Positive cases remain low as Mason enters 12th week of classes
BY ALLISON ALBERTY, GRAPHICS EDITOR & SOCIAL MEDIA DIRECTOR
As Mason wrapped up the 11th week of school last week, positive COVID-19 cases remain low. The campus maintains its vaccination and indoor mask mandate as well as the COVID-19 daily health check to participate in on-campus activities.
According to the Mason COVID-19 dashboard, from Nov. 1 to Nov. 7, five students tested positive out of 3,636 tested. One employee tested positive out of 500 employees tested, leaving a .1% positivity rate for students and a .2% positivity rate among employees.
During the tenth week of classes, from Oct. 24 to Oct. 31, 10 students tested positive for COVID-19 out of 3,454 tested. Two employees tested positive out of 574 tested. The positivity rate among both students and employees was .3%.
Out of 28,941 students, 27,719 are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and have received either two doses of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine or one dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. The vaccination rate in students is 95.8%. Out of 6,916 employees, 6,542 are fully vaccinated, with a vaccination rate of 94.6%.
In Fairfax County, 760,490 residents have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as of Nov. 9. This is a vaccination rate of 76.2% of people ages 18 and older.