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Bentley COVID-19 Testing Dashboard - Spring 2021

Below are the latest results from the Bentley University COVID-19 testing program. The university will continue to update this information on a regular basis to provide full transparency and keep our community informed. The health and safety of our learning community is paramount, and we will rely on these data to guide our decision-making as the university continues to adapt to the pandemic.

COVID-19 Dashboard Wristband colorsStudents on campus are issued colored wristbands each week after being tested.
No wristband = no campus access. This week's color is blue. Next week's color (beginning Sunday, April 11) is green. 

Weekly screen tests are conducted Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday for all on-campus students and commuter students who plan to be on campus and enter the testing program, as well as faculty and staff working on campus. Residential students are required to test twice per week, but not on back-to-back days. Some faculty and staff may also be required to test twice per week and should consult with their supervisors to confirm. Non-residential students enrolled in the testing program are only required to test once per week. Test results are reported from the Broad Institute 24 to 48 hours later. The results reported here include tests conducted at the on-campus testing center of students, faculty and staff who have been on campus.

The results include tests conducted on campus at the testing center, as well as laboratory-confirmed cases reported to the university involving students, faculty and staff who have been on campus. These results do not include tests of students who came to campus for their initial test after winter break but had not yet moved back to campus. This dashboard will be updated Monday through Friday to reflect the latest data received. The data in this dashboard represent results of tests starting on Jan. 1, 2021. For results from the fall, visit the university’s fall 2020 COVID-19 testing dashboard.


Positive Test: COVID-19 is the disease caused by the virus SARS-CoV-2. A positive test indicates that SARS-CoV-2 was present in the individual's test sample.

Negative Test: A negative test indicates that SARS-CoV-2 was not present in the individual's test sample.

Invalid Test: A small number of test results are reported as "invalid" due to process issues, such as a person not self-administering the test correctly, a processing issue leading to inconsistent data, or a laboratory accident that contaminates the sample. Any individual whose test sample is found invalid will be required to test again and may be asked to self-isolate as a suspect case until the follow-up test is processed.

Overall Positivity Rate: The percentage of total positive tests out of the total number of tests resulted. This rate does not include "invalid tests" as they are neither positive nor negative. 

Isolated Students: The current number of students who have tested positive for COVID-19 and been moved to isolation on campus or at home for recovery.

Quarantined Students: The current number of students identified through contact tracing as potentially exposed to individuals who have tested positive for COVID-19. These students will be restricted to a room on campus or their home, tested and required to remain in quarantine for 14 days.

Watch a Video about COVID-19 Testing at Bentley