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Weekly COVID-19 report

ASU's COVID-19 Management Strategy & Data Update

Past update

Updated: December 5, 2022 @ 5 p.m.

ASU has been managing COVID-19 cases since January 2020. We provide a COVID-19 update of known cases in the ASU community each week. ASU is following all CDC guidelines related to higher education.

Testing is available to all students, and to faculty, staff and their family members. COVID-19 vaccines and boosters are available to students, faculty and staff.  

Arizona statewide data for case counts, trends and hospitalization rates can also be found through the ASU Biodesign Clinical Testing Laboratory.

"The ASU community is largely vaccinated. For those who follow the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidance for vaccination and boosters, the risk of severe illness or death from COVID-19 is greatly reduced, and overall, while there are many cases of infection, the incidence of severe disease in the ASU community is currently very low. If you are not up to date on vaccines or boosters, these are provided for free at ASU to all students and employees. Students and employees can begin that process through the ASU point-and-click health portal.”

 

— Neal Woodbury, ASU Chief Science & Technology Officer

Known current cases

  • 1,042 tests administered within the ASU Community in the past week.
  • 58 known positives among 19,490* faculty and staff, which is 0.3% confirmed positive. That compares with 25 in our last update.
  • 66 known positives among our fall enrollment student body of 79,232 (excluding ASU Online), which is 0.08% confirmed positive. That compares with 49 in our last update.
    • 19 known cases living on ASU campuses; 16 of which are on the Tempe campus; three are at other campuses
    • Total number of students living on each campus:
      • Tempe – 12,457
      • Downtown Phoenix – 1,775
      • West Phoenix – 642
      • Polytechnic (Mesa) – 915
    • New cleared for release: 109 (Faculty and staff 28; students, 81)

*Includes all full- and part-time employees from ASU, ASU Preparatory Academy and ASU Enterprise Partners.

The data is updated every Monday, and the case counts listed are reflective of COVID tests performed through our Devils' Drop-off locations on our campuses and any off-campus test results reported to ASU. Testing is available free of charge to all students, and to faculty, staff and their family members.

ASU's COVID-19 Management Strategy & Data Update Archive


December 2022

Updated: December 5, 2022 @ 5 p.m.

ASU has been managing COVID-19 cases since January 2020. We provide a COVID-19 update of known cases in the ASU community each week. ASU is following all CDC guidelines related to higher education.

Testing is available to all students, and to faculty, staff and their family members. COVID-19 vaccines and boosters are available to students, faculty and staff.  

Arizona statewide data for case counts, trends and hospitalization rates can also be found through the ASU Biodesign Clinical Testing Laboratory.

"The ASU community is largely vaccinated. For those who follow the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidance for vaccination and boosters, the risk of severe illness or death from COVID-19 is greatly reduced, and overall, while there are many cases of infection, the incidence of severe disease in the ASU community is currently very low. If you are not up to date on vaccines or boosters, these are provided for free at ASU to all students and employees. Students and employees can begin that process through the ASU point-and-click health portal.”

 

— Neal Woodbury, ASU Chief Science & Technology Officer

Known current cases

  • 1,042 tests administered within the ASU Community in the past week.
  • 58 known positives among 19,490* faculty and staff, which is 0.3% confirmed positive. That compares with 25 in our last update.
  • 66 known positives among our fall enrollment student body of 79,232 (excluding ASU Online), which is 0.08% confirmed positive. That compares with 49 in our last update.
    • 19 known cases living on ASU campuses; 16 of which are on the Tempe campus; three are at other campuses
    • Total number of students living on each campus:
      • Tempe – 12,457
      • Downtown Phoenix – 1,775
      • West Phoenix – 642
      • Polytechnic (Mesa) – 915
    • New cleared for release: 109 (Faculty and staff 28; students, 81)

*Includes all full- and part-time employees from ASU, ASU Preparatory Academy and ASU Enterprise Partners.

The data is updated every Monday, and the case counts listed are reflective of COVID tests performed through our Devils' Drop-off locations on our campuses and any off-campus test results reported to ASU. Testing is available free of charge to all students, and to faculty, staff and their family members.

November 2022

Updated: November 7, 2022 @ 5 p.m.

ASU has been managing COVID-19 cases since January 2020. We provide a COVID-19 update of known cases in the ASU community each week. ASU is following all CDC guidelines related to higher education.

Testing is available to all students, and to faculty, staff and their family members. COVID-19 vaccines and boosters are available to students, faculty and staff.  

Arizona statewide data for case counts, trends and hospitalization rates can also be found through the ASU Biodesign Clinical Testing Laboratory.

"The ASU community is largely vaccinated. For those who follow the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidance for vaccination and boosters, the risk of severe illness or death from COVID-19 is greatly reduced, and overall, while there are many cases of infection, the incidence of severe disease in the ASU community is currently very low. If you are not up to date on vaccines or boosters, these are provided for free at ASU to all students and employees. Students and employees can begin that process through the ASU point-and-click health portal.”

 

— Neal Woodbury, ASU Chief Science & Technology Officer

Known current cases

  • 690 tests administered within the ASU Community in the past week.
  • 28 known positives among 19,490* faculty and staff, which is 0.14% confirmed positive. That compares with 23 in our last update.
  • 27 known positives among our fall enrollment student body of 79,232 (excluding ASU Online), which is 0.03% confirmed positive. That compares with 11 in our last update. 
    • 7 known cases living on ASU campuses; 6 of which are on the Tempe campus; one is at another campus
    • Total number of students living on each campus:
      • Tempe – 12,520
      • Downtown Phoenix – 1,787
      • West Phoenix – 647
      • Polytechnic (Mesa) – 920
    • New cleared for release: 46 (Faculty and staff, 26; students, 20)

*Includes all full- and part-time employees from ASU, ASU Preparatory Academy and ASU Enterprise Partners.

The data is updated every Monday, and the case counts listed are reflective of COVID tests performed through our Devils' Drop-off locations on our campuses and any off-campus test results reported to ASU. Testing is available free of charge to all students, and to faculty, staff and their family members.

Updated: November 14, 2022 @ 5 p.m.

ASU has been managing COVID-19 cases since January 2020. We provide a COVID-19 update of known cases in the ASU community each week. ASU is following all CDC guidelines related to higher education.

Testing is available to all students, and to faculty, staff and their family members. COVID-19 vaccines and boosters are available to students, faculty and staff.  

Arizona statewide data for case counts, trends and hospitalization rates can also be found through the ASU Biodesign Clinical Testing Laboratory.

"The ASU community is largely vaccinated. For those who follow the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidance for vaccination and boosters, the risk of severe illness or death from COVID-19 is greatly reduced, and overall, while there are many cases of infection, the incidence of severe disease in the ASU community is currently very low. If you are not up to date on vaccines or boosters, these are provided for free at ASU to all students and employees. Students and employees can begin that process through the ASU point-and-click health portal.”

 

— Neal Woodbury, ASU Chief Science & Technology Officer

Known current cases

  • 734 tests administered within the ASU Community in the past week.
  • 24 known positives among 19,490* faculty and staff, which is 0.12% confirmed positive. That compares with 27 in our last update.
  • 48 known positives among our fall enrollment student body of 79,232 (excluding ASU Online), which is 0.06% confirmed positive. That compares with 27 in our last update. 
    • 8 known cases living on ASU campuses; 6 of which are on the Tempe campus; two are at another campus
    • Total number of students living on each campus:
      • Tempe – 12,457
      • Downtown Phoenix – 1,782
      • West Phoenix – 645
      • Polytechnic (Mesa) – 879
    • New cleared for release: 89(Faculty and staff, 33; students, 56)

*Includes all full- and part-time employees from ASU, ASU Preparatory Academy and ASU Enterprise Partners.

The data is updated every Monday, and the case counts listed are reflective of COVID tests performed through our Devils' Drop-off locations on our campuses and any off-campus test results reported to ASU. Testing is available free of charge to all students, and to faculty, staff and their family members.

Updated: November 21, 2022 @ 5 p.m.

ASU has been managing COVID-19 cases since January 2020. We provide a COVID-19 update of known cases in the ASU community each week. ASU is following all CDC guidelines related to higher education.

Testing is available to all students, and to faculty, staff and their family members. COVID-19 vaccines and boosters are available to students, faculty and staff.  

Arizona statewide data for case counts, trends and hospitalization rates can also be found through the ASU Biodesign Clinical Testing Laboratory.

"The ASU community is largely vaccinated. For those who follow the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidance for vaccination and boosters, the risk of severe illness or death from COVID-19 is greatly reduced, and overall, while there are many cases of infection, the incidence of severe disease in the ASU community is currently very low. If you are not up to date on vaccines or boosters, these are provided for free at ASU to all students and employees. Students and employees can begin that process through the ASU point-and-click health portal.”

 

— Neal Woodbury, ASU Chief Science & Technology Officer

Known current cases

  • 805 tests administered within the ASU Community in the past week.
  • 49 known positives among 19,490* faculty and staff, which is 0.25% confirmed positive. That compares with 24 in our last update.
  • 57 known positives among our fall enrollment student body of 79,232 (excluding ASU Online), which is 0.07% confirmed positive. That compares with 48 in our last update.
    • 9 known cases living on ASU campuses; 5 of which are on the Tempe campus; four are at other campuses
    • Total number of students living on each campus:
      • Tempe – 12,503
      • Downtown Phoenix – 1,785
      • West Phoenix – 647
      • Polytechnic (Mesa) – 920
    • New cleared for release: 105 (Faculty and staff, 32; students, 73)

*Includes all full- and part-time employees from ASU, ASU Preparatory Academy and ASU Enterprise Partners.

The data is updated every Monday, and the case counts listed are reflective of COVID tests performed through our Devils' Drop-off locations on our campuses and any off-campus test results reported to ASU. Testing is available free of charge to all students, and to faculty, staff and their family members.

Updated: November 28, 2022 @ 5 p.m.

ASU has been managing COVID-19 cases since January 2020. We provide a COVID-19 update of known cases in the ASU community each week. ASU is following all CDC guidelines related to higher education.

Testing is available to all students, and to faculty, staff and their family members. COVID-19 vaccines and boosters are available to students, faculty and staff.  

Arizona statewide data for case counts, trends and hospitalization rates can also be found through the ASU Biodesign Clinical Testing Laboratory.

"The ASU community is largely vaccinated. For those who follow the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidance for vaccination and boosters, the risk of severe illness or death from COVID-19 is greatly reduced, and overall, while there are many cases of infection, the incidence of severe disease in the ASU community is currently very low. If you are not up to date on vaccines or boosters, these are provided for free at ASU to all students and employees. Students and employees can begin that process through the ASU point-and-click health portal.”

 

— Neal Woodbury, ASU Chief Science & Technology Officer

Known current cases

  • 478 tests administered within the ASU Community in the past week.
  • 25 known positives among 19,490* faculty and staff, which is 0.13% confirmed positive. That compares with 49 in our last update.
  • 49 known positives among our fall enrollment student body of 79,232 (excluding ASU Online), which is 0.06% confirmed positive. That compares with 57 in our last update.
    • 10 known cases living on ASU campuses; 6 of which are on the Tempe campus; four are at other campuses
    • Total number of students living on each campus:
      • Tempe – 12,423
      • Downtown Phoenix – 1,781
      • West Phoenix – 644
      • Polytechnic (Mesa) – 877
    • New cleared for release: 158 (Faculty and staff 61 ; students, 97)

*Includes all full- and part-time employees from ASU, ASU Preparatory Academy and ASU Enterprise Partners.

The data is updated every Monday, and the case counts listed are reflective of COVID tests performed through our Devils' Drop-off locations on our campuses and any off-campus test results reported to ASU. Testing is available free of charge to all students, and to faculty, staff and their family members.

October 2022

Updated: October 3, 2022 @ 5 p.m.

ASU has been managing COVID-19 cases since January 2020. We provide a COVID-19 update of known cases in the ASU community each week. ASU is following all CDC guidelines related to higher education.

Testing is available to all students, and to faculty, staff and their family members. COVID-19 vaccines and boosters are available to students, faculty and staff.  

Arizona statewide data for case counts, trends and hospitalization rates can also be found through the ASU Biodesign Clinical Testing Laboratory.

"The ASU community is largely vaccinated. For those who follow the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidance for vaccination and boosters, the risk of severe illness or death from COVID-19 is greatly reduced, and overall, while there are many cases of infection, the incidence of severe disease in the ASU community is currently very low. If you are not up to date on vaccines or boosters, these are provided for free at ASU to all students and employees. Students and employees can begin that process through the ASU point-and-click health portal.”

 

— Neal Woodbury, ASU Chief Science & Technology Officer

Known current cases

  • 654 tests administered within the ASU Community in the past week.
  • 13 known positives among 19,490* faculty and staff, which is 0.07% confirmed positive. That compares with 17 in our last update.
  • 23 known positives among our fall enrollment student body of 79,232 (excluding ASU Online), which is 0.03% confirmed positive. That compares with 24 in our last update. 
    • 6 Known cases living on ASU campuses; 4 of which are on the Tempe campus; two of which are on another ASU campus
    • Total number of students living on each campus:
      • Tempe – 12,553
      • Downtown Phoenix – 1,792
      • West Phoenix – 647
      • Polytechnic (Mesa) – 922
    • New cleared for release: 59 (Faculty and staff, 22; students, 37)

*Includes all full- and part-time employees from ASU, ASU Preparatory Academy and ASU Enterprise Partners.

The data is updated every Monday, and the case counts listed are reflective of COVID tests performed through our Devils' Drop-off locations on our campuses and any off-campus test results reported to ASU. Testing is available free of charge to all students, and to faculty, staff and their family members.

Past update

Updated: October 10, 2022 @ 5 p.m.

ASU has been managing COVID-19 cases since January 2020. We provide a COVID-19 update of known cases in the ASU community each week. ASU is following all CDC guidelines related to higher education.

Testing is available to all students, and to faculty, staff and their family members. COVID-19 vaccines and boosters are available to students, faculty and staff.  

Arizona statewide data for case counts, trends and hospitalization rates can also be found through the ASU Biodesign Clinical Testing Laboratory.

"The ASU community is largely vaccinated. For those who follow the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidance for vaccination and boosters, the risk of severe illness or death from COVID-19 is greatly reduced, and overall, while there are many cases of infection, the incidence of severe disease in the ASU community is currently very low. If you are not up to date on vaccines or boosters, these are provided for free at ASU to all students and employees. Students and employees can begin that process through the ASU point-and-click health portal.”

— Neal Woodbury, ASU Chief Science & Technology Officer

Known current cases

  • 547 tests administered within the ASU Community in the past week.
  • 11 known positives among 19,490* faculty and staff, which is 0.06% confirmed positive. That compares with 13 in our last update.
  • 27 known positives among our fall enrollment student body of 79,232 (excluding ASU Online), which is 0.03% confirmed positive. That compares with 23 in our last update. 
    • 4 Known cases living on ASU campuses; 3 of which are on the Tempe campus; one of which is on another ASU campus
    • Total number of students living on each campus:
      • Tempe – 12,552
      • Downtown Phoenix – 1,791
      • West Phoenix – 647
      • Polytechnic (Mesa) – 920
    • New cleared for release: 53 (Faculty and staff, 19; students, 34)

*Includes all full- and part-time employees from ASU, ASU Preparatory Academy and ASU Enterprise Partners.

The data is updated every Monday, and the case counts listed are reflective of COVID tests performed through our Devils' Drop-off locations on our campuses and any off-campus test results reported to ASU. Testing is available free of charge to all students, and to faculty, staff and their family members.

Updated: October 17, 2022 @ 5 p.m.

ASU has been managing COVID-19 cases since January 2020. We provide a COVID-19 update of known cases in the ASU community each week. ASU is following all CDC guidelines related to higher education.

Testing is available to all students, and to faculty, staff and their family members. COVID-19 vaccines and boosters are available to students, faculty and staff.  

Arizona statewide data for case counts, trends and hospitalization rates can also be found through the ASU Biodesign Clinical Testing Laboratory.

"The ASU community is largely vaccinated. For those who follow the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidance for vaccination and boosters, the risk of severe illness or death from COVID-19 is greatly reduced, and overall, while there are many cases of infection, the incidence of severe disease in the ASU community is currently very low. If you are not up to date on vaccines or boosters, these are provided for free at ASU to all students and employees. Students and employees can begin that process through the ASU point-and-click health portal.”

— Neal Woodbury, ASU Chief Science & Technology Officer

Known current cases

  • 504 tests administered within the ASU Community in the past week.
  • 11 known positives among 19,490* faculty and staff, which is 0.06% confirmed positive. That compares with 11 in our last update.
  • 19 known positives among our fall enrollment student body of 79,232 (excluding ASU Online), which is 0.02% confirmed positive. That compares with 27 in our last update. 
    • 3 Known cases living on ASU campuses; one of which is on the Tempe campus; 2 others are on other ASU campuses
    • Total number of students living on each campus:
      • Tempe – 12,551
      • Downtown Phoenix – 1,789
      • West Phoenix – 647
      • Polytechnic (Mesa) – 919
    • New cleared for release: 45 (Faculty and staff, 11; students, 34)

*Includes all full- and part-time employees from ASU, ASU Preparatory Academy and ASU Enterprise Partners.

The data is updated every Monday, and the case counts listed are reflective of COVID tests performed through our Devils' Drop-off locations on our campuses and any off-campus test results reported to ASU. Testing is available free of charge to all students, and to faculty, staff and their family members.

Updated: October 24, 2022 @ 5 p.m.

ASU has been managing COVID-19 cases since January 2020. We provide a COVID-19 update of known cases in the ASU community each week. ASU is following all CDC guidelines related to higher education.

Testing is available to all students, and to faculty, staff and their family members. COVID-19 vaccines and boosters are available to students, faculty and staff.  

Arizona statewide data for case counts, trends and hospitalization rates can also be found through the ASU Biodesign Clinical Testing Laboratory.

"The ASU community is largely vaccinated. For those who follow the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidance for vaccination and boosters, the risk of severe illness or death from COVID-19 is greatly reduced, and overall, while there are many cases of infection, the incidence of severe disease in the ASU community is currently very low. If you are not up to date on vaccines or boosters, these are provided for free at ASU to all students and employees. Students and employees can begin that process through the ASU point-and-click health portal.”

 

— Neal Woodbury, ASU Chief Science & Technology Officer

Known current cases

  • 598 tests administered within the ASU Community in the past week.
  • 21 known positives among 19,490* faculty and staff, which is 0.11% confirmed positive. That compares with 11 in our last update.
  • 25 known positives among our fall enrollment student body of 79,232 (excluding ASU Online), which is 0.03% confirmed positive. That compares with 19 in our last update. 
    • 7 known cases living on ASU campuses; 6 of which are on the Tempe campus; 1 is on another ASU campus.
    • Total number of students living on each campus:
      • Tempe – 12,544
      • Downtown Phoenix – 1,788
      • West Phoenix – 646
      • Polytechnic (Mesa) – 920
    • New cleared for release: 46 (Faculty and staff, 15; students, 31)

*Includes all full- and part-time employees from ASU, ASU Preparatory Academy and ASU Enterprise Partners.

The data is updated every Monday, and the case counts listed are reflective of COVID tests performed through our Devils' Drop-off locations on our campuses and any off-campus test results reported to ASU. Testing is available free of charge to all students, and to faculty, staff and their family members.

Updated: October 31, 2022 @ 5 p.m.

ASU has been managing COVID-19 cases since January 2020. We provide a COVID-19 update of known cases in the ASU community each week. ASU is following all CDC guidelines related to higher education.

Testing is available to all students, and to faculty, staff and their family members. COVID-19 vaccines and boosters are available to students, faculty and staff.  

Arizona statewide data for case counts, trends and hospitalization rates can also be found through the ASU Biodesign Clinical Testing Laboratory.

"The ASU community is largely vaccinated. For those who follow the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidance for vaccination and boosters, the risk of severe illness or death from COVID-19 is greatly reduced, and overall, while there are many cases of infection, the incidence of severe disease in the ASU community is currently very low. If you are not up to date on vaccines or boosters, these are provided for free at ASU to all students and employees. Students and employees can begin that process through the ASU point-and-click health portal.”

 

— Neal Woodbury, ASU Chief Science & Technology Officer

Known current cases

  • 576 tests administered within the ASU Community in the past week.
  • 23 known positives among 19,490* faculty and staff, which is 0.12% confirmed positive. That compares with 21 in our last update.
  • 11 known positives among our fall enrollment student body of 79,232 (excluding ASU Online), which is 0.01388% confirmed positive. That compares with 25 in our last update. 
    • 4 known cases living on ASU campuses; all of which are on the Tempe campus
    • Total number of students living on each campus:
      • Tempe – 12,533
      • Downtown Phoenix – 1,788
      • West Phoenix – 646
      • Polytechnic (Mesa) – 921
    • New cleared for release: 61 (Faculty and staff, 22; students, 39)

*Includes all full- and part-time employees from ASU, ASU Preparatory Academy and ASU Enterprise Partners.

The data is updated every Monday, and the case counts listed are reflective of COVID tests performed through our Devils' Drop-off locations on our campuses and any off-campus test results reported to ASU. Testing is available free of charge to all students, and to faculty, staff and their family members.

September 2022

Updated: September 5, 2022 @ 5 p.m.

ASU has been managing COVID-19 cases since January 2020. We provide a COVID-19 update of known cases in the ASU community each week. ASU is following all CDC guidelines related to higher education.

Students remain on campus in classrooms, facilities and residence halls during summer sessions. At ASU, testing is available to all students, and to faculty, staff and their family members. COVID-19 vaccines and boosters are available to students, faculty and staff. 

Arizona statewide data for case counts, trends and hospitalization rates can also be found through the ASU Biodesign Clinical Testing Laboratory.

 

About the Omicron variant

At this point in time, the easily-spread Omicron variant and it subvariants are the dominant strain of the virus in Arizona. The university, like all areas of the state, country and world, has seen many positive cases. With this variant, severe outcomes (versus the number of positive cases) are the key factor to consider. Fortunately, the ASU community is largely vaccinated, and for those who follow CDC guidance for vaccination and boosters, the risk of severe illness or death from COVID appears to be similar to that from influenza during flu season.

We encourage everyone to continue to follow the evolving guidance for boosters, particularly for those in more vulnerable age groups and with other conditions that may increase risk. It is important to remember that all infectious disease represents some risk of severe illness. We can reduce risk with relatively simple precautions.

— Neal Woodbury, ASU Chief Science & Technology Officer

 

Known current cases

  • 1,122 tests administered within the ASU Community in the past week.
  • 36 known positives among 19,490* faculty and staff, which is 0.18% confirmed positive. That compares with 36 in our last update.
  • 98 known positives among our fall enrollment student body of 79,232 (excluding ASU Online), which is 0.12% confirmed positive. That compares with 115 in our last update. 
    • 32 Known cases living on ASU campuses; 27 of which are on the Tempe campus, 5 are at other ASU campuses 
    • Total number of students living on each campus:
      • Tempe – 12,532
      • Downtown Phoenix – 1,797
      • West Phoenix – 645
      • Polytechnic (Mesa) – 886
    • New cleared for release: 216 (Faculty and staff, 42; students, 174)

*Includes all full- and part-time employees from ASU, ASU Preparatory Academy and ASU Enterprise Partners.

The data is updated every Monday, and the case counts listed are reflective of COVID tests performed through our Devils' Drop-off locations on our campuses and any off-campus test results reported to ASU. Testing is available free of charge to all students, and to faculty, staff and their family members.

Updated: September 12, 2022 @ 5 p.m.

ASU has been managing COVID-19 cases since January 2020. We provide a COVID-19 update of known cases in the ASU community each week. ASU is following all CDC guidelines related to higher education.

Testing is available to all students, and to faculty, staff and their family members. COVID-19 vaccines and boosters are available to students, faculty and staff. 

Arizona statewide data for case counts, trends and hospitalization rates can also be found through the ASU Biodesign Clinical Testing Laboratory.

 

About the Omicron variant

At this point in time, the easily-spread Omicron variant and it subvariants are the dominant strain of the virus in Arizona. The university, like all areas of the state, country and world, has seen many positive cases. With this variant, severe outcomes (versus the number of positive cases) are the key factor to consider. Fortunately, the ASU community is largely vaccinated, and for those who follow CDC guidance for vaccination and boosters, the risk of severe illness or death from COVID appears to be similar to that from influenza during flu season.

We encourage everyone to continue to follow the evolving guidance for boosters, particularly for those in more vulnerable age groups and with other conditions that may increase risk. It is important to remember that all infectious disease represents some risk of severe illness. We can reduce risk with relatively simple precautions.

— Neal Woodbury, ASU Chief Science & Technology Officer

 

Known current cases

  • 874 tests administered within the ASU Community in the past week.
  • 23 known positives among 19,490* faculty and staff, which is 0.12% confirmed positive. That compares with 36 in our last update.
  • 68 known positives among our fall enrollment student body of 79,232 (excluding ASU Online), which is 0.09% confirmed positive. That compares with 98 in our last update. 
    • 36 Known cases living on ASU campuses; 28 of which are on the Tempe campus, 8 are at other ASU campuses 
    • Total number of students living on each campus:
      • Tempe – 12,576
      • Downtown Phoenix – 1,798
      • West Phoenix – 648
      • Polytechnic (Mesa) – 907
    • New cleared for release: 218 (Faculty and staff, 37; students, 181)

*Includes all full- and part-time employees from ASU, ASU Preparatory Academy and ASU Enterprise Partners.

The data is updated every Monday, and the case counts listed are reflective of COVID tests performed through our Devils' Drop-off locations on our campuses and any off-campus test results reported to ASU. Testing is available free of charge to all students, and to faculty, staff and their family members.

Updated: September 19, 2022 @ 5 p.m.

ASU has been managing COVID-19 cases since January 2020. We provide a COVID-19 update of known cases in the ASU community each week. ASU is following all CDC guidelines related to higher education.

Testing is available to all students, and to faculty, staff and their family members. COVID-19 vaccines and boosters are available to students, faculty and staff.  

Arizona statewide data for case counts, trends and hospitalization rates can also be found through the ASU Biodesign Clinical Testing Laboratory.

"The ASU community is largely vaccinated. For those who follow the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidance for vaccination and boosters, the risk of severe illness or death from COVID-19 is greatly reduced, and overall, while there are many cases of infection, the incidence of severe disease in the ASU community is currently very low. If you are not up to date on vaccines or boosters, these are provided for free at ASU to all students and employees. Students and employees can begin that process through the ASU point-and-click health portal.”

— Neal Woodbury, ASU Chief Science & Technology Officer

Known current cases

  • 805 tests administered within the ASU Community in the past week.
  • 17 known positives among 19,490* faculty and staff, which is 0.09% confirmed positive. That compares with 23 in our last update.
  • 40 known positives among our fall enrollment student body of 79,232 (excluding ASU Online), which is 0.05% confirmed positive. That compares with 68 in our last update. 
    • 12 Known cases living on ASU campuses; all of which are on the Tempe campus 
    • Total number of students living on each campus:
      • Tempe – 12,580
      • Downtown Phoenix – 1,793
      • West Phoenix – 648
      • Polytechnic (Mesa) – 913
    • New cleared for release: 109 (Faculty and staff, 27; students, 82)

*Includes all full- and part-time employees from ASU, ASU Preparatory Academy and ASU Enterprise Partners.

