Four Santa Fe College students reported testing positive for COVID-19 between March 16 and Monday.
The college’s total number of reported positive cases since March 8, 2020, is now 710, according to a report provided by Santa Fe spokesperson Jay Anderson. The school’s enrollment in Fall 2020 was 13,996.
Santa Fe does not require routine testing, meaning its case numbers are all self-reported. If someone exhibits COVID-19 symptoms or sickness, they’re treated as a presumptive positive case and made to isolate, regardless of whether they are tested.
Using the numbers provided in the report, 12.5% of students and employees who reported feeling sick this week tested positive for COVID-19. This percentage was calculated using the total number of opened cases, which includes people who reported feeling sick to the college regardless of whether they were tested, and the total number of reported positive cases.
Since March 2020, 30.86% of those who reported feeling sick to the college tested positive for COVID-19.
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Juliana Ferrie is a second-year UF journalism student. She is excited to be working for The Alligator as the Santa Fe Beat reporter. In her free time, you can find her reading or listening to music.