ULiège issues a dashboard to monitor the epidemic situation within its University community
Composed of twelve indicators, the dashboard is a valuable tool in view of the next academic year, which is scheduled to start in the classroom.
The University of Liège (ULiège) is adding to its tools for managing and monitoring SARS-CoV-2 among its students and staff by setting up an institutional dashboard. It is composed of twelve indicators, fed by external and internal data.
This dashboard is a valuable tool in view of the next academic year, which is scheduled to start in the classroom.
Several indicators are based on the results of the SARSSURV epidemiological survey currently being carried out by ULiège among 1,400 participants, students and members of its staff. Other data currently incomplete will be progressively integrated into the dashboard.
- The positivity rate measured by PCR (salivary tests carried out by ULiège since autumn 2020)
- The type of variants in circulation (SARSSURV survey data)
- Hospitalizations in COVID units (external data)
- Hospital admissions in Intensive Care Units (external data)
- Effective reproduction rate R0 (Sciensano data)
- Compliance with control measures (internal data)
- Seroprevalence (proportion of people with antibodies, SARSSURV survey)
- Neutralising antibody titres in blood (SARSSURV data)
- Vaccination rate - 1 dose (SARSSURV data)
- Complete vaccination rate (SARSSURV data)
- Rate of people not yet vaccinated and willing to be vaccinated (SARSSURV data)
- The rate of CO2 in buildings (internal data)
Fabrice Bureau, Vice-rector for research at ULiège: "After being the first university to develop a salivary PCR testing method, ULiège is now the first in Belgium to position itself on monitoring. This dashboard, partly based on an ambitious internal epidemiological study, will help us to monitor the epidemic in the coming months, and, we hope, allow a sustainable return to campus while restoring the conditions for a normal life to young people."
Pierre Wolper, Rector of the ULiège: "The next academic year will undoubtedly be a delicate moment. The conditions for a resumption of 100% face-to-face classes have been announced, which is everyone's hope, but we must also remain prudent and capable of adapting at any time. This is why, in addition to the salivary testing that has been carried out for several months within our university community, the implementation of this dashboard is an important information and management tool. "
This report will be updated regularly.