COVID-19 Data Dashboard

UD is sharing information on this site about the status of campus activity this fall and COVID-19 positive cases among members of the campus community to aid in informing our community about public health. 

New Positive Cases

The University will not disclose the identity of any employee or student who is diagnosed with or is suspected of having COVID-19 in any external communication. Internally, that information will only be provided on a need-to-know basis as part of any contact tracing.

Cases listed have been confirmed positive through a molecular diagnostic test. Tallies of students include both undergraduate and graduate students. Tallies of employees include faculty, staff and individuals physically working on a UD campus on a contract basis or through a subcontractor of the University. 

Detailed information about COVID cases and testing within the State of Delaware can be found on Delaware’s My Healthy Communities Dashboard. With approximately 9,000 students living off campus this semester, the State dashboard data bolsters the UD data presented here. 

Note: Tallies are updated each weekday and may not include individuals who obtained their results in other states. 

Campus Screenings

Daily Health Screenings

Students, faculty, staff and visitors will be required to complete a short online health screening survey each day prior to entering a campus facility. 

Testing, Tracing, Screening Page

 

Quarantine and Isolation Space Occupancies 

 

 

The University has set aside spaces in residence halls that are not otherwise occupied this semester as isolation and quarantine locations. These spaces provide students who are COVID-19 positive or are awaiting test results due to possible exposure with single occupancy housing, food delivery, counseling services upon request and other amenities. UD students may also be in isolation or quarantine in their local residence, when it is deemed safe to do so.

Quarantine spaces are temporary housing for those who have been in contact with individuals who have tested positive for COVID-19 and are awaiting test results on their statuses. Many students may be quarantining or isolating in their family homes, off-campus residences or other locations. Those individuals are not included in these tallies.

 

Isolation spaces are temporary housing for those who have tested positive for COVID-19. Isolation ends under 3 conditions: (1) 10 days since symptoms began; (2) 24 hours with no fever without use of fever-reducing medication; (3) other symptoms are improving. Students isolating off-campus are not included in these tallies.

 

Note: For the spring semester, isolation and quarantine spaces are being combined to make the best use of the available spaces for both needs. There are 254 total spaces, and UD will report daily on how much of that space is occupied (Quarantine & Isolation Space chart).


 

Occupancy for the semester

In a typical year, our residence halls are at or exceeding occupancy. Priority for housing this semester is provided to students who have a guaranteed housing contract and have been identified by their college as needing to be on campus for academic continuity.  Students’ residence hall assignments are made with a focus on reduced density and decreasing contagion opportunities. Protocols such as designated interior traffic flow patterns and guidelines on use of shared spaces such as bathrooms and lounges have been enacted to support these efforts. UD has hired additional custodial staff members to allow for multiple daily cleanings in each hall.

The numbers show the total number of occupancies for residence halls for Spring 2021. There is 55% occupancy and 45% vacancy.

UD-Sponsored Testing

Asymptomatic Testing of Students and Employees - Reported Weekly

Each Monday and Wednesday the University conducts asymptomatic surveillance testing. Asymptomatic testing reports will update weekly. Any positive cases from asymptomatic testing will be included in UD case numbers when they are updated each business day.


For additional information regarding UD's overall testing strategy, visit the Testing, Screening, Tracing page.

4,691

Asymptomatic 
tests performed

(Feb. 21-Feb. 27) 

Symptomatic Testing of Students - Reported Weekly

Student Health Services conducts tests for symptomatic students in the Newark area who are experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms.

127

Symptomatic 
tests performed

(Feb. 21 - Feb. 27) 

Week

Asymptomatic
Tests Performed

Symptomatic
Tests Performed

8/30-9/5

73

*

9/6-9/12

682

*

9/13-9/19

1,274

*

9/20-9/29

1,284

46

9/27-10/3

758

(Asymptomatic testing canceled on 9/30 due to rain)

96

10/4-10/10

1,047

58

10/11-10/17

700

(Asymptomatic testing canceled on 10/12 due to heavy rain)

60

10/18-10/24

1,229

67

10/25-10/31

1,322

40

11/1-11/7

1,468

63

11/8-11/14

1,650

106

11/15-11/21

2,682

68

11/22-11/28

0

(Asymptomatic testing events were not held during the week of November 22, as classes were suspended for Thanksgiving break.) 

4

11/29-12/5

3,258

37

12/6-12/12

2,140

43

12/13-12/19

2,375

48

1/3-1/9/21

3,090

0

1/10-1/16

1,851

0

1/17-1/23

1,240

13

1/24-1/30

1,381

27

1/31-2/6

1,331

27

2/7-2/13

1,099

21

2/14-2/20

3,090

50

*The University began reporting symptomatic test numbers the week of September 20, 2020.

Course Mode of Delivery

The numbers on these two pie charts show how many undergraduate courses are in-person in Spring 2021, compared with Fall 2020. There are 17% of courses in-person in Spring vs. 9% in Fall.
The numbers show the number of graduate courses Fall 2020 vs. Spring 2021. There were 12% in-person in fall and 21% in-person in spring.

Spring 2021: Research

UD launched Phase 3 of research operations on Aug. 10. 

Phase 3 allows up to two-thirds of lab personnel to be at work simultaneously, with indoor density increasing to, at a maximum, one person per 125 square feet. 

Previous Data: Fall 2020

Course Mode of Delivery

The numbers show undergraduate courses in Fall 2019 vs. Fall 2020: In 2019, there were 4,058 courses with a majority in-person, vs. Fall 2020 where there were 4,319 courses offered but a majority were online.
The numbers show graduate courses in Fall 2019 vs. Fall 2020: In 2019, there were 1,076 courses with a majority in-person, vs. Fall 2020 where there were 984 courses offered but a majority were online.

Fall 2020 Residence Hall Occupancy Rate

The numbers show Residence Hall Occupancy for Fall 2020, with the occupancy rate being 18% and the vacancy rate being 82% of the total 6,927 spaces available.

Previous positive cases from March 11 through August 30:

  • 11 COVID-19 Positive Employees
  • 26 COVID-19 Positive Students