NOTE: If you have been exposed to COVID-19, are currently waiting for COVID-19 test results, or received a positive diagnosis of COVID-19, please complete the Exposure, Testing, or Confirmed Diagnosis form to appropriately notify the University. If you have questions, please contact the Office of the Dean of Students by calling 812-488-2500 or by email at deanofstudents@evansville.edu.

COVID-19 Active Cases

(as of noon on 10/23/2020)

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The University of Evansville is committed to data transparency by reporting the number of positive COVID-19 cases among students and employees on campus. In an effort to keep the UE community informed about the presence of COVID-19, the University will report the number of active positive COVID-19 cases on campus through the above dashboard. The COVID-19 dashboard will be updated three times each week on Monday, Wednesday and Friday by noon each day. This reporting will help inform continued decision-making related to campus operations. These real-time updates will allow the University to protect the privacy of students and employees while simultaneously observing and sharing campus health trends.

Contact Tracing

Additional information will be provided through contact tracing to individuals who have had close contact with the COVID-19 positive individual(s) explained by the CDC as someone who was within 6 feet of an infected person for at least 15 minutes starting from 2 days before illness onset (or, for asymptomatic patients, 2 days prior to specimen collection) until the time the patient is isolated.

Privacy

To respect the privacy of our students and employees and to follow federal privacy law, the University will not release specific information about individuals who have tested positive. We ask that we always treat each other with dignity and respect, but also be patient and understanding with each other during these difficult times.

We will update the case count as follows:

  • Positive cases who exhibited symptoms will be removed from the count once they have met CDC criteria for symptom-based recovery. This is defined as:
    • At least 10 days have passed since symptoms first appeared and
    • At least 24 hours have passed since no fever without the use of fever-reducing medications and
    • Other symptoms of COVID-19 are improving
  • Positive cases who were asymptomatic throughout their isolation will be removed from the count 10 days after the date of their first positive test.

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Definitions

Active Cases — individuals with direct on-campus impact who have tested positive for COVID-19 and are currently isolating.

Contact Tracing — an interview with an individual who has tested positive for COVID-19 or had close contact with someone who has tested positive or has symptoms of COVID-19 to determine and share the following:

  • Letting the individual know they may have been exposed to or have tested positive for COVID-19 and should monitor their health for signs and symptoms of COVID-19.
  • Helping people who may have been exposed to COVID-19 get tested and connected with available support resources.
  • Providing guidelines and instructions for individuals to isolate if they have COVID-19 or quarantine if they are a close contact.

Close Contactexplained by the CDC as someone who was within 6 feet of an infected person for at least 15 minutes starting from 2 days before illness onset (or, for asymptomatic patients, 2 days prior to specimen collection) until the time the patient is isolated.

Isolation — The separation of a person or group of people known or reasonably believed to be infected with a communicable disease and potentially infectious from those who are not infected to prevent spread of the communicable disease.

Quarantine — The separation of a person or group of people reasonably believed to have been exposed to a communicable disease but not yet symptomatic from others who have not been so exposed to prevent the possible spread of the communicable disease. Quarantine is a preventative and precautionary measure and does not mean that the person(s) being quarantined tested positive for COVID-19.