College updates & protocols

Eckerd College continues to closely monitor the evolving coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

The health and safety of our students, faculty and staff is our highest priority as college leaders work closely with local, state and federal agencies to share the most updated information.

  • Monitoring novel coronavirus (COVID-19)
    We continue to monitor the transmission of COVID-19 in our region and are making adjustments to our Vaccination Rate Impact on College Operations protocol as appropriate. The entire protocol can be read on our coronavirus website: eckerd.edu/coronavirus
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COVID-19 Testing

Bayfront Health provides on-campus coronavirus testing in the health clinic. Symptomatic or recently exposed students, faculty and staff should self-isolate and call ahead to 727.864.8326 to schedule an appointment.

Eckerd College data:
June 4, 2021-present, updated weekly

Fall 2021 verified vaccination rate, as of 12/13/2021*

95.9%**

*Providing proof of vaccination is voluntary for students.
**These numbers may fluctuate with changes in enrolled students and staffing.

Total cases* as of 5/18/2022

ActiveRecovered
Residential Student2176
Nonresidential Student056
Employee170

*Total cases may not equal the sum of pre-arrival and on-campus positive cases noted below. Total cases includes COVID-positive results from those who have tested off campus and reported their results to College officials. Active cases are defined as individuals who have clinically tested positive for COVID-19 and have not been cleared by a medical professional to return to class or work.

Surveillance testing* status as of 5/18/2022

Date of Pool TestingNumber of PoolsNumber of Negative PoolsNumber of Positive Pools
5/9/20221091
5/2/2022871
4/25/2022871
4/18/2022770
4/4/2022770
3/28/2022660
3/14/2022660
3/7/2022660
2/28/2022660
2/21/2022660
2/14/2022660
2/7/2022963
2/1/202235305
1/24/20221091
1/18/2022**442915
1/5/2022271116
1/4/2022321121
1/3/202218612
12/6/2021541
11/29/2021541
11/15/2021550
11/8/2021550
11/1/2021550
10/25/2021550
10/18/2021550
10/13/2021660
10/4/2021550
9/27/2021541
9/20/2021541
9/14/202110100
9/8/202122193
9/7/202124222
8/30/2021440
8/23/2021431
8/16/202146406
8/10/2021660
8/2/2021101
7/26/2021110
7/19/2021101
6/21/2021110
6/14/2021110

*Pools are groups of up to 8 individuals’ saliva samples tested together as of 2022 (previously was groups of up to 24).

**Pool size was 4 individuals’ samples.

On-campus quarantine & isolation results as of 5/18/2022

Individuals in QuarantineIndividuals in Isolation
02

Eckerd College earlier data

Eckerd College data: Jan. 4, 2021-May 31, 2021

Vaccinations as of 5/21/2021 (self-reported)

Partial*Full**
Employee32311
Student539614

*A person is considered partially vaccinated before a full two weeks has passed since receiving the Johnson & Johnson vaccine or before two weeks has passed since receiving the second dose of the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine.
**A person is considered fully vaccinated two weeks after receiving the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, or two weeks after receiving the second shot of the Moderna or Pfizer vaccines.

Total cases as of 5/21/2021

ActiveRecovered
Residential Student194
Nonresidential Student016
Employee020
Pre-Arrival059

Total cases may not equal the sum of pre-arrival and on-campus positive cases noted below. Total cases includes COVID-positive results from those who have tested off campus and reported their results to College officials. Active cases are defined as individuals who have clinically tested positive for COVID-19 and have not been cleared by a medical professional to return to class or work.

Pre-arrival testing results as of 5/21/2021

Total TestedNegative ResultsPositive Results
2063200459

On-campus testing results as of 5/21/2021

Total TestedNegative ResultsPositive Results
32728740

Surveillance testing* status as of 5/21/2021

Date of Pool TestingNumber of PoolsNumber of Negative PoolsNumber of Positive Pools
1/4/202113121
1/11/202136279
1/13/2021202
1/19/202137343
1/25/202135314
2/1/202134331
2/8/202121210
2/15/202121183
2/22/202120191
3/1/202119190
3/2/2021110
3/8/202119190
3/10/2021220
3/16/202118171
3/17/2021220
3/22/202119163
3/24/2021220
3/29/202117170
3/30/2021220
4/5/202118171
4/6/2021220
4/12/202118162
4/14/2021110
4/19/202131310
4/21/2021220
4/26/202114140
4/28/2021330
5/3/202113112
5/10/20211091
5/20/2021651

*Pools are groups of up to 24 individuals’ saliva samples tested together. View detailed results

On-campus quarantine & isolation results as of 5/21/2021

Individuals in QuarantineIndividuals in Isolation
10

Eckerd College data: Aug. 24, 2020-Jan. 3, 2021

Total cases

ActiveRecovered
Residential Student012
Nonresidential Student07
Employee14
Pre-Arrival09

Total cases may not equal the sum of pre-arrival and on-campus positive cases noted below. Total cases includes COVID-positive results from those who have tested off campus and reported their results to College officials. Active cases are defined as individuals who have clinically tested positive for COVID-19 and have not been cleared by a medical professional to return to class or work.

Pre-arrival testing results

Total TestedNegative ResultsPositive Results
175417359

On-campus testing results

Total TestedNegative ResultsPositive Results
1871798

Surveillance testing status

Date of Pool TestingNumber of PoolsNumber of Negative PoolsNumber of Positive Pools
10/19/2020660
10/26/2020770
11/2/2020981
11/9/202011110
11/17/202017152
11/19/2020550
11/30/202015141
12/7/2020400

Pools are groups of up to 24 individuals’ saliva samples tested together. View detailed results

On-campus quarantine & isolation results

Individuals in QuarantineIndividuals in Isolation
00