We tested all OWU students as they returned to campus this fall, and we will continue testing students each week throughout the semester. Test results will be posted here and will be updated by noon each Monday through Thanksgiving week.

Every week, OWU is testing about 200 students from two categories.

  • First, we are testing a random sample of students from the overall campus population. 
  • Second, we are conducting targeted testing, which includes symptomatic students and a targeted sample of students participating in campus activities that may pose a higher risk.

The overall positivity rate, along with the positivity rate for each of these groups, is listed in the chart below.

Week 14 Student COVID-19 Testing (November 16-18)

Tests Performed 178
Overall Positivity Rate 2.25% (4 positive / 178 tests)
Random Testing Positivity Rate 1.22% (2/164)
Targeted Testing Positivity Rate 14.29% (2/14)
Students in Campus Isolation 11/20/20 3
Students in Campus Quarantine 11/20/20 11
Students in Off-Campus Isolation 11/20/20 2
Students in Off-Campus Quarantine 11/20/20 7

Week 13 Student COVID-19 Testing (November 9-11)

Tests Performed 206
Overall Positivity Rate 4.78% (10 positive / 206 tests)
Random Testing Positivity Rate 0.53% (1/184)
Targeted Testing Positivity Rate 40.91% (9/22)
Students in Campus Isolation 11/13/20 6
Students in Campus Quarantine 11/13/20 9
Students in Off-Campus Isolation 11/13/20 6
Students in Off-Campus Quarantine 11/13/20 4

Week 12 Student COVID-19 Testing (November 2-4)

Tests Performed 177
Overall Positivity Rate 1.13% (2 positive / 177 tests)
Random Testing Positivity Rate 1.46% (2/137)
Targeted Testing Positivity Rate 0% (0/40)
Students in Campus Isolation 11/6/20 0
Students in Campus Quarantine 11/6/20 1
Students in Off-Campus Isolation 11/6/20 3
Students in Off-Campus Quarantine 11/6/20 4

Week 11 Student COVID-19 Testing (October 26-28)

Tests Performed 127
Overall Positivity Rate 0% (0 positive / 127 tests)
Random Testing Positivity Rate 0% (0/61)
Targeted Testing Positivity Rate 0% (0/66)
Students in Campus Isolation 10/23/20 0
Students in Campus Quarantine 10/23/20 29
Students in Off-Campus Isolation 10/23/20 2
Students in Off-Campus Quarantine 10/23/20 1

Week 10 Student COVID-19 Testing (October 19-21)

Tests Performed 188
Overall Positivity Rate 6.38% (12 positive / 188 tests)
Random Testing Positivity Rate 3.66% (3/82)
Targeted Testing Positivity Rate 8.49% (9/106)
Students in Campus Isolation 10/23/20 8
Students in Campus Quarantine 10/23/20 56
Students in Off-Campus Isolation 10/23/20 7
Students in Off-Campus Quarantine 10/23/20 7

Week 9 Student COVID-19 Testing (October 12-15)

Tests Performed 186
Overall Positivity Rate 3.23% (5 positive / 186 tests)
Random Testing Positivity Rate 0.00% (0/97)
Targeted Testing Positivity Rate 5.62% (5/89)
Students in Campus Isolation 10/17/20 3
Students in Campus Quarantine 10/17/20 28
Students in Off-Campus Isolation 10/17/20 2
Students in Off-Campus Quarantine 10/17/20 7

Week 8 Student COVID-19 Testing (October 2-8)

Tests Performed 239
Overall Positivity Rate 7.11% (17 positive / 239 tests)
Random Testing Positivity Rate 0.79% (1/126)
Targeted Testing Positivity Rate 11.76% (16/113)
Students in Campus Isolation 10/9/20 21
Students in Campus Quarantine 10/9/20 47
Students in Off-Campus Isolation 10/9/20 3
Students in Off-Campus Quarantine 10/9/20 13

Week 7 Student COVID-19 Testing (September 28-October 1)

Tests Performed 220
Overall Positivity Rate 7.27% (16 positive/220 tests)
Random Testing Positivity Rate 1.43% (2/140)
Targeted Testing Positivity Rate 17.5% (14/80)
Students in Campus Isolation 10/5/20 18
Students in Campus Quarantine 10/5/20 56
Students in Off-Campus Isolation 10/5/20 8
Students in Off-Campus Quarantine 10/5/20 22

Week 6 Student COVID-19 Testing (September 21-24)

Tests Performed 206
Overall Positivity Rate 8.74% (18 positive/206 tests)
Random Testing Positivity Rate 1.99% (3/151)
Targeted Testing Positivity Rate 27.27% (15/55)
Students in Campus Isolation 9/25/20 16
Students in Campus Quarantine 9/25/20 24
Students in Off-Campus Isolation 9/25/20 11
Students in Off-Campus Quarantine 9/25/20 21

Week 5 Student COVID-19 Testing (September 14-17)

Tests Performed 240
Overall Positivity Rate 3.75% (9 positive/240 tests)
Random Testing Positivity Rate 0.98% (2/215)
Targeted Testing Positivity Rate 20.0% (7/35)
Students in Campus Isolation 9/21/20 16
Students in Campus Quarantine 9/21/20 41
Students in Off-Campus Isolation 9/21/20 2
Students in Off-Campus Quarantine 9/21/20 23
September 14 Update

As a result of the tests the week of September 3-10, we have suspended practices for 14 days for three athletic teams and have reminded all students of safe campus practices. Athletic teams are close-knit groups, and we believe the spread of the virus among some groups of student-athletes is due to activities off the field, such as shared dining. We will continue to monitor the situation closely and will take further actions if the positivity rate remains high in this category.

Week 4 Student COVID-19 Testing (September 7-10)

Tests Performed 200
Overall Positivity Rate 9.0% (18 positive/200)
Random Testing Positivity Rate 2.73% (3/110)
Targeted Testing Positivity Rate 16.67% (15/90)
Students in Campus Isolation 9/13/20 12
Students in Campus Quarantine 9/13/20 36
Students in Off-Campus Isolation 9/13/20 11
Students in Off-Campus Quarantine 9/13/20 19

Week 3 Student COVID-19 Testing (August 31-September 3)

Tests Performed 188
Overall Positivity Rate 1.60% (3 positive/188)
Random Testing Positivity Rate 0% (0/76)
Targeted Testing Positivity Rate 2.68% (3/112)
Students in Campus Isolation 9/4/20 5
Students in Off-Campus Isolation 9/4/20 4
Students in Campus Quarantine 9/4/20 31
Students in Off-Campus Quarantine 9/4/20 6

Week 2 Student COVID-19 Testing (August 24-27)

Tests Performed 8/26/20 188
Overall Positivity Rate 2.13% (4 positive/188)
Random Testing Positivity Rate 0% (0/84)
Targeted Testing Positivity Rate 3.85% (4/104)
Students in Campus Isolation 8/28/20 4
Students in Campus Quarantine 8/28/20 14

Week 1 Student COVID-19 Testing (August 10-20)

Total Tests 1,323
Negative Results 1,300
Positive Results 23
Positivity Rate 1.74%
Students Placed in Campus Isolation* 18
Students Placed in Campus Quarantine** 46

*Students go into isolation if they have tested positive. If students choose to isolate from home, they are not included in the "Students Placed in Campus Isolation" count.

**Students go into quarantine if they have been exposed to someone who tested positive. Students placed into quarantine will be there for 14 days if they are officially quarantined by the Delaware General Health District. If students choose to quarantine from home, they are not included in the "Students in Campus Quarantine" count. The total includes students who have been subsequently released from quarantine.