Misericordia University maintains this page to inform our campus community and others about the number of known COVID-19 cases among students, and employees on campus. This information only includes confirmed on-campus cases as reported to the university through established reporting protocols. The university has no way of knowing about cases not reported to the university through these established reporting protocols.
Our reporting focus will be on-campus cases as they represent the highest risk to the overall health and safety of our campus community. On campus is defined as any individual who was physically present on campus at least 1 of the 14 days prior to their confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis. Those working and learning in an exclusively remote arrangement, who have not been on campus, are not reported in these numbers.
Confirmed COVID-19 cases and specific information about them are considered confidential health care information and may not be shared in detail. Any individual who has tested positive for COVID-19 is required to isolate, and anyone believed to be at risk for exposure will be contacted by a Contact Tracer and asked to self-quarantine as per our protocols and those from the Pennsylvania Department of Health and CDC. An active case is defined as an individual who is COVID-19 positive and remains in isolation.
Statistics of COVID-19 Cases at Misericordia University
Active On-Campus COVID 19 Cases at Misericordia University: 40
*Total of confirmed positive COVID-19 cases on-campus at Misericordia University for the week indicated.
Updated May 16, 2022
Testing on Campus
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Percentage of the Student Population that Reports Being Fully Vaccinated (11/07/2021)
Resident Students Living on Campus: 93%
All Full-time Students: 88%
Total Full-time and Regular Part-time Employees: 91%
Notification of COVID-19 Cases
In the event of a confirmed case of COVID-19, the university will follow contact tracing and notification protocols as directed by local and state health authorities. Identified contacts will receive guidance about monitoring and testing per the university’s COUGARCARE Plan and at the direction of the Pennsylvania Department of Health.
Contact tracing may include notification of:
- Close personal contacts identified by the confirmed positive individual
- Those in close housing proximity with the student (roommate, suitemates, apartment mates, those who may share a bath)
- Classmates, university staff and faculty members with whom the individual may have come in contact while contagious
- Members of student organizations with whom the individual may have come in contact while contagious
- On-campus employers with whom the individual may have come in contact while contagious