Note On Data
Data is central to the scientific approach that is being taken and we now are able to post the results of two surveys that have had a big impact on the university’s approach to F20:
- Student survey that gets at residential vs online instruction and the likelihood of coming to campus/Ithaca for the fall semester.
- Faculty survey that gets at in-person vs online instruction and risk assessment of being on campus.
From the Modeling Team
The modeling team would like to thank the Cornell community for the sincerity and energy put into providing comments on our report.
- Alternative methodologies for estimating contacts / day and transmission rate
- Effectiveness of increased test frequency in mitigating the effect of higher-than-modeled contacts / day
- Effect of non-compliance with testing
- Effect of offering testing to virtual instruction students
In the meantime, comments on the June 15 report (and responses) are given below. Comments are indexed for easy referral.
Issue (Last Updated July 3)
|Contacts-Per-Day||F28, F19, F16, F14, F10, F8, F7, F6, F1|
|Higher-than-anticipated transmission rate||F32, , F19, F16, F14, F10, F9, F8, F7, F6, F1|
|Effectiveness of Testing||F9|
|Testing in the virtual instruction setting + testing compliance in the residential setting||F29, F27, F26, F25#1, F17, F11|
|Off-campus students are tested in the residential scenario||F31, F27A|
|Number of Students Returning in the Virtual Instruction Scenario|
|Modeling fatalities||F29, F13, F12|
|Racial and Ethnic Disparities||F25#2, F24, F23|
|Pressure from university leadership||F18|
|Effect of raising transmission rate equally in virtual and residential instruction settings||F21|
|Capacity in local hospitals||F22|
|Framing of uncertainty||F30, F9, F5, F2|
|Crediting of experts in disease modeling||F9, F1|
|Impact on Tompkins County||F20|
|Impact of students arriving early because we would start Sep 2||F15|
|Number of cases missed in gateway testing||F32|