The University of Chicago COVID-19 Dashboard provides important information on the status of COVID-19 at the University and the health of the campus community. You can find detailed weekly information, including the weekly surveillance test positivity rate, by hovering over the bars in the graph below.
- The Surveillance Testing portion of the Dashboard is updated every weekday. It uses data from the University’s Mandatory Surveillance Testing Program, which began on Sept. 20 and includes everyone living in campus housing as well as in-season varsity athletes, and the Voluntary Surveillance Testing Program, which began on Sept. 28 and includes off-campus students, faculty, staff, and other academic appointees who will regularly be on campus.
- The Students in Isolation portion of the Dashboard shows the latest figures on the number of students on and off campus who have tested positive and are currently in isolation, following CDC guidelines. These figures are updated weekly. They also include the number of students who have completed isolation procedures and have been cleared to return to campus. In categories where very few students are in isolation, the dashboard displays “< 5” to help protect confidentiality.
- The Overall Cases and Close Contacts section provides weekly figures on overall new cases and the number of close contacts at the University who have been identified by the University’s contact tracing team. This data draws from positive cases identified by our Surveillance Testing programs, as well as cases identified among members of the University community who sought testing because they had potential symptoms of COVID-19 or had close contact with a known case. The current Close Contact figure does not include people who have tested positive; when someone tests positive, they are added to the Overall Cases total.