The data is updated every Monday, and the case counts listed are reflective of COVID tests performed through our Devils' Drop-off locations on our campuses and any off-campus test results reported to ASU. Testing is available free of charge to all students, and to faculty, staff and their family members.

Updated: September 26, 2022 @ 5 p.m.

ASU has been managing COVID-19 cases since January 2020. We provide a COVID-19 update of known cases in the ASU community each week. ASU is following all CDC guidelines related to higher education.

Testing is available to all students, and to faculty, staff and their family members. COVID-19 vaccines and boosters are available to students, faculty and staff.  

Arizona statewide data for case counts, trends and hospitalization rates can also be found through the ASU Biodesign Clinical Testing Laboratory.

"The ASU community is largely vaccinated. For those who follow the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidance for vaccination and boosters, the risk of severe illness or death from COVID-19 is greatly reduced, and overall, while there are many cases of infection, the incidence of severe disease in the ASU community is currently very low. If you are not up to date on vaccines or boosters, these are provided for free at ASU to all students and employees. Students and employees can begin that process through the ASU point-and-click health portal.”

— Neal Woodbury, ASU Chief Science & Technology Officer

Known current cases

  • 694 tests administered within the ASU Community in the past week.
  • 17 known positives among 19,490* faculty and staff, which is 0.09% confirmed positive. That compares with 17 in our last update.
  • 24 known positives among our fall enrollment student body of 79,232 (excluding ASU Online), which is 0.03% confirmed positive. That compares with 40 in our last update. 
    • 4 Known cases living on ASU campuses; 3 of which are on the Tempe campus; one is on another ASU campus
    • Total number of students living on each campus:
      • Tempe – 12,521
      • Downtown Phoenix – 1,792
      • West Phoenix – 647
      • Polytechnic (Mesa) – 875
    • New cleared for release: 90 (Faculty and staff, 22; students, 68)

*Includes all full- and part-time employees from ASU, ASU Preparatory Academy and ASU Enterprise Partners.

The data is updated every Monday, and the case counts listed are reflective of COVID tests performed through our Devils' Drop-off locations on our campuses and any off-campus test results reported to ASU. Testing is available free of charge to all students, and to faculty, staff and their family members.

August 2022

Updated: August 1, 2022 @ 5 p.m.

ASU has been managing COVID-19 cases since January 2020. We provide a COVID-19 update of known cases in the ASU community each week. ASU is following all CDC guidelines related to higher education.

Students remain on campus in classrooms, facilities and residence halls during summer sessions. At ASU, testing is available to all students, and to faculty, staff and their family members. COVID-19 vaccines and boosters are available to students, faculty and staff. 

Arizona statewide data for case counts, trends and hospitalization rates can also be found through the ASU Biodesign Clinical Testing Laboratory.

 

About the Omicron variant

At this point in time, the easily-spread Omicron variant and it subvariants are the dominant strain of the virus in Arizona. The university, like all areas of the state, country and world, has seen many positive cases. With this variant, severe outcomes (versus the number of positive cases) are the key factor to consider. Fortunately, the ASU community is largely vaccinated, and for those who follow CDC guidance for vaccination and boosters, the risk of severe illness or death from COVID appears to be similar to that from influenza during flu season.

We encourage everyone to continue to follow the evolving guidance for boosters, particularly for those in more vulnerable age groups and with other conditions that may increase risk. It is important to remember that all infectious disease represents some risk of severe illness. We can reduce risk with relatively simple precautions.

— Neal Woodbury, ASU Chief Science & Technology Officer

 

Known current cases

  • 1,088 tests administered within the ASU Community in the past week.
  • 45 known positives among 19,490* faculty and staff, which is 0.23% confirmed positive. That compares with 46 in our last update.
  • 32 known positives among our post-graduation, pre-fall enrollment student body of 62,707 (excluding ASU Online), which is 0.05% confirmed positive. That compares with 39 in our last update.
    • 5 Known cases living on ASU campuses; 3 of those are on the Tempe campus, with the remaining 2 on other ASU campuses.
    • Total number of students living on each campus:
      • Tempe – 624
      • Downtown Phoenix – 125
      • West Phoenix – 44
      • Polytechnic (Mesa) – 119
    • New cleared for release: 138 (Faculty and staff, 79; students, 59)

*Includes all full- and part-time employees from ASU, ASU Preparatory Academy and ASU Enterprise Partners.

The data is updated every Monday, and the case counts listed are reflective of COVID tests performed through our Devils' Drop-off locations on our campuses and any off-campus test results reported to ASU. Testing is available free of charge to all students, and to faculty, staff and their family members.

Updated: August 8, 2022 @ 5 p.m.

ASU has been managing COVID-19 cases since January 2020. We provide a COVID-19 update of known cases in the ASU community each week. ASU is following all CDC guidelines related to higher education.

Students remain on campus in classrooms, facilities and residence halls during summer sessions. At ASU, testing is available to all students, and to faculty, staff and their family members. COVID-19 vaccines and boosters are available to students, faculty and staff. 

Arizona statewide data for case counts, trends and hospitalization rates can also be found through the ASU Biodesign Clinical Testing Laboratory.

 

About the Omicron variant

At this point in time, the easily-spread Omicron variant and it subvariants are the dominant strain of the virus in Arizona. The university, like all areas of the state, country and world, has seen many positive cases. With this variant, severe outcomes (versus the number of positive cases) are the key factor to consider. Fortunately, the ASU community is largely vaccinated, and for those who follow CDC guidance for vaccination and boosters, the risk of severe illness or death from COVID appears to be similar to that from influenza during flu season.

We encourage everyone to continue to follow the evolving guidance for boosters, particularly for those in more vulnerable age groups and with other conditions that may increase risk. It is important to remember that all infectious disease represents some risk of severe illness. We can reduce risk with relatively simple precautions.

— Neal Woodbury, ASU Chief Science & Technology Officer

 

Known current cases

  • 768 tests administered within the ASU Community in the past week.
  • 37 known positives among 19,490* faculty and staff, which is 0.19% confirmed positive. That compares with 45 in our last update.
  • 38 known positives among our post-graduation, pre-fall enrollment student body of 62,707 (excluding ASU Online), which is 0.06% confirmed positive. That compares with 32 in our last update.
    • 4 Known cases living on ASU campuses; all of which are on the Tempe campus
    • Total number of students living on each campus:
      • Tempe – 960
      • Downtown Phoenix – 131
      • West Phoenix – 54
      • Polytechnic (Mesa) – 128
    • New cleared for release: 109 (Faculty and staff, 56; students, 53)

*Includes all full- and part-time employees from ASU, ASU Preparatory Academy and ASU Enterprise Partners.

The data is updated every Monday, and the case counts listed are reflective of COVID tests performed through our Devils' Drop-off locations on our campuses and any off-campus test results reported to ASU. Testing is available free of charge to all students, and to faculty, staff and their family members.

Updated: August 15, 2022 @ 5 p.m.

ASU has been managing COVID-19 cases since January 2020. We provide a COVID-19 update of known cases in the ASU community each week. ASU is following all CDC guidelines related to higher education.

Students remain on campus in classrooms, facilities and residence halls during summer sessions. At ASU, testing is available to all students, and to faculty, staff and their family members. COVID-19 vaccines and boosters are available to students, faculty and staff. 

Arizona statewide data for case counts, trends and hospitalization rates can also be found through the ASU Biodesign Clinical Testing Laboratory.

 

About the Omicron variant

At this point in time, the easily-spread Omicron variant and it subvariants are the dominant strain of the virus in Arizona. The university, like all areas of the state, country and world, has seen many positive cases. With this variant, severe outcomes (versus the number of positive cases) are the key factor to consider. Fortunately, the ASU community is largely vaccinated, and for those who follow CDC guidance for vaccination and boosters, the risk of severe illness or death from COVID appears to be similar to that from influenza during flu season.

We encourage everyone to continue to follow the evolving guidance for boosters, particularly for those in more vulnerable age groups and with other conditions that may increase risk. It is important to remember that all infectious disease represents some risk of severe illness. We can reduce risk with relatively simple precautions.

— Neal Woodbury, ASU Chief Science & Technology Officer

 

Known current cases

  • 876 tests administered within the ASU Community in the past week.
  • 47 known positives among 19,490* faculty and staff, which is 0.24% confirmed positive. That compares with 37 in our last update.
  • 9 known positives among our post-graduation, pre-fall enrollment student body of 62,707 (excluding ASU Online), which is 0.05% confirmed positive. That compares with 38 in our last update.
    • 4 Known cases living on ASU campuses; one of which is on the Tempe campus, 3 are at another ASU campus 
    • Total number of students living on each campus:
      • Tempe – 2,509
      • Downtown Phoenix – 547
      • West Phoenix – 128
      • Polytechnic (Mesa) – 267
    • New cleared for release: 112 (Faculty and staff, 59; students, 53)

*Includes all full- and part-time employees from ASU, ASU Preparatory Academy and ASU Enterprise Partners.

The data is updated every Monday, and the case counts listed are reflective of COVID tests performed through our Devils' Drop-off locations on our campuses and any off-campus test results reported to ASU. Testing is available free of charge to all students, and to faculty, staff and their family members.

Updated: August 22, 2022 @ 5 p.m.

ASU has been managing COVID-19 cases since January 2020. We provide a COVID-19 update of known cases in the ASU community each week. ASU is following all CDC guidelines related to higher education.

Students remain on campus in classrooms, facilities and residence halls during summer sessions. At ASU, testing is available to all students, and to faculty, staff and their family members. COVID-19 vaccines and boosters are available to students, faculty and staff. 

Arizona statewide data for case counts, trends and hospitalization rates can also be found through the ASU Biodesign Clinical Testing Laboratory.

 

About the Omicron variant

At this point in time, the easily-spread Omicron variant and it subvariants are the dominant strain of the virus in Arizona. The university, like all areas of the state, country and world, has seen many positive cases. With this variant, severe outcomes (versus the number of positive cases) are the key factor to consider. Fortunately, the ASU community is largely vaccinated, and for those who follow CDC guidance for vaccination and boosters, the risk of severe illness or death from COVID appears to be similar to that from influenza during flu season.

We encourage everyone to continue to follow the evolving guidance for boosters, particularly for those in more vulnerable age groups and with other conditions that may increase risk. It is important to remember that all infectious disease represents some risk of severe illness. We can reduce risk with relatively simple precautions.

— Neal Woodbury, ASU Chief Science & Technology Officer

 

Known current cases

  • 865 tests administered within the ASU Community in the past week.
  •  41 known positives among 19,490* faculty and staff, which is 0.21% confirmed positive. That compares with 47 in our last update.
  • 39 known positives among our fall enrollment student body of 79,232 (excluding ASU Online), which is 0.05% confirmed positive. That compares with 29 in our last update. 
    • 12 Known cases living on ASU campuses; 8 of which are on the Tempe campus, 4 are at another ASU campus 
    • Total number of students living on each campus:
      • Tempe – 12,451
      • Downtown Phoenix – 1,785
      • West Phoenix – 640
      • Polytechnic (Mesa) – 881
    • New cleared for release: 107 (Faculty and staff, 54; students, 53)

*Includes all full- and part-time employees from ASU, ASU Preparatory Academy and ASU Enterprise Partners.

The data is updated every Monday, and the case counts listed are reflective of COVID tests performed through our Devils' Drop-off locations on our campuses and any off-campus test results reported to ASU. Testing is available free of charge to all students, and to faculty, staff and their family members.

Updated: August 29, 2022 @ 5 p.m.

ASU has been managing COVID-19 cases since January 2020. We provide a COVID-19 update of known cases in the ASU community each week. ASU is following all CDC guidelines related to higher education.

Students remain on campus in classrooms, facilities and residence halls during summer sessions. At ASU, testing is available to all students, and to faculty, staff and their family members. COVID-19 vaccines and boosters are available to students, faculty and staff. 

Arizona statewide data for case counts, trends and hospitalization rates can also be found through the ASU Biodesign Clinical Testing Laboratory.

 

About the Omicron variant

At this point in time, the easily-spread Omicron variant and it subvariants are the dominant strain of the virus in Arizona. The university, like all areas of the state, country and world, has seen many positive cases. With this variant, severe outcomes (versus the number of positive cases) are the key factor to consider. Fortunately, the ASU community is largely vaccinated, and for those who follow CDC guidance for vaccination and boosters, the risk of severe illness or death from COVID appears to be similar to that from influenza during flu season.

We encourage everyone to continue to follow the evolving guidance for boosters, particularly for those in more vulnerable age groups and with other conditions that may increase risk. It is important to remember that all infectious disease represents some risk of severe illness. We can reduce risk with relatively simple precautions.

— Neal Woodbury, ASU Chief Science & Technology Officer

 

Known current cases

  • 1,138 tests administered within the ASU Community in the past week.
  •  36 known positives among 19,490* faculty and staff, which is 0.18% confirmed positive. That compares with 41 in our last update.
  • 115 known positives among our fall enrollment student body of 79,232 (excluding ASU Online), which is 0.15% confirmed positive. That compares with 39 in our last update. 
    • 44 Known cases living on ASU campuses; 32 of which are on the Tempe campus, 12 are at other ASU campuses 
    • Total number of students living on each campus:
      • Tempe – 12,590
      • Downtown Phoenix – 1,804
      • West Phoenix – 648
      • Polytechnic (Mesa) – 892
    • New cleared for release: 174 (Faculty and staff, 53; students, 121)

*Includes all full- and part-time employees from ASU, ASU Preparatory Academy and ASU Enterprise Partners.

The data is updated every Monday, and the case counts listed are reflective of COVID tests performed through our Devils' Drop-off locations on our campuses and any off-campus test results reported to ASU. Testing is available free of charge to all students, and to faculty, staff and their family members.

July 2022

Updated: July 4, 2022 @ 5 p.m.

ASU has been managing COVID-19 cases since January 2020. We provide a COVID-19 update of known cases in the ASU community each week. ASU is following all CDC guidelines related to higher education.

Students remain on campus in classrooms, facilities and residence halls during summer sessions. At ASU, testing is available to all students, and to faculty, staff and their family members. COVID-19 vaccines and boosters are available to students, faculty and staff. 

Arizona statewide data for case counts, trends and hospitalization rates can also be found through the ASU Biodesign Clinical Testing Laboratory.

 

About the Omicron variant

At this point in time, the easily-spread Omicron variant and it subvariants are the dominant strain of the virus in Arizona. The university, like all areas of the state, country and world, has seen many positive cases. With this variant, severe outcomes (versus the number of positive cases) are the key factor to consider. Fortunately, the ASU community is largely vaccinated, and for those who follow CDC guidance for vaccination and boosters, the risk of severe illness or death from COVID appears to be similar to that from influenza during flu season.

We encourage everyone to continue to follow the evolving guidance for boosters, particularly for those in more vulnerable age groups and with other conditions that may increase risk. It is important to remember that all infectious disease represents some risk of severe illness. We can reduce risk with relatively simple precautions.

— Neal Woodbury, ASU Chief Science & Technology Officer

 

Known current cases

  • 1,421 tests administered within the ASU Community in the past week.
  • 60 known positives among 19,490* faculty and staff, which is 0.31% confirmed positive. That compares with 51 in our last update.
  • 49 known positives among our post-graduation, pre-fall enrollment student body of 62,707 (excluding ASU Online), which is 0.08% confirmed positive. That compares with 66 in our last update.
    • There are no known cases living on ASU campuses.
    • Total number of students living on each campus:
      • Tempe – 741
      • Downtown Phoenix – 122
      • West Phoenix – 37
      • Polytechnic (Mesa) – 129
    • New cleared for release: 138 (Faculty and staff, 64; students, 74)

*Includes all full- and part-time employees from ASU, ASU Preparatory Academy and ASU Enterprise Partners.

The data is updated every Monday, and the case counts listed are reflective of COVID tests performed through our Devils' Drop-off locations on our campuses and any off-campus test results reported to ASU. Testing is available free of charge to all students, and to faculty, staff and their family members.

Updated: July 11, 2022 @ 5 p.m.

ASU has been managing COVID-19 cases since January 2020. We provide a COVID-19 update of known cases in the ASU community each week. ASU is following all CDC guidelines related to higher education.

Students remain on campus in classrooms, facilities and residence halls during summer sessions. At ASU, testing is available to all students, and to faculty, staff and their family members. COVID-19 vaccines and boosters are available to students, faculty and staff. 

Arizona statewide data for case counts, trends and hospitalization rates can also be found through the ASU Biodesign Clinical Testing Laboratory.

 

About the Omicron variant

At this point in time, the easily-spread Omicron variant and it subvariants are the dominant strain of the virus in Arizona. The university, like all areas of the state, country and world, has seen many positive cases. With this variant, severe outcomes (versus the number of positive cases) are the key factor to consider. Fortunately, the ASU community is largely vaccinated, and for those who follow CDC guidance for vaccination and boosters, the risk of severe illness or death from COVID appears to be similar to that from influenza during flu season.

We encourage everyone to continue to follow the evolving guidance for boosters, particularly for those in more vulnerable age groups and with other conditions that may increase risk. It is important to remember that all infectious disease represents some risk of severe illness. We can reduce risk with relatively simple precautions.

— Neal Woodbury, ASU Chief Science & Technology Officer

 

Known current cases

  • 1,229 tests administered within the ASU Community in the past week.
  • 66 known positives among 19,490* faculty and staff, which is 0.34% confirmed positive. That compares with 60 in our last update.
  • 57 known positives among our post-graduation, pre-fall enrollment student body of 62,707 (excluding ASU Online), which is 0.09% confirmed positive. That compares with 49 in our last update.
    • There are no known cases living on ASU campuses.
    • Total number of students living on each campus:
      • Tempe – 727
      • Downtown Phoenix – 1119
      • West Phoenix – 37
      • Polytechnic (Mesa) – 119
    • New cleared for release: 158 (Faculty and staff, 63; students, 95)

*Includes all full- and part-time employees from ASU, ASU Preparatory Academy and ASU Enterprise Partners.

The data is updated every Monday, and the case counts listed are reflective of COVID tests performed through our Devils' Drop-off locations on our campuses and any off-campus test results reported to ASU. Testing is available free of charge to all students, and to faculty, staff and their family members.

Updated: July 18, 2022 @ 5 p.m.

ASU has been managing COVID-19 cases since January 2020. We provide a COVID-19 update of known cases in the ASU community each week. ASU is following all CDC guidelines related to higher education.

Students remain on campus in classrooms, facilities and residence halls during summer sessions. At ASU, testing is available to all students, and to faculty, staff and their family members. COVID-19 vaccines and boosters are available to students, faculty and staff. 

Arizona statewide data for case counts, trends and hospitalization rates can also be found through the ASU Biodesign Clinical Testing Laboratory.

 

About the Omicron variant

At this point in time, the easily-spread Omicron variant and it subvariants are the dominant strain of the virus in Arizona. The university, like all areas of the state, country and world, has seen many positive cases. With this variant, severe outcomes (versus the number of positive cases) are the key factor to consider. Fortunately, the ASU community is largely vaccinated, and for those who follow CDC guidance for vaccination and boosters, the risk of severe illness or death from COVID appears to be similar to that from influenza during flu season.

We encourage everyone to continue to follow the evolving guidance for boosters, particularly for those in more vulnerable age groups and with other conditions that may increase risk. It is important to remember that all infectious disease represents some risk of severe illness. We can reduce risk with relatively simple precautions.

— Neal Woodbury, ASU Chief Science & Technology Officer

 

Known current cases

  • 1,114 tests administered within the ASU Community in the past week.
  • 63 known positives among 19,490* faculty and staff, which is 0.32% confirmed positive. That compares with 66 in our last update.
  • 70 known positives among our post-graduation, pre-fall enrollment student body of 62,707 (excluding ASU Online), which is 0.11% confirmed positive. That compares with 57 in our last update.
    • There are no known cases living on ASU campuses.
    • Total number of students living on each campus:
      • Tempe – 638
      • Downtown Phoenix – 101
      • West Phoenix – 35
      • Polytechnic (Mesa) – 108
    • New cleared for release: 184 (Faculty and staff, 79; students, 105)

*Includes all full- and part-time employees from ASU, ASU Preparatory Academy and ASU Enterprise Partners.

The data is updated every Monday, and the case counts listed are reflective of COVID tests performed through our Devils' Drop-off locations on our campuses and any off-campus test results reported to ASU. Testing is available free of charge to all students, and to faculty, staff and their family members.

Updated: July 22, 2022 @ 5 p.m.

ASU has been managing COVID-19 cases since January 2020. We provide a COVID-19 update of known cases in the ASU community each week. ASU is following all CDC guidelines related to higher education.

Students remain on campus in classrooms, facilities and residence halls during summer sessions. At ASU, testing is available to all students, and to faculty, staff and their family members. COVID-19 vaccines and boosters are available to students, faculty and staff. 

Arizona statewide data for case counts, trends and hospitalization rates can also be found through the ASU Biodesign Clinical Testing Laboratory.

 

About the Omicron variant

At this point in time, the easily-spread Omicron variant and it subvariants are the dominant strain of the virus in Arizona. The university, like all areas of the state, country and world, has seen many positive cases. With this variant, severe outcomes (versus the number of positive cases) are the key factor to consider. Fortunately, the ASU community is largely vaccinated, and for those who follow CDC guidance for vaccination and boosters, the risk of severe illness or death from COVID appears to be similar to that from influenza during flu season.

We encourage everyone to continue to follow the evolving guidance for boosters, particularly for those in more vulnerable age groups and with other conditions that may increase risk. It is important to remember that all infectious disease represents some risk of severe illness. We can reduce risk with relatively simple precautions.

— Neal Woodbury, ASU Chief Science & Technology Officer

 

Known current cases

  • 981 tests administered within the ASU Community in the past week.
  • 46 known positives among 19,490* faculty and staff, which is 0.24% confirmed positive. That compares with 63 in our last update.
  • 39 known positives among our post-graduation, pre-fall enrollment student body of 62,707 (excluding ASU Online), which is 0.06% confirmed positive. That compares with 70 in our last update.
    • There are no known cases living on ASU campuses.
    • Total number of students living on each campus:
      • Tempe – 166
      • Downtown Phoenix – 77
      • West Phoenix – 5
      • Polytechnic (Mesa) – 44
    • New cleared for release: 188 (Faculty and staff, 78; students, 107)

*Includes all full- and part-time employees from ASU, ASU Preparatory Academy and ASU Enterprise Partners.

The data is updated every Monday, and the case counts listed are reflective of COVID tests performed through our Devils' Drop-off locations on our campuses and any off-campus test results reported to ASU. Testing is available free of charge to all students, and to faculty, staff and their family members.

June 2022

Updated: June 6, 2022 @ 8 a.m.

ASU has been managing COVID-19 cases since January 2020. We provide a COVID-19 update of known cases in the ASU community each week. ASU is following all CDC guidelines related to higher education.

Students remain on campus in classrooms, facilities and residence halls during summer sessions. At ASU, testing is available to all students, and to faculty, staff and their family members. COVID-19 vaccines and boosters are available to students, faculty and staff. 

Arizona statewide data for case counts, trends and hospitalization rates can also be found through the ASU Biodesign Clinical Testing Laboratory.

 

About the Omicron variant

At this point in time, the easily-spread Omicron variant and it subvariants are the dominant strain of the virus in Arizona. The university, like all areas of the state, country and world, has seen many positive cases. With this variant, severe outcomes (versus the number of positive cases) are the key factor to consider. Fortunately, the ASU community is largely vaccinated, and for those who follow CDC guidance for vaccination and boosters, the risk of severe illness or death from COVID appears to be similar to that from influenza during flu season.

We encourage everyone to continue to follow the evolving guidance for boosters, particularly for those in more vulnerable age groups and with other conditions that may increase risk. It is important to remember that all infectious disease represents some risk of severe illness. We can reduce risk with relatively simple precautions.

— Neal Woodbury, ASU Chief Science & Technology Officer

 

Known current cases

  • 1,555 tests administered within the ASU Community in the past week.
  • 80 known positives among 19,490* faculty and staff, which is 0.41% confirmed positive. That compares with 85 in our last update.
  • 49 known positives among our post-graduation, pre-fall enrollment student body of 62,707 (excluding ASU Online), which is 0.08% confirmed positive. That compares with 162 in our last update.
    • There are no known cases living on ASU campuses.
    • Total number of students living on each campus:
      • Tempe – 772
      • Downtown Phoenix – 129
      • West Phoenix – 34
      • Polytechnic (Mesa) – 134
    • New cleared for release: 294 (Faculty and staff, 92; students, 202)

*Includes all full- and part-time employees from ASU, ASU Preparatory Academy and ASU Enterprise Partners.

The data is updated every Monday, and the case counts listed are reflective of COVID tests performed through our Devils' Drop-off locations on our campuses and any off-campus test results reported to ASU. Testing is available free of charge to all students, and to faculty, staff and their family members.

Updated: June 13, 2022 @ 8 a.m.

ASU has been managing COVID-19 cases since January 2020. We provide a COVID-19 update of known cases in the ASU community each week. ASU is following all CDC guidelines related to higher education.

Students remain on campus in classrooms, facilities and residence halls during summer sessions. At ASU, testing is available to all students, and to faculty, staff and their family members. COVID-19 vaccines and boosters are available to students, faculty and staff. 

Arizona statewide data for case counts, trends and hospitalization rates can also be found through the ASU Biodesign Clinical Testing Laboratory.

 

About the Omicron variant

At this point in time, the easily-spread Omicron variant and it subvariants are the dominant strain of the virus in Arizona. The university, like all areas of the state, country and world, has seen many positive cases. With this variant, severe outcomes (versus the number of positive cases) are the key factor to consider. Fortunately, the ASU community is largely vaccinated, and for those who follow CDC guidance for vaccination and boosters, the risk of severe illness or death from COVID appears to be similar to that from influenza during flu season.

We encourage everyone to continue to follow the evolving guidance for boosters, particularly for those in more vulnerable age groups and with other conditions that may increase risk. It is important to remember that all infectious disease represents some risk of severe illness. We can reduce risk with relatively simple precautions.

— Neal Woodbury, ASU Chief Science & Technology Officer

 

Known current cases

  • 1,533 tests administered within the ASU Community in the past week.
  • 88 known positives among 19,490* faculty and staff, which is 0.45% confirmed positive. That compares with 80 in our last update.
  • 69 known positives among our post-graduation, pre-fall enrollment student body of 62,707 (excluding ASU Online), which is 0.11% confirmed positive. That compares with 49 in our last update.
    • There are no known cases living on ASU campuses.
    • Total number of students living on each campus:
      • Tempe – 748
      • Downtown Phoenix – 128
      • West Phoenix – 36
      • Polytechnic (Mesa) – 135
    • New cleared for release: 199 (Faculty and staff, 81; students, 118)

*Includes all full- and part-time employees from ASU, ASU Preparatory Academy and ASU Enterprise Partners.

The data is updated every Monday, and the case counts listed are reflective of COVID tests performed through our Devils' Drop-off locations on our campuses and any off-campus test results reported to ASU. Testing is available free of charge to all students, and to faculty, staff and their family members.

