Dashboard

The COVID-19 dashboard provides a regularly updated status on COVID-19 across Ohio and within the campus community. On Feb. 8, 2021, it was updated to provide a more complete picture of cases and positivity rates since the beginning of the university’s testing program. With this new version, users will be able to view the data going back to the 2020 fall semester as well as the most up-to-date numbers for the 2021 spring semester. The Ohio State testing data in the dashboard will be updated on those days when complete testing data is available for a 24-hour period during which surveillance testing was conducted. The university cautions against drawing broad conclusions from the initial data about the prevalence of COVID-19 on campus, particularly since the student data set includes symptomatic and asymptomatic individuals.

To access this data in an accessible format, download these Excel documents. For other questions, please contact CIO-TableauAdmin@osu.edu.

Data Notes: Some values on the dashboard may change as missing data or other data errors are identified and corrected. These data adjustments are part of the normal process of ensuring that the data are the most accurate representations possible. Student test result data are reported weekly during times of low test volume to ensure privacy protection and to maintain the reliability of dashboard data.

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Data Notes: Some values on the dashboard may change as missing data or other data errors are identified and corrected. These data adjustments are part of the normal process of ensuring that the data are the most accurate representations possible. Student test result data are reported weekly during times of low test volume to ensure privacy protection and to maintain the reliability of dashboard data.

 

As announced on Aug. 24, 2021, Ohio State is requiring all students, faculty and staff to be vaccinated against COVID-19 or receive an approved exemption. First doses were due on Oct. 15, and final doses must be complete by Nov. 15. For more information, see the COVID-19 Vaccine Requirement page.

This dashboard includes the total number of COVID-19 tests, student positive results and student positivity rate over the most recent available 24-hour period, as well as a seven-day rolling average. For a more detailed explanation of the included metrics, please see the Dashboard Measures and Interpretations page.

For the 2021-22 academic year, regular asymptomatic testing of unvaccinated students began the first week of classes, which started Aug. 24, 2021.

For the previous academic year, regular asymptomatic testing of students began on Aug. 8, 2020. Move-in on the Columbus campus began on Aug. 12, 2020, and the fall semester began on Aug. 25, 2020. Students were urged to begin moving out for winter break beginning Nov. 15, 2020, and classes moved to virtual delivery on Nov. 28, 2020. Student move-in for spring semester began on Jan. 17, 2021 and in-person classes began on Jan. 25, 2021.

A panel of experts continuously monitors the most recent data on COVID-19 infections and transmission factors. On Oct. 22, Ohio State’s Comprehensive Monitoring Team (CMT) issued its initial report on ongoing data analysis designed to stem the spread of infection on and around the Columbus and regional campuses. On March 2, the CMT issued its second report, highlighting enhancements for spring semester and considerations as the university plans for a reactivation of our campuses in the next academic year.

The data is being shared in a way that protects individuals’ medical and educational privacy — and will help inform university decision making related to on-campus operations, health and safety measures. All decisions consider the totality of the facts, in consultation with public health authorities and based on the latest science and data.