From Aug. 24, 2020, through Friday, Jan. 14, 2022, Brown maintained a routine asymptomatic testing program using PCR tests. With respect for individual privacy, the dashboard reports aggregate data for that period.
In January 2022, Brown began a transition away from widespread asymptomatic PCR to self-administered rapid antigen testing, which answer the most important question in the Omicron variant era: “Am I infectious now?”
After the final day of PCR testing Friday, Jan. 14, 2022, the dashboard below will no longer be updated. Because of the decreased efficacy of the dashboard as a measure of COVID-19 prevalence on campus with shifts in testing and infections, Brown will instead collect information on self-reported positive test results, and will share that and other campus public health conditions information through weekly messages to the community. Each of these messages will be posted below, under the heading “Campus COVID-19 Testing Updates.”