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COVID-19 Dashboard

Campus Activity Level

The current activity level is Yellow.

Learn more about our activity levels.

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 and Winter Quarters. 

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), EPIC (on-site testing) and Color (asymptomatic testing). 

Read about the University's testing protocols.

0.37%
Positivity Rate
last 7 days (2/25-3/3)
39
New Positives
last 7 days (2/25-3/3)
10,558
Total Tests Received
last 7 days (2/25-3/3)
0.47
Day Avg Test Turnaround
last 7 days (2/25-3/3)
151,583
Cumulative Tests
since August 20
892
Cumulative Positive Tests
since August 20

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; Feb 26-March 4, 2021: Faculty 0, Staff 2, Non-Undergrad Students 5, Undergrad Students 26; Feb 19-Feb 25, 2021: Faculty 0, Staff 2, Non-Undergrad Students 6, Undergrad Students 44; Feb 12-Feb 18, 2021: Faculty 0, Staff 3, Non-Undergrad Students 10, Undergrad Students 33; Feb 5-Feb 11, 2021: Faculty 2, Staff 3, Non-Undergrad Students 1, Undergrad Students 19; Jan 29-Feb 4, 2021: Faculty 0, Staff 1, Non-Undergrad Students 11, Undergrad Students 16; Jan 22-28, 2021: Faculty 0, Staff 6, Non-Undergrad Students 28, Undergrad Students 3; Jan 15-21, 2021: Faculty 3, Staff 2, Non-Undergrad Students 9, Undergrad Students 10; Jan 8-14, 2021: Faculty 1, Staff 7, Non-Undergrad Students 11, Undergrad Students 32; Jan 1-7, 2021: Faculty 4, Staff 7, Non-Undergrad Students 24, Undergrad Students 6; Dec 25-31, 2020: Faculty 3, Staff 5, Non-Undergrad Students 5, Undergrad Students 4; Dec 18-24, 2020: Faculty 4, Staff 7, Non-Undergrad Students 21, Undergrad Students 3; Dec 11-17, 2020: Faculty 0, Staff 8, Non-Undergrad Students 7, Undergrad Students 2; Dec 4-10, 2020: Faculty 0, Staff 10, Non-Undergrad Students 6, Undergrad Students 2; Nov 27-Dec 3, 2020: Faculty 7, Staff 10, Non-Undergrad Students 11, Undergrad Students 6; Nov 20-26, 2020: Faculty 5, Staff 13, Students 32; Nov 13-19, 2020: Faculty 18, Staff 33, Students 47; Nov 6-Nov 12, 2020: Faculty 9, Staff 18, Students 36; Oct 30-Nov 5, 2020: Faculty 9, Staff 11, Students 27; Oct 23-29, 2020: Faculty 6, Staff 10, Students 42; Oct 16-22, 2020: Faculty 6, Staff 5, Students 28; Oct 9-15, 2020: Faculty 1, Staff 4, Students 8; Oct 2-8, 2020: Faculty 2, Staff 2, Students 7; Sep 25-Oct 1, 2020: Faculty 0, Staff 2, Students 14; Sept 18-24, 2020: Faculty 0, Staff 2, Students 12; Sep 11-17, 2020: Faculty 2, Staff 2, Students 20; Sept 4-10, 2020: Faculty 1, Staff 2, Students 16; Aug 28-Sept 3, 2020: Faculty 0, Staff 0, Students 14; Aug 21-Aug 27, 2020: Faculty 0, Staff 1, Students 3;

Weekly Tests

Positivity rates are calculated based on total tests taken. An individual may take more than one test.

Bar chart values for weekly tests and positivity rates; Feb 26-March 4, 2021: Total Tests 11155, Positivity Rate 0.28%; Feb 19-Feb 25, 2021: Total Tests 11282, Positivity Rate 0.44%; Feb 12-Feb 18, 2021: Total Tests 5140, Positivity Rate 0.86%; Feb 5-Feb 11, 2021: Total Tests 8143, Positivity Rate 0.28%; Jan 29-Feb 4, 2021: Total Tests 9913, Positivity Rate 0.28%; Jan 22-28, 2021: Total Tests 8820, Positivity Rate 0.41%; Jan 15-21, 2021: Total Tests 9043, Positivity Rate 0.27%; Jan 8-14, 2021: Total Tests 9833, Positivity Rate 0.51%; Jan 1-7, 2021: Total Tests 3624, Positivity Rate 1.1%; Dec 25-31, 2020: Total Tests 200, Positivity Rate 7%; Dec 18-24, 2020: Total Tests 1363, Positivity Rate 2.49%; Dec 11-17, 2020: Total Tests 2061, Positivity Rate 0.82%; Dec 4-10, 2020: Total Tests 2388, Positivity Rate 0.75%; Nov 27-Dec 3, 2020: Total Tests 1781, Positivity Rate 1.85%; Nov 20-26, 2020: Total Tests 5955, Positivity Rate 0.84%;

Regional Data

About the Dashboard

  • The Average Test Turnaround metric is a measure of the average time from when a sample is received at the testing facility to when the result of the test was available.
  • Confirmed case counts September 11, 2020 or later are based on Northwestern Medicine testing data of Northwestern University students, staff and faculty and no longer include self-reported cases. This data may include the same individuals under more than one category if they have multiple university roles.
  • Confirmed case counts in the bar chart above before September 11, 2020 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.
  • 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.