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COVID-19 Dashboard Provides Insight into Campus Testing Outcomes

September 18, 2020

When CU Denver’s campus reopened for in-person learning in August, many new measures were enacted to protect the health and safety of our community. Now, we have data that demonstrates these precautions have effectively helped to minimize on-campus transmission of the coronavirus. To remain better informed of changing conditions, anyone can review this data via CU Denver’s online dashboard.

CU Denver’s COVID-19 Dashboard offers the latest information relating to cases and testing conducted among those living on campus. On the site, you will find the total number of cases, which has remained at only 2 positive tests since Aug. 10, 2020. With nearly 1,000 asymptomatic tests performed, this would reflect a positive case rate of 0.2% for the campus. For frame of reference, a positivity rate of 7% or higher would be considered “Concerning” based on local guidelines.

“The lack of confirmed positive cases reflects the commitment of our Lynx Crossing students to wearing masks and making good choices,” according to Chris Puckett, university counsel and special assistant to the chancellor for COVID-19.

The dashboard also provides a link to the indicators that will inform future decisions regarding in-person operations. With ongoing committee review of these community indicators and the campus metrics shared via the dashboard, students and employees can expect timely communication in the event that a campus outbreak occurs. An outbreak is defined by Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment as two or more cases within 14 days that are linked to the same location.

As colleges around the country work to address the challenges of reopening and remaining open for in-person learning, this transparency of CU Denver’s testing outcomes demonstrates the university’s commitment to delivering instruction responsibly and with the utmost concern for safety.