Health & Safety Notices

Cases posted reflect results from individuals who have been working, living, studying or otherwise on campus. Hood will not disclose any identifying information, and we ask that you respect their privacy, even if you believe you know who they are.

As a community, we must do everything we can to support these individuals and one another through this incredibly difficult time. The metrics are updated each Monday by close of business and represent winter break. Fall 2020 metrics can be viewed below.

On-Campus Metrics 
(updated January 13, 2021)

Total Confirmed Cases
(since Jan. 1)
7-Day Change in Confirmed Cases
(through Jan. 8)
10

On a weekly basis, approximately 100 students, faculty and staff (approximately 10% of on-campus population) are randomly selected for surveillance testing on campus,

Total On-Campus Tests
(since Jan. 1)
7-Day Total of On-Campus Tests
(through Jan. 8)
6767
Wait Time for Test Results7-Day Positivity Rate
(through Dec. 11)
72-95 hours0%

Campus Quarantine/Isolation

Beds available100%

Frederick County Metrics

County Residents Tested
(through Jan. 8)

Total Confirmed Cases
(through Jan. 8)
7-Day Positivity Rate
(through Dec. 11)
131,65012,59210.5%

On-campus is defined as an employee working on campus or students living and/or taking in-person classes. Individuals telecommuting or taking lasses remotely are not included in these numbers. A confirmed case is defined as a person who has tested positive for COVID-19. As per our protocol, the Frederick County Health Department is notified of every positive case. 

Contact Tracing Efforts

Members of the Hood community have completed the contact tracing certification from Johns Hopkins University and will immediately begin informal contact tracing ahead of the state health department to mitigate the spread of the virus on campus. If you have not been notified, then you are not deemed to have increased risk because of exposure to these individuals.

On-Campus Metrics 
(updated December 1, 2020)

Total Confirmed Cases
(since Aug. 3)
7-Day Change in Confirmed Cases
(through Nov. 20)
300
Total On-Campus Tests
(since Aug. 3)
7-Day Total of On-Campus Tests
(through Nov. 20)
2,650106
Wait Time for Test Results7-Day Positivity Rate
(through Nov. 20)
24-47 hours0%

Campus Quarantine/Isolation

Beds available100%

Cumulative Positive Rate

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