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Reporting COVID-19 Cases On-Campus

This website is updated daily Monday through Friday by noon and weekend case counts will be included on Monday. Please continue to visit for the most up-to-date information.

Confirmed Cases

New Positive Cases - September 18

(# of new positive cases made known to the University as confirmed through university testing, surveillance testing, and self-reporting over past 24 hours or 72 hours for weekend case counts reported on Monday)

Students

0

Employees*

0

Subcontractors

0

Weekly Confirmed Positives Cases - September 7 - September 13

(total # of new positive cases known to the University for the week specified above)

Students

9

Employees*

1

Subcontractors

0

Cumulative Positive Confirmed Cases Since July 1

(total # of positive cases known to the University since July 1, 2020)

Students

112

Employees*

4

Subcontractors

5

On-Campus Testing

Number of Tests Administered - September 18

(# of molecular or antigen tests performed on-site at University Health Services over the past 24 hours; some individuals may receive more than one test, but all tests are included below)

Students

13

Employees*

2

Positivity Rate - September 7 - September 13

(calculated once per week based on number of tests administered on campus for the week specified above)

Number of Tests Administered

180

Number of Tests Returned Positive

6

Percent of Positive Tests to Tests Administered

3.3%

Isolation/Quarantine

The Center for Disease Control (CDC) defines isolation as separating sick people with a contagious disease from people who are not sick, while quarantine separates and restricts the movement of people who were exposed to a contagious disease to see if they become sick. Those people in quarantine have been exposed to someone that has COVID-19, but have not tested positive for COVID-19.

Total # of Beds Reserved On-Campus for Isolation/Quarantine of On-Campus Students

95

Total # of University Isolation/Quarantine Beds On-Campus Currently in Use

5

Total # of Students Currently in Self-Isolation/Quarantine Off-Campus Per University Instructions

(off-campus; regardless of place of residence)

53

  


*The Employee category represents Western Carolina University full-time and part-time faculty and staff.

Detailed information about county cases is available at the Jackson County Department of Public Health or Buncombe County Department of Public Health. All counties can be found on the NC Department of Public Health and Health Services dashboard.

Instructions for Self-Reporting for COVID-19 Testing

For Students

If you have been tested at location other than Health Services, please complete the COVID testing self-report at info.wcu.edu/selfreport

Once submitted, a representative of WCU Health Services will be in contact shortly to help support your ongoing medical care.

For Employees

Employees who have been notified of a confirmed positive COVID-19 test should immediately self-isolate at home and contact their supervisor as soon as possible to notify them.

Specific protocols may be viewed at COVID-19 Diagnosis/Symptoms Protocols for Employees and Supervisors.

Additional Resources

COVID-19 Diagnosis/Symptoms Protocols for Employees and Supervisors

WCU Faculty and Staff Resources

How to Return to Work Safely Guide

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