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COVID-19 Campus Status - 2021

The University's status is 2 - green - LOCALIZED


Find safety measures and restrictions currently in effect here. Students should note: Face coverings are required at all times indoors and students should follow Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines for wearing masks outdoors. No guests are permitted inside UD residences. Click here for this quick reference guide of activities that are permitted and not permitted.

The University will pause dashboard updates May 7-10. The University will update the dashboard May 11 and then will continue weekly on Mondays, or on Tuesday if Monday is a University holiday.

Build Immunity in the Community: upload your vaccine record

Students, faculty and staff are challenged to come together to Build Immunity in Our Community, with a goal to have 70% of the campus community vaccinated by July 1. If we reach this goal, the level of immunity in our campus community will enable the Path Forward team to ease some restrictions and requirements depending on the state of the pandemic.

After you complete your vaccination,  upload a photo of your vaccine record today to the confidential "Report your Vaccine" portal. If you have not yet received your vaccine, schedule an appointment so you can report your vaccination by July 1. Starting June 1, we will begin reporting the campus community's progress toward the goal here. We will report back to the community in July how the vaccination rate will shape the fall semester, and whether our approach will need to change. Your vaccination record only will be accessible by medical providers and contact tracers, and not tied to any employment or academic records.

Chart depicting COVID-19 cases among UD students, employees and visitors since January 1, 2021. On May 5, 2021, there were zero new cases. There are 231 cases that have completed the isolation period and 10 active cases. There have been 241 total cases since January 1, 2021. The 7-day moving average of new cases is one. The 7-day moving average of active cases is 13. The surveillance testing positivity rate from April 26, 2021, to May 2, 2021, is 0.0 percent. Among employees and visitors, since January 1, 2021, there have been 41 employee cases and two visitor cases. There is one active employee cases.

  • This chart reflects data for since Jan. 1, 2021. See fall 2020 summary data in related links at the bottom of the page.
  • Cases reported reflect individuals who have been working, living, studying or otherwise on campus during their contagious period.  
  • "New Cases" for students reflects confirmed positive COVID-19 cases recorded into the tracking system during the date displayed.
  • "Active Cases" for employees and students reflects individuals who are currently isolating either on or off campus.
  • "Completed isolation period" students who are no longer in isolation.
  • "7 Day Test Positivity Rate" is updated each Monday and reflects student random/surveillance testing results during the period displayed. 
  • All data are updated in a timely manner as information becomes available and is verified. 
  • A dashboard for Montgomery County and the state of Ohio is updated daily (updated 5/5, next update is 5/11). 
  • Public Health - Dayton & Montgomery County is notified of every positive case and contact tracing is initiated. 

Status Levels

Working with public health officials and our medical advisory panel, the University established five campus status levels. 

Status 1 - GREEN - CONTAINED: A small number of individuals have tested positive, and contact tracing suggests that exposures are confined and the situation can be contained, isolated, and remediated. If an exposed or infected individual is a resident, they will be referred to quarantine or isolation as needed. Affected areas are decontaminated and University medical and contact tracing staff can monitor for possible escalation. All other campus and residence operations remain unaffected. 

Status 2 - GREEN - LOCALIZED: An outbreak, for example, could occur in a particular floor, classroom, office suite, or common area where contact tracing still allows for a high degree of confidence in the ability to isolate and contain any flare-ups. It may require a floor, class, office suite, or common area to be closed for a period of time to allow for proper decontamination and containment to prevent ongoing exposure. A larger number of residents may be put in isolation or asked to quarantine. 

Status 3 - YELLOW - CAUTION: An outbreak occurs where the ability to contact trace with high confidence makes it difficult to identify a specific area for containment, isolation and remediation. It may be necessary to close affected areas or buildings, isolate or move affected students, and/or ask impacted employees to move to remote operations. Some courses may switch to strictly online modality.

Status 4 - RED - WARNING: In the event contact tracing cannot reliably identify affected parties or spaces and contain the spread of COVID-19 campuswide, the University may switch all students to fully remote learning while staying in their on-campus residences. Commuter students will not come to campus and will use virtual learning tools. Students with the ability to return home may be asked to do so. Impacted employees will be asked to work remotely. The University will return to more normal, in-person operations once it can contain the outbreak.

Status 5 - PURPLE - VACATE: If the spread of COVID-19 on campus or locally is such that public health guidance or direction, or the University administration with the advice of our medical panel deems it critically necessary for the safety of our entire campus community to move students off campus to continue their classes, the University will initiate the following process:

  • Students within 400 miles of campus have 24 hours to move out of their on-campus residences.
  • All other domestic students will have 48 hours to move out of their on-campus residences.
  • International students can work with CIP regarding any special accommodations.
  • Students unable to move out of their on-campus residences in the allotted time can email to make alternate arrangements.

Should an immediate evacuation of campus be necessary such that students cannot take their belongings with them, the University will contact students at a later date about a possible move-out process.