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COVID-19 Dashboard

Testing

Northwestern requires COVID-19 testing for all students upon their return to campus, and ongoing testing for students, faculty and staff will be conducted throughout the Fall Quarter. 

Testing data is reported on this page twice a week. These figures represent Northwestern University students, staff and faculty. Data is provided by Northwestern Medicine and is sourced from Fulgent (at-home testing), Tempus (on-site testing) and EPIC (on-site testing). 

Read about the University's testing protocols.

0.57%
Positivity Rate
last 7 days (10/15-10/21)
28
New Positives
last 7 days (10/15-10/21)
4,948
Total Tests Received
last 7 days (10/15-10/21)
35,680
Cumulative Tests
since August 15

Confirmed Cases

The confirmed cases chart will be updated Fridays by 1 p.m. Our goal is to be open and transparent, which we believe is essential to help stop the spread of the virus.

Read about how the University handles positive COVID-19 cases.

Bar chart values for confirmed COVID-19 cases; March 13-19: Faculty 0, Staff 7, Students 0, Buildings: 2120 Campus Dr.; 2170 Campus Dr.; 2211 Campus Dr.; 633 Clark St.; March 20-26: Faculty 0, Staff 0, Students 0; March 27-April 2: Faculty 0, Staff 1, Students 0, Buildings: 680 N Lake Shore Dr.; April 3-9: Faculty 0, Staff 1, Students 1, Buildings: 2255 Campus Dr.; April 10-16: Faculty 0, Staff 1, Students 4, Buildings: 1201 Davis St.; April 17-23: Faculty 0, Staff 0, Students 2; April 24-30: Faculty 0, Staff 0, Students 0; May 1-7: Faculty 0, Staff 0, Students 1; May 8-14: Faculty 0, Staff 0, Students 2; May 15-21: Faculty 0, Staff 0, Students 0; May 22-28: Faculty 0, Staff 0, Students 0; May 29-June 4: Faculty 1, Staff 1, Students 0, Buildings: 2145 Sheridan Rd.; 310 E. Superior St.; June 5-11: Faculty 0, Staff 0, Students 0; June 12-18: Faculty 0, Staff 0, Students 4; June 19-25: Faculty 0, Staff 0, Students 2; June 26-July 2: Faculty 0, Staff 0, Students 2; July 3-9: Faculty 0, Staff 0, Students 2; July 10-16: Faculty 2, Staff 2, Students 0, Buildings: 2190 Campus Dr.; 1908 Sheridan Rd.; 633 Emerson St.; 633 N. St. Clair St.; July 17-23: Faculty 0, Staff 1, Students 4, Buildings: 645 N. Michigan Ave.; 303 E. Superior St.; 320 E. Superior St.; 2145 Sheridan Rd.; July 24-30: Faculty 0, Staff 0, Students 1, Buildings: 1819 Hinman Ave.; July 31-Aug 6: Faculty 0, Staff 0, Students 7, Buildings: 2420 Campus Dr.; Aug 7-Aug 13: Faculty 0, Staff 0, Students 1; Aug 14-Aug 20: Faculty 0, Staff 2, Students 3, Buildings: 303 E. Superior St.; 340 E Superior St.; Aug 21-Aug 27: Faculty 0, Staff 1, Students 3, Buildings: 676 N. Saint Clair St.; Aug 28-Sept 3: Faculty 0, Staff 0, Students 14; Sept 4-10: Faculty 1, Staff 2, Students 16, Buildings: 1201 Davis St., 625 N. Michigan Ave.; Sep 11-17: Faculty 2, Staff 2, Students 20; Sept 18-24: Faculty 0, Staff 2, Students 12; Sep 25-Oct 1: Faculty 0, Staff 2, Students 14; Oct 2-8: Faculty 2, Staff 2, Students 7; Oct 9-15: Faculty 1, Staff 4, Students 8; Oct 16-22: Faculty 6, Staff 5, Students 28;

Regional Data

About the Dashboard

  • Confirmed case counts in the bar chart above through September 10 include Northwestern students, faculty and staff (including on-campus contractors) who had known, confirmed cases of COVID-19 and who could have presented a risk of exposure to other members of the University community. These figures include both self-reported cases and positive test results from Northwestern University Health Services.
  • Confirmed case counts September 11 or later are based on Northwestern Medicine testing data of Northwestern University students, staff and faculty and no longer include self-reported cases.
  • Confirmed case counts in the bar chart above for October 9 or later may include the same individuals under more than one category if they have multiple university roles.
  • This new dashboard is populated by data pulled directly from high-volume lab testing results which cannot easily be associated with individual buildings. We are working with the case management, contact tracing, and data management teams to identify ways to meaningfully post building-level data as previously shown on the dashboard.
  • If you were identified as someone who has been in contact with, or in close proximity to, any individual who has tested positive for the virus, you will be notified.