COVID-19 Dashboard

COVID-19 Dashboard

SAIC has created a dashboard to help assess current practices and protocols, paying careful attention to the health and safety of our community. SAIC’s COVID-19 Monitoring Team (CMT), in consultation with Dr. Terri Rebmann, reviews the following campus-specific metrics listed below and the City of Chicago’s case numbers and recommends appropriate operational changes to School leadership.

These figures include only cases that have been reported to SAIC among community members who are teaching, working, learning, or living on campus. The dashboard will be updated every Tuesday and Thursday by 6:00 p.m. CT.

This dashboard was last updated on:
Thursday, September 24, 2020

New Positive Cases from the Last 14 Days

5

Students

0

Employees*

0

Approved Visitors
Total Positive Cases Since August 15 (First Day Students Were Allowed on Campus)

6

Students

2

Employees*

1

Approved Visitors
 
 

Not all cases will necessarily have occurred on-campus and may not present any risk of transmission to the broader SAIC community. Similarly, these figures report only those cases known to SAIC, and may not be inclusive of any positive cases impacting community members personally but not reported to the School.

Students in Quarantine and Isolation

 

Quarantine

0

On Campus

5

Off Campus
 

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), quarantine keeps someone who was in close contact with someone who has COVID-19 away from others. The numbers above do not include students in travel quarantine.

Isolation

0

On Campus

3

Off Campus

Isolation keeps someone who is sick or tested positive for COVID-19 without symptoms away from others, even in their own home

Employees* in Quarantine and Isolation

 

Quarantine

0

On Campus

0

Off Campus

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), quarantine keeps someone who was in close contact with someone who has COVID-19 away from others. The numbers above do not include employees in travel quarantine.

Isolation

0

On Campus

0

Off Campus

Isolation keeps someone who is sick or tested positive for COVID-19 without symptoms away from others, even in their own home

*Employees include staff and faculty, as well as contracted staff doing business on campus.

Additional Links

City of Chicago Dashboard
State of Illinois Dashboard
Johns Hopkins Resource Center for National and Global Dashboard

SAIC’s Response

Monitoring 

SAIC’s COVID-19 Monitoring Team (CMT) has been established to coordinate the collection and review of metrics related to the prevalence of COVID-19 within the SAIC community and the City of Chicago and recommend the appropriate operational changes. Dr. Terri Rebmann consults with the group.

A decision to move our modified in-person courses fully online and move our operations remotely will be based on cases relative to resources, requiring monitoring of many different factors and conditions. These factors and conditions may include, but are not limited to: positivity rate of those living, learning, and working on campus; available quarantine spaces on campus; number of quarantined individuals who end up testing positive (total and seven-day rolling average); daily on-campus population; positive test rate in Chicago; and local hospital capacity. We are also closely monitoring the City of Chicago’s phase four reopening metrics, and we will make necessary adjustments if the City of Chicago or State of Illinois updates their guidance or issues new orders.

Contact Tracing

Upon notice of a positive case, SAIC’s Case Management Team will conduct contact tracing. A close contact—defined by the CDPH as someone who was within six feet of the positive case for 15 or more cumulative minutes over the course of a day starting from two days before the person began feeling sick or tested positive until the time they were isolated—will receive a phone call from the Case Management Team.

People who had brief, casual contact with a positive case will not be notified because they are not considered to be at great risk of infection, according to the CDPH.

If you are identified as a close contact of someone who has tested positive for COVID-19, you will be contacted directly by a contact tracer. If you are not a close contact, and you have been following general safety practices like wearing masks and social distancing, you are not believed to be at risk.

For more information on our contact tracing process, click here.

Reporting 

If you show signs or symptoms or have been notified by the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) or SAIC’s Case Management Team that you are a close contact—defined by the CDPH as someone who was within six feet of the infected person for at least 15 cumulative minutes over the course of a day starting from two days before the person began feeling sick or tested positive until the time they were isolated—you should do the following:

  • Students: Contact SAIC’s Health Services at healthservices@saic.edu or 312.499.4288, and you will be directed to the nearest clinic for additional instructions.
  • Faculty and staff: Notify human resources at saic.covid.report@saic.edu and your primary care provider.

If you test positive, you may be required to isolate.