Alma College is committed to transparency in providing information about testing and cases of COVID-19 within our campus community.
The chart below provides recent data on COVID-19 testing, positive cases, and recoveries. All data are cumulative. 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.
Winter 2021 COVID-19 Testing and Results
Last updated: June 1, 2021
*Note: Totals for Return to Campus testing are based off of a remote, pre-testing campaign of students, staff and faculty that took place in early January, prior to the start of the winter 2021 term, and thus are not included in the larger total of asymptomatic tests.
Archived COVID-19 Testing Results
If you have questions, please contact the Wilcox Medical Center at (989) 463-7181.
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.
Read a Feb. 4 article in the Gratiot County Herald about our testing strategies for the winter term.