September 24, 2020 Update: University officials have seen a significant increase in positive cases this week with the majority of the increase the result of students being tested at off-campus facilities. The university is working closely with the Washtenaw County Health Department, which will start temporarily managing the off-campus cases and providing contact tracing. U-M launched its enhanced COVID-19 dashboard today to reflect new datasets, including outside testing from the county. This additional data caused a jump in cases. The majority of the cases are stemming from clusters involving students living in off-campus, congregate residences. Data for the residence halls also was updated today. These numbers reflect the cumulative number of positive COVID cases as of Sept. 19, with each new week starting on Sunday. Information for the residence halls will continue to be updated weekly. There are no new clusters within the residence halls. All known positive cases and close contacts have been moved into quarantine and isolation. Students are encouraged to be tested through the Community Sampling Tracking Program. Students with symptoms are directed to contact University Health Service.
COVID-19 Dashboard: Data may fluctuate and is for the Ann Arbor campus only. Data is refreshed daily as it becomes available from the state, county, and other verifiable data sources. Additional information about the data can be found on here.
September 23, 2020 Update: The university is aware of positive cases involving students at three separate off campus congregate living residences. U-M's Environment, Health and Safety is working closely with the Washtenaw County Health Department to offer isolation housing for known and suspected cases, contact tracing and onsite asymptomatic testing for the residents who have been directed to quarantine. All individuals on and around campus should continue to practice social distancing, wear face coverings, wash hands and limit gathering sizes.
September 21, 2020 Update: Regarding the cluster of cases in South Quad, all known positive cases and close contacts have been moved into quarantine and isolation. Of the remaining residents, 221 on the 6th and 8th floors were tested for coronavirus, and were all negative. University officials are in the process of following up with the remaining 23 residents who have not yet been tested. In consultation with the Washtenaw County Health Department, residents of the 6th and 8th floors will need to continue to practice enhanced social distancing until October 1. As a reminder residents can still attend in-person classes if a remote option is not available and to get food. It is also permissible to go outside and get some fresh air either for exercise, studying or to eat. All individuals on campus should continue using the ResponsiBLUE Daily symptom tracker and adhere to important prevention measures such as wearing face coverings, social distancing, washing hands, and refraining from gatherings (especially indoors) to help stop the spread of COVID-19.
September 18, 2020 Update: Over the past few days, an uptick in positive cases has been reported among U-M students. One location of concern is South Quad where additional evaluation and prevention measures have been taken in close consultation with the Washtenaw County Health Department. All known cases and identified contacts have been moved out of the residence hall while the university’s health officials continue to monitor the situation in conjunction with the county. Some of the recent cases have included testing positive at off-site testing centers instead of the University Health Service. All positive test results do get reported to the county health department where the test is performed. Cases in Washtenaw County that are identified as involving university students are generally referred by the health department to the university public health teams for case investigation and contact tracing, but there may be delays in reporting associated with off-site testing. Prompt isolation and rapid contact tracing are key to stopping further spread on and around campus. Symptomatic students are encouraged to avoid contact with others and to either seek testing through University Health Service or promptly share outside positive test results if they are tested elsewhere. Positive test results from outside testing centers either locally or remote from campus are not currently included in the compiled data. All individuals on campus should continue using the ResponsiBLUE Daily symptom tracker and adhere to important prevention measures such as wearing face coverings, social distancing, washing hands, and refraining from gatherings (especially indoors) to help stop the spread of COVID-19.
September 17, 2020: Update: In close partnership Washtenaw County Health Department and U-M's Environment, Health and Safety have been continuously monitoring the situation at South Quad. Currently the 6th and 8th floors have the most cases, which has been identified as a cluster. This location remains an area of focus. All positive cases and close contacts have been moved to isolation or quarantine. The university has put forth additional proactive measures (expectation of enhanced social distancing, mandatory testing, increased cleaning of bathrooms) to prevent ongoing spread of COVID-19 within the building. More details available here: South Quad COVID Cluster 6th & 8th Floor Residents 9.17.2020. All individuals on campus, including those working and residing in South Quad, should continue using the ResponsiBLUE Daily symptom tracker and adhere to general prevention measures such as wearing face coverings, social distancing, washing hands, and refraining from gatherings (especially indoors) to help stop the spread of COVID-19.
September 14, 2020 Update: There have been 11 cases identified in South Quad since September 5. Nine of these cases are related to a social group of friends and roommates. All cases and close contacts have been identified and isolated/quarantined per protocol. The situation is being monitored closely by both U-M and Washtenaw County Health Department. Based on detailed case investigation in partnership with the local health department, it has been determined that broad testing at South Quad is not indicated at this time. University officials continue to encourage all students, staff and faculty that are on-campus to sign up for the U-M COVID-19 Community Sampling and Tracking Program. All individuals on campus, including those working and residing in South Quad, should continue to use the ResponsiBLUE Daily symptom tracker and to continue to practice other prevention measures such as wearing masks, social distancing, washing hands, and refraining from gatherings (especially indoors) in order to stop the spread of COVID-19.
September 14, 2020 Update: An error in the code used to summarize the dashboard data led to the incorrect total tests and total cases to be displayed this morning. This error has been corrected.
