COVID -19 Dashboard

Alma College is committed to transparency in providing information about testing and cases of COVID-19 within our campus community.

The total testing population at Alma College is the approximately 1,700 students, faculty, staff, and contract workers who are on campus.

Please note that if have been impacted by COVID-19 exposure and you need to of self-isolate or quarantine, you will be contacted by a staff member who will provide assistance with the next steps.

Vaccination Rates

Note: Following is a percentage of students, faculty and staff who are at least partially-vaccinated against COVID-19. These percentages are taken as a total of the total population of students, faculty and staff at Alma College.

Last updated: Jan. 26, 2022

Students: 80 percent

Faculty and staff: 94 percent

Archived COVID-19 Testing Results

Fall 2021  

Asymptomatic Tests

Symptomatic Tests

Positive Cases

Recovered

9,413

258

106

106

Fall 2020   

Asymptomatic Tests

Symptomatic Tests

Positive Cases

Recovered 

5,892

141

172

172

Winter/Spring 2022  

Asymptomatic Tests

Symptomatic Tests

Positive Cases

Recovered

4,026

258

301

301

Winter 2021  

Asymptomatic Tests

Symptomatic Tests

Positive Cases

Recovered

18,360

107

103

103

If you have questions, please contact the Wilcox Medical Center at (989) 463-7181.

Important Definitions

Asymptomatic test - Broad testing of the campus population to determine point-in-time data, unrelated to whether someone is symptomatic.

Symptomatic test - A test administered because an individual shows symptoms of COVID-19.

Recovered - The cumulative total of individuals who have tested positive and since were isolated and saw at least 10 days pass since symptoms first appeared. Individuals must also resolve any present fever without use of fever-reducing medications and suffer no respiratory symptoms for at least 72 hours. This definition is based on information provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Wastewater testing - In January 2021, Alma College began the process of collecting wastewater from student apartments and residence halls as a means of testing for COVID-19.

Individuals who have COVID-19 shed cells of the virus into the wastewater. Testing wastewater for COVID-19 is an efficient means of measuring the spread of the virus on campus — which can lead to a more specific, targeted testing campaign — in a private, passive way.