COVID-19 Reporting

Southwest provides weekly updates regarding COVID-19 activity from individuals who self-report testing positive. Students and employees are notified of active cases and contact tracing is performed. The identities of those reported as COVID-19 positive are not divulged, nor are the identities of those potentially exposed. The College also notifies the Shelby County Health Department of the self-report and provides a weekly report to the Tennessee Board of Regents. When warranted, impacted buildings are temporarily closed for deep cleaning and sanitization. The College’s fall semester case activity is listed below.

In addition, two other dashboards that display metrics external to the college are provided: State of Tennessee’s Daily COVID Activity and the Shelby County Daily COVID Activity.

Southwest Fall Semester COVID Activity *

Week
Ending
Faculty/Staff Students Workforce Development/Contractors TOTALS
Active Recovered Active Recovered Active Recovered Active Recovered
10/21/20 3 28 18 38 0 1 21 67
10/14/20 2 26 15 33 0 0 17 59
10/7/20 2 6 12 8 1 0 15 14
9/30/20 1 5 11 8 0 0 12 13
9/23/20 1 5 8 6 0 0 9 11
9/16/20 1 0 2 5 0 0 3 5
9/9/20 0 4 2 4 0 0 2 8
9/2/20 0 3 3 2 0 0 3 5
8/26/20 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 3

* NOTE: To get the cumulative number of cases, we add the total number of active cases this week to the total number of recovered cases this week. (The recovered cases are meant to represent recovered cases over all time, not just newly recovered cases this week.) The calculation is not always going to produce a precise number, as the Colleges’ abilities to track recovered cases has changed over time and grows more difficult as cases increase and time passes. But that calculation (active cases + recovered cases) is as close as we can come to the total number of cases cumulatively.


Shelby County Daily COVID Activity

Date New Cases Daily Positivity Rate Overall Rate Acute Hospital Capacity Beds Available ICU Hospital Beds Available
10/28/20 211 8.4% 11.7% Not Available Not Available

State of Tennessee Daily COVID Activity

Date New Cases Daily Positivity Rate Overall Rate Acute Hospital Capacity Beds Available ICU Hospital Beds Available
10/28/20 2,446 11.1% 7.1% 16% 12%