested positive.

Quarantine protocol is required when contact tracing efforts indicate an individual has been in known close contact with COVID-19 positive person. Quarantine will continue for at least 10 days from contact with COVID-19 positive person. Total Positive Active Cases does not include students in quarantine; once individuals are confirmed positive, they are in isolation instead of quarantine.

As of Friday, May 7, the following are in quarantine: 0 students on campus, 0 students off campus, and 0 employees off campus. This information is updated weekly on Tuesdays and Fridays.

Recent Trends: COVID-19 Confirmed Cases

Infographic: COVID-19 Bar Chart

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COVID-19 Testing

Spring 2021 Surveillance Testing

Surveillance testing is one way we help reduce the spread of COVID-19 on campus along with the protocols you are already following. You may have participated in on-campus surveillance testing in the past, BW is increasing the number of individuals tested and changed the way we conduct surveillance testing.

Surveillance testing has been made even easier with the new BW partner Navica a division of Abbot Labs Company. When selected for testing, members of the campus community will receive an email notice from BW with information on testing procedure. A second email will come directly from Navica with information on the COVID-19 test. Instructions on how to download a testing app, how to pick-up your test and receive results are included in the email notifications.

Spring 2021 Pre-Arrival Testing

BW required all returning students to complete a pre-arrival COVID-19 test prior to the start of classes on January 19 and continues to provide daily testing of symptomatic students in addition to weekly surveillance testing of a sampling of students and employees to measure the general health of the campus.

Spring 2021 Symptomatic Testing

COVID-19 testing of symptomatic students is available at the BW Health Center, in partnership with the Cleveland Clinic. The Health Center will administer the Cleveland Clinic-provided test and the Clinic’s lab will process and provide results. Please note that COVID-19 testing will not be available in the Health Center for BW employees. Call the BW Health Center at (440) 826-2178 for availability and assistance.

Past Updates

What You Need to Know

Frequently Asked Questions

Questions?

Contact the BW COVID-19 Response Team at the 24/7 helpline at (440) 826-7787. You can also send an email to bwbesafe@bw.edu with any questions.