COVID-19 Dashboard (archived)

Ohio State updated the university’s COVID-19 dashboard through the end of the 2021-22 academic year. The university suspended the dashboard starting in summer 2022, when the university shifted to a voluntary testing program. A link to archived data is available below.

For current national, state or county-level data, see the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and/or the Ohio Department of Health.

To access these data in an accessible format, download these Excel documents. For other questions, please contact Please see the data notes for more information.


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 may be reported weekly during times of low test volume to protect privacy and to maintain the reliability of dashboard data.

The archived Ohio State University COVID-19 dashboard provides data through the end of spring semester 2022. This dashboard included the total number of COVID-19 tests, student positive results and student positivity rate for the 24-hour periods shown, 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.

Testing timeline

  • Starting in summer 2022, the university shifted to a voluntary testing program.
  • For spring semester 2022, regular surveillance testing began on Jan. 10 and ended May 6. Students were required to test if they lived in university residence halls, were members of fraternities or sororities or had received an approved exemption or were non-compliant with the vaccination requirement. Faculty and staff were required to test if they received an approved exemption or were non-compliant with the vaccination requirement.
  • For autumn semester 2021, regular asymptomatic testing of unvaccinated students began the first week of classes, which started Aug. 24, 2021.
  • For the 2020-21 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 autumn 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, 2020, 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, 2021, 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.