Data on this page reflects confirmed cases of COVID-19 at Puget Sound for the period of March 26, 2020–Jan. 28, 2021. This page is no longer active. To see the most recent COVID-19 case information for Puget Sound, visit pugetsound.edu/covid-19-dashboard.
Number of Students Currently in Isolation or Quarantine on Campus
Updated Fridays by 4 p.m. (Pacific time) or as needed
|DATE||NUMBER OF STUDENTS|
|Jan. 28, 2021||17|
Results of Testing by Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department’s Mobile Unit on Campus
Updated within one business day of receiving test results
|DATE||NUMBER OF CAMPUS MEMBERS TESTED||NUMBER OF POSITIVE TEST RESULTS||POSITIVITY RATE|
|Jan. 5, 2021||495||0||0%|
|Dec. 9, 2020||481||1||0.21%|
|Dec. 3, 2020||470||0||0%|
|Nov. 18, 2020||720||1||0.14%|
|Oct. 28, 2020||751||0||0%|
|Oct. 2, 2020||683||0||0%|
|Sept. 23, 2020||518*||0||0%|
|Sept. 1, 2020||278||0||0%|
|Aug. 29, 2020||414||0||0%|
* A small portion of the Sept. 23 count includes members of the public. Campus-specific count not available for this date.
Confirmed Positive Student Cases, All Sources**
Updated within one business day of receiving positive test notification.
Off Campus/Tacoma: At the time of diagnosis, the individual lives within the city of Tacoma but not in campus housing. The individual may have been on campus immediately prior to diagnosis.
Off Campus/Other: At the time of diagnosis the individual lives outside the city of Tacoma, in another city, state or country. The individual is unlikely to have been on campus immediately prior to diagnosis.
|DATE||ON CAMPUS||OFF CAMPUS (TACOMA)||
OFF CAMPUS (OTHER)
|Jan. 27, 2021||0||1||0|
|Jan. 24, 2021||2||0||0|
|Jan. 21, 2021||1||1||0|
|Jan. 19, 2021||1||1||0|
|Jan. 15, 2021||1||0||0|
|Jan. 14, 2021||1||0||1|
|Jan. 12, 2021||1||0||0|
|Jan. 11, 2021||0||1||0|
|Jan. 8, 2021||0||0||3|
|Jan. 3, 2021||0||0||6|
|Dec. 18, 2020||0||0||2|
|Dec. 11, 2020||0||0||2|
|Dec. 7, 2020||0||0||2|
|Dec. 3, 2020||0||0||1|
|Nov. 23, 2020||0||1||0|
|Nov. 17, 2020||0||1||0|
|Nov. 15, 2020||0||2||0|
|Nov. 14, 2020||1||0||0|
|Nov. 13, 2020||0||1||0|
|Nov. 12, 2020||0||5||0|
|Nov. 11, 2020||0||1||0|
|Nov. 9, 2020||0||1||1|
|Nov. 7, 2020||0||0||1|
|Oct. 17, 2020||1||1||0|
|Sept. 18, 2020||0||1||0|
|Sept. 10, 2020||0||0||1|
|June 26, 2020||2||16||0|
|March 26, 2020||0||0||1|
Confirmed Positive Faculty/Staff Cases, All Sources**
Updated within one business day of receiving positive test notification
|DATE||FACULTY WORKING ON CAMPUS||FACULTY
|STAFF WORKING ON CAMPUS||STAFF WORKING REMOTELY|
|Jan. 5, 2021||0||1||0||0|
|Jan. 3, 2021||0||0||0||1|
|Dec. 11, 2020||1||0||0||0|
|Nov. 23, 2020||0||0||0||1|
|March 26, 2020||0||1||0||0|
** These figures are based on testing completed by both Counseling, Health, and Wellness Services (CHWS) or Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department’s (TPCHD) mobile units on campus, or TPCHD when testing was done elsewhere. Due to the increase in private labs administering tests and the possibility that not all cases are reported to CHWS, the information above may not include all cases of COVID-19 among Puget Sound community members.
CHWS, working in concert with the Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department, will contact Puget Sound community members who test positive for COVID-19 to learn more about their symptom onset, provide public health recommendations for isolation and testing, and conduct contact tracing for other Puget Sound community members. Guidance is provided directly to those individuals. The university will generally not send a mass email to students, faculty and staff members, and parents about each COVID-19 case on campus.
Testing for the entire University of Puget Sound community was offered throughout the fall semester by TPCHD in the Wheelock Student Center parking lot. We are now providing asymptomatic surveillance testing for the campus community during the spring semester. All students are tested twice per week; faculty and staff are tested based on their position and time spent on campus. We cannot test anyone other than campus community members at this time. Visit the Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department website or contact your primary care medical provider.
The health and well-being of the Puget Sound community is of paramount importance as the university navigates the COVID-19 pandemic. University of Puget Sound considers a range of factors in making decisions related to the university’s overall response to COVID-19, including the following:
- Proclamations and guidance issued by Gov. Inslee
- Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department guidance and recommendations
- CDC guidance
- COVID-19 prevalence on campus
- COVID-19 prevalence in Pierce County and across the state and nation
- Availability of testing, including testing material
- Percentage of students in isolation or quarantine and percentage of designated isolation and quarantine beds in use
- Percentage of faculty and staff members in isolation or quarantine
- Contact tracing capacity and effectiveness
- Access to personal protective equipment (PPE)
- Ability to meet social distancing criteria in physical spaces, such as classrooms
For more information about the university's response to COVID-19, visit pugetsound.edu/coronavirus.
To view information and statistics by county and statewide, visit the Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department Coronavirus website and the Washington State Department of Health 2019 Novel Coronavirus Outbreak page.
If you have questions related to this dashboard, please contact Kelly Brown, director of Counseling, Health and Wellness Services, at 253.879.1555.