COVID-19 Dashboard (paused)
Ohio State has paused updates to its COVID-19 dashboard as of May 6, 2022. The university is shifting to a voluntary testing program as of the start of summer term, so testing volume and the overall on-campus population will be significantly reduced. Ohio State’s vaccination requirement remains in place for students, faculty and staff. Updated state data may be obtained through the Ohio Department of Health.
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 Ohio State University COVID-19 dashboard provides data through the end of spring semester 2022. This dashboard includes 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.
- 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. Faculty and staff were required to test if they have received an approved exemption.
- 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.
University COVID monitoring
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.
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.