Updated: June 20, 2022 @ 5 p.m.

ASU has been managing COVID-19 cases since January 2020. We provide a COVID-19 update of known cases in the ASU community each week. ASU is following all CDC guidelines related to higher education.

Students remain on campus in classrooms, facilities and residence halls during summer sessions. At ASU, testing is available to all students, and to faculty, staff and their family members. COVID-19 vaccines and boosters are available to students, faculty and staff. 

Arizona statewide data for case counts, trends and hospitalization rates can also be found through the ASU Biodesign Clinical Testing Laboratory.

 

About the Omicron variant

At this point in time, the easily-spread Omicron variant and it subvariants are the dominant strain of the virus in Arizona. The university, like all areas of the state, country and world, has seen many positive cases. With this variant, severe outcomes (versus the number of positive cases) are the key factor to consider. Fortunately, the ASU community is largely vaccinated, and for those who follow CDC guidance for vaccination and boosters, the risk of severe illness or death from COVID appears to be similar to that from influenza during flu season.

We encourage everyone to continue to follow the evolving guidance for boosters, particularly for those in more vulnerable age groups and with other conditions that may increase risk. It is important to remember that all infectious disease represents some risk of severe illness. We can reduce risk with relatively simple precautions.

— Neal Woodbury, ASU Chief Science & Technology Officer

 

Known current cases

  • 1,481 tests administered within the ASU Community in the past week.
  • 51 known positives among 19,490* faculty and staff, which is 0.26% confirmed positive. That compares with 88 in our last update.
  • 58 known positives among our post-graduation, pre-fall enrollment student body of 62,707 (excluding ASU Online), which is 0.09% confirmed positive. That compares with 69 in our last update.
    • There are no known cases living on ASU campuses.
    • Total number of students living on each campus:
      • Tempe – 743
      • Downtown Phoenix – 127
      • West Phoenix – 37
      • Polytechnic (Mesa) – 132
    • New cleared for release: 203 (Faculty and staff, 103; students, 100)

*Includes all full- and part-time employees from ASU, ASU Preparatory Academy and ASU Enterprise Partners.

The data is updated every Monday, and the case counts listed are reflective of COVID tests performed through our Devils' Drop-off locations on our campuses and any off-campus test results reported to ASU. Testing is available free of charge to all students, and to faculty, staff and their family members.

Updated: June 27, 2022 @ 5 p.m.

ASU has been managing COVID-19 cases since January 2020. We provide a COVID-19 update of known cases in the ASU community each week. ASU is following all CDC guidelines related to higher education.

Students remain on campus in classrooms, facilities and residence halls during summer sessions. At ASU, testing is available to all students, and to faculty, staff and their family members. COVID-19 vaccines and boosters are available to students, faculty and staff. 

Arizona statewide data for case counts, trends and hospitalization rates can also be found through the ASU Biodesign Clinical Testing Laboratory.

 

About the Omicron variant

At this point in time, the easily-spread Omicron variant and it subvariants are the dominant strain of the virus in Arizona. The university, like all areas of the state, country and world, has seen many positive cases. With this variant, severe outcomes (versus the number of positive cases) are the key factor to consider. Fortunately, the ASU community is largely vaccinated, and for those who follow CDC guidance for vaccination and boosters, the risk of severe illness or death from COVID appears to be similar to that from influenza during flu season.

We encourage everyone to continue to follow the evolving guidance for boosters, particularly for those in more vulnerable age groups and with other conditions that may increase risk. It is important to remember that all infectious disease represents some risk of severe illness. We can reduce risk with relatively simple precautions.

— Neal Woodbury, ASU Chief Science & Technology Officer

 

Known current cases

  • 1,406 tests administered within the ASU Community in the past week.
  • 51 known positives among 19,490* faculty and staff, which is 0.26% confirmed positive. That compares with 51 in our last update.
  • 66 known positives among our post-graduation, pre-fall enrollment student body of 62,707 (excluding ASU Online), which is 0.11% confirmed positive. That compares with 58 in our last update.
    • There are no known cases living on ASU campuses.
    • Total number of students living on each campus:
      • Tempe – 727
      • Downtown Phoenix – 126
      • West Phoenix – 36
      • Polytechnic (Mesa) – 129
    • New cleared for release: 203 (Faculty and staff, 65; students, 86)

*Includes all full- and part-time employees from ASU, ASU Preparatory Academy and ASU Enterprise Partners.

The data is updated every Monday, and the case counts listed are reflective of COVID tests performed through our Devils' Drop-off locations on our campuses and any off-campus test results reported to ASU. Testing is available free of charge to all students, and to faculty, staff and their family members.

May 2022

Updated: May 2, 2022 @ 5 p.m.

ASU has been managing COVID-19 cases since January 2020. We provide a COVID-19 update of known cases in the ASU community each week. Arizona statewide data for case counts, trends and hospitalization rates can also be found through the ASU Biodesign Clinical Testing Laboratory.

  • ASU asked nearly 71,000 students to submit COVID-19 tests before returning to campus in January; aggressive testing will result in more known positives, helping us to isolate those infected (especially since many are asymptomatic).
  • The original Omicron variant, and the BA.2 subvariant of Omicron are the dominant strains of the virus in Arizona. These strains are more easily spread than prior variants while displaying a lower individual risk of severe outcomes, particularly for those who follow CDC guidance for vaccination and boosters. Most ASU students who test positive are asymptomatic or have mild symptoms.

ASU is following all CDC guidelines related to higher education. At ASU, testing is available to all students, and to faculty, staff and their family members. COVID-19 vaccines and boosters are available to students, faculty and staff.

 

About the Omicron variant

At this point in time, the easily-spread Omicron variant and it subvariants are the dominant strain of the virus in Arizona. The university, like all areas of the state, country and world, has seen many positive cases. With this variant, severe outcomes (versus the number of positive cases) are the key factor to consider. Fortunately, the ASU community is largely vaccinated, and for those who follow CDC guidance for vaccination and boosters, the risk of severe illness or death from COVID appears to be similar to that from influenza during flu season.

We encourage everyone to continue to follow the evolving guidance for boosters, particularly for those in more vulnerable age groups and with other conditions that may increase risk. It is important to remember that all infectious disease represents some risk of severe illness. We can reduce risk with relatively simple precautions.
— Neal Woodbury, ASU Chief Science & Technology Officer

 

Known current cases

  • 1,547 tests administered within the ASU Community in the past week.
  • 19 known positives among 19,490* faculty and staff, which is 0.1% confirmed positive. That compares with 12 in our last update.
  •  66 known positives among our student body of 70,691 (excluding ASU Online), which is 0.09% confirmed positive. That compares with 50 in our last update.
    • 3 known cases living on ASU campus in Tempe; 1 known case on other ASU campuses.
    • Total number of students living on each campus:
      • Tempe – 11,335
      • Downtown Phoenix – 1,700
      • West Phoenix – 606
      • Polytechnic (Mesa) – 847
    • New cleared for release: 78 (Faculty and staff, 32; students, 46)

*Includes all full- and part-time employees from ASU, ASU Preparatory Academy and ASU Enterprise Partners.

The data is updated every Monday, and the case counts listed are reflective of COVID tests performed through our Devils' Drop-off locations on our campuses and any off-campus test results reported to ASU. Testing is available free of charge to all students, and to faculty, staff and their family members.

Updated: May 9, 2022 @ 5 p.m.

ASU has been managing COVID-19 cases since January 2020. We provide a COVID-19 update of known cases in the ASU community each week. Arizona statewide data for case counts, trends and hospitalization rates can also be found through the ASU Biodesign Clinical Testing Laboratory.

  • ASU asked nearly 71,000 students to submit COVID-19 tests before returning to campus in January; aggressive testing will result in more known positives, helping us to isolate those infected (especially since many are asymptomatic).
  • The original Omicron variant, and the BA.2 subvariant of Omicron are the dominant strains of the virus in Arizona. These strains are more easily spread than prior variants while displaying a lower individual risk of severe outcomes, particularly for those who follow CDC guidance for vaccination and boosters. Most ASU students who test positive are asymptomatic or have mild symptoms.

ASU is following all CDC guidelines related to higher education. At ASU, testing is available to all students, and to faculty, staff and their family members. COVID-19 vaccines and boosters are available to students, faculty and staff.

 

About the Omicron variant

At this point in time, the easily-spread Omicron variant and it subvariants are the dominant strain of the virus in Arizona. The university, like all areas of the state, country and world, has seen many positive cases. With this variant, severe outcomes (versus the number of positive cases) are the key factor to consider. Fortunately, the ASU community is largely vaccinated, and for those who follow CDC guidance for vaccination and boosters, the risk of severe illness or death from COVID appears to be similar to that from influenza during flu season.

We encourage everyone to continue to follow the evolving guidance for boosters, particularly for those in more vulnerable age groups and with other conditions that may increase risk. It is important to remember that all infectious disease represents some risk of severe illness. We can reduce risk with relatively simple precautions.
— Neal Woodbury, ASU Chief Science & Technology Officer

 

Known current cases

  • 1,754 tests administered within the ASU Community in the past week.
  • 30 known positives among 19,490* faculty and staff, which is 0.15% confirmed positive. That compares with 19 in our last update.
  •  69 known positives among our student body of 70,691 (excluding ASU Online), which is 0.1% confirmed positive. That compares with 66 in our last update.
    • 5 known cases living on ASU campuses; 4 are in Tempe; 1 known case on other ASU campuses.
    • Total number of students living on each campus:
      • Tempe – 11,605
      • Downtown Phoenix – 1,747
      • West Phoenix – 618
      • Polytechnic (Mesa) – 868
    • New cleared for release: 114 (Faculty and staff, 50; students, 64)

*Includes all full- and part-time employees from ASU, ASU Preparatory Academy and ASU Enterprise Partners.

The data is updated every Monday, and the case counts listed are reflective of COVID tests performed through our Devils' Drop-off locations on our campuses and any off-campus test results reported to ASU. Testing is available free of charge to all students, and to faculty, staff and their family members.

Updated: May 17, 2022 @ 5 p.m.

ASU has been managing COVID-19 cases since January 2020. We provide a COVID-19 update of known cases in the ASU community each week. Arizona statewide data for case counts, trends and hospitalization rates can also be found through the ASU Biodesign Clinical Testing Laboratory.

  • ASU asked nearly 71,000 students to submit COVID-19 tests before returning to campus in January; aggressive testing will result in more known positives, helping us to isolate those infected (especially since many are asymptomatic).
  • The original Omicron variant, and the BA.2 subvariant of Omicron are the dominant strains of the virus in Arizona. These strains are more easily spread than prior variants while displaying a lower individual risk of severe outcomes, particularly for those who follow CDC guidance for vaccination and boosters. Most ASU students who test positive are asymptomatic or have mild symptoms.

ASU is following all CDC guidelines related to higher education. At ASU, testing is available to all students, and to faculty, staff and their family members. COVID-19 vaccines and boosters are available to students, faculty and staff.

 

About the Omicron variant

At this point in time, the easily-spread Omicron variant and it subvariants are the dominant strain of the virus in Arizona. The university, like all areas of the state, country and world, has seen many positive cases. With this variant, severe outcomes (versus the number of positive cases) are the key factor to consider. Fortunately, the ASU community is largely vaccinated, and for those who follow CDC guidance for vaccination and boosters, the risk of severe illness or death from COVID appears to be similar to that from influenza during flu season.

We encourage everyone to continue to follow the evolving guidance for boosters, particularly for those in more vulnerable age groups and with other conditions that may increase risk. It is important to remember that all infectious disease represents some risk of severe illness. We can reduce risk with relatively simple precautions.
— Neal Woodbury, ASU Chief Science & Technology Officer

 

Known current cases

  • 1,597 tests administered within the ASU Community in the past week.
  • 65 known positives among 19,490* faculty and staff, which is 0.33% confirmed positive. That compares with 30 in our last update.
  •  62 known positives among our student body of 70,691 (excluding ASU Online), which is 0.08% confirmed positive. That compares with 69 in our last update.
    • There are no known cases living on ASU campuses.
    • Total number of students living on each campus:
      • Tempe – 1,443
      • Downtown Phoenix – 192
      • West Phoenix – 73
      • Polytechnic (Mesa) – 209
    • New cleared for release: 125 (Faculty and staff, 62; students, 63)

*Includes all full- and part-time employees from ASU, ASU Preparatory Academy and ASU Enterprise Partners.

The data is updated every Monday, and the case counts listed are reflective of COVID tests performed through our Devils' Drop-off locations on our campuses and any off-campus test results reported to ASU. Testing is available free of charge to all students, and to faculty, staff and their family members.

Updated: May 23, 2022 @ 5 p.m.

ASU has been managing COVID-19 cases since January 2020. We provide a COVID-19 update of known cases in the ASU community each week. Arizona statewide data for case counts, trends and hospitalization rates can also be found through the ASU Biodesign Clinical Testing Laboratory.

  • ASU asked nearly 71,000 students to submit COVID-19 tests before returning to campus in January; aggressive testing will result in more known positives, helping us to isolate those infected (especially since many are asymptomatic).
  • The original Omicron variant, and the BA.2 subvariant of Omicron are the dominant strains of the virus in Arizona. These strains are more easily spread than prior variants while displaying a lower individual risk of severe outcomes, particularly for those who follow CDC guidance for vaccination and boosters. Most ASU students who test positive are asymptomatic or have mild symptoms.

ASU is following all CDC guidelines related to higher education. At ASU, testing is available to all students, and to faculty, staff and their family members. COVID-19 vaccines and boosters are available to students, faculty and staff.

 

About the Omicron variant

At this point in time, the easily-spread Omicron variant and it subvariants are the dominant strain of the virus in Arizona. The university, like all areas of the state, country and world, has seen many positive cases. With this variant, severe outcomes (versus the number of positive cases) are the key factor to consider. Fortunately, the ASU community is largely vaccinated, and for those who follow CDC guidance for vaccination and boosters, the risk of severe illness or death from COVID appears to be similar to that from influenza during flu season.

We encourage everyone to continue to follow the evolving guidance for boosters, particularly for those in more vulnerable age groups and with other conditions that may increase risk. It is important to remember that all infectious disease represents some risk of severe illness. We can reduce risk with relatively simple precautions.
— Neal Woodbury, ASU Chief Science & Technology Officer

 

Known current cases

  • 1,892 tests administered within the ASU Community in the past week.
  • 64 known positives among 19,490* faculty and staff, which is 0.33% confirmed positive. That compares with 65 in our last update.
  •  109 known positives among our post-graduation, pre-fall enrollment student body of 62,707 (excluding ASU Online), which is 0.17% confirmed positive. That compares with 62 in our last update.
    • There are no known cases living on ASU campuses.
    • Total number of students living on each campus:
      • Tempe – 842
      • Downtown Phoenix – 135
      • West Phoenix – 73
      • Polytechnic (Mesa) – 209
    • New cleared for release: 140 (Faculty and staff, 71; students, 69)

*Includes all full- and part-time employees from ASU, ASU Preparatory Academy and ASU Enterprise Partners.

The data is updated every Monday, and the case counts listed are reflective of COVID tests performed through our Devils' Drop-off locations on our campuses and any off-campus test results reported to ASU. Testing is available free of charge to all students, and to faculty, staff and their family members.

Updated: May 31, 2022 @ 8 a.m.

ASU has been managing COVID-19 cases since January 2020. We provide a COVID-19 update of known cases in the ASU community each week. ASU is following all CDC guidelines related to higher education.

Students remain on campus in classrooms, facilities and residence halls during summer sessions. At ASU, testing is available to all students, and to faculty, staff and their family members. COVID-19 vaccines and boosters are available to students, faculty and staff. 

Arizona statewide data for case counts, trends and hospitalization rates can also be found through the ASU Biodesign Clinical Testing Laboratory.

 

About the Omicron variant

At this point in time, the easily-spread Omicron variant and it subvariants are the dominant strain of the virus in Arizona. The university, like all areas of the state, country and world, has seen many positive cases. With this variant, severe outcomes (versus the number of positive cases) are the key factor to consider. Fortunately, the ASU community is largely vaccinated, and for those who follow CDC guidance for vaccination and boosters, the risk of severe illness or death from COVID appears to be similar to that from influenza during flu season.

We encourage everyone to continue to follow the evolving guidance for boosters, particularly for those in more vulnerable age groups and with other conditions that may increase risk. It is important to remember that all infectious disease represents some risk of severe illness. We can reduce risk with relatively simple precautions.

— Neal Woodbury, ASU Chief Science & Technology Officer

 

Known current cases

  • 1,636 tests administered within the ASU Community in the past week.
  • 85 known positives among 19,490* faculty and staff, which is 0.44% confirmed positive. That compares with 64 in our last update.
  • 162 known positives among our post-graduation, pre-fall enrollment student body of 62,707 (excluding ASU Online), which is 0.26% confirmed positive. That compares with 109 in our last update.
    • There are no known cases living on ASU campuses.
    • Total number of students living on each campus:
      • Tempe – 785
      • Downtown Phoenix – 126
      • West Phoenix – 37
      • Polytechnic (Mesa) – 137
    • New cleared for release: 106 (Faculty and staff, 64; students, 42)

*Includes all full- and part-time employees from ASU, ASU Preparatory Academy and ASU Enterprise Partners.

The data is updated every Monday, and the case counts listed are reflective of COVID tests performed through our Devils' Drop-off locations on our campuses and any off-campus test results reported to ASU. Testing is available free of charge to all students, and to faculty, staff and their family members.

April 2022

Updated: April 4, 2022 @ 5 p.m.

ASU has been managing COVID-19 cases since January 2020. We provide a COVID-19 update of known cases in the ASU community each week. Arizona statewide data for case counts, trends and hospitalization rates can also be found through the ASU Biodesign Clinical Testing Laboratory.

  • ASU asked nearly 71,000 students to submit COVID-19 tests before returning to campus in January; aggressive testing will result in more known positives, helping us to isolate those infected (especially since many are asymptomatic).
  • The original Omicron variant, and the BA.2 subvariant of Omicron are the dominant strains of the virus in Arizona. These strains are more easily spread than prior variants while displaying a lower individual risk of severe outcomes, particularly for those who follow CDC guidance for vaccination and boosters. Most ASU students who test positive are asymptomatic or have mild symptoms.

ASU is following all CDC guidelines related to higher education. At ASU, testing is available to all students, and to faculty, staff and their family members. COVID-19 vaccines and boosters are available to students, faculty and staff.

 

About the Omicron variant

At this point in time, the easily-spread Omicron variant and it subvariants are the dominant strain of the virus in Arizona. The university, like all areas of the state, country and world, has seen many positive cases. With this variant, severe outcomes (versus the number of positive cases) are the key factor to consider. Fortunately, the ASU community is largely vaccinated, and for those who follow CDC guidance for vaccination and boosters, the risk of severe illness or death from COVID appears to be similar to that from influenza during flu season.

We encourage everyone to continue to follow the evolving guidance for boosters, particularly for those in more vulnerable age groups and with other conditions that may increase risk. It is important to remember that all infectious disease represents some risk of severe illness. We can reduce risk with relatively simple precautions.
— Neal Woodbury, ASU Chief Science & Technology Officer

 

Known current cases

  • 1,746 tests administered within the ASU Community in the past week.
  • 7 known positives among 19,490* faculty and staff, which is 0.04% confirmed positive. That compares with 1 in our last update.  
  • 18 known positives among our student body of 70,691 (excluding ASU Online), which is 0.03% confirmed positive. That compares with 32 in our last update.
    • Zero known cases living on ASU campuses.
    • Total number of students living on each campus:
      • Tempe – 11,495
      • Downtown Phoenix – 1,744
      • West Phoenix – 617
      • Polytechnic (Mesa) – 851
    • New cleared for release: 33 (Faculty and staff, 10; students, 23)

*Includes all full- and part-time employees from ASU, ASU Preparatory Academy and ASU Enterprise Partners.

The data is updated every Monday, and the case counts listed are reflective of COVID tests performed through our Devils' Drop-off locations on our campuses and any off-campus test results reported to ASU. Testing is available free of charge to all students, and to faculty, staff and their family members.

Updated: April 11, 2022 @ 5 p.m.

ASU has been managing COVID-19 cases since January 2020. We provide a COVID-19 update of known cases in the ASU community each week. Arizona statewide data for case counts, trends and hospitalization rates can also be found through the ASU Biodesign Clinical Testing Laboratory.

  • ASU asked nearly 71,000 students to submit COVID-19 tests before returning to campus in January; aggressive testing will result in more known positives, helping us to isolate those infected (especially since many are asymptomatic).
  • The original Omicron variant, and the BA.2 subvariant of Omicron are the dominant strains of the virus in Arizona. These strains are more easily spread than prior variants while displaying a lower individual risk of severe outcomes, particularly for those who follow CDC guidance for vaccination and boosters. Most ASU students who test positive are asymptomatic or have mild symptoms.

ASU is following all CDC guidelines related to higher education. At ASU, testing is available to all students, and to faculty, staff and their family members. COVID-19 vaccines and boosters are available to students, faculty and staff.

 

About the Omicron variant

At this point in time, the easily-spread Omicron variant and it subvariants are the dominant strain of the virus in Arizona. The university, like all areas of the state, country and world, has seen many positive cases. With this variant, severe outcomes (versus the number of positive cases) are the key factor to consider. Fortunately, the ASU community is largely vaccinated, and for those who follow CDC guidance for vaccination and boosters, the risk of severe illness or death from COVID appears to be similar to that from influenza during flu season.

We encourage everyone to continue to follow the evolving guidance for boosters, particularly for those in more vulnerable age groups and with other conditions that may increase risk. It is important to remember that all infectious disease represents some risk of severe illness. We can reduce risk with relatively simple precautions.
— Neal Woodbury, ASU Chief Science & Technology Officer

 

Known current cases

  • 1,364 tests administered within the ASU Community in the past week.
  • 10 known positives among 19,490* faculty and staff, which is 0.05% confirmed positive. That compares with 7 in our last update. 
  • 22 known positives among our student body of 70,691 (excluding ASU Online), which is 0.03% confirmed positive. That compares with 18 in our last update.
    • One known case living on ASU campuses.
    • Total number of students living on each campus:
      • Tempe – 11,488
      • Downtown Phoenix – 1,741
      • West Phoenix – 617
      • Polytechnic (Mesa) – 849
    • New cleared for release: 26 (Faculty and staff, 10; students, 16)

*Includes all full- and part-time employees from ASU, ASU Preparatory Academy and ASU Enterprise Partners.

The data is updated every Monday, and the case counts listed are reflective of COVID tests performed through our Devils' Drop-off locations on our campuses and any off-campus test results reported to ASU. Testing is available free of charge to all students, and to faculty, staff and their family members.

Updated: April 18, 2022 @ 5 p.m.

ASU has been managing COVID-19 cases since January 2020. We provide a COVID-19 update of known cases in the ASU community each week. Arizona statewide data for case counts, trends and hospitalization rates can also be found through the ASU Biodesign Clinical Testing Laboratory.

  • ASU asked nearly 71,000 students to submit COVID-19 tests before returning to campus in January; aggressive testing will result in more known positives, helping us to isolate those infected (especially since many are asymptomatic).
  • The original Omicron variant, and the BA.2 subvariant of Omicron are the dominant strains of the virus in Arizona. These strains are more easily spread than prior variants while displaying a lower individual risk of severe outcomes, particularly for those who follow CDC guidance for vaccination and boosters. Most ASU students who test positive are asymptomatic or have mild symptoms.

ASU is following all CDC guidelines related to higher education. At ASU, testing is available to all students, and to faculty, staff and their family members. COVID-19 vaccines and boosters are available to students, faculty and staff.

 

About the Omicron variant

At this point in time, the easily-spread Omicron variant and it subvariants are the dominant strain of the virus in Arizona. The university, like all areas of the state, country and world, has seen many positive cases. With this variant, severe outcomes (versus the number of positive cases) are the key factor to consider. Fortunately, the ASU community is largely vaccinated, and for those who follow CDC guidance for vaccination and boosters, the risk of severe illness or death from COVID appears to be similar to that from influenza during flu season.

We encourage everyone to continue to follow the evolving guidance for boosters, particularly for those in more vulnerable age groups and with other conditions that may increase risk. It is important to remember that all infectious disease represents some risk of severe illness. We can reduce risk with relatively simple precautions.
— Neal Woodbury, ASU Chief Science & Technology Officer

 

Known current cases

  • 1,596 tests administered within the ASU Community in the past week.
  • 5 known positives among 19,490* faculty and staff, which is 0.03% confirmed positive. That compares with 10 in our last update.
  • 17 known positives among our student body of 70,691 (excluding ASU Online), which is 0.02% confirmed positive. That compares with 22 in our last update.
    • One known case living on ASU campus in Tempe; no cases on any other ASU campus.
    • Total number of students living on each campus:
      • Tempe – 11,478
      • Downtown Phoenix – 1,742
      • West Phoenix – 619
      • Polytechnic (Mesa) – 848
    • New cleared for release: 52 (Faculty and staff, 20; students, 32)

*Includes all full- and part-time employees from ASU, ASU Preparatory Academy and ASU Enterprise Partners.

The data is updated every Monday, and the case counts listed are reflective of COVID tests performed through our Devils' Drop-off locations on our campuses and any off-campus test results reported to ASU. Testing is available free of charge to all students, and to faculty, staff and their family members.

Updated: April 25, 2022 @ 5 p.m.

ASU has been managing COVID-19 cases since January 2020. We provide a COVID-19 update of known cases in the ASU community each week. Arizona statewide data for case counts, trends and hospitalization rates can also be found through the ASU Biodesign Clinical Testing Laboratory.

  • ASU asked nearly 71,000 students to submit COVID-19 tests before returning to campus in January; aggressive testing will result in more known positives, helping us to isolate those infected (especially since many are asymptomatic).
  • The original Omicron variant, and the BA.2 subvariant of Omicron are the dominant strains of the virus in Arizona. These strains are more easily spread than prior variants while displaying a lower individual risk of severe outcomes, particularly for those who follow CDC guidance for vaccination and boosters. Most ASU students who test positive are asymptomatic or have mild symptoms.

ASU is following all CDC guidelines related to higher education. At ASU, testing is available to all students, and to faculty, staff and their family members. COVID-19 vaccines and boosters are available to students, faculty and staff.

 

About the Omicron variant

At this point in time, the easily-spread Omicron variant and it subvariants are the dominant strain of the virus in Arizona. The university, like all areas of the state, country and world, has seen many positive cases. With this variant, severe outcomes (versus the number of positive cases) are the key factor to consider. Fortunately, the ASU community is largely vaccinated, and for those who follow CDC guidance for vaccination and boosters, the risk of severe illness or death from COVID appears to be similar to that from influenza during flu season.