September 12, 2020 Update: Available case counts and testing data through the morning of September 11 have been added as of September 12. This includes cases and data from ongoing campus asymptomatic testing over the past week. Samples from the first few days of the U-M COVID-19 Sampling and Tracking Program are at the lab and will be available within the week. Visit the Monitoring and Testing page to learn more about the program and to sign up. ResponsiBLUE illness-like reports are 0.1% for students. A reminder that all cases in the city and county as identified by state and local public health officials are listed on the State and Regional Data page. Washtenaw county case level has been medium-high over the past week but this is steady from recent weeks. Visit mistartmap.info to see detailed information for any county in Michigan. As of September 8, the 7-day average of cases per day identified by the health department is 5.4 in Ann Arbor and 3.4 in Ypsilanti. Continue social distancing, wearing masks, and limiting gathering sizes, especially this weekend.
September 9, 2020 Update: We added 12 students and 6 non-students to the dashboard for the week beginning August 30. One additional cluster of 6 cases has been identified in an off campus residence and affected students have been isolated or quarantined. Non-student cases include remote employees and exposures outside of campus. Cases are graphed by symptom onset date or specimen collection date, and so may appear in the bars for previous weeks. While the case numbers remain low, the number of contacts per case continues to be high. It is essential that students continue to practice social distancing and limit gathering sizes to help prevent further spread of COVID-19. ResponsiBLUE illness-like reports remain at 0.2% for students. Thank you to students for the big increase in ResponsiBLUE use this week. Case numbers remain level in Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti and mistartmap.info is reporting a high case level of 40 new cases per million as of September 4 but remains below the overall level for our region. Michigan’s ranking has improved relative to other states and is currently ranked 38th in case incidence nationwide (COVIDActNow.org). Want to learn more about where the U-M Dashboard data comes from? Details can be found on our About page.
September 2, 2020 Update: As of September 2, we have added 10 cases to dashboard totals so far this week; 3 of these cases have been in students. Non-student cases include remote employees and most non-student cases have been attributed to exposures outside the campus. Cases below are graphed by symptom onset date or specimen collection date, and so may appear in the bars for previous weeks. While the case numbers are low, the number of contacts has been high, with more students moving to quarantine housing. Social distancing and mask wearing continue to be essential to limit spread. ResponsiBLUE use among students has increased 400% since our last report; data shows 0.2% of responding students are reporting illness-like symptoms. Case numbers remain level in Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti and mistartmap.info is reporting a medium high case level of 34 new cases per million as of August 30. Michigan’s ranking has improved relative to other states and is currently ranked 37th in case incidence nationwide (COVIDActNow.org). Want to learn more about where the U-M Dashboard data comes from? Details can be found on our new About page.
August 30, 2020 Update: New cases include reports of 5 students and 7 employees in data posted to the dashboard in the last 2 days. Clinical testing on campus continues at a high level; the percentage of tests that are positive during the week beginning August 23 is 1.3%. ResponsiBLUE data shows that less than 0.3% of individuals are reporting illness-like symptoms. A reminder to all students faculty and staff coming to campus and all students living in residence halls to fill out ResponsiBLUE every day. If you are a student with symptoms, contact University Health Service (UHS) and faculty of staff should contact Occupational Health Services (OHS). Early symptom identification is an important step in slowing the spread of COVID-19. The state has reported a case level of 34 new cases per million per day in Washtenaw County as of August 25 (mistartmap.info) with an average of 12 new cases per day. Case levels have plateaued in Ann Arbor and are decreasing in Ypsilanti. Michigan is currently ranked 32nd in case incidence nationwide (Source: COVIDActNow.org)
August 28, 2020 Update: Four new positive tests have been reported in students living off campus, all four students are being assisted with any isolation needs. Contact tracing efforts are underway and confirmed close contacts are being instructed to quarantine following public health guidance. The dashboard has also been updated with an additional 6 reports from OHS from the last eight days. These were all individuals that were working remotely or who were not on campus during the infectious period. No clusters or workplace exposures have been identified.
August 27, 2020 Update: Eight new positive tests have been reported for students in the last 3 days. Six of the 8 students are asymptomatic and were identified during baseline testing efforts. All students have been assisted with isolation needs and contact tracing efforts are underway. No clusters (individuals with a common exposure) have been identified.
August 24, 2020 Update: Pre-arrival testing is almost completed and the percent of positive tests is less than 1%. A number of infections in non-students have been identified since August 9. Contact tracing has not identified any workplace-linked infections with these cases. Risk level in our larger region has increased to High overall, however, Washtenaw county remains lower than neighboring counties with 28.9 new cases per million per day as of August 21 and 1.9% of tests are positive this week. Case numbers and percent positivity for our state as a whole remain steady (38.4 new cases per million on average and 3.3% of tests are positive this week). Michigan is now 41st in the nation for new case levels (Source: CovidActNow.org)
August 18, 2020 Update: Case numbers remain low on campus and requests for tests for symptomatic individuals remain low. Risk level in our region according to state public health authorities is at Medium High, with Washtenaw county at case levels that are below the rest of the region (21 new cases per million and 2.3% positivity). The state as a whole has experienced medium to high levels of cases over the past week (37.7 new cases per million on average) and an overall percent positivity of 3.3%, which has been decreasing. Michigan is ranked 38th among all states in new case levels nationally (Source: CovidActNow.org)
August 10, 2020 Update: Few positive cases have been identified this week in the campus community following larger testing events from 2 weeks ago. Visits to UHS are currently low, an average of 3 tests per day over the last week, so the percent positive can appear high based on a handful of results. No concerning increases have been identified on campus in the last week, and infection levels in our surrounding communities continue to decline.