COVID-19 Update: Dashboard, sentinel testing program, academic support and gatherings


The university will launch a public COVID-19 dashboard on Wednesday, Sept. 8 and will provide weekly updates on case counts every Wednesday this fall moving forward in the COVID-19 Updates section of MyVU. The dashboard will be available on the Health and Safety Protocols website.

The university had 67 total positive COVID-19 cases* for the week of Aug. 22-28.

  • 9 unvaccinated with approved accommodation individuals
  • 58 vaccinated individuals**

*These totals are subject to change over time as additional data is added.

**Approximately 96 percent of the campus community is fully vaccinated. Less than 1 percent is pending fully vaccinated status or accommodation approval. Nearly 3 percent are accommodated or exempt due to fully remote status. Those still not in compliance are in the process of disciplinary action.

Sentinel Testing Program 

The university will launch a sentinel testing program for vaccinated individuals this month and will extend testing center hours to accommodate this new program. Sentinel testing captures a random sample of vaccinated individuals from the campus community to help monitor prevalence of COVID-19. More information will be shared soon.

The Testing Center located inside the David Williams II Recreation and Wellness Center will be open on Labor Day.

Academic support for students in quarantine or isolation

Students in quarantine and isolation should contact their instructors to discuss a plan to access class material and make up missed work. Faculty will work with students as they do other times when a student misses class due to a medical condition. 


For the health and safety of our campus community and any visiting guests, the university will limit large indoor events with a substantial number of visitors. Large outdoor events with visitors also may have additional requirements and will be considered on a case-by-case basis.