We encourage everyone to continue to follow the evolving guidance for boosters, particularly for those in more vulnerable age groups and with other conditions that may increase risk. It is important to remember that all infectious disease represents some risk of severe illness. We can reduce risk with relatively simple precautions.
— Neal Woodbury, ASU Chief Science & Technology Officer

 

Known current cases

  • 1,136 tests administered within the ASU Community in the past week.
  • 12 known positives among 19,490* faculty and staff, which is 0.06% confirmed positive. That compares with 5 in our last update.
  • 50 known positives among our student body of 70,691 (excluding ASU Online), which is 0.07% confirmed positive. That compares with 17 in our last update.
    • One known case living on ASU campus in Tempe; 3 cases involve students on other ASU campuses.
    • Total number of students living on each campus:
      • Tempe – 11,452
      • Downtown Phoenix – 1,737
      • West Phoenix – 614
      • Polytechnic (Mesa) – 847
    • New cleared for release: 49 (Faculty and staff, 13; students, 36)

*Includes all full- and part-time employees from ASU, ASU Preparatory Academy and ASU Enterprise Partners.

The data is updated every Monday, and the case counts listed are reflective of COVID tests performed through our Devils' Drop-off locations on our campuses and any off-campus test results reported to ASU. Testing is available free of charge to all students, and to faculty, staff and their family members.

March 2022

Updated: March 7, 2022 @ 5 p.m.

ASU has been managing COVID-19 cases since January 2020. We provide a COVID-19 update of known cases in the ASU community each week. Arizona statewide data for case counts, trends and hospitalization rates can also be found through the ASU Biodesign Clinical Testing Laboratory.

  • ASU asked nearly 71,000 students to submit COVID-19 tests before returning to campus in January; aggressive testing will result in more known positives, helping us to isolate those infected (especially since many are asymptomatic).
  • The Omicron variant, now the dominant strain of the virus in Arizona, is more easily spread while displaying a lower individual risk of severe outcomes, particularly for those who follow CDC guidance for vaccination and boosters. Most ASU students who test positive are asymptomatic or have mild symptoms.

ASU is following all CDC guidelines related to higher education. At ASU, testing is available to all students, and to faculty, staff and their family members. COVID-19 vaccines and boosters are available to students, faculty and staff.   

 

About the Omicron variant

At this point in time, the easily-spread Omicron variant is the dominant strain of the virus in Arizona. The university, like all areas of the state, country and world, expects to see many positive cases. With the new variant, severe outcomes (versus the number of positive cases) are the key factor to consider. Fortunately, the ASU community is largely vaccinated, and for those who follow CDC guidance for vaccination and boosters, the risk of severe illness or death from COVID appears to be similar to that from influenza during flu season.
It is important to remember that all infectious disease represents some risk of severe illness. We can reduce risk with relatively simple precautions.
— Neal Woodbury, ASU Chief Science & Technology Officer

 

Known current cases

  • 3,000 tests administered within the ASU Community in the past week.
  • 10 known positives among 19,490* faculty and staff, which is 0.05% confirmed positive. That compares with 13 in our last update.  
  • 52 known positives among our student body of 70,691 (excluding ASU Online), which is 0.07% confirmed positive. That compares with 88 in our last update.
    • 2 Known cases living on ASU campuses; 1 of those are on the Tempe campus, with the remaining 1 on other ASU campuses.
    • Total number of students living on each campus:
      • Tempe – 11,506
      • Downtown Phoenix – 1,749
      • West Phoenix – 619
      • Polytechnic (Mesa) – 856
    • New cleared for release: 148 (Faculty and staff, 17; students, 131)

*Includes all full- and part-time employees from ASU, ASU Preparatory Academy and ASU Enterprise Partners.

The data is updated every Monday, and the case counts listed are reflective of COVID tests performed through our Devils' Drop-off locations on our campuses and any off-campus test results reported to ASU. Testing is available free of charge to all students, and to faculty, staff and their family members.

Updated: March 14, 2022 @ 5 p.m.

ASU has been managing COVID-19 cases since January 2020. We provide a COVID-19 update of known cases in the ASU community each week. Arizona statewide data for case counts, trends and hospitalization rates can also be found through the ASU Biodesign Clinical Testing Laboratory.

  • ASU asked nearly 71,000 students to submit COVID-19 tests before returning to campus in January; aggressive testing will result in more known positives, helping us to isolate those infected (especially since many are asymptomatic).
  • The Omicron variant, now the dominant strain of the virus in Arizona, is more easily spread while displaying a lower individual risk of severe outcomes, particularly for those who follow CDC guidance for vaccination and boosters. Most ASU students who test positive are asymptomatic or have mild symptoms.

ASU is following all CDC guidelines related to higher education. At ASU, testing is available to all students, and to faculty, staff and their family members. COVID-19 vaccines and boosters are available to students, faculty and staff.   

 

About the Omicron variant

At this point in time, the easily-spread Omicron variant is the dominant strain of the virus in Arizona. The university, like all areas of the state, country and world, expects to see many positive cases. With the new variant, severe outcomes (versus the number of positive cases) are the key factor to consider. Fortunately, the ASU community is largely vaccinated, and for those who follow CDC guidance for vaccination and boosters, the risk of severe illness or death from COVID appears to be similar to that from influenza during flu season.
It is important to remember that all infectious disease represents some risk of severe illness. We can reduce risk with relatively simple precautions.
— Neal Woodbury, ASU Chief Science & Technology Officer

 

Known current cases

  • 1,254 tests administered within the ASU Community in the past week.
  • 7 known positives among 19,490* faculty and staff, which is 0.04% confirmed positive. That compares with 10 in our last update.  
  • 27 known positives among our student body of 70,691 (excluding ASU Online), which is 0.04% confirmed positive. That compares with 52 in our last update.
    • 1 Known cases living on ASU campuses; 0 of those are on the Tempe campus, with the remaining 1 on other ASU campuses.
    • Total number of students living on each campus:
      • Tempe – 11,516
      • Downtown Phoenix – 1,748
      • West Phoenix – 619
      • Polytechnic (Mesa) – 855
    • New cleared for release: 59 (Faculty and staff, 15; students, 44)

*Includes all full- and part-time employees from ASU, ASU Preparatory Academy and ASU Enterprise Partners.

The data is updated every Monday, and the case counts listed are reflective of COVID tests performed through our Devils' Drop-off locations on our campuses and any off-campus test results reported to ASU. Testing is available free of charge to all students, and to faculty, staff and their family members.

Updated: March 21, 2022 @ 5 p.m.

ASU has been managing COVID-19 cases since January 2020. We provide a COVID-19 update of known cases in the ASU community each week. Arizona statewide data for case counts, trends and hospitalization rates can also be found through the ASU Biodesign Clinical Testing Laboratory.

  • ASU asked nearly 71,000 students to submit COVID-19 tests before returning to campus in January; aggressive testing will result in more known positives, helping us to isolate those infected (especially since many are asymptomatic).
  • The Omicron variant, now the dominant strain of the virus in Arizona, is more easily spread while displaying a lower individual risk of severe outcomes, particularly for those who follow CDC guidance for vaccination and boosters. Most ASU students who test positive are asymptomatic or have mild symptoms.

ASU is following all CDC guidelines related to higher education. At ASU, testing is available to all students, and to faculty, staff and their family members. COVID-19 vaccines and boosters are available to students, faculty and staff.   

 

About the Omicron variant

At this point in time, the easily-spread Omicron variant is the dominant strain of the virus in Arizona. The university, like all areas of the state, country and world, expects to see many positive cases. With the new variant, severe outcomes (versus the number of positive cases) are the key factor to consider. Fortunately, the ASU community is largely vaccinated, and for those who follow CDC guidance for vaccination and boosters, the risk of severe illness or death from COVID appears to be similar to that from influenza during flu season.
It is important to remember that all infectious disease represents some risk of severe illness. We can reduce risk with relatively simple precautions.
— Neal Woodbury, ASU Chief Science & Technology Officer

 

Known current cases

  • 2,056 tests administered within the ASU Community in the past week.
  • 8 known positives among 19,490* faculty and staff, which is 0.04% confirmed positive. That compares with 7 in our last update.  
  • 23 known positives among our student body of 70,691 (excluding ASU Online), which is 0.03% confirmed positive. That compares with 27 in our last update.
    • 1 Known cases living on ASU campuses; 1 of those are on the Tempe campus, with the remaining 0 on other ASU campuses.
    • Total number of students living on each campus:
      • Tempe – 11,518
      • Downtown Phoenix – 1,747
      • West Phoenix – 619
      • Polytechnic (Mesa) – 852
    • New cleared for release: 59 (Faculty and staff, 18; students, 41)

*Includes all full- and part-time employees from ASU, ASU Preparatory Academy and ASU Enterprise Partners.

The data is updated every Monday, and the case counts listed are reflective of COVID tests performed through our Devils' Drop-off locations on our campuses and any off-campus test results reported to ASU. Testing is available free of charge to all students, and to faculty, staff and their family members.

Updated: March 28, 2022 @ 5 p.m.

ASU has been managing COVID-19 cases since January 2020. We provide a COVID-19 update of known cases in the ASU community each week. Arizona statewide data for case counts, trends and hospitalization rates can also be found through the ASU Biodesign Clinical Testing Laboratory.

  • ASU asked nearly 71,000 students to submit COVID-19 tests before returning to campus in January; aggressive testing will result in more known positives, helping us to isolate those infected (especially since many are asymptomatic).
  • The Omicron variant, now the dominant strain of the virus in Arizona, is more easily spread while displaying a lower individual risk of severe outcomes, particularly for those who follow CDC guidance for vaccination and boosters. Most ASU students who test positive are asymptomatic or have mild symptoms.

ASU is following all CDC guidelines related to higher education. At ASU, testing is available to all students, and to faculty, staff and their family members. COVID-19 vaccines and boosters are available to students, faculty and staff.   

 

About the Omicron variant

At this point in time, the easily-spread Omicron variant is the dominant strain of the virus in Arizona. The university, like all areas of the state, country and world, expects to see many positive cases. With the new variant, severe outcomes (versus the number of positive cases) are the key factor to consider. Fortunately, the ASU community is largely vaccinated, and for those who follow CDC guidance for vaccination and boosters, the risk of severe illness or death from COVID appears to be similar to that from influenza during flu season.
It is important to remember that all infectious disease represents some risk of severe illness. We can reduce risk with relatively simple precautions.
— Neal Woodbury, ASU Chief Science & Technology Officer

 

Known current cases

  • 1,784 tests administered within the ASU Community in the past week.
  • 1 known positives among 19,490* faculty and staff, which is 0.005% confirmed positive. That compares with 8 in our last update.  
  • 32 known positives among our student body of 70,691 (excluding ASU Online), which is 0.05% confirmed positive. That compares with 23 in our last update.
    • 2 Known cases living on ASU campuses; Niether case is on the Tempe campus, 2 cases on other ASU campuses.
    • Total number of students living on each campus:
      • Tempe – 11,507
      • Downtown Phoenix – 1,745
      • West Phoenix – 618
      • Polytechnic (Mesa) – 853
    • New cleared for release: 32 (Faculty and staff, 9; students, 23)

*Includes all full- and part-time employees from ASU, ASU Preparatory Academy and ASU Enterprise Partners.

The data is updated every Monday, and the case counts listed are reflective of COVID tests performed through our Devils' Drop-off locations on our campuses and any off-campus test results reported to ASU. Testing is available free of charge to all students, and to faculty, staff and their family members.

February 2022

Updated: February 28, 2022 @ 5 p.m.

ASU has been managing COVID-19 cases since January 2020. We provide a COVID-19 update of known cases in the ASU community each week. Arizona statewide data for case counts, trends and hospitalization rates can also be found through the ASU Biodesign Clinical Testing Laboratory.

  • ASU asked nearly 71,000 students to submit COVID-19 tests before returning to campus in January; aggressive testing will result in more known positives, helping us to isolate those infected (especially since many are asymptomatic).
  • The Omicron variant, now the dominant strain of the virus in Arizona, is more easily spread while displaying a lower individual risk of severe outcomes, particularly for those who follow CDC guidance for vaccination and boosters. Most ASU students who test positive are asymptomatic or have mild symptoms.

ASU is following all CDC guidelines related to higher education. At ASU, testing is available to all students, and to faculty, staff and their family members. COVID-19 vaccines and boosters are available to students, faculty and staff.   

 

About the Omicron variant

At this point in time, the easily-spread Omicron variant is the dominant strain of the virus in Arizona. The university, like all areas of the state, country and world, expects to see many positive cases. With the new variant, severe outcomes (versus the number of positive cases) are the key factor to consider. Fortunately, the ASU community is largely vaccinated, and for those who follow CDC guidance for vaccination and boosters, the risk of severe illness or death from COVID appears to be similar to that from influenza during flu season.
It is important to remember that all infectious disease represents some risk of severe illness. We can reduce risk with relatively simple precautions.
— Neal Woodbury, ASU Chief Science & Technology Officer

 

Known current cases

  • 3,024 tests administered within the ASU Community in the past week.
  • 13 known positives among 19,490* faculty and staff, which is 0.08% confirmed positive. That compares with 33 in our last update.  
  • 88 known positives among our student body of 70,691 (excluding ASU Online), which is 0.12% confirmed positive. That compares with 145 in our last update.
    • 4 Known cases living on ASU campuses; 1 of those are on the Tempe campus, with the remaining 3 on other ASU campuses.
    • Total number of students living on each campus:
      • Tempe – 11,595
      • Downtown Phoenix – 1,750
      • West Phoenix – 618
      • Polytechnic (Mesa) – 869
    • New cleared for release: 171 (Faculty and staff, 24; students, 147)

*Includes all full- and part-time employees from ASU, ASU Preparatory Academy and ASU Enterprise Partners.

The data is updated every Monday, and the case counts listed are reflective of COVID tests performed through our Devils' Drop-off locations on our campuses and any off-campus test results reported to ASU. Testing is available free of charge to all students, and to faculty, staff and their family members.

Updated: February 21, 2022 @ 5 p.m.

ASU has been managing COVID-19 cases since January 2020. We provide a COVID-19 update of known cases in the ASU community each week. Arizona statewide data for case counts, trends and hospitalization rates can also be found through the ASU Biodesign Clinical Testing Laboratory.

  • ASU asked nearly 71,000 students to submit COVID-19 tests before returning to campus in January; aggressive testing will result in more known positives, helping us to isolate those infected (especially since many are asymptomatic).
  • The Omicron variant, now the dominant strain of the virus in Arizona, is more easily spread while displaying a lower individual risk of severe outcomes, particularly for those who follow CDC guidance for vaccination and boosters. Most ASU students who test positive are asymptomatic or have mild symptoms.

ASU is following all CDC guidelines related to higher education. At ASU, testing is available to all students, and to faculty, staff and their family members. COVID-19 vaccines and boosters are available to students, faculty and staff.   

 

About the Omicron variant

At this point in time, the easily-spread Omicron variant is the dominant strain of the virus in Arizona. The university, like all areas of the state, country and world, expects to see many positive cases. With the new variant, severe outcomes (versus the number of positive cases) are the key factor to consider. Fortunately, the ASU community is largely vaccinated, and for those who follow CDC guidance for vaccination and boosters, the risk of severe illness or death from COVID appears to be similar to that from influenza during flu season.
It is important to remember that all infectious disease represents some risk of severe illness. We can reduce risk with relatively simple precautions.
— Neal Woodbury, ASU Chief Science & Technology Officer

 

Known current cases

  • 3,556 tests administered within the ASU Community in the past week.
  • 6 known positives among 19,490* faculty and staff, which is 0.08% confirmed positive. That compares with 33 in our last update.  
  • 145 known positives among our student body of 70,691 (excluding ASU Online), which is 0.21% confirmed positive. That compares with 218 in our last update.
    • 8 Known cases living on ASU campuses; 6 of those are on the Tempe campus, with the remaining 2 on other ASU campuses.
    • Total number of students living on each campus:
      • Tempe – 11,640
      • Downtown Phoenix – 1,747
      • West Phoenix – 620
      • Polytechnic (Mesa) – 867
    • New cleared for release: 262 (Faculty and staff, 57; students, 205)

*Includes all full- and part-time employees from ASU, ASU Preparatory Academy and ASU Enterprise Partners.

The data is updated every Monday, and the case counts listed are reflective of COVID tests performed through our Devils' Drop-off locations on our campuses and any off-campus test results reported to ASU. Testing is available free of charge to all students, and to faculty, staff and their family members.

Updated: February 14, 2022 @ 5 p.m.

ASU has been managing COVID-19 cases since January 2020. We provide a COVID-19 update of known cases in the ASU community each week. Arizona statewide data for case counts, trends and hospitalization rates can also be found through the ASU Biodesign Clinical Testing Laboratory.

  • At this point, the Omicron variant is the dominant strain of the virus in Arizona.
  • The variant is easily spread, so the university, like all areas of the state, country and world, expects to see many positive cases.
  • ASU asked nearly 71,000 students to submit COVID-19 tests before returning to campus; aggressive testing will result in more known positives, helping us to isolate those infected (especially since many are asymptomatic).
  • The Omicron variant is displaying a lower individual risk of severe outcomes, particularly for those who follow CDC guidance for vaccination and boosters. Most ASU students who test positive are asymptomatic or have mild symptoms.

ASU is following all CDC guidelines related to higher education. At ASU, testing is available to all students, and to faculty, staff and their family members. COVID-19 vaccines and boosters are available to students, faculty and staff.   

 

About the Omicron variant

At this point in time, the easily-spread Omicron variant is the dominant strain of the virus in Arizona. The university, like all areas of the state, country and world, expects to see many positive cases. With the new variant, severe outcomes (versus the number of positive cases) are the key factor to consider. Fortunately, the ASU community is largely vaccinated, and for those who follow CDC guidance for vaccination and boosters, the risk of severe illness or death from COVID appears to be similar to that from influenza during flu season.
It is important to remember that all infectious disease represents some risk of severe illness. We can reduce risk with relatively simple precautions.
— Neal Woodbury, ASU Chief Science & Technology Officer

 

Known current cases

  • 4,437 tests administered within the ASU Community in the past week.
  • 33 known positives among 19,490* faculty and staff, which is 0.17% confirmed positive. That compares with 64 in our last update.  
  • 218 known positives among our student body of 70,691 (excluding ASU Online), which is 0.31% confirmed positive. That compares with 302 in our last update.
    • 7 Known cases living on ASU campuses; 4 of those are on the Tempe campus, with the remaining 3 on other ASU campuses.
    • Total number of students living on each campus:
      • Tempe – 11,670
      • Downtown Phoenix – 1,743
      • West Phoenix – 621
      • Polytechnic (Mesa) – 867
    • New cleared for release: 360 (Faculty and staff, 84; students, 276)

*Includes all full- and part-time employees from ASU, ASU Preparatory Academy and ASU Enterprise Partners.

The data is updated every Monday, and the case counts listed are reflective of COVID tests performed through our Devils' Drop-off locations on our campuses and any off-campus test results reported to ASU. Testing is available free of charge to all students, and to faculty, staff and their family members.

Updated: February 7, 2022 @ 6 p.m.

ASU has been managing COVID-19 cases since January 2020. We provide a COVID-19 update of known cases in the ASU community each week. Arizona statewide data for case counts, trends and hospitalization rates can also be found through the ASU Biodesign Clinical Testing Laboratory.

  • At this point, the Omicron variant is the dominant strain of the virus in Arizona.
  • The variant is easily spread, so the university, like all areas of the state, country and world, expects to see many positive cases.
  • ASU asked nearly 71,000 students to submit COVID-19 tests before returning to campus; aggressive testing will result in more known positives, helping us to isolate those infected (especially since many are asymptomatic).
  • The Omicron variant is displaying a lower individual risk of severe outcomes, particularly for those who follow CDC guidance for vaccination and boosters. Most ASU students who test positive are asymptomatic or have mild symptoms.

ASU is following all CDC guidelines related to higher education. At ASU, testing is available to all students, and to faculty, staff and their family members. COVID-19 vaccines and boosters are available to students, faculty and staff.   

 

About the Omicron variant

At this point in time, the easily-spread Omicron variant is the dominant strain of the virus in Arizona. The university, like all areas of the state, country and world, expects to see many positive cases. With the new variant, severe outcomes (versus the number of positive cases) are the key factor to consider. Fortunately, the ASU community is largely vaccinated, and for those who follow CDC guidance for vaccination and boosters, the risk of severe illness or death from COVID appears to be similar to that from influenza during flu season.
It is important to remember that all infectious disease represents some risk of severe illness. We can reduce risk with relatively simple precautions.
— Neal Woodbury, ASU Chief Science & Technology Officer

 

Known current cases

  • 5,816 tests administered within the ASU Community in the past week.
  • 64 known positives among 19,146* faculty and staff, which is 0.69% confirmed positive. That compares with 133 in our last update.  
  • 302 known positives among our student body of 70,691 (excluding ASU Online), which is 0.33% confirmed positive. That compares with 956 in our last update.
    • 13 Known cases living on ASU campuses; 8 of those are on the Tempe campus, with the remaining 5 on other ASU campuses.
    • Total number of students living on each campus:
      • Tempe – 11,702
      • Downtown Phoenix – 1,746
      • West Phoenix – 622
      • Polytechnic (Mesa) – 874
    • New cleared for release: 1,088 (Faculty and staff, 165; students, 1,023)

*Includes all full- and part-time employees from ASU, ASU Preparatory Academy and ASU Enterprise Partners.

The data is updated every Monday, and the case counts listed are reflective of COVID tests performed through our Devils' Drop-off locations on our campuses and any off-campus test results reported to ASU. Testing is available free of charge to all students, and to faculty, staff and their family members.

January 2022

Updated: January 31, 2022 @ 6 p.m.

ASU has been managing COVID-19 cases since January 2020. We provide a COVID-19 update of known cases in the ASU community each week. Arizona statewide data for case counts, trends and hospitalization rates can also be found through the ASU Biodesign Clinical Testing Laboratory.

  • At this point, the Omicron variant is the dominant strain of the virus in Arizona.
  • The variant is easily spread, so the university, like all areas of the state, country and world, expects to see many positive cases.
  • ASU asked nearly 71,000 students to submit COVID-19 tests before returning to campus; aggressive testing will result in more known positives, helping us to isolate those infected (especially since many are asymptomatic).
  • The Omicron variant is displaying a lower individual risk of severe outcomes, particularly for those who follow CDC guidance for vaccination and boosters. Most ASU students who test positive are asymptomatic or have mild symptoms.

ASU is following all CDC guidelines related to higher education. At ASU, testing is available to all students, and to faculty, staff and their family members. COVID-19 vaccines and boosters are available to students, faculty and staff.   

 

About the Omicron variant

At this point in time, the easily-spread Omicron variant is the dominant strain of the virus in Arizona. The university, like all areas of the state, country and world, expects to see many positive cases. With the new variant, severe outcomes (versus the number of positive cases) are the key factor to consider. Fortunately, the ASU community is largely vaccinated, and for those who follow CDC guidance for vaccination and boosters, the risk of severe illness or death from COVID appears to be similar to that from influenza during flu season.
It is important to remember that all infectious disease represents some risk of severe illness. We can reduce risk with relatively simple precautions.
— Neal Woodbury, ASU Chief Science & Technology Officer

 

Known current cases

  • 9,055 tests administered within the ASU Community in the past week.
  • 133 known positives among 19,146* faculty and staff, which is 0.69% confirmed positive. That compares with 192 in our last update.  
  • 956 known positives among our student body of 70,691 (excluding ASU Online), which is 1.35% confirmed positive. That compares with 1,698 in our last update.
    • 38 Known cases living on ASU campuses; 26 of those are on the Tempe campus, with the remaining 12 on other ASU campuses.
    • Total number of students living on each campus:
      • Tempe – 11,629
      • Downtown Phoenix – 1,741
      • West Phoenix – 621
      • Polytechnic (Mesa) – 872
    • New cleared for release: 1,840 (Faculty and staff, 315; students, 1,525)

*Includes all full- and part-time employees from ASU, ASU Preparatory Academy and ASU Enterprise Partners.

The data is updated every Monday, and the case counts listed are reflective of COVID tests performed through our Devils' Drop-off locations on our campuses and any off-campus test results reported to ASU. Testing is available free of charge to all students, and to faculty, staff and their family members.

Updated: January 24, 2022 @ 6 p.m.

ASU has been managing COVID-19 cases since January 2020. We provide a COVID-19 update of known cases in the ASU community each week. Arizona statewide data for case counts, trends and hospitalization rates can also be found through the ASU Biodesign Clinical Testing Laboratory.

  • At this point, the Omicron variant is the dominant strain of the virus in Arizona.
  • The variant is easily spread, so the university, like all areas of the state, country and world, expects to see many positive cases.
  • ASU asked nearly 71,000 students to submit COVID-19 tests before returning to campus; aggressive testing will result in more known positives, helping us to isolate those infected (especially since many are asymptomatic).
  • The Omicron variant is displaying a lower individual risk of severe outcomes, particularly for those who follow CDC guidance for vaccination and boosters. Most ASU students who test positive are asymptomatic or have mild symptoms.

ASU is following all CDC guidelines related to higher education. At ASU, testing is available to all students, and to faculty, staff and their family members. COVID-19 vaccines and boosters are available to students, faculty and staff.   

 

About the Omicron variant

At this point in time, the easily-spread Omicron variant is the dominant strain of the virus in Arizona. The university, like all areas of the state, country and world, expects to see many positive cases. With the new variant, severe outcomes (versus the number of positive cases) are the key factor to consider. Fortunately, the ASU community is largely vaccinated, and for those who follow CDC guidance for vaccination and boosters, the risk of severe illness or death from COVID appears to be similar to that from influenza during flu season.
It is important to remember that all infectious disease represents some risk of severe illness. We can reduce risk with relatively simple precautions.
— Neal Woodbury, ASU Chief Science & Technology Officer

Known current cases

  • 12,549 tests administered within the ASU Community this week.
  • 192 known positives among 19,146* faculty and staff, which is 1.00% confirmed positive. That compares with 256 in our last update.  
  • 1,698 known positives among our student body of 70,691 (excluding ASU Online), which is 2.4% confirmed positive. That compares with 2,089 in our last update.
    • 74 Known cases living on ASU campuses; 60 of those are on the Tempe campus, with the remaining 14 on other ASU campuses.
    • Total number of students living on each campus:
      • Tempe – 11,639
      • Downtown Phoenix – 1,749
      • West Phoenix – 620
      • Polytechnic (Mesa) – 889
    • New cleared for release: 2,437 (Faculty and staff, 412; students, 2,025)

*Includes all full- and part-time employees from ASU, ASU Preparatory Academy and ASU Enterprise Partners.

The data is updated every Monday, and the case counts listed are reflective of COVID tests performed through our Devils' Drop-off locations on our campuses and any off-campus test results reported to ASU. Testing is available free of charge to all students, and to faculty, staff and their family members.

Updated: January 17, 2022 @ 3 p.m.

ASU has been managing COVID-19 cases since January 2020. We provide a COVID-19 update of known cases in the ASU community each week. Arizona statewide data for case counts, trends and hospitalization rates can also be found through the ASU Biodesign Clinical Testing Laboratory.

  • At this point, the Omicron variant is the dominant strain of the virus in Arizona.
  • The variant is easily spread, so the university, like all areas of the state, country and world, expects to see many positive cases.
  • ASU asked nearly 71,000 students to submit COVID-19 tests before returning to campus; aggressive testing will result in more known positives, helping us to isolate those infected (especially since many are asymptomatic).
  • The Omicron variant is displaying a lower individual risk of severe outcomes, particularly for those who follow CDC guidance for vaccination and boosters. Most ASU students who test positive are asymptomatic or have mild symptoms.

