All the latest results from our COVID-19 vaccination completion and on-campus testing, updated regularly.
To get testing data for a specific day, find it on the graph and either click or hold your cursor over the bar.
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The term vaccination compliant reflects either a completed vaccination or receipt of an exemption from the vaccination requirement based on a religious or medical reason. The combination of these two categories reflects the on-campus community’s overall compliance with Boston University’s vaccination requirement.
Different COVID vaccines have different schedules for completion. For example, the Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech vaccines require two doses—typically spaced three or four weeks apart—while the Johnson & Johnson vaccine is completed in one dose. The term completed vaccination refers to the amount of people who have submitted documentation of completing a vaccine regimen according to the manufacturer’s specifications.
Receipt of an exemption from Boston University’s vaccination requirement for students and employees based on accommodation for a religious or medical reason.
Student, Faculty, and Staff Testing
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All members of the BU community who are working or studying on the Charles River, Fenway, or Medical Campuses, including those contracted employees who provide services to BU, are required to undergo regular COVID-19 testing as well as be in compliance with BU’s vaccination policy. Faculty and staff on the Charles River and Fenway Campuses undergo scheduled asymptomatic testing. Faculty and staff on the Medical Campus and all students receive scheduled observed asymptomatic testing. Testing frequency is determined by several testing categories. The majority of on-campus students and employees are tested weekly.
A positive result indicates that SARS-CoV-2 RNA was detected in your test sample. That result means you are infected with the virus and are presumed to be contagious. A BU Healthway medical professional will inform you of your isolation obligations and ensure you receive the healthcare guidance that you need.
*In some cases, a positive result may also indicate the presence of noninfectious viral genetic material that a person may continue to shed for up to three months post-infection, according to the CDC.
Positive result data for Academic Year 2021-2022 reflect any positive result received through BU testing and do not reflect external testing or positive results received prior to August 15, 2021.
A negative test result means that SARS-CoV-2 RNA was not present in the specimen above the limit of detection. A negative result does not rule out the possibility of COVID-19 and should not be used as the sole basis for treatment or patient-management decisions. If COVID-19 is still suspected, based on exposure history together with other clinical findings, retesting should be considered.
Average Sample Processing Hours
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The hours elapsed between when a sample is taken and when the results of testing on that sample are delivered to the Electronic Medical Record.
The total number of tests administered during the noted time period, regardless of whether one person received multiple tests.
A percentage of positivity rate calculated by dividing the number of positive tests by the total number of tests administered in the same time period.
The unique number of people receiving tests in the noted 7-day period. Depending on which test category a person is in, an individual may receive more than one test in a 7-day period, but they will be counted only once in this metric.
A percentage of positivity rate calculated by dividing the number of individuals who received a positive test result by the total number of individuals tested in the same time period.