Updated: May 2, 2022

COVID-19 Testing

Week Reported Individuals Tested on Campus Positive Tests on campus Students in Quarantine Students in Isolation Employees in Quarantine/Isolation

April 26-May 1

38* 4 1 4 0
*The reduced number of tests are the result of NCAA dropping requirements to test athletes. This week's results are for symptomatic tests only. 
Please note: the reporting period for our dashboard is the previous 7 days for tests, and quarantine and isolation numbers are reported as a point in time data point on Tuesday mornings. Quarantine and isolation periods may be as low as 5 days, meaning an individual could fully complete their isolation period within the 7 day window between dashboard updates and not be actively in isolation or quarantine when weekly numbers are reported.

Campus Vaccination Reporting

At this time our campus population has exceeded our goal of 80% vaccination.

Campus Vaccination Data

As of October 20, an analysis of our campus population shows:

Campus Population Students Employees Total
Members of Community 1049 357 1406
Members Reporting Vaccination 81% 86% 83%
*M.F.A. in Creative Writing graduate students are not included in this count since they are not residential students.

COVID-19 Testing Schedule and Definitions

We are reporting the number of individuals tested on a weekly basis on Tuesdays when class is in session. The number of tests performed will fluctuate week to week based on circumstances. We are performing surveillance testing per NCAA and Midwest Conference guidelines for unvaccinated student athletes. We also complete surveillance testing and contact tracing testing for vaccinated and unvaccinated persons.

Students in quarantine: 

Quarantined students are those who are remaining in their residence hall rooms because they are unvaccinated and were exposed to someone who tested positive. If they develop symptoms, they will be tested; with a positive test, they will move into isolation.

Students in isolation: 

Students in isolation have tested positive and will remain out of their residence hall in a separate isolation space or return home for 5 days while they recover. At the end of 5 days if they have no symptoms or your symptoms are resolving, they can leave isolation but must wear a mask around others for an additional 5 days.

Employees in quarantine or isolation:

Per CDC guidelines, employees who test positive need to isolate at home for 5 days, or quarantine for 5 days if they are unvaccinated and identified as a positive contact. The employee's supervisor will make sure this is enforced.