ASU is following all CDC guidelines related to higher education. At ASU, testing is available to all students, and to faculty, staff and their family members. COVID-19 vaccines and boosters are available to students, faculty and staff.   

 

About the Omicron variant

At this point in time, the easily-spread Omicron variant is the dominant strain of the virus in Arizona. The university, like all areas of the state, country and world, expects to see many positive cases. With the new variant, severe outcomes (versus the number of positive cases) are the key factor to consider. Fortunately, the ASU community is largely vaccinated, and for those who follow CDC guidance for vaccination and boosters, the risk of severe illness or death from COVID appears to be similar to that from influenza during flu season.
It is important to remember that all infectious disease represents some risk of severe illness. We can reduce risk with relatively simple precautions.
— Neal Woodbury, ASU Chief Science & Technology Officer

Known current cases

  • 19,689 tests administered within the ASU Community this week.
  • 256 known positives among 19,146* faculty and staff, which is 1.34% confirmed positive. That compares with 254 in our last update.  
  • 2,089 known positives among our student body of 70,691 (excluding ASU Online), which is 2.96% confirmed positive. That compares with 1,779 in our last update.
    • Known cases living on ASU campuses: 55; 42 of those are on the Tempe campus, with the remaining 13 on other ASU campuses.
    • Total number of students living on each campus:
      • Tempe – 11,700
      • Downtown Phoenix – 1,772
      • West Phoenix – 644
      • Polytechnic (Mesa) – 891
    • New cleared for release: 2,464 (Faculty and staff, 460; students 2,004)

*Includes all full- and part-time employees from ASU, ASU Preparatory Academy and ASU Enterprise Partners.

The data is updated every Monday, and the case counts listed are reflective of COVID tests performed through our Devils' Drop-off locations on our campuses and any off-campus test results reported to ASU. Testing is available free of charge to all students, and to faculty, staff and their family members.

Updated: January 11, 2022 @ 5 p.m.

ASU has been managing COVID-19 cases since January 2020. We provide a COVID-19 update of known cases in the ASU community each week. Arizona statewide data for case counts, trends and hospitalization rates can also be found through the ASU Biodesign Clinical Testing Laboratory.

  • At this point, the Omicron variant is the dominant strain of the virus in Arizona.
  • The variant is easily spread, so the university, like all areas of the state, country and world, expects to see many positive cases.
  • ASU asked nearly 71,000 students to submit COVID-19 tests before returning to campus; aggressive testing will result in more known positives, helping us to isolate those infected (especially since many are asymptomatic).
  • The Omicron variant is displaying a lower individual risk of severe outcomes, particularly for those who follow CDC guidance for vaccination and boosters. Most ASU students who test positive are asymptomatic or have mild symptoms.

ASU is following all CDC guidelines related to higher education. At ASU, testing is available to all students, and to faculty, staff and their family members. COVID-19 vaccines and boosters are available to students, faculty and staff.   

 

About the Omicron variant

At this point in time, the easily-spread Omicron variant is the dominant strain of the virus in Arizona. The university, like all areas of the state, country and world, expects to see many positive cases. With the new variant, severe outcomes (versus the number of positive cases) are the key factor to consider. Fortunately, the ASU community is largely vaccinated, and for those who follow CDC guidance for vaccination and boosters, the risk of severe illness or death from COVID appears to be similar to that from influenza during flu season.
It is important to remember that all infectious disease represents some risk of severe illness. We can reduce risk with relatively simple precautions.
— Neal Woodbury, ASU Chief Science & Technology Officer

Known current cases

  • 19,847 tests administered within the ASU Community this week.
  • 254 known positives among 19,146* faculty and staff, which is 1.33% confirmed positive. That compares with 61 in our last update.  
  • 1,779 known positives among our student body of 70,691 (excluding ASU Online), which is 2.52% confirmed positive. That compares with 407 in our last update.
    • Known cases living on ASU campuses: 73
    • Total number of students living on each campus:
      • Tempe – 7,506
      • Downtown Phoenix – 1,244
      • West Phoenix – 444
      • Polytechnic (Mesa) – 528
    • Known off-campus ASU cases: 1,706

*Includes all full- and part-time employees from ASU, ASU Preparatory Academy and ASU Enterprise Partners.

The data is updated every Monday, and the case counts listed are reflective of COVID tests performed through our Devils' Drop-off locations on our campuses and any off-campus test results reported to ASU. Testing is available free of charge to all students, and to faculty, staff and their family members.

Updated: January 3, 2022 @ 6 p.m. 

ASU provides weekly updates on our COVID-19 Management Strategy, which supports virus management efforts at the state, local and university levels. ASU has been managing COVID-19 cases since January 2020.

During the winter break, approximately 3,000 students are living on campus and ASU continues to provide weekly updates each Monday on its COVID management practices and data. ASU continues to offer vaccinations and testing at no charge to students who are living on campus or attending classes in person and have not yet been vaccinated. 

Remain vigilant against the virus by continuing to follow all public health protocols. Visit our Devils’ drop-off website to learn more about free saliva-based testing for the ASU community. ASU also has on-campus vaccine sites for students, faculty and staff. 

  • Arizona cases have been increasing in recent days. 
  • Known positive cases in the ASU community have increased since our last report.
  • There is no change in the university’s housing or learning modes of operation. The university is operating in Mode 1. 

ASU COVID-19 Situational Update

ASU has previously published its COVID management framework. In short, it is our expectation that COVID-19 is here to stay and we must operate the university in a way that accounts for the ongoing presence of the virus. That is why we invested in testing technology, built daily health check apps and established extensive protocols to help manage the virus in our community. ASU is following all CDC guidelines related to higher education.

Current positive case count:

  • 94 known positives among 19,146* faculty and staff, which is 0.49% confirmed positive. That compares with 61 in our last update.
  • 407 known positives among our student body of 77,063 (excluding ASU Online), which is 0.53% confirmed positive. That compares with 163 in our last update.
    • 401 of the 407 cases are off campus in the metropolitan Phoenix area.
    • Three students are in isolation on the ASU Tempe campus, where 2,544 students live; three students are currently in isolation on the ASU Downtown Phoenix, ASU West or Polytechnic campuses. A total of 687 students live in university housing on the ASU Downtown Phoenix campus; 198 students live on the ASU West campus; and 162 students live on the ASU Polytechnic campus.

*Includes all full- and part-time employees from ASU, ASU Preparatory Academy and ASU Enterprise Partners.

Weekly random testing results

ASU tests anyone who is symptomatic, and has tests available free of charge for any student or employee who wants one. In addition, ASU launched, random testing of students and employees on Aug. 27, 2020. The goal is to test approximately 25% of the on-campus students and staff each week to determine current trends with the virus. This data is updated each Monday evening. Current results specific to the random testing program are:

On-campus students

  • Tests from 12/27/21 - 1/2/22 = 37
    • Positives = 7
    • Percent Positive = 18.92%
  • Cumulative Tests since 08/09/21 = 6,114
    • Positives = 126
    • Percent Positive = 2.06%

Off-campus students

  • Tests from 12/27/21 – 1/2/22 = 310
    • Positives = 55
    • Percent Positive = 17.74%
  • Cumulative Tests since 08/09/21 = 14,502
    • Positives = 326
    • Percent Positive = 2.25% 

Employees

  • Tests from 12/27/21 – 1/2/22 = 300
    • Positives = 22
    • Percent Positive = 2.25%
  • Cumulative Tests since 08/09/21 = 10,250
    • Positives = 109
    • Percent Positive = 1.06%

ASU Cumulative Information

Since Jan. 1, 2021, ASU has collected more than 205,494 (previously 201,016) Biodesign Institute test results from students and employees. Since August 1, 2021 ASU has tested about 76 percent of students living on campus and about 29 percent of students living off campus.

In addition, ASU collected about 181,000 test results from students and employees between Aug. 1, 2020 and Dec. 31, 2020.

Cumulative number of positive tests since Aug. 1, 2021

  • Students: 2,135 – (previously 1,779)
  • Faculty and staff: 825 – (previously 668)

Cumulative number of individuals no longer positive/medically cleared for release since Aug. 1, 2021

* Data for medically cleared includes students who were tested by labs or clinics other than ASU Biodesign Clinical Testing Laboratory and does not correspond identically with positive test data reported here.

  • Students: 2,746 – (previously 2,680)
  • Faculty and staff: 733 – (previously 609)

See past updates for ASU data before the fall 2021 semester. 

Additional information

Statewide COVID-19 Trend Analysis Produced by ASU Epidemiology Group

Total positive tests reported for January 3, 2021 is 14,192. The seven-day trailing average is 5,987. ASU’s  critical COVID-19 trend data is updated daily and accessible by the public.

Read the latest statewide COVID Epidemiology Situation Report produced by ASU faculty, which provides a significant summary of COVID-19 activity at the state and (Maricopa) county level dating back to April 1, 2020.

ASU a Leader in Vaccinating the Community

ASU opened an on-campus COVID-19 vaccination site in late January, focusing on health/lab workers, older employees and those in high-public-contact positions on campus. That has since expanded to all employees, and in early April the university opened vaccination appointments to all on-campus ASU students. The student appointments are available on all four campuses in metro Phoenix.

Staff, faculty and students can sign up for an appointment via My Health Portal; they are also welcome to sign up for vaccination through the Arizona Department of Health Services for any public point of distribution site.

ASU now offering Devils’ drop-off COVID-19 saliva testing

To expand testing availability and access for the ASU community, the university is now offering individual drop-off COVID-19 saliva testing to all students, faculty and staff.

Devils’ drop-off doesn’t require an appointment. Just pick up a test kit from an on-campus location, register it online and drop it off once you’ve collected your saliva sample. Pick-up and drop-off locations are available on all four ASU campuses in the Phoenix metropolitan area.

Visit the Devils’ drop-off webpage for pick-up and drop-off location maps and more details.

ASU Support for Statewide Efforts to Combat the Spread of COVID-19

Since the start of the pandemic, ASU has mobilized resources to help the state and our communities combat the spread of COVID-19. Below is a sampling of our ongoing efforts. ASU:

  • Is a key partner in the 24/7 COVID-19 public vaccination site, lauded by the White House for its efficiency.  
  • Was awarded $12.5 million to research COVID-19 immune response and help improve patient outcomes. ASU will join the National Cancer Institute’s Serological Sciences Network (SeroNet), the nation’s largest coordinated effort to study people’s immune response to COVID-19.
  • Landed a $6 million grant to develop a new, portable saliva-based COVID-19 testing device that will deliver results in as little as 20 minutes.
  • Established and operates a clinically-approved and certified COVID-19 testing lab
  • Developed, deployed and continues to enhance the first saliva-based test in the western U.S.
  • Operates COVID-19 testing sites throughout Arizona, testing thousands for the virus each week, including critical infrastructure/utility personnel, first responders and healthcare workers
  • Designed, deployed and manages an online network of 3D printers and sewing machines to rapidly produce PPE for local hospitals and health care providers throughout Arizona
  • Provides daily key data and analysis to track and predict the spread of the pandemic and its impact
  • Launched an online platform with resources for students, parents, educators, remote workers and health care professionals to promote resilience and continued education during the pandemic
  • Assists businesses with reopening plans

More information about these efforts can be found in this recently published six-month review of how ASU’s research enterprise and the community have united against the pandemic. 

ASU Actively Monitoring Campus Neighborhood Trends

ASU is well aware that our community extends beyond the borders of our campuses. We work with businesses surrounding our campuses that students and employees often visit so they understand our expectations around enforcing public health protocols during the pandemic. ASU also works with housing developments where large numbers of our students reside to communicate our expectations for conduct and behavior, including the fact that parties and large gatherings that violate public health guidelines are prohibited.

ASU also is working with the Arizona Department of Health Services to analyze and produce data from the zip codes in which our campuses (including residence halls) are located to better understand virus trends at the local level. 

ASU Learning Modes of Operation

Learning Mode 1: Instruction is delivered to students by faculty in person and on campus unless otherwise indicated. For select, indicated courses, instruction will also be available to students digitally through ASU Sync or asynchronously as an iCourse. ASU Community of Care requirements will continue.

Learning Mode 2: Instruction is delivered to students by faculty in a hybrid fashion. Courses are offered in-person, on-campus at a reduced capacity and are also available to students digitally through ASU Sync and iCourses. All faculty, staff and students are required to comply with public health requirements. Students can choose their preferred learning environment to accommodate their needs.

Learning Mode 3: The majority of courses are delivered to students digitally through ASU Sync and iCourses. A limited number of courses that do not translate to a digital environment such as labs and performing arts, are offered in-person, on-campus at a reduced capacity. All faculty, staff and students are required to comply with public health requirements.

Learning Mode 4: Instruction is delivered to students digitally only through ASU Sync, iCourses and ASU Online. There is no in-person classroom instruction at all. 

ASU University Housing Modes of Operation

University Housing Mode 1:  Regular Mode of Operation: Residence halls at full capacity.  External visitors allowed in buildings. 

University Housing Mode 2: Limited Mode of Operations: ASU fills residence halls at lowered capacity to provide for flexibility in self-isolation and quarantine spaces.  Guests in residence hall rooms are limited to those within the hall. 

University Housing Mode 3: Increase security and enforcement; restrict ingress with no external visitors and one guest per room from within the same residence hall at any given time; de-densify higher risk living configurations with communal bathrooms and communal living situations; housing removal for repeat violations; and facilitate single occupancy and process approved housing License Agreement Release requests. 

University Housing Mode 4: Essential Only: Students who have no other options will be allowed to request an exemption to live in residence. 

University Housing Mode 5: Closed: No use of residential halls.

ASU Daily Health Check

ASU continues to monitor health check data for students and employees coming to campus. Overall compliance rates remain consistent.  The HealthCheck platform was designed by Los Angeles-based Safe Health Systems, a startup that advanced as part of the Mayo Clinic and ASU MedTech Accelerator.  It is designed to advise users on appropriate steps to take if they are exhibiting COVID-like symptoms, including staying home, contacting a healthcare provider and potentially getting a COVID-19 test.

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*Reduced engagement beginning 10/31 due to app update to allow “off campus” designation by week or extended time.

December 2021

Updated: December 13, 2021 @ 7 p.m. 

ASU provides weekly updates on our COVID-19 Management Strategy, which supports virus management efforts at the state, local and university levels. ASU has been managing COVID-19 cases since January 2020.

For the fall 2021 semester, more than 15,000 students are living on campus and ASU continues to provide weekly updates each Monday on its COVID management practices and data. ASU continues to offer vaccinations and testing at no charge to students who are living on campus or attending classes in person and have not yet been vaccinated. 

Remain vigilant against the virus by continuing to follow all public health protocols. Visit our testing webpage to explore testing options. ASU also has on-campus vaccine sites for students, faculty and staff. 

  • Arizona cases have been decreasing in recent days. 
  • Known positive cases in the ASU community have decreased since our last report.
  • There is no change in the university’s housing or learning modes of operation. The university is operating in Mode 1. 

ASU COVID-19 Situational Update

ASU has previously published its COVID management framework. In short, it is our expectation that COVID-19 is here to stay and we must operate the university in a way that accounts for the ongoing presence of the virus. That is why we invested in testing technology, built daily health check apps and established extensive protocols to help manage the virus in our community. ASU is following all CDC guidelines related to higher education.

Current positive case count:

  • 23 known positives among 19,146* faculty and staff, which is 0.12% confirmed positive. That compares with 49 in our last update.
  • 156 known positives among our student body of 77,063 (excluding ASU Online), which is 0.20% confirmed positive. That compares with 187 in our last update.
    • 149 of the 156 are off campus in the metropolitan Phoenix area.
    • 5 are in isolation on the ASU Tempe campus, where 11,658 students live; 2 students are in isolation on the ASU Downtown Phoenix, ASU West or Polytechnic campuses. A total of 1,765 students live in university housing on the ASU Downtown Phoenix campus; 619 students live on the ASU West campus; and 867 students live on the ASU Polytechnic campus.

*Includes all full- and part-time employees from ASU, ASU Preparatory Academy and ASU Enterprise Partners.

Weekly random testing results

ASU tests anyone who is symptomatic, and has tests available free of charge for any student or employee who wants one. In addition, ASU launched, random testing of students and employees on Aug. 27, 2020. The goal is to test approximately 25% of the on-campus students and staff each week to determine current trends with the virus. This data is updated each Monday evening. Current results specific to the random testing program are:

On-campus students

  • Tests from 12/06 - 12/12= 0
    • Positives = 0
    • Percent Positive = NA
  • Cumulative Tests since 08/09/21 = 5,726
    • Positives = 104
    • Percent Positive = 1.82%

Off-campus students

  • Tests from 12/06 – 12/12= 0
    • Positives = 0
    • Percent Positive = NA
  • Cumulative Tests since 08/09/21 = 12,630
    • Positives = 222
    • Percent Positive = 1.76% 

Employees

  • Tests from 12/06 - 12/12 = 535
    • Positives = 2
    • Percent Positive = 0.37%
  • Cumulative Tests since 08/09/21 = 8,829
    • Positives = 69
    • Percent Positive = 0.78%

ASU Cumulative Information

Since Jan. 1, 2021, ASU has collected more than 193,364 (previously 188,573) Biodesign Institute test results from students and employees. Since August 1, 2021 ASU has tested about 76 percent of students living on campus and about 29 percent of students living off campus.

In addition, ASU collected about 181,000 test results from students and employees between Aug. 1, 2020 and Dec. 31, 2020.

Cumulative number of positive tests since Aug. 1, 2021

  • Students: 1,598 – (previously 1,527)
  • Faculty and staff: 570 – (previously 548)

Cumulative number of individuals no longer positive/medically cleared for release since Aug. 1, 2021

* Data for medically cleared includes students who were tested by labs or clinics other than ASU Biodesign Clinical Testing Laboratory and does not correspond identically with positive test data reported here.

  • Students: 2,491 – (previously 2,364)
  • Faculty and staff: 549 – (previously 501)

See past updates for ASU data before the fall 2021 semester. 

Additional information

Statewide COVID-19 Trend Analysis Produced by ASU Epidemiology Group

Total positive tests reported for December 13, 2021 is 2,391. The seven-day trailing average is 3,358. ASU’s  critical COVID-19 trend data is updated daily and accessible by the public.

Read the latest statewide COVID Epidemiology Situation Report produced by ASU faculty, which provides a significant summary of COVID-19 activity at the state and (Maricopa) county level dating back to April 1, 2020.

ASU a Leader in Vaccinating the Community

ASU opened an on-campus COVID-19 vaccination site in late January, focusing on health/lab workers, older employees and those in high-public-contact positions on campus. That has since expanded to all employees, and in early April the university opened vaccination appointments to all on-campus ASU students. The student appointments are available on all four campuses in metro Phoenix.

Staff, faculty and students can sign up for an appointment via My Health Portal; they are also welcome to sign up for vaccination through the Arizona Department of Health Services for any public point of distribution site.

ASU now offering Devils’ drop-off COVID-19 saliva testing

To expand testing availability and access for the ASU community, the university is now offering individual drop-off COVID-19 saliva testing to all students, faculty and staff.

Devils’ drop-off doesn’t require an appointment. Just pick up a test kit from an on-campus location, register it online and drop it off once you’ve collected your saliva sample. Pick-up and drop-off locations are available on all four ASU campuses in the Phoenix metropolitan area.

Visit the Devils’ drop-off webpage for pick-up and drop-off location maps and more details.

ASU Support for Statewide Efforts to Combat the Spread of COVID-19

Since the start of the pandemic, ASU has mobilized resources to help the state and our communities combat the spread of COVID-19. Below is a sampling of our ongoing efforts. ASU:

  • Is a key partner in the 24/7 COVID-19 public vaccination site, lauded by the White House for its efficiency.  
  • Was awarded $12.5 million to research COVID-19 immune response and help improve patient outcomes. ASU will join the National Cancer Institute’s Serological Sciences Network (SeroNet), the nation’s largest coordinated effort to study people’s immune response to COVID-19.
  • Landed a $6 million grant to develop a new, portable saliva-based COVID-19 testing device that will deliver results in as little as 20 minutes.
  • Established and operates a clinically-approved and certified COVID-19 testing lab
  • Developed, deployed and continues to enhance the first saliva-based test in the western U.S.
  • Operates COVID-19 testing sites throughout Arizona, testing thousands for the virus each week, including critical infrastructure/utility personnel, first responders and healthcare workers
  • Designed, deployed and manages an online network of 3D printers and sewing machines to rapidly produce PPE for local hospitals and health care providers throughout Arizona
  • Provides daily key data and analysis to track and predict the spread of the pandemic and its impact
  • Launched an online platform with resources for students, parents, educators, remote workers and health care professionals to promote resilience and continued education during the pandemic
  • Assists businesses with reopening plans

More information about these efforts can be found in this recently published six-month review of how ASU’s research enterprise and the community have united against the pandemic. 

ASU Actively Monitoring Campus Neighborhood Trends

ASU is well aware that our community extends beyond the borders of our campuses. We work with businesses surrounding our campuses that students and employees often visit so they understand our expectations around enforcing public health protocols during the pandemic. ASU also works with housing developments where large numbers of our students reside to communicate our expectations for conduct and behavior, including the fact that parties and large gatherings that violate public health guidelines are prohibited.

ASU also is working with the Arizona Department of Health Services to analyze and produce data from the zip codes in which our campuses (including residence halls) are located to better understand virus trends at the local level. 

ASU Learning Modes of Operation

Learning Mode 1: Instruction is delivered to students by faculty in person and on campus unless otherwise indicated. For select, indicated courses, instruction will also be available to students digitally through ASU Sync or asynchronously as an iCourse. ASU Community of Care requirements will continue.

Learning Mode 2: Instruction is delivered to students by faculty in a hybrid fashion. Courses are offered in-person, on-campus at a reduced capacity and are also available to students digitally through ASU Sync and iCourses. All faculty, staff and students are required to comply with public health requirements. Students can choose their preferred learning environment to accommodate their needs.

Learning Mode 3: The majority of courses are delivered to students digitally through ASU Sync and iCourses. A limited number of courses that do not translate to a digital environment such as labs and performing arts, are offered in-person, on-campus at a reduced capacity. All faculty, staff and students are required to comply with public health requirements.

Learning Mode 4: Instruction is delivered to students digitally only through ASU Sync, iCourses and ASU Online. There is no in-person classroom instruction at all. 

ASU University Housing Modes of Operation

University Housing Mode 1:  Regular Mode of Operation: Residence halls at full capacity.  External visitors allowed in buildings. 

University Housing Mode 2: Limited Mode of Operations: ASU fills residence halls at lowered capacity to provide for flexibility in self-isolation and quarantine spaces.  Guests in residence hall rooms are limited to those within the hall. 

University Housing Mode 3: Increase security and enforcement; restrict ingress with no external visitors and one guest per room from within the same residence hall at any given time; de-densify higher risk living configurations with communal bathrooms and communal living situations; housing removal for repeat violations; and facilitate single occupancy and process approved housing License Agreement Release requests. 

University Housing Mode 4: Essential Only: Students who have no other options will be allowed to request an exemption to live in residence. 

University Housing Mode 5: Closed: No use of residential halls.

ASU Daily Health Check

ASU continues to monitor health check data for students and employees coming to campus. Overall compliance rates remain consistent.  The HealthCheck platform was designed by Los Angeles-based Safe Health Systems, a startup that advanced as part of the Mayo Clinic and ASU MedTech Accelerator.  It is designed to advise users on appropriate steps to take if they are exhibiting COVID-like symptoms, including staying home, contacting a healthcare provider and potentially getting a COVID-19 test.

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*Reduced engagement beginning 10/31 due to app update to allow “off campus” designation by week or extended time.

Updated: December 6, 2021 @ 6 p.m. 

ASU provides weekly updates on our COVID-19 Management Strategy, which supports virus management efforts at the state, local and university levels. ASU has been managing COVID-19 cases since January 2020.

For the fall 2021 semester, more than 15,000 students are living on campus and ASU continues to provide weekly updates each Monday on its COVID management practices and data. ASU continues to offer vaccinations and testing at no charge to students who are living on campus or attending classes in person and have not yet been vaccinated. 

Remain vigilant against the virus by continuing to follow all public health protocols. Visit our testing webpage to explore testing options. ASU also has on-campus vaccine sites for students, faculty and staff. 

  • Arizona cases have been increasing in recent days. 
  • Known positive cases in the ASU community have decreased since our last report.
  • There is no change in the university’s housing or learning modes of operation. The university is operating in Mode 1. 

ASU COVID-19 Situational Update

ASU has previously published its COVID management framework. In short, it is our expectation that COVID-19 is here to stay and we must operate the university in a way that accounts for the ongoing presence of the virus. That is why we invested in testing technology, built daily health check apps and established extensive protocols to help manage the virus in our community. ASU is following all CDC guidelines related to higher education.

Current positive case count:

  • 49 known positives among 19,146* faculty and staff, which is 0.26% confirmed positive. That compares with 33 in our last update.
  • 187 known positives among our student body of 77,063 (excluding ASU Online), which is 0.24% confirmed positive. That compares with 207 in our last update.
    • 175 of the 187 are off campus in the metropolitan Phoenix area.
    • 8 are in isolation on the ASU Tempe campus, where 11,904 students live;  4 students are in isolation on the ASU Downtown Phoenix, ASU West or Polytechnic campuses. A total of 1,807 students live in university housing on the ASU Downtown Phoenix campus; 656 students live on the ASU West campus; and 887 students live on the ASU Polytechnic campus.

*Includes all full- and part-time employees from ASU, ASU Preparatory Academy and ASU Enterprise Partners.

Weekly random testing results

ASU tests anyone who is symptomatic, and has tests available free of charge for any student or employee who wants one. In addition, ASU launched, random testing of students and employees on Aug. 27, 2020. The goal is to test approximately 25% of the on-campus students and staff each week to determine current trends with the virus. This data is updated each Monday evening. Current results specific to the random testing program are:

On-campus students

  • Tests from 11/29 - 12/05= 85
    • Positives = 3
    • Percent Positive = 3.53%
  • Cumulative Tests since 08/09/21 = 5,727
    • Positives = 104
    • Percent Positive = 1.82%

Off-campus students

  • Tests from 11/29- 12/05 = 285
    • Positives = 11
    • Percent Positive = 3.86%
  • Cumulative Tests since 08/09/21 = 12,630
    • Positives = 222
    • Percent Positive = 1.76% 

Employees

  • Tests from 11/29 - 12/05 = 709
    • Positives = 9
    • Percent Positive = 1.27%
  • Cumulative Tests since 08/09/21 = 8,289
    • Positives = 67
    • Percent Positive = 0.81%

ASU Cumulative Information

Since Jan. 1, 2021, ASU has collected more than 188,573 (previously 183,419) Biodesign Institute test results from students and employees. Since August 1, 2021 ASU has tested about 76 percent of students living on campus and about 29 percent of students living off campus.

In addition, ASU collected about 181,000 test results from students and employees between Aug. 1, 2020 and Dec. 31, 2020.

