Marietta College will report positive cases of COVID-19 via this web page. Those represented in the totals below include cases involving campus community members who are or have recently been on campus that have been reported to and confirmed by the Marietta/Belpre City Health Department that have either tested positive for COVID-19 or have recovered following a positive diagnosis. Based on the recommendations from our local health authority and our local health care system, students and employees are only undergoing testing if they have been directed to do so by a medical professional due to their symptoms, or because they have been identified as having close direct contact with a positive case.

Summer 2021 (6/1/21 - Present)

Active Cases

0

Number of Confirmed Positive Cases on Campus As of 7/6/21

Quarantined

0

Number of Students/Employees on Campus As of 7/6/21

Recovered Cases

0

Number of Confirmed Summer 2021 Recovered Cases on Campus As of 7/6/21

Total Cases

1

Accumulative Number of Confirmed Summer 2021 Cases on Campus As of 7/6/21

2020-2021 Academic Year Totals

Recovered Cases

237

Number of Confirmed Recovered Cases on Campus As of 5/31/21

Total Cases

237

Number of Confirmed Active and Recovered Cases on Campus As of 5/31/21

Spring 2021 Semester: Total Cases

96

Number of Confirmed Second-Semester Positive Cases on Campus As of 5/31/21

Spring 2021 Semester: Quarantined

192

Total number of Students/Employees quarantined through 5/31/21

Fall 2020 Semester: Total Cases

141

Number of Confirmed Positive Cases on Campus As of 12/31/20 (end of fall semester)

Fall 2020 Semester: Quarantined

427

Total number of Students/Employees quarantined through 12/31/20 (end of  fall semester)

 

Individuals represented in the active cases number are working with their respective city/county health departments. These individuals are receiving appropriate care and are in isolation.

For details regarding Washington County COVID-19 data, visit the Ohio Department of Health COVID-19 dashboard.

COVID-19 Updates
Please Respect Individuals' Privacy

The anonymity of individuals who have tested positive for COVID-19 is paramount. Please respect their privacy — even if you believe you know who they are — so they can focus completely on their health. As a community, we must do everything we can to support these individuals and one another through this incredibly challenging time.

Contact Tracing Efforts are Underway

Guided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and local public health agencies, Marietta College has established protocols for evaluating individuals who have symptoms of COVID-19. In line with those protocols, the Marietta/Belpre City Health Department oversees contact investigation and notification. Persons who have had close contact with those who have tested positive (or probable) will be notified by the Marietta/Belpre City Health Department in accordance with standard public health principles.

Definition of Close Contact

According to the CDC, for COVID-19, a close contact is defined as anyone who was within 6 feet of an infected person for at least 15 minutes starting from 48 hours before the person began feeling sick until the time the patient was isolated.

Report Positive Test Results (or Probable Diagnoses)

Given the risk to the learning community, students, faculty, and staff are required to report positive COVID-19 diagnoses to Marietta College immediately upon notification. Failure to do so may result in a referral to the Office of Student Conduct or corrective action via the Office of Human Resources.

Know When to Self-isolate/Quarantine

If you are concerned that you may have been exposed to COVID-19, please review and follow the guidance offered by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) regarding isolation and quarantine. You can also contact the Marietta Health Department at 740.373.0611 for assistance.

Take Preventative Measures

Every single one of us has the responsibility and the power to keep our community safe. Please continue to take these steps to keep yourself and those around you safe, especially those most vulnerable.

  • Monitor yourself for symptoms regularly and refrain from interacting with others (including physical attendance in class or at work) if you show any signs of illness.
  • Wear an appropriate face covering every time you are in a public setting.
  • Stay out of congregate settings, avoid mass gatherings, and maintain a distance of 6 feet from others whenever possible.
  • Adhere to personal hygiene practices, including the following:
  • Wash hands, with soap and water, often and for at least 20 seconds. When soap and water are not available, use alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Avoid touching eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue or shirt sleeve, then throw tissue directly in the trash.
  • Do not share personal items such as water bottles, etc.

See the CDC’s website regarding How to Protect Yourself and Others for additional information.

Take Care of Your Mental Health

Your mental health is just as important as your physical health in this time of uncertainty. Coronavirus talk is everywhere and can feel overwhelming.

The Center for Health & Wellness would like to encourage you to take some time from your day to disconnect from media, get some fresh air, and practice some self-care. If you need to talk to someone, immediate crisis services are available. Text “home” to 741741 to be connected with a Crisis Text Line counselor.

The Center for Health and Wellness is currently offering one-on-one counseling services to students in-person, and phone consultations and/or referral resources for students where applicable. If you have any questions or concerns about our services or about an upcoming appointment please call 740.376.4477 or email healthandwellness@marietta.edu.

HEERF II Disclosure

As a result of the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2021, Marietta College has received Higher Education Emergency Relief Funds ( HEERF II ) in the amount of $435,742 for the sole purpose of providing student emergency grants. Grants can be used for any component of the published cost of attendance including tuition, fees, room , board, books, transportation, personal miscellaneous items, or for emergency costs that arise due to coronavirus, such as food, technology, and health care (including mental).

Marietta College will be distributing the funds to all full- time, degree-seeking, undergraduate students who are United States citizens in the amount of $446 per student. In addition, we will be providing grants for part-time, undergraduate, degree-seeking students, who are Pell Grant eligible and demonstrate exceptional need in the amount of $446 per student in this category. A total of 977 students will receive a HEERF II Emergency Student Grant. The disbursement will occur on March 2, 2021. Please note the citizenship requirement was established by interpretation of the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act (PRWORA) of 1996, which prohibits certain noncitizens from receiving federal benefits, applies to HEERF II funds, making DACA, undocumented, and international students ineligible.