Archive: COVID-19 weekly snapshot

The following information is a supplement to the university's COVID-19 Public Health Data weekly updates. It is intended to provide a brief snapshot of the data and trends identified by Iowa State's public health team. 

Week of Oct. 5 - 11

  • Total positive test results (on-campus testing and self-reports): 49. The weekly positivity rate is 4.34%.
  • The university is conducting random testing for COVID-19 to identify asymptomatic cases and further reduce the spread of infection on campus. Those randomly selected will receive an email this week to schedule an appointment.
  • Random testing is not mandatory, but students are encouraged to do the responsible thing to complete the testing and should not fear disciplinary action. More detail is available in this campus message.

Week of Sept. 28 - Oct. 4

  • Total positive test results (on-campus testing and self-reports): 49. The weekly positivity rate is 4.54%.
  • The university is conducting random testing for COVID-19 to identify asymptomatic cases and further reduce the spread of infection on campus. Those randomly selected will receive an email this week to schedule an appointment.
  • Random testing is not mandatory, but students are encouraged to do the responsible thing to complete the testing and should not fear disciplinary action. More detail is available in this campus message.

Week of Sept. 21-27

  • Total positive test results (on-campus testing and self-reports): 68. The percentage of positive tests for the week was 4.99%.
  • Iowa State’s public health team provides contact tracing to help reduce the spread of infection by identifying those who need to quarantine. For the past week, 399 individuals were in quarantine and 62 tested positive.
  • On average, 1,255 individuals are being tested each week on campus. Here is a breakdown of the weekly totals for the past month:
    • 996 (Sept. 21-27)
    • 1,088 (Sept. 14-20)
    • 1,204 (Sept. 7-13)
    • 1,732 (Aug. 31-Sept. 6)

Week of Sept. 14-20

  • Total positive test results (on-campus testing and self-reports): 63
  • The percentage of positive tests was 4.60% – down from 7.81% the previous week.
  • There are fewer positive test results on campus and in Story County (see Iowa Department of Public Health website). This data reinforces the importance of wearing a face covering, maintaining physical distance and staying home if you’re sick.