Cumulative number of positive tests since Aug. 1, 2021

  • Students: 1,527 – (previously 1,405)
  • Faculty and staff: 548 – (previously 496)

Cumulative number of individuals no longer positive/medically cleared for release since Aug. 1, 2021

* Data for medically cleared includes students who were tested by labs or clinics other than ASU Biodesign Clinical Testing Laboratory and does not correspond identically with positive test data reported here.

  • Students: 2,364 – (previously 2,159)
  • Faculty and staff: 501 – (previously 465)

See past updates for ASU data before the fall 2021 semester. 

Additional information

Statewide COVID-19 Trend Analysis Produced by ASU Epidemiology Group

Total positive tests reported for December 6, 2021 is 3,022. The seven-day trailing average is 4,038. ASU’s  critical COVID-19 trend data is updated daily and accessible by the public.

Read the latest statewide COVID Epidemiology Situation Report produced by ASU faculty, which provides a significant summary of COVID-19 activity at the state and (Maricopa) county level dating back to April 1, 2020.

ASU a Leader in Vaccinating the Community

ASU opened an on-campus COVID-19 vaccination site in late January, focusing on health/lab workers, older employees and those in high-public-contact positions on campus. That has since expanded to all employees, and in early April the university opened vaccination appointments to all on-campus ASU students. The student appointments are available on all four campuses in metro Phoenix.

Staff, faculty and students can sign up for an appointment via My Health Portal; they are also welcome to sign up for vaccination through the Arizona Department of Health Services for any public point of distribution site.

ASU now offering Devils’ drop-off COVID-19 saliva testing

To expand testing availability and access for the ASU community, the university is now offering individual drop-off COVID-19 saliva testing to all students, faculty and staff.

Devils’ drop-off doesn’t require an appointment. Just pick up a test kit from an on-campus location, register it online and drop it off once you’ve collected your saliva sample. Pick-up and drop-off locations are available on all four ASU campuses in the Phoenix metropolitan area.

Visit the Devils’ drop-off webpage for pick-up and drop-off location maps and more details.

ASU Support for Statewide Efforts to Combat the Spread of COVID-19

Since the start of the pandemic, ASU has mobilized resources to help the state and our communities combat the spread of COVID-19. Below is a sampling of our ongoing efforts. ASU:

  • Is a key partner in the 24/7 COVID-19 public vaccination site, lauded by the White House for its efficiency.  
  • Was awarded $12.5 million to research COVID-19 immune response and help improve patient outcomes. ASU will join the National Cancer Institute’s Serological Sciences Network (SeroNet), the nation’s largest coordinated effort to study people’s immune response to COVID-19.
  • Landed a $6 million grant to develop a new, portable saliva-based COVID-19 testing device that will deliver results in as little as 20 minutes.
  • Established and operates a clinically-approved and certified COVID-19 testing lab
  • Developed, deployed and continues to enhance the first saliva-based test in the western U.S.
  • Operates COVID-19 testing sites throughout Arizona, testing thousands for the virus each week, including critical infrastructure/utility personnel, first responders and healthcare workers
  • Designed, deployed and manages an online network of 3D printers and sewing machines to rapidly produce PPE for local hospitals and health care providers throughout Arizona
  • Provides daily key data and analysis to track and predict the spread of the pandemic and its impact
  • Launched an online platform with resources for students, parents, educators, remote workers and health care professionals to promote resilience and continued education during the pandemic
  • Assists businesses with reopening plans

More information about these efforts can be found in this recently published six-month review of how ASU’s research enterprise and the community have united against the pandemic. 

ASU Actively Monitoring Campus Neighborhood Trends

ASU is well aware that our community extends beyond the borders of our campuses. We work with businesses surrounding our campuses that students and employees often visit so they understand our expectations around enforcing public health protocols during the pandemic. ASU also works with housing developments where large numbers of our students reside to communicate our expectations for conduct and behavior, including the fact that parties and large gatherings that violate public health guidelines are prohibited.

ASU also is working with the Arizona Department of Health Services to analyze and produce data from the zip codes in which our campuses (including residence halls) are located to better understand virus trends at the local level. 

ASU Learning Modes of Operation

Learning Mode 1: Instruction is delivered to students by faculty in person and on campus unless otherwise indicated. For select, indicated courses, instruction will also be available to students digitally through ASU Sync or asynchronously as an iCourse. ASU Community of Care requirements will continue.

Learning Mode 2: Instruction is delivered to students by faculty in a hybrid fashion. Courses are offered in-person, on-campus at a reduced capacity and are also available to students digitally through ASU Sync and iCourses. All faculty, staff and students are required to comply with public health requirements. Students can choose their preferred learning environment to accommodate their needs.

Learning Mode 3: The majority of courses are delivered to students digitally through ASU Sync and iCourses. A limited number of courses that do not translate to a digital environment such as labs and performing arts, are offered in-person, on-campus at a reduced capacity. All faculty, staff and students are required to comply with public health requirements.

Learning Mode 4: Instruction is delivered to students digitally only through ASU Sync, iCourses and ASU Online. There is no in-person classroom instruction at all. 

ASU University Housing Modes of Operation

University Housing Mode 1:  Regular Mode of Operation: Residence halls at full capacity.  External visitors allowed in buildings. 

University Housing Mode 2: Limited Mode of Operations: ASU fills residence halls at lowered capacity to provide for flexibility in self-isolation and quarantine spaces.  Guests in residence hall rooms are limited to those within the hall. 

University Housing Mode 3: Increase security and enforcement; restrict ingress with no external visitors and one guest per room from within the same residence hall at any given time; de-densify higher risk living configurations with communal bathrooms and communal living situations; housing removal for repeat violations; and facilitate single occupancy and process approved housing License Agreement Release requests. 

University Housing Mode 4: Essential Only: Students who have no other options will be allowed to request an exemption to live in residence. 

University Housing Mode 5: Closed: No use of residential halls.

ASU Daily Health Check

ASU continues to monitor health check data for students and employees coming to campus. Overall compliance rates remain consistent.  The HealthCheck platform was designed by Los Angeles-based Safe Health Systems, a startup that advanced as part of the Mayo Clinic and ASU MedTech Accelerator.  It is designed to advise users on appropriate steps to take if they are exhibiting COVID-like symptoms, including staying home, contacting a healthcare provider and potentially getting a COVID-19 test.

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*Reduced engagement beginning 10/31 due to app update to allow “off campus” designation by week or extended time.

Updated: December 13, 2021 @ 7 p.m. 

ASU provides weekly updates on our COVID-19 Management Strategy, which supports virus management efforts at the state, local and university levels. ASU has been managing COVID-19 cases since January 2020.

For the fall 2021 semester, more than 15,000 students are living on campus and ASU continues to provide weekly updates each Monday on its COVID management practices and data. ASU continues to offer vaccinations and testing at no charge to students who are living on campus or attending classes in person and have not yet been vaccinated. 

Remain vigilant against the virus by continuing to follow all public health protocols. Visit our testing webpage to explore testing options. ASU also has on-campus vaccine sites for students, faculty and staff. 

  • Arizona cases have been decreasing in recent days. 
  • Known positive cases in the ASU community have decreased since our last report.
  • There is no change in the university’s housing or learning modes of operation. The university is operating in Mode 1. 

ASU COVID-19 Situational Update

ASU has previously published its COVID management framework. In short, it is our expectation that COVID-19 is here to stay and we must operate the university in a way that accounts for the ongoing presence of the virus. That is why we invested in testing technology, built daily health check apps and established extensive protocols to help manage the virus in our community. ASU is following all CDC guidelines related to higher education.

Current positive case count:

  • 23 known positives among 19,146* faculty and staff, which is 0.12% confirmed positive. That compares with 49 in our last update.
  • 156 known positives among our student body of 77,063 (excluding ASU Online), which is 0.20% confirmed positive. That compares with 187 in our last update.
    • 149 of the 156 are off campus in the metropolitan Phoenix area.
    • 5 are in isolation on the ASU Tempe campus, where 11,658 students live; 2 students are in isolation on the ASU Downtown Phoenix, ASU West or Polytechnic campuses. A total of 1,765 students live in university housing on the ASU Downtown Phoenix campus; 619 students live on the ASU West campus; and 867 students live on the ASU Polytechnic campus.

*Includes all full- and part-time employees from ASU, ASU Preparatory Academy and ASU Enterprise Partners.

Weekly random testing results

ASU tests anyone who is symptomatic, and has tests available free of charge for any student or employee who wants one. In addition, ASU launched, random testing of students and employees on Aug. 27, 2020. The goal is to test approximately 25% of the on-campus students and staff each week to determine current trends with the virus. This data is updated each Monday evening. Current results specific to the random testing program are:

On-campus students

  • Tests from 12/06 - 12/12= 0
    • Positives = 0
    • Percent Positive = NA
  • Cumulative Tests since 08/09/21 = 5,726
    • Positives = 104
    • Percent Positive = 1.82%

Off-campus students

  • Tests from 12/06 – 12/12= 0
    • Positives = 0
    • Percent Positive = NA
  • Cumulative Tests since 08/09/21 = 12,630
    • Positives = 222
    • Percent Positive = 1.76% 

Employees

  • Tests from 12/06 - 12/12 = 535
    • Positives = 2
    • Percent Positive = 0.37%
  • Cumulative Tests since 08/09/21 = 8,829
    • Positives = 69
    • Percent Positive = 0.78%

ASU Cumulative Information

Since Jan. 1, 2021, ASU has collected more than 193,364 (previously 188,573) Biodesign Institute test results from students and employees. Since August 1, 2021 ASU has tested about 76 percent of students living on campus and about 29 percent of students living off campus.

In addition, ASU collected about 181,000 test results from students and employees between Aug. 1, 2020 and Dec. 31, 2020.

Cumulative number of positive tests since Aug. 1, 2021

  • Students: 1,598 – (previously 1,527)
  • Faculty and staff: 570 – (previously 548)

Cumulative number of individuals no longer positive/medically cleared for release since Aug. 1, 2021

* Data for medically cleared includes students who were tested by labs or clinics other than ASU Biodesign Clinical Testing Laboratory and does not correspond identically with positive test data reported here.

  • Students: 2,491 – (previously 2,364)
  • Faculty and staff: 549 – (previously 501)

See past updates for ASU data before the fall 2021 semester. 

Additional information

Statewide COVID-19 Trend Analysis Produced by ASU Epidemiology Group

Total positive tests reported for December 13, 2021 is 2,391. The seven-day trailing average is 3,358. ASU’s  critical COVID-19 trend data is updated daily and accessible by the public.

Read the latest statewide COVID Epidemiology Situation Report produced by ASU faculty, which provides a significant summary of COVID-19 activity at the state and (Maricopa) county level dating back to April 1, 2020.

ASU a Leader in Vaccinating the Community

ASU opened an on-campus COVID-19 vaccination site in late January, focusing on health/lab workers, older employees and those in high-public-contact positions on campus. That has since expanded to all employees, and in early April the university opened vaccination appointments to all on-campus ASU students. The student appointments are available on all four campuses in metro Phoenix.

Staff, faculty and students can sign up for an appointment via My Health Portal; they are also welcome to sign up for vaccination through the Arizona Department of Health Services for any public point of distribution site.

ASU now offering Devils’ drop-off COVID-19 saliva testing

To expand testing availability and access for the ASU community, the university is now offering individual drop-off COVID-19 saliva testing to all students, faculty and staff.

Devils’ drop-off doesn’t require an appointment. Just pick up a test kit from an on-campus location, register it online and drop it off once you’ve collected your saliva sample. Pick-up and drop-off locations are available on all four ASU campuses in the Phoenix metropolitan area.

Visit the Devils’ drop-off webpage for pick-up and drop-off location maps and more details.

ASU Support for Statewide Efforts to Combat the Spread of COVID-19

Since the start of the pandemic, ASU has mobilized resources to help the state and our communities combat the spread of COVID-19. Below is a sampling of our ongoing efforts. ASU:

  • Is a key partner in the 24/7 COVID-19 public vaccination site, lauded by the White House for its efficiency.  
  • Was awarded $12.5 million to research COVID-19 immune response and help improve patient outcomes. ASU will join the National Cancer Institute’s Serological Sciences Network (SeroNet), the nation’s largest coordinated effort to study people’s immune response to COVID-19.
  • Landed a $6 million grant to develop a new, portable saliva-based COVID-19 testing device that will deliver results in as little as 20 minutes.
  • Established and operates a clinically-approved and certified COVID-19 testing lab
  • Developed, deployed and continues to enhance the first saliva-based test in the western U.S.
  • Operates COVID-19 testing sites throughout Arizona, testing thousands for the virus each week, including critical infrastructure/utility personnel, first responders and healthcare workers
  • Designed, deployed and manages an online network of 3D printers and sewing machines to rapidly produce PPE for local hospitals and health care providers throughout Arizona
  • Provides daily key data and analysis to track and predict the spread of the pandemic and its impact
  • Launched an online platform with resources for students, parents, educators, remote workers and health care professionals to promote resilience and continued education during the pandemic
  • Assists businesses with reopening plans

More information about these efforts can be found in this recently published six-month review of how ASU’s research enterprise and the community have united against the pandemic. 

ASU Actively Monitoring Campus Neighborhood Trends

ASU is well aware that our community extends beyond the borders of our campuses. We work with businesses surrounding our campuses that students and employees often visit so they understand our expectations around enforcing public health protocols during the pandemic. ASU also works with housing developments where large numbers of our students reside to communicate our expectations for conduct and behavior, including the fact that parties and large gatherings that violate public health guidelines are prohibited.

ASU also is working with the Arizona Department of Health Services to analyze and produce data from the zip codes in which our campuses (including residence halls) are located to better understand virus trends at the local level. 

ASU Learning Modes of Operation

Learning Mode 1: Instruction is delivered to students by faculty in person and on campus unless otherwise indicated. For select, indicated courses, instruction will also be available to students digitally through ASU Sync or asynchronously as an iCourse. ASU Community of Care requirements will continue.

Learning Mode 2: Instruction is delivered to students by faculty in a hybrid fashion. Courses are offered in-person, on-campus at a reduced capacity and are also available to students digitally through ASU Sync and iCourses. All faculty, staff and students are required to comply with public health requirements. Students can choose their preferred learning environment to accommodate their needs.

Learning Mode 3: The majority of courses are delivered to students digitally through ASU Sync and iCourses. A limited number of courses that do not translate to a digital environment such as labs and performing arts, are offered in-person, on-campus at a reduced capacity. All faculty, staff and students are required to comply with public health requirements.

Learning Mode 4: Instruction is delivered to students digitally only through ASU Sync, iCourses and ASU Online. There is no in-person classroom instruction at all. 

ASU University Housing Modes of Operation

University Housing Mode 1:  Regular Mode of Operation: Residence halls at full capacity.  External visitors allowed in buildings. 

University Housing Mode 2: Limited Mode of Operations: ASU fills residence halls at lowered capacity to provide for flexibility in self-isolation and quarantine spaces.  Guests in residence hall rooms are limited to those within the hall. 

University Housing Mode 3: Increase security and enforcement; restrict ingress with no external visitors and one guest per room from within the same residence hall at any given time; de-densify higher risk living configurations with communal bathrooms and communal living situations; housing removal for repeat violations; and facilitate single occupancy and process approved housing License Agreement Release requests. 

University Housing Mode 4: Essential Only: Students who have no other options will be allowed to request an exemption to live in residence. 

University Housing Mode 5: Closed: No use of residential halls.

ASU Daily Health Check

ASU continues to monitor health check data for students and employees coming to campus. Overall compliance rates remain consistent.  The HealthCheck platform was designed by Los Angeles-based Safe Health Systems, a startup that advanced as part of the Mayo Clinic and ASU MedTech Accelerator.  It is designed to advise users on appropriate steps to take if they are exhibiting COVID-like symptoms, including staying home, contacting a healthcare provider and potentially getting a COVID-19 test.

report graph

*Reduced engagement beginning 10/31 due to app update to allow “off campus” designation by week or extended time.

Updated: December 6, 2021 @ 6 p.m. 

ASU provides weekly updates on our COVID-19 Management Strategy, which supports virus management efforts at the state, local and university levels. ASU has been managing COVID-19 cases since January 2020.

For the fall 2021 semester, more than 15,000 students are living on campus and ASU continues to provide weekly updates each Monday on its COVID management practices and data. ASU continues to offer vaccinations and testing at no charge to students who are living on campus or attending classes in person and have not yet been vaccinated. 

Remain vigilant against the virus by continuing to follow all public health protocols. Visit our testing webpage to explore testing options. ASU also has on-campus vaccine sites for students, faculty and staff. 

  • Arizona cases have been increasing in recent days. 
  • Known positive cases in the ASU community have decreased since our last report.
  • There is no change in the university’s housing or learning modes of operation. The university is operating in Mode 1. 

ASU COVID-19 Situational Update

ASU has previously published its COVID management framework. In short, it is our expectation that COVID-19 is here to stay and we must operate the university in a way that accounts for the ongoing presence of the virus. That is why we invested in testing technology, built daily health check apps and established extensive protocols to help manage the virus in our community. ASU is following all CDC guidelines related to higher education.

Current positive case count:

  • 49 known positives among 19,146* faculty and staff, which is 0.26% confirmed positive. That compares with 33 in our last update.
  • 187 known positives among our student body of 77,063 (excluding ASU Online), which is 0.24% confirmed positive. That compares with 207 in our last update.
    • 175 of the 187 are off campus in the metropolitan Phoenix area.
    • 8 are in isolation on the ASU Tempe campus, where 11,904 students live;  4 students are in isolation on the ASU Downtown Phoenix, ASU West or Polytechnic campuses. A total of 1,807 students live in university housing on the ASU Downtown Phoenix campus; 656 students live on the ASU West campus; and 887 students live on the ASU Polytechnic campus.

*Includes all full- and part-time employees from ASU, ASU Preparatory Academy and ASU Enterprise Partners.

Weekly random testing results

ASU tests anyone who is symptomatic, and has tests available free of charge for any student or employee who wants one. In addition, ASU launched, random testing of students and employees on Aug. 27, 2020. The goal is to test approximately 25% of the on-campus students and staff each week to determine current trends with the virus. This data is updated each Monday evening. Current results specific to the random testing program are:

On-campus students

  • Tests from 11/29 - 12/05= 85
    • Positives = 3
    • Percent Positive = 3.53%
  • Cumulative Tests since 08/09/21 = 5,727
    • Positives = 104
    • Percent Positive = 1.82%

Off-campus students

  • Tests from 11/29- 12/05 = 285
    • Positives = 11
    • Percent Positive = 3.86%
  • Cumulative Tests since 08/09/21 = 12,630
    • Positives = 222
    • Percent Positive = 1.76% 

Employees

  • Tests from 11/29 - 12/05 = 709
    • Positives = 9
    • Percent Positive = 1.27%
  • Cumulative Tests since 08/09/21 = 8,289
    • Positives = 67
    • Percent Positive = 0.81%

ASU Cumulative Information

Since Jan. 1, 2021, ASU has collected more than 188,573 (previously 183,419) Biodesign Institute test results from students and employees. Since August 1, 2021 ASU has tested about 76 percent of students living on campus and about 29 percent of students living off campus.

In addition, ASU collected about 181,000 test results from students and employees between Aug. 1, 2020 and Dec. 31, 2020.

Cumulative number of positive tests since Aug. 1, 2021

  • Students: 1,527 – (previously 1,405)
  • Faculty and staff: 548 – (previously 496)

Cumulative number of individuals no longer positive/medically cleared for release since Aug. 1, 2021

* Data for medically cleared includes students who were tested by labs or clinics other than ASU Biodesign Clinical Testing Laboratory and does not correspond identically with positive test data reported here.

  • Students: 2,364 – (previously 2,159)
  • Faculty and staff: 501 – (previously 465)

See past updates for ASU data before the fall 2021 semester. 

Additional information

Statewide COVID-19 Trend Analysis Produced by ASU Epidemiology Group

Total positive tests reported for December 6, 2021 is 3,022. The seven-day trailing average is 4,038. ASU’s  critical COVID-19 trend data is updated daily and accessible by the public.

Read the latest statewide COVID Epidemiology Situation Report produced by ASU faculty, which provides a significant summary of COVID-19 activity at the state and (Maricopa) county level dating back to April 1, 2020.

ASU a Leader in Vaccinating the Community

ASU opened an on-campus COVID-19 vaccination site in late January, focusing on health/lab workers, older employees and those in high-public-contact positions on campus. That has since expanded to all employees, and in early April the university opened vaccination appointments to all on-campus ASU students. The student appointments are available on all four campuses in metro Phoenix.

Staff, faculty and students can sign up for an appointment via My Health Portal; they are also welcome to sign up for vaccination through the Arizona Department of Health Services for any public point of distribution site.

ASU now offering Devils’ drop-off COVID-19 saliva testing

To expand testing availability and access for the ASU community, the university is now offering individual drop-off COVID-19 saliva testing to all students, faculty and staff.

Devils’ drop-off doesn’t require an appointment. Just pick up a test kit from an on-campus location, register it online and drop it off once you’ve collected your saliva sample. Pick-up and drop-off locations are available on all four ASU campuses in the Phoenix metropolitan area.

Visit the Devils’ drop-off webpage for pick-up and drop-off location maps and more details.

ASU Support for Statewide Efforts to Combat the Spread of COVID-19

Since the start of the pandemic, ASU has mobilized resources to help the state and our communities combat the spread of COVID-19. Below is a sampling of our ongoing efforts. ASU:

  • Is a key partner in the 24/7 COVID-19 public vaccination site, lauded by the White House for its efficiency.  
  • Was awarded $12.5 million to research COVID-19 immune response and help improve patient outcomes. ASU will join the National Cancer Institute’s Serological Sciences Network (SeroNet), the nation’s largest coordinated effort to study people’s immune response to COVID-19.
  • Landed a $6 million grant to develop a new, portable saliva-based COVID-19 testing device that will deliver results in as little as 20 minutes.
  • Established and operates a clinically-approved and certified COVID-19 testing lab
  • Developed, deployed and continues to enhance the first saliva-based test in the western U.S.
  • Operates COVID-19 testing sites throughout Arizona, testing thousands for the virus each week, including critical infrastructure/utility personnel, first responders and healthcare workers
  • Designed, deployed and manages an online network of 3D printers and sewing machines to rapidly produce PPE for local hospitals and health care providers throughout Arizona
  • Provides daily key data and analysis to track and predict the spread of the pandemic and its impact
  • Launched an online platform with resources for students, parents, educators, remote workers and health care professionals to promote resilience and continued education during the pandemic
  • Assists businesses with reopening plans

More information about these efforts can be found in this recently published six-month review of how ASU’s research enterprise and the community have united against the pandemic. 

ASU Actively Monitoring Campus Neighborhood Trends

ASU is well aware that our community extends beyond the borders of our campuses. We work with businesses surrounding our campuses that students and employees often visit so they understand our expectations around enforcing public health protocols during the pandemic. ASU also works with housing developments where large numbers of our students reside to communicate our expectations for conduct and behavior, including the fact that parties and large gatherings that violate public health guidelines are prohibited.

ASU also is working with the Arizona Department of Health Services to analyze and produce data from the zip codes in which our campuses (including residence halls) are located to better understand virus trends at the local level. 

ASU Learning Modes of Operation

Learning Mode 1: Instruction is delivered to students by faculty in person and on campus unless otherwise indicated. For select, indicated courses, instruction will also be available to students digitally through ASU Sync or asynchronously as an iCourse. ASU Community of Care requirements will continue.

Learning Mode 2: Instruction is delivered to students by faculty in a hybrid fashion. Courses are offered in-person, on-campus at a reduced capacity and are also available to students digitally through ASU Sync and iCourses. All faculty, staff and students are required to comply with public health requirements. Students can choose their preferred learning environment to accommodate their needs.

Learning Mode 3: The majority of courses are delivered to students digitally through ASU Sync and iCourses. A limited number of courses that do not translate to a digital environment such as labs and performing arts, are offered in-person, on-campus at a reduced capacity. All faculty, staff and students are required to comply with public health requirements.

Learning Mode 4: Instruction is delivered to students digitally only through ASU Sync, iCourses and ASU Online. There is no in-person classroom instruction at all. 

ASU University Housing Modes of Operation

University Housing Mode 1:  Regular Mode of Operation: Residence halls at full capacity.  External visitors allowed in buildings. 

University Housing Mode 2: Limited Mode of Operations: ASU fills residence halls at lowered capacity to provide for flexibility in self-isolation and quarantine spaces.  Guests in residence hall rooms are limited to those within the hall. 

University Housing Mode 3: Increase security and enforcement; restrict ingress with no external visitors and one guest per room from within the same residence hall at any given time; de-densify higher risk living configurations with communal bathrooms and communal living situations; housing removal for repeat violations; and facilitate single occupancy and process approved housing License Agreement Release requests. 

University Housing Mode 4: Essential Only: Students who have no other options will be allowed to request an exemption to live in residence. 

University Housing Mode 5: Closed: No use of residential halls.

ASU Daily Health Check

ASU continues to monitor health check data for students and employees coming to campus. Overall compliance rates remain consistent.  The HealthCheck platform was designed by Los Angeles-based Safe Health Systems, a startup that advanced as part of the Mayo Clinic and ASU MedTech Accelerator.  It is designed to advise users on appropriate steps to take if they are exhibiting COVID-like symptoms, including staying home, contacting a healthcare provider and potentially getting a COVID-19 test.

report graph

*Reduced engagement beginning 10/31 due to app update to allow “off campus” designation by week or extended time.

November 2021

Updated: November 29, 2021 @ 5 p.m. 

ASU provides weekly updates on our COVID-19 Management Strategy, which supports virus management efforts at the state, local and university levels. ASU has been managing COVID-19 cases since January 2020.

For the fall 2021 semester, more than 15,000 students are living on campus and ASU continues to provide weekly updates each Monday on its COVID management practices and data. ASU continues to offer vaccinations and testing at no charge to students who are living on campus or attending classes in person and have not yet been vaccinated. 

Remain vigilant against the virus by continuing to follow all public health protocols. Visit our testing webpage to explore testing options. ASU also has on-campus vaccine sites for students, faculty and staff. 

  • Arizona cases have decreased in recent days. 
  • Known positive cases in the ASU community have decreased since our last report.
  • There is no change in the university’s housing or learning modes of operation. The university is operating in Mode 1. 

ASU COVID-19 Situational Update

ASU has previously published its COVID management framework. In short, it is our expectation that COVID-19 is here to stay and we must operate the university in a way that accounts for the ongoing presence of the virus. That is why we invested in testing technology, built daily health check apps and established extensive protocols to help manage the virus in our community. ASU is following all CDC guidelines related to higher education.

Current positive case count:

  • 33 known positives among 19,146* faculty and staff, which is 0.17% confirmed positive. That compares with 50 in our last update.
  • 207 known positives among our student body of 77,063 (excluding ASU Online), which is 0.27% confirmed positive. That compares with 192 in our last update.
    • 196 of the 207 are off campus in the metropolitan Phoenix area.
    • 9 are in isolation on the ASU Tempe campus, where 11,956 students live; 2 students are in isolation on the ASU Downtown Phoenix, ASU West or Polytechnic campuses. A total of 1,809 students live in university housing on the ASU Downtown Phoenix campus; 662 students live on the ASU West campus; and 887 students live on the ASU Polytechnic campus.

*Includes all full- and part-time employees from ASU, ASU Preparatory Academy and ASU Enterprise Partners.

Weekly random testing results

ASU tests anyone who is symptomatic, and has tests available free of charge for any student or employee who wants one. In addition, ASU launched, random testing of students and employees on Aug. 27, 2020. The goal is to test approximately 25% of the on-campus students and staff each week to determine current trends with the virus. This data is updated each Monday evening. Current results specific to the random testing program are:

On-campus students

  • Tests from 11/22 - 11/28 = 169
    • Positives = 4
    • Percent Positive = 2.37%
  • Cumulative Tests since 08/09/21 = 5,629
    • Positives = 101
    • Percent Positive = 1.79%

Off-campus students

  • Tests from 11/22- 11/28 = 425
    • Positives = 14
    • Percent Positive = 3.29%
  • Cumulative Tests since 08/09/21 = 11,879
    • Positives = 207
    • Percent Positive = 1.68% 

Employees

  • Tests from 11/22 - 11/28 = 548
    • Positives = 12
    • Percent Positive = 2.19%
  • Cumulative Tests since 08/09/21 = 7,567
    • Positives = 58
    • Percent Positive = 0.77%

ASU Cumulative Information

Since Jan. 1, 2021, ASU has collected more than 183,419 (previously 179,498) Biodesign Institute test results from students and employees. Since August 1, 2021 ASU has tested about 76 percent of students living on campus and about 29 percent of students living off campus.

In addition, ASU collected about 181,000 test results from students and employees between Aug. 1, 2020 and Dec. 31, 2020.

Cumulative number of positive tests since Aug. 1, 2021

  • Students: 1,405 – (previously 1,323)
  • Faculty and staff: 496 – (previously 459)

Cumulative number of individuals no longer positive/medically cleared for release since Aug. 1, 2021

  • Students: 2,159 – (previously 2,051)
  • Faculty and staff: 465 – (previously 411)

See past updates for ASU data before the fall 2021 semester. 

Additional information

Statewide COVID-19 Trend Analysis Produced by ASU Epidemiology Group

Total positive tests reported for November 29, 2021 is 1,961. The seven-day trailing average is 3,097.4.  ASU’s  critical COVID-19 trend data is updated daily and accessible by the public.

Read the latest statewide COVID Epidemiology Situation Report produced by ASU faculty, which provides a significant summary of COVID-19 activity at the state and (Maricopa) county level dating back to April 1, 2020.

ASU a Leader in Vaccinating the Community

ASU opened an on-campus COVID-19 vaccination site in late January, focusing on health/lab workers, older employees and those in high-public-contact positions on campus. That has since expanded to all employees, and in early April the university opened vaccination appointments to all on-campus ASU students. The student appointments are available on all four campuses in metro Phoenix.

Staff, faculty and students can sign up for an appointment via My Health Portal; they are also welcome to sign up for vaccination through the Arizona Department of Health Services for any public point of distribution site.

ASU now offering Devils’ drop-off COVID-19 saliva testing

To expand testing availability and access for the ASU community, the university is now offering individual drop-off COVID-19 saliva testing to all students, faculty and staff.

Devils’ drop-off doesn’t require an appointment. Just pick up a test kit from an on-campus location, register it online and drop it off once you’ve collected your saliva sample. Pick-up and drop-off locations are available on all four ASU campuses in the Phoenix metropolitan area.

Visit the Devils’ drop-off webpage for pick-up and drop-off location maps and more details.

ASU Support for Statewide Efforts to Combat the Spread of COVID-19

Since the start of the pandemic, ASU has mobilized resources to help the state and our communities combat the spread of COVID-19. Below is a sampling of our ongoing efforts. ASU:

  • Is a key partner in the 24/7 COVID-19 public vaccination site, lauded by the White House for its efficiency.  
  • Was awarded $12.5 million to research COVID-19 immune response and help improve patient outcomes. ASU will join the National Cancer Institute’s Serological Sciences Network (SeroNet), the nation’s largest coordinated effort to study people’s immune response to COVID-19.
  • Landed a $6 million grant to develop a new, portable saliva-based COVID-19 testing device that will deliver results in as little as 20 minutes.
  • Established and operates a clinically-approved and certified COVID-19 testing lab
  • Developed, deployed and continues to enhance the first saliva-based test in the western U.S.
  • Operates COVID-19 testing sites throughout Arizona, testing thousands for the virus each week, including critical infrastructure/utility personnel, first responders and healthcare workers
  • Designed, deployed and manages an online network of 3D printers and sewing machines to rapidly produce PPE for local hospitals and health care providers throughout Arizona
  • Provides daily key data and analysis to track and predict the spread of the pandemic and its impact
  • Launched an online platform with resources for students, parents, educators, remote workers and health care professionals to promote resilience and continued education during the pandemic
  • Assists businesses with reopening plans

More information about these efforts can be found in this recently published six-month review of how ASU’s research enterprise and the community have united against the pandemic. 

ASU Actively Monitoring Campus Neighborhood Trends

ASU is well aware that our community extends beyond the borders of our campuses. We work with businesses surrounding our campuses that students and employees often visit so they understand our expectations around enforcing public health protocols during the pandemic. ASU also works with housing developments where large numbers of our students reside to communicate our expectations for conduct and behavior, including the fact that parties and large gatherings that violate public health guidelines are prohibited.

ASU also is working with the Arizona Department of Health Services to analyze and produce data from the zip codes in which our campuses (including residence halls) are located to better understand virus trends at the local level. 

ASU Learning Modes of Operation

Learning Mode 1: Instruction is delivered to students by faculty in person and on campus unless otherwise indicated. For select, indicated courses, instruction will also be available to students digitally through ASU Sync or asynchronously as an iCourse. ASU Community of Care requirements will continue.

Learning Mode 2: Instruction is delivered to students by faculty in a hybrid fashion. Courses are offered in-person, on-campus at a reduced capacity and are also available to students digitally through ASU Sync and iCourses. All faculty, staff and students are required to comply with public health requirements. Students can choose their preferred learning environment to accommodate their needs.

Learning Mode 3: The majority of courses are delivered to students digitally through ASU Sync and iCourses. A limited number of courses that do not translate to a digital environment such as labs and performing arts, are offered in-person, on-campus at a reduced capacity. All faculty, staff and students are required to comply with public health requirements.

Learning Mode 4: Instruction is delivered to students digitally only through ASU Sync, iCourses and ASU Online. There is no in-person classroom instruction at all. 

ASU University Housing Modes of Operation

University Housing Mode 1:  Regular Mode of Operation: Residence halls at full capacity.  External visitors allowed in buildings. 

University Housing Mode 2: Limited Mode of Operations: ASU fills residence halls at lowered capacity to provide for flexibility in self-isolation and quarantine spaces.  Guests in residence hall rooms are limited to those within the hall. 

University Housing Mode 3: Increase security and enforcement; restrict ingress with no external visitors and one guest per room from within the same residence hall at any given time; de-densify higher risk living configurations with communal bathrooms and communal living situations; housing removal for repeat violations; and facilitate single occupancy and process approved housing License Agreement Release requests. 

University Housing Mode 4: Essential Only: Students who have no other options will be allowed to request an exemption to live in residence. 

University Housing Mode 5: Closed: No use of residential halls.

ASU Daily Health Check

ASU continues to monitor health check data for students and employees coming to campus. Overall compliance rates remain consistent.  The HealthCheck platform was designed by Los Angeles-based Safe Health Systems, a startup that advanced as part of the Mayo Clinic and ASU MedTech Accelerator.  It is designed to advise users on appropriate steps to take if they are exhibiting COVID-like symptoms, including staying home, contacting a healthcare provider and potentially getting a COVID-19 test.

report graph

*Reduced engagement beginning 10/31 due to app update to allow “off campus” designation by week or extended time.

Updated: November 22, 2021 @ 6 p.m. 

ASU provides weekly updates on our COVID-19 Management Strategy, which supports virus management efforts at the state, local and university levels. ASU has been managing COVID-19 cases since January 2020.

For the fall 2021 semester, more than 15,000 students are living on campus and ASU continues to provide weekly updates each Monday on its COVID management practices and data. ASU continues to offer vaccinations and testing at no charge to students who are living on campus or attending classes in person and have not yet been vaccinated. 

Remain vigilant against the virus by continuing to follow all public health protocols. Visit our testing webpage to explore testing options. ASU also has on-campus vaccine sites for students, faculty and staff. 

  • Arizona cases have increased in recent days. 
  • Known positive cases in the ASU community have increased since our last report.
  • There is no change in the university’s housing or learning modes of operation. The university is operating in Mode 1. 

ASU COVID-19 Situational Update

ASU has previously published its COVID management framework. In short, it is our expectation that COVID-19 is here to stay and we must operate the university in a way that accounts for the ongoing presence of the virus. That is why we invested in testing technology, built daily health check apps and established extensive protocols to help manage the virus in our community. ASU is following all CDC guidelines related to higher education.

Current positive case count:

  • 50 known positives among 19,146* faculty and staff, which is 0.26% confirmed positive. That compares with 30 in our last update.
  • 192 known positives among our student body of 77,063 (excluding ASU Online), which is 0.25% confirmed positive. That compares with 221 in our last update.
    • 185 of the 192 are off campus in the metropolitan Phoenix area.
    • 5 are in isolation on the ASU Tempe campus, where 11,968 students live; 2 students are in isolation on the ASU Downtown Phoenix, ASU West or Polytechnic campuses. A total of 1,814 students live in university housing on the ASU Downtown Phoenix campus; 662 students live on the ASU West campus; and 887 students live on the ASU Polytechnic campus.

*Includes all full- and part-time employees from ASU, ASU Preparatory Academy and ASU Enterprise Partners.

Weekly random testing results

ASU tests anyone who is symptomatic, and has tests available free of charge for any student or employee who wants one. In addition, ASU launched, random testing of students and employees on Aug. 27, 2020. The goal is to test approximately 25% of the on-campus students and staff each week to determine current trends with the virus. This data is updated each Monday evening. Current results specific to the random testing program are:

On-campus students

  • Tests from 11/15 - 11/21 = 214
    • Positives = 8
    • Percent Positive = 3.74%
  • Cumulative Tests since 08/09/21 = 5,446
    • Positives = 97
    • Percent Positive = 1.78%

Off-campus students

  • Tests from 11/15 - 11/21 = 654
    • Positives = 18
    • Percent Positive = 2.75%
  • Cumulative Tests since 08/09/21 = 11,879
    • Positives = 191
    • Percent Positive = 1.61% 

Employees

  • Tests from 11/15 - 11/21 = 639
    • Positives = 7
    • Percent Positive = 1.10%
  • Cumulative Tests since 08/09/21 = 7,009
    • Positives = 45
    • Percent Positive = 0.64%

ASU Cumulative Information

Since Jan. 1, 2021, ASU has collected more than 179,498 (previously 174,188) Biodesign Institute test results from students and employees. Since August 1, 2021 ASU has tested about 76 percent of students living on campus and about 29 percent of students living off campus.

In addition, ASU collected about 181,000 test results from students and employees between Aug. 1, 2020 and Dec. 31, 2020.

Cumulative number of positive tests since Aug. 1, 2021

  • Students: 1,323 – (previously 1,215)
  • Faculty and staff: 459 – (previously 406)

Cumulative number of individuals no longer positive/medically cleared for release since Aug. 1, 2021

  • Students: 2,051 – (previously 1,863)
  • Faculty and staff: 411 – (previously 378)

See past updates for ASU data before the fall 2021 semester. 

Additional information

Statewide COVID-19 Trend Analysis Produced by ASU Epidemiology Group

Total positive tests reported for November 22, 2021 is 3,629. The seven-day trailing average is 3,922.7. ASU’s  critical COVID-19 trend data is updated daily and accessible by the public.

Read the latest statewide COVID Epidemiology Situation Report produced by ASU faculty, which provides a significant summary of COVID-19 activity at the state and (Maricopa) county level dating back to April 1, 2020.

ASU a Leader in Vaccinating the Community

ASU opened an on-campus COVID-19 vaccination site in late January, focusing on health/lab workers, older employees and those in high-public-contact positions on campus. That has since expanded to all employees, and in early April the university opened vaccination appointments to all on-campus ASU students. The student appointments are available on all four campuses in metro Phoenix.

Staff, faculty and students can sign up for an appointment via My Health Portal; they are also welcome to sign up for vaccination through the Arizona Department of Health Services for any public point of distribution site.

ASU now offering Devils’ drop-off COVID-19 saliva testing

To expand testing availability and access for the ASU community, the university is now offering individual drop-off COVID-19 saliva testing to all students, faculty and staff.

Devils’ drop-off doesn’t require an appointment. Just pick up a test kit from an on-campus location, register it online and drop it off once you’ve collected your saliva sample. Pick-up and drop-off locations are available on all four ASU campuses in the Phoenix metropolitan area.

Visit the Devils’ drop-off webpage for pick-up and drop-off location maps and more details.

ASU Support for Statewide Efforts to Combat the Spread of COVID-19

Since the start of the pandemic, ASU has mobilized resources to help the state and our communities combat the spread of COVID-19. Below is a sampling of our ongoing efforts. ASU:

  • Is a key partner in the 24/7 COVID-19 public vaccination site, lauded by the White House for its efficiency.  
  • Was awarded $12.5 million to research COVID-19 immune response and help improve patient outcomes. ASU will join the National Cancer Institute’s Serological Sciences Network (SeroNet), the nation’s largest coordinated effort to study people’s immune response to COVID-19.
  • Landed a $6 million grant to develop a new, portable saliva-based COVID-19 testing device that will deliver results in as little as 20 minutes.
  • Established and operates a clinically-approved and certified COVID-19 testing lab
  • Developed, deployed and continues to enhance the first saliva-based test in the western U.S.
  • Operates COVID-19 testing sites throughout Arizona, testing thousands for the virus each week, including critical infrastructure/utility personnel, first responders and healthcare workers
  • Designed, deployed and manages an online network of 3D printers and sewing machines to rapidly produce PPE for local hospitals and health care providers throughout Arizona
  • Provides daily key data and analysis to track and predict the spread of the pandemic and its impact
  • Launched an online platform with resources for students, parents, educators, remote workers and health care professionals to promote resilience and continued education during the pandemic
  • Assists businesses with reopening plans

More information about these efforts can be found in this recently published six-month review of how ASU’s research enterprise and the community have united against the pandemic. 

ASU Actively Monitoring Campus Neighborhood Trends

ASU is well aware that our community extends beyond the borders of our campuses. We work with businesses surrounding our campuses that students and employees often visit so they understand our expectations around enforcing public health protocols during the pandemic. ASU also works with housing developments where large numbers of our students reside to communicate our expectations for conduct and behavior, including the fact that parties and large gatherings that violate public health guidelines are prohibited.

ASU also is working with the Arizona Department of Health Services to analyze and produce data from the zip codes in which our campuses (including residence halls) are located to better understand virus trends at the local level. 

ASU Learning Modes of Operation

Learning Mode 1: Instruction is delivered to students by faculty in person and on campus unless otherwise indicated. For select, indicated courses, instruction will also be available to students digitally through ASU Sync or asynchronously as an iCourse. ASU Community of Care requirements will continue.

Learning Mode 2: Instruction is delivered to students by faculty in a hybrid fashion. Courses are offered in-person, on-campus at a reduced capacity and are also available to students digitally through ASU Sync and iCourses. All faculty, staff and students are required to comply with public health requirements. Students can choose their preferred learning environment to accommodate their needs.

Learning Mode 3: The majority of courses are delivered to students digitally through ASU Sync and iCourses. A limited number of courses that do not translate to a digital environment such as labs and performing arts, are offered in-person, on-campus at a reduced capacity. All faculty, staff and students are required to comply with public health requirements.

Learning Mode 4: Instruction is delivered to students digitally only through ASU Sync, iCourses and ASU Online. There is no in-person classroom instruction at all. 

ASU University Housing Modes of Operation

University Housing Mode 1:  Regular Mode of Operation: Residence halls at full capacity.  External visitors allowed in buildings. 

University Housing Mode 2: Limited Mode of Operations: ASU fills residence halls at lowered capacity to provide for flexibility in self-isolation and quarantine spaces.  Guests in residence hall rooms are limited to those within the hall. 

University Housing Mode 3: Increase security and enforcement; restrict ingress with no external visitors and one guest per room from within the same residence hall at any given time; de-densify higher risk living configurations with communal bathrooms and communal living situations; housing removal for repeat violations; and facilitate single occupancy and process approved housing License Agreement Release requests. 

University Housing Mode 4: Essential Only: Students who have no other options will be allowed to request an exemption to live in residence. 

University Housing Mode 5: Closed: No use of residential halls.

ASU Daily Health Check

ASU continues to monitor health check data for students and employees coming to campus. Overall compliance rates remain consistent.  The HealthCheck platform was designed by Los Angeles-based Safe Health Systems, a startup that advanced as part of the Mayo Clinic and ASU MedTech Accelerator.  It is designed to advise users on appropriate steps to take if they are exhibiting COVID-like symptoms, including staying home, contacting a healthcare provider and potentially getting a COVID-19 test.

report graph

*Reduced engagement beginning 10/31 due to app update to allow “off campus” designation by week or extended time.

Updated: November 15, 2021 @ 5 p.m. 

ASU provides weekly updates on our COVID-19 Management Strategy, which supports virus management efforts at the state, local and university levels. ASU has been managing COVID-19 cases since January 2020.

For the fall 2021 semester, more than 15,000 students are living on campus and ASU continues to provide weekly updates each Monday on its COVID management practices and data. ASU continues to offer vaccinations and testing at no charge to students who are living on campus or attending classes in person and have not yet been vaccinated. 

Remain vigilant against the virus by continuing to follow all public health protocols. Visit our testing webpage to explore testing options. ASU also has on-campus vaccine sites for students, faculty and staff. 

  • Arizona cases have increased in recent days. 
  • Known positive cases in the ASU community have increased since our last report.
  • There is no change in the university’s housing or learning modes of operation. The university is operating in Mode 1. 

ASU COVID-19 Situational Update

ASU has previously published its COVID management framework. In short, it is our expectation that COVID-19 is here to stay and we must operate the university in a way that accounts for the ongoing presence of the virus. That is why we invested in testing technology, built daily health check apps and established extensive protocols to help manage the virus in our community. ASU is following all CDC guidelines related to higher education.

Current positive case count:

  • 30 known positives among 19,146* faculty and staff, which is 0.16% confirmed positive. That compares with 35 in our last update.
  • 221 known positives among our student body of 77,063 (excluding ASU Online), which is 0.29% confirmed positive. That compares with 201 in our last update.
    • 209 of the 221 are off campus in the metropolitan Phoenix area.
    • 7 are in isolation on the ASU Tempe campus, where 11,990 students live; 5 students are in isolation on the ASU Downtown Phoenix, ASU West or Polytechnic campuses. A total of 1,814 students live in university housing on the ASU Downtown Phoenix campus; 660 students live on the ASU West campus; and 885 students live on the ASU Polytechnic campus.

*Includes all full- and part-time employees from ASU, ASU Preparatory Academy and ASU Enterprise Partners.

Weekly random testing results

ASU tests anyone who is symptomatic, and has tests available free of charge for any student or employee who wants one. In addition, ASU launched, random testing of students and employees on Aug. 27, 2020. The goal is to test approximately 25% of the on-campus students and staff each week to determine current trends with the virus. This data is updated each Monday evening. Current results specific to the random testing program are:

On-campus students

  • Tests from 11/08 - 11/14 = 236
    • Positives = 4
    • Percent Positive = 1.69%
  • Cumulative Tests since 08/09/21 = 5,220
    • Positives = 89
    • Percent Positive = 1.70%

Off-campus students

  • Tests from 11/08 - 11/14 = 693
    • Positives = 20
    • Percent Positive = 2.89%
  • Cumulative Tests since 08/09/21 = 11,214
    • Positives = 173
    • Percent Positive = 1.54% 

Employees

  • Tests from 11/08 - 11/14 = 399
    • Positives = 2
    • Percent Positive = 0.50%
  • Cumulative Tests since 08/09/21 = 6,366
    • Positives = 38
    • Percent Positive = 0.60%

ASU Cumulative Information

Since Jan. 1, 2021, ASU has collected more than 174,188 (previously 169,595) Biodesign Institute test results from students and employees. Since August 1, 2021 ASU has tested about 76 percent of students living on campus and about 29 percent of students living off campus.

In addition, ASU collected about 181,000 test results from students and employees between Aug. 1, 2020 and Dec. 31, 2020.

Cumulative number of positive tests since Aug. 1, 2021

  • Students: 1,215 – (previously 1,092)
  • Faculty and staff: 406 – (previously 373)

Cumulative number of individuals no longer positive/medically cleared for release since Aug. 1, 2021

  • Students: 1,863 – (previously 1,704)
  • Faculty and staff: 378 – (previously 340)

See past updates for ASU data before the fall 2021 semester. 

Additional information

Statewide COVID-19 Trend Analysis Produced by ASU Epidemiology Group

Total positive tests reported for November 15, 2021 is 2,774. The seven-day trailing average is 3,546.9. ASU’s  critical COVID-19 trend data is updated daily and accessible by the public.

Read the latest statewide COVID Epidemiology Situation Report produced by ASU faculty, which provides a significant summary of COVID-19 activity at the state and (Maricopa) county level dating back to April 1, 2020.

ASU a Leader in Vaccinating the Community

ASU opened an on-campus COVID-19 vaccination site in late January, focusing on health/lab workers, older employees and those in high-public-contact positions on campus. That has since expanded to all employees, and in early April the university opened vaccination appointments to all on-campus ASU students. The student appointments are available on all four campuses in metro Phoenix.

Staff, faculty and students can sign up for an appointment via My Health Portal; they are also welcome to sign up for vaccination through the Arizona Department of Health Services for any public point of distribution site.

ASU now offering Devils’ drop-off COVID-19 saliva testing

To expand testing availability and access for the ASU community, the university is now offering individual drop-off COVID-19 saliva testing to all students, faculty and staff.

Devils’ drop-off doesn’t require an appointment. Just pick up a test kit from an on-campus location, register it online and drop it off once you’ve collected your saliva sample. Pick-up and drop-off locations are available on all four ASU campuses in the Phoenix metropolitan area.

Visit the Devils’ drop-off webpage for pick-up and drop-off location maps and more details.

ASU Support for Statewide Efforts to Combat the Spread of COVID-19

Since the start of the pandemic, ASU has mobilized resources to help the state and our communities combat the spread of COVID-19. Below is a sampling of our ongoing efforts. ASU:

  • Is a key partner in the 24/7 COVID-19 public vaccination site, lauded by the White House for its efficiency.  
  • Was awarded $12.5 million to research COVID-19 immune response and help improve patient outcomes. ASU will join the National Cancer Institute’s Serological Sciences Network (SeroNet), the nation’s largest coordinated effort to study people’s immune response to COVID-19.
  • Landed a $6 million grant to develop a new, portable saliva-based COVID-19 testing device that will deliver results in as little as 20 minutes.
  • Established and operates a clinically-approved and certified COVID-19 testing lab
  • Developed, deployed and continues to enhance the first saliva-based test in the western U.S.
  • Operates COVID-19 testing sites throughout Arizona, testing thousands for the virus each week, including critical infrastructure/utility personnel, first responders and healthcare workers
  • Designed, deployed and manages an online network of 3D printers and sewing machines to rapidly produce PPE for local hospitals and health care providers throughout Arizona
  • Provides daily key data and analysis to track and predict the spread of the pandemic and its impact
  • Launched an online platform with resources for students, parents, educators, remote workers and health care professionals to promote resilience and continued education during the pandemic
  • Assists businesses with reopening plans

More information about these efforts can be found in this recently published six-month review of how ASU’s research enterprise and the community have united against the pandemic. 

ASU Actively Monitoring Campus Neighborhood Trends

ASU is well aware that our community extends beyond the borders of our campuses. We work with businesses surrounding our campuses that students and employees often visit so they understand our expectations around enforcing public health protocols during the pandemic. ASU also works with housing developments where large numbers of our students reside to communicate our expectations for conduct and behavior, including the fact that parties and large gatherings that violate public health guidelines are prohibited.

ASU also is working with the Arizona Department of Health Services to analyze and produce data from the zip codes in which our campuses (including residence halls) are located to better understand virus trends at the local level. 

ASU Learning Modes of Operation

Learning Mode 1: Instruction is delivered to students by faculty in person and on campus unless otherwise indicated. For select, indicated courses, instruction will also be available to students digitally through ASU Sync or asynchronously as an iCourse. ASU Community of Care requirements will continue.

Learning Mode 2: Instruction is delivered to students by faculty in a hybrid fashion. Courses are offered in-person, on-campus at a reduced capacity and are also available to students digitally through ASU Sync and iCourses. All faculty, staff and students are required to comply with public health requirements. Students can choose their preferred learning environment to accommodate their needs.

Learning Mode 3: The majority of courses are delivered to students digitally through ASU Sync and iCourses. A limited number of courses that do not translate to a digital environment such as labs and performing arts, are offered in-person, on-campus at a reduced capacity. All faculty, staff and students are required to comply with public health requirements.

Learning Mode 4: Instruction is delivered to students digitally only through ASU Sync, iCourses and ASU Online. There is no in-person classroom instruction at all. 

ASU University Housing Modes of Operation

University Housing Mode 1:  Regular Mode of Operation: Residence halls at full capacity.  External visitors allowed in buildings. 

University Housing Mode 2: Limited Mode of Operations: ASU fills residence halls at lowered capacity to provide for flexibility in self-isolation and quarantine spaces.  Guests in residence hall rooms are limited to those within the hall. 

University Housing Mode 3: Increase security and enforcement; restrict ingress with no external visitors and one guest per room from within the same residence hall at any given time; de-densify higher risk living configurations with communal bathrooms and communal living situations; housing removal for repeat violations; and facilitate single occupancy and process approved housing License Agreement Release requests. 

University Housing Mode 4: Essential Only: Students who have no other options will be allowed to request an exemption to live in residence. 

University Housing Mode 5: Closed: No use of residential halls.

ASU Daily Health Check

ASU continues to monitor health check data for students and employees coming to campus. Overall compliance rates remain consistent.  The HealthCheck platform was designed by Los Angeles-based Safe Health Systems, a startup that advanced as part of the Mayo Clinic and ASU MedTech Accelerator.  It is designed to advise users on appropriate steps to take if they are exhibiting COVID-like symptoms, including staying home, contacting a healthcare provider and potentially getting a COVID-19 test.

report graph

*Reduced engagement beginning 10/31 due to app update to allow “off campus” designation by week or extended time.

Updated: November 8, 2021 @ 6 p.m. 

ASU provides weekly updates on our COVID-19 Management Strategy, which supports virus management efforts at the state, local and university levels. ASU has been managing COVID-19 cases since January 2020.

For the fall 2021 semester, more than 15,000 students are living on campus and ASU continues to provide weekly updates each Monday on its COVID management practices and data. ASU continues to offer vaccinations and testing at no charge to students who are living on campus or attending classes in person and have not yet been vaccinated. 

Remain vigilant against the virus by continuing to follow all public health protocols. Visit our testing webpage to explore testing options. ASU also has on-campus vaccine sites for students, faculty and staff. 

  • Arizona cases have increased in recent days. 
  • Known positive cases in the ASU community have increased since our last report.
  • There is no change in the university’s housing or learning modes of operation. The university is operating in Mode 1. 

ASU COVID-19 Situational Update

ASU has previously published its COVID management framework. In short, it is our expectation that COVID-19 is here to stay and we must operate the university in a way that accounts for the ongoing presence of the virus. That is why we invested in testing technology, built daily health check apps and established extensive protocols to help manage the virus in our community. ASU is following all CDC guidelines related to higher education.

Current positive case count:

  • 35 known positives among 19,146* faculty and staff, which is 0.18% confirmed positive. That compares with 27 in our last update.
  • 201 known positives among our student body of 77,063 (excluding ASU Online), which is 0.26% confirmed positive. That compares with 140 in our last update.
    • 178 of the 201 are off campus in the metropolitan Phoenix area.
    • 14 are in isolation on the ASU Tempe campus, where 12,008 students live; 9 students are in isolation on the ASU Downtown Phoenix, ASU West or Polytechnic campuses. A total of 1,816 students live in university housing on the ASU Downtown Phoenix campus; 661 students live on the ASU West campus; and 889 students live on the ASU Polytechnic campus.

*Includes all full- and part-time employees from ASU, ASU Preparatory Academy and ASU Enterprise Partners.

Weekly random testing results

ASU tests anyone who is symptomatic, and has tests available free of charge for any student or employee who wants one. In addition, ASU launched, random testing of students and employees on Aug. 27, 2020. The goal is to test approximately 25% of the on-campus students and staff each week to determine current trends with the virus. This data is updated each Monday evening. Current results specific to the random testing program are:

On-campus students

  • Tests from 11/01 - 11/07 = 357
    • Positives = 6
    • Percent Positive = 1.68%
  • Cumulative Tests since 08/09/21 = 4,959
    • Positives = 85
    • Percent Positive = 1.71%

Off-campus students

  • Tests from 11/01- 11/07 = 803
    • Positives = 19
    • Percent Positive = 2.37%
  • Cumulative Tests since 08/09/21 = 10,491
    • Positives = 150
    • Percent Positive = 1.43% 

Employees

  • Tests from 11/01 - 11/07 = 530
    • Positives = 10
    • Percent Positive = 1.89%
  • Cumulative Tests since 08/09/21 = 5,957
    • Positives = 36
    • Percent Positive = 0.60%

ASU Cumulative Information

Since Jan. 1, 2021, ASU has collected more than 169,595 (previously 164,852) Biodesign Institute test results from students and employees. Since August 1, 2021 ASU has tested about 76 percent of students living on campus and about 29 percent of students living off campus.

In addition, ASU collected about 181,000 test results from students and employees between Aug. 1, 2020 and Dec. 31, 2020.

Cumulative number of positive tests since Aug. 1, 2021

  • Students: 1,092 – (previously 964)
  • Faculty and staff: 373 – (previously 337)

Cumulative number of individuals no longer positive/medically cleared for release since Aug. 1, 2021

  • Students: 1,704 – (previously 1,580)
  • Faculty and staff: 340 – (previously 312)

See past updates for ASU data before the fall 2021 semester. 

Additional information

Statewide COVID-19 Trend Analysis Produced by ASU Epidemiology Group

Total positive tests reported for November 8, 2021 is 2,657. The seven-day trailing average is 3,054. ASU’s  critical COVID-19 trend data is updated daily and accessible by the public.

Read the latest statewide COVID Epidemiology Situation Report produced by ASU faculty, which provides a significant summary of COVID-19 activity at the state and (Maricopa) county level dating back to April 1, 2020.

ASU a Leader in Vaccinating the Community

ASU opened an on-campus COVID-19 vaccination site in late January, focusing on health/lab workers, older employees and those in high-public-contact positions on campus. That has since expanded to all employees, and in early April the university opened vaccination appointments to all on-campus ASU students. The student appointments are available on all four campuses in metro Phoenix.

Staff, faculty and students can sign up for an appointment via My Health Portal; they are also welcome to sign up for vaccination through the Arizona Department of Health Services for any public point of distribution site.

ASU now offering Devils’ drop-off COVID-19 saliva testing

To expand testing availability and access for the ASU community, the university is now offering individual drop-off COVID-19 saliva testing to all students, faculty and staff.

Devils’ drop-off doesn’t require an appointment. Just pick up a test kit from an on-campus location, register it online and drop it off once you’ve collected your saliva sample. Pick-up and drop-off locations are available on all four ASU campuses in the Phoenix metropolitan area.

Visit the Devils’ drop-off webpage for pick-up and drop-off location maps and more details.

ASU Support for Statewide Efforts to Combat the Spread of COVID-19

Since the start of the pandemic, ASU has mobilized resources to help the state and our communities combat the spread of COVID-19. Below is a sampling of our ongoing efforts. ASU:

  • Is a key partner in the 24/7 COVID-19 public vaccination site, lauded by the White House for its efficiency.  
  • Was awarded $12.5 million to research COVID-19 immune response and help improve patient outcomes. ASU will join the National Cancer Institute’s Serological Sciences Network (SeroNet), the nation’s largest coordinated effort to study people’s immune response to COVID-19.
  • Landed a $6 million grant to develop a new, portable saliva-based COVID-19 testing device that will deliver results in as little as 20 minutes.
  • Established and operates a clinically-approved and certified COVID-19 testing lab
  • Developed, deployed and continues to enhance the first saliva-based test in the western U.S.
  • Operates COVID-19 testing sites throughout Arizona, testing thousands for the virus each week, including critical infrastructure/utility personnel, first responders and healthcare workers
  • Designed, deployed and manages an online network of 3D printers and sewing machines to rapidly produce PPE for local hospitals and health care providers throughout Arizona
  • Provides daily key data and analysis to track and predict the spread of the pandemic and its impact
  • Launched an online platform with resources for students, parents, educators, remote workers and health care professionals to promote resilience and continued education during the pandemic
  • Assists businesses with reopening plans

More information about these efforts can be found in this recently published six-month review of how ASU’s research enterprise and the community have united against the pandemic. 

ASU Actively Monitoring Campus Neighborhood Trends

ASU is well aware that our community extends beyond the borders of our campuses. We work with businesses surrounding our campuses that students and employees often visit so they understand our expectations around enforcing public health protocols during the pandemic. ASU also works with housing developments where large numbers of our students reside to communicate our expectations for conduct and behavior, including the fact that parties and large gatherings that violate public health guidelines are prohibited.

ASU also is working with the Arizona Department of Health Services to analyze and produce data from the zip codes in which our campuses (including residence halls) are located to better understand virus trends at the local level. 

ASU Learning Modes of Operation

Learning Mode 1: Instruction is delivered to students by faculty in person and on campus unless otherwise indicated. For select, indicated courses, instruction will also be available to students digitally through ASU Sync or asynchronously as an iCourse. ASU Community of Care requirements will continue.

Learning Mode 2: Instruction is delivered to students by faculty in a hybrid fashion. Courses are offered in-person, on-campus at a reduced capacity and are also available to students digitally through ASU Sync and iCourses. All faculty, staff and students are required to comply with public health requirements. Students can choose their preferred learning environment to accommodate their needs.

Learning Mode 3: The majority of courses are delivered to students digitally through ASU Sync and iCourses. A limited number of courses that do not translate to a digital environment such as labs and performing arts, are offered in-person, on-campus at a reduced capacity. All faculty, staff and students are required to comply with public health requirements.

Learning Mode 4: Instruction is delivered to students digitally only through ASU Sync, iCourses and ASU Online. There is no in-person classroom instruction at all. 

ASU University Housing Modes of Operation

University Housing Mode 1:  Regular Mode of Operation: Residence halls at full capacity.  External visitors allowed in buildings. 

University Housing Mode 2: Limited Mode of Operations: ASU fills residence halls at lowered capacity to provide for flexibility in self-isolation and quarantine spaces.  Guests in residence hall rooms are limited to those within the hall. 

University Housing Mode 3: Increase security and enforcement; restrict ingress with no external visitors and one guest per room from within the same residence hall at any given time; de-densify higher risk living configurations with communal bathrooms and communal living situations; housing removal for repeat violations; and facilitate single occupancy and process approved housing License Agreement Release requests. 

University Housing Mode 4: Essential Only: Students who have no other options will be allowed to request an exemption to live in residence. 

University Housing Mode 5: Closed: No use of residential halls.

ASU Daily Health Check

ASU continues to monitor health check data for students and employees coming to campus. Overall compliance rates remain consistent.  The HealthCheck platform was designed by Los Angeles-based Safe Health Systems, a startup that advanced as part of the Mayo Clinic and ASU MedTech Accelerator.  It is designed to advise users on appropriate steps to take if they are exhibiting COVID-like symptoms, including staying home, contacting a healthcare provider and potentially getting a COVID-19 test.

report graph

*Reduced engagement beginning 10/31 due to app update to allow “off campus” designation by week or extended time.

Updated: November 1, 2021 @ 6 p.m. 

ASU provides weekly updates on our COVID-19 Management Strategy, which supports virus management efforts at the state, local and university levels. ASU has been managing COVID-19 cases since January 2020.

For the fall 2021 semester, more than 15,000 students are living on campus and ASU continues to provide weekly updates each Monday on its COVID management practices and data. ASU continues to offer vaccinations and testing at no charge to students who are living on campus or attending classes in person and have not yet been vaccinated. 

Remain vigilant against the virus by continuing to follow all public health protocols. Visit our testing webpage to explore testing options. ASU also has on-campus vaccine sites for students, faculty and staff. 

  • Arizona cases have increased in recent days. 
  • Known positive cases in the ASU community have increased since our last report.
  • There is no change in the university’s housing or learning modes of operation. The university is operating in Mode 1. 

ASU COVID-19 Situational Update

ASU has previously published its COVID management framework. In short, it is our expectation that COVID-19 is here to stay and we must operate the university in a way that accounts for the ongoing presence of the virus. That is why we invested in testing technology, built daily health check apps and established extensive protocols to help manage the virus in our community. ASU is following all CDC guidelines related to higher education.

Current positive case count:

  • 27 known positives among 19,146* faculty and staff, which is 0.14% confirmed positive. That compares with 20 in our last update.
  • 140 known positives among our student body of 77,063 (excluding ASU Online), which is 0.18% confirmed positive. That compares with 76 in our last update.
    • 126 of the 140 are off campus in the metropolitan Phoenix area.
    • 12 are in isolation on the ASU Tempe campus, where 12,008 students live; 2 students are in isolation on the ASU Downtown Phoenix, ASU West or Polytechnic campuses. A total of 1,821 students live in university housing on the ASU Downtown Phoenix campus; 662 students live on the ASU West campus; and 888 students live on the ASU Polytechnic campus.

*Includes all full- and part-time employees from ASU, ASU Preparatory Academy and ASU Enterprise Partners.

Weekly random testing results

ASU tests anyone who is symptomatic, and has tests available free of charge for any student or employee who wants one. In addition, ASU launched, random testing of students and employees on Aug. 27, 2020. The goal is to test approximately 25% of the on-campus students and staff each week to determine current trends with the virus. This data is updated each Monday evening. Current results specific to the random testing program are:

On-campus students

  • Tests from 10/25 - 10/31 = 224
    • Positives = 2
    • Percent Positive = 0.89%
  • Cumulative Tests since 08/09/21 = 4,588
    • Positives = 79
    • Percent Positive = 1.72%

Off-campus students

  • Tests from 10/25- 10/31 = 690
    • Positives = 13
    • Percent Positive = 1.88%
  • Cumulative Tests since 08/09/21 = 9,675
    • Positives = 131
    • Percent Positive = 1.35% 

Employees

  • Tests from 10/25 - 10/31 = 401
    • Positives = 5
    • Percent Positive = 1.25%
  • Cumulative Tests since 08/09/21 = 5,425
    • Positives = 26
    • Percent Positive = 0.48%

ASU Cumulative Information

Since Jan. 1, 2021, ASU has collected more than 164,852 (previously 160,673) Biodesign Institute test results from students and employees. Since August 1, 2021 ASU has tested about 76 percent of students living on campus and about 29 percent of students living off campus.

In addition, ASU collected about 181,000 test results from students and employees between Aug. 1, 2020 and Dec. 31, 2020.

Cumulative number of positive tests since Aug. 1, 2021

  • Students: 964 – (previously 869)
  • Faculty and staff: 337 – (previously 310)

Cumulative number of individuals no longer positive/medically cleared for release since Aug. 1, 2021

  • Students: 1,580 – (previously 1,526)
  • Faculty and staff: 312 – (previously 292)

See past updates for ASU data before the fall 2021 semester. 

Additional information

Statewide COVID-19 Trend Analysis Produced by ASU Epidemiology Group

Total positive tests reported for November 1, 2021 is 2,090. The seven-day trailing average is 3,001. ASU’s  critical COVID-19 trend data is updated daily and accessible by the public.

Read the latest statewide COVID Epidemiology Situation Report produced by ASU faculty, which provides a significant summary of COVID-19 activity at the state and (Maricopa) county level dating back to April 1, 2020.

ASU a Leader in Vaccinating the Community

ASU opened an on-campus COVID-19 vaccination site in late January, focusing on health/lab workers, older employees and those in high-public-contact positions on campus. That has since expanded to all employees, and in early April the university opened vaccination appointments to all on-campus ASU students. The student appointments are available on all four campuses in metro Phoenix.

Staff, faculty and students can sign up for an appointment via My Health Portal; they are also welcome to sign up for vaccination through the Arizona Department of Health Services for any public point of distribution site.

ASU now offering Devils’ drop-off COVID-19 saliva testing

To expand testing availability and access for the ASU community, the university is now offering individual drop-off COVID-19 saliva testing to all students, faculty and staff.

Devils’ drop-off doesn’t require an appointment. Just pick up a test kit from an on-campus location, register it online and drop it off once you’ve collected your saliva sample. Pick-up and drop-off locations are available on all four ASU campuses in the Phoenix metropolitan area.

Visit the Devils’ drop-off webpage for pick-up and drop-off location maps and more details.

ASU Support for Statewide Efforts to Combat the Spread of COVID-19

Since the start of the pandemic, ASU has mobilized resources to help the state and our communities combat the spread of COVID-19. Below is a sampling of our ongoing efforts. ASU:

  • Is a key partner in the 24/7 COVID-19 public vaccination site, lauded by the White House for its efficiency.  
  • Was awarded $12.5 million to research COVID-19 immune response and help improve patient outcomes. ASU will join the National Cancer Institute’s Serological Sciences Network (SeroNet), the nation’s largest coordinated effort to study people’s immune response to COVID-19.
  • Landed a $6 million grant to develop a new, portable saliva-based COVID-19 testing device that will deliver results in as little as 20 minutes.
  • Established and operates a clinically-approved and certified COVID-19 testing lab
  • Developed, deployed and continues to enhance the first saliva-based test in the western U.S.
  • Operates COVID-19 testing sites throughout Arizona, testing thousands for the virus each week, including critical infrastructure/utility personnel, first responders and healthcare workers
  • Designed, deployed and manages an online network of 3D printers and sewing machines to rapidly produce PPE for local hospitals and health care providers throughout Arizona
  • Provides daily key data and analysis to track and predict the spread of the pandemic and its impact
  • Launched an online platform with resources for students, parents, educators, remote workers and health care professionals to promote resilience and continued education during the pandemic
  • Assists businesses with reopening plans

More information about these efforts can be found in this recently published six-month review of how ASU’s research enterprise and the community have united against the pandemic. 

ASU Actively Monitoring Campus Neighborhood Trends

ASU is well aware that our community extends beyond the borders of our campuses. We work with businesses surrounding our campuses that students and employees often visit so they understand our expectations around enforcing public health protocols during the pandemic. ASU also works with housing developments where large numbers of our students reside to communicate our expectations for conduct and behavior, including the fact that parties and large gatherings that violate public health guidelines are prohibited.

ASU also is working with the Arizona Department of Health Services to analyze and produce data from the zip codes in which our campuses (including residence halls) are located to better understand virus trends at the local level. 

ASU Learning Modes of Operation

Learning Mode 1: Instruction is delivered to students by faculty in person and on campus unless otherwise indicated. For select, indicated courses, instruction will also be available to students digitally through ASU Sync or asynchronously as an iCourse. ASU Community of Care requirements will continue.

Learning Mode 2: Instruction is delivered to students by faculty in a hybrid fashion. Courses are offered in-person, on-campus at a reduced capacity and are also available to students digitally through ASU Sync and iCourses. All faculty, staff and students are required to comply with public health requirements. Students can choose their preferred learning environment to accommodate their needs.

Learning Mode 3: The majority of courses are delivered to students digitally through ASU Sync and iCourses. A limited number of courses that do not translate to a digital environment such as labs and performing arts, are offered in-person, on-campus at a reduced capacity. All faculty, staff and students are required to comply with public health requirements.

Learning Mode 4: Instruction is delivered to students digitally only through ASU Sync, iCourses and ASU Online. There is no in-person classroom instruction at all. 

ASU University Housing Modes of Operation

University Housing Mode 1:  Regular Mode of Operation: Residence halls at full capacity.  External visitors allowed in buildings. 

University Housing Mode 2: Limited Mode of Operations: ASU fills residence halls at lowered capacity to provide for flexibility in self-isolation and quarantine spaces.  Guests in residence hall rooms are limited to those within the hall. 

University Housing Mode 3: Increase security and enforcement; restrict ingress with no external visitors and one guest per room from within the same residence hall at any given time; de-densify higher risk living configurations with communal bathrooms and communal living situations; housing removal for repeat violations; and facilitate single occupancy and process approved housing License Agreement Release requests. 

University Housing Mode 4: Essential Only: Students who have no other options will be allowed to request an exemption to live in residence. 

University Housing Mode 5: Closed: No use of residential halls.

ASU Daily Health Check

ASU continues to monitor health check data for students and employees coming to campus. Overall compliance rates remain consistent.  The HealthCheck platform was designed by Los Angeles-based Safe Health Systems, a startup that advanced as part of the Mayo Clinic and ASU MedTech Accelerator.  It is designed to advise users on appropriate steps to take if they are exhibiting COVID-like symptoms, including staying home, contacting a healthcare provider and potentially getting a COVID-19 test.

report graph

*Reduced engagement beginning 10/31 due to app update to allow “off campus” designation by week or extended time.

October 2021

Updated: October 25, 2021 @ 6 p.m. 

ASU provides weekly updates on our COVID-19 Management Strategy, which supports virus management efforts at the state, local and university levels. ASU has been managing COVID-19 cases since January 2020.

For the fall 2021 semester, more than 15,000 students are living on campus and ASU continues to provide weekly updates each Monday on its COVID management practices and data. ASU continues to offer vaccinations and testing at no charge to students who are living on campus or attending classes in person and have not yet been vaccinated. 

Remain vigilant against the virus by continuing to follow all public health protocols. Visit our testing webpage to explore testing options. ASU also has on-campus vaccine sites for students, faculty and staff. 

  • Arizona cases have decreased in recent days. 
  • Known positive cases in the ASU community have decreased since our last report.
  • There is no change in the university’s housing or learning modes of operation. The university is operating in Mode 1. 

ASU COVID-19 Situational Update

ASU has previously published its COVID management framework. In short, it is our expectation that COVID-19 is here to stay and we must operate the university in a way that accounts for the ongoing presence of the virus. That is why we invested in testing technology, built daily health check apps and established extensive protocols to help manage the virus in our community. ASU is following all CDC guidelines related to higher education.

Current positive case count:

  • 20 known positives among 19,146* faculty and staff, which is 0.1% confirmed positive. That compares with 19 in our last update.
  • 76 known positives among our student body of 77,063 (excluding ASU Online), which is 0.1% confirmed positive. That compares with 83 in our last update.
    • 69 of the 76 are off campus in the metropolitan Phoenix area.
    • 5 are in isolation on the ASU Tempe campus, where 12,019 students live; 2 students are in isolation on the ASU Downtown Phoenix, ASU West or Polytechnic campuses. A total of 1,820 students live in university housing on the ASU Downtown Phoenix campus; 662 students live on the ASU West campus; and 890 students live on the ASU Polytechnic campus.

*Includes all full- and part-time employees from ASU, ASU Preparatory Academy and ASU Enterprise Partners.

Weekly random testing results

ASU tests anyone who is symptomatic, and has tests available free of charge for any student or employee who wants one. In addition, ASU launched, random testing of students and employees on Aug. 27, 2020. The goal is to test approximately 25% of the on-campus students and staff each week to determine current trends with the virus. This data is updated each Monday evening. Current results specific to the random testing program are:

On-campus students

  • Tests from 10/18 - 10/24 = 224
    • Positives = 2
    • Percent Positive = 0.89%
  • Cumulative Tests since 08/09/21 = 4,356
    • Positives = 77
    • Percent Positive = 1.77%

Off-campus students

  • Tests from 10/18- 10/24 = 768
    • Positives = 6
    • Percent Positive = 0.78%
  • Cumulative Tests since 08/09/21 = 8,965
    • Positives = 117
    • Percent Positive = 1.31% 

Employees

  • Tests from 10/18 - 10/24 = 428
    • Positives = 1
    • Percent Positive = 0.23%
  • Cumulative Tests since 08/09/21 = 5,017
    • Positives = 21
    • Percent Positive = 0.42%

ASU Cumulative Information

Since Jan. 1, 2021, ASU has collected more than 160,673 (previously 156,440) Biodesign Institute test results from students and employees. Since August 1, 2021 ASU has tested about 73 percent of students living on campus and about 28 percent of students living off campus.

In addition, ASU collected about 181,000 test results from students and employees between Aug. 1, 2020 and Dec. 31, 2020.

Cumulative number of positive tests since Aug. 1, 2021

  • Students: 869 – (previously 825)
  • Faculty and staff: 310 – (previously 289)

Cumulative number of individuals no longer positive/medically cleared for release since Aug. 1, 2021

  • Students: 1,526 – (previously 1,446)
  • Faculty and staff: 292 – (previously 272)

See past updates for ASU data before the fall 2021 semester. 

Additional information

Statewide COVID-19 Trend Analysis Produced by ASU Epidemiology Group

Total positive tests reported for October 25, 2021 is 158. The seven-day trailing average is 2,572. ASU’s  critical COVID-19 trend data is updated daily and accessible by the public.

Read the latest statewide COVID Epidemiology Situation Report produced by ASU faculty, which provides a significant summary of COVID-19 activity at the state and (Maricopa) county level dating back to April 1, 2020.

ASU a Leader in Vaccinating the Community

ASU opened an on-campus COVID-19 vaccination site in late January, focusing on health/lab workers, older employees and those in high-public-contact positions on campus. That has since expanded to all employees, and in early April the university opened vaccination appointments to all on-campus ASU students. The student appointments are available on all four campuses in metro Phoenix.

Staff, faculty and students can sign up for an appointment via My Health Portal; they are also welcome to sign up for vaccination through the Arizona Department of Health Services for any public point of distribution site.

ASU now offering Devils’ drop-off COVID-19 saliva testing

To expand testing availability and access for the ASU community, the university is now offering individual drop-off COVID-19 saliva testing to all students, faculty and staff.

Devils’ drop-off doesn’t require an appointment. Just pick up a test kit from an on-campus location, register it online and drop it off once you’ve collected your saliva sample. Pick-up and drop-off locations are available on all four ASU campuses in the Phoenix metropolitan area.

Visit the Devils’ drop-off webpage for pick-up and drop-off location maps and more details.

ASU Support for Statewide Efforts to Combat the Spread of COVID-19

Since the start of the pandemic, ASU has mobilized resources to help the state and our communities combat the spread of COVID-19. Below is a sampling of our ongoing efforts. ASU:

  • Is a key partner in the 24/7 COVID-19 public vaccination site, lauded by the White House for its efficiency.  
  • Was awarded $12.5 million to research COVID-19 immune response and help improve patient outcomes. ASU will join the National Cancer Institute’s Serological Sciences Network (SeroNet), the nation’s largest coordinated effort to study people’s immune response to COVID-19.
  • Landed a $6 million grant to develop a new, portable saliva-based COVID-19 testing device that will deliver results in as little as 20 minutes.
  • Established and operates a clinically-approved and certified COVID-19 testing lab
  • Developed, deployed and continues to enhance the first saliva-based test in the western U.S.
  • Operates COVID-19 testing sites throughout Arizona, testing thousands for the virus each week, including critical infrastructure/utility personnel, first responders and healthcare workers
  • Designed, deployed and manages an online network of 3D printers and sewing machines to rapidly produce PPE for local hospitals and health care providers throughout Arizona
  • Provides daily key data and analysis to track and predict the spread of the pandemic and its impact
  • Launched an online platform with resources for students, parents, educators, remote workers and health care professionals to promote resilience and continued education during the pandemic
  • Assists businesses with reopening plans

More information about these efforts can be found in this recently published six-month review of how ASU’s research enterprise and the community have united against the pandemic. 

ASU Actively Monitoring Campus Neighborhood Trends

ASU is well aware that our community extends beyond the borders of our campuses. We work with businesses surrounding our campuses that students and employees often visit so they understand our expectations around enforcing public health protocols during the pandemic. ASU also works with housing developments where large numbers of our students reside to communicate our expectations for conduct and behavior, including the fact that parties and large gatherings that violate public health guidelines are prohibited.

ASU also is working with the Arizona Department of Health Services to analyze and produce data from the zip codes in which our campuses (including residence halls) are located to better understand virus trends at the local level. 

ASU Learning Modes of Operation

Learning Mode 1: Instruction is delivered to students by faculty in person and on campus unless otherwise indicated. For select, indicated courses, instruction will also be available to students digitally through ASU Sync or asynchronously as an iCourse. ASU Community of Care requirements will continue.

Learning Mode 2: Instruction is delivered to students by faculty in a hybrid fashion. Courses are offered in-person, on-campus at a reduced capacity and are also available to students digitally through ASU Sync and iCourses. All faculty, staff and students are required to comply with public health requirements. Students can choose their preferred learning environment to accommodate their needs.

Learning Mode 3: The majority of courses are delivered to students digitally through ASU Sync and iCourses. A limited number of courses that do not translate to a digital environment such as labs and performing arts, are offered in-person, on-campus at a reduced capacity. All faculty, staff and students are required to comply with public health requirements.

Learning Mode 4: Instruction is delivered to students digitally only through ASU Sync, iCourses and ASU Online. There is no in-person classroom instruction at all. 

ASU University Housing Modes of Operation

University Housing Mode 1:  Regular Mode of Operation: Residence halls at full capacity.  External visitors allowed in buildings. 

University Housing Mode 2: Limited Mode of Operations: ASU fills residence halls at lowered capacity to provide for flexibility in self-isolation and quarantine spaces.  Guests in residence hall rooms are limited to those within the hall. 

University Housing Mode 3: Increase security and enforcement; restrict ingress with no external visitors and one guest per room from within the same residence hall at any given time; de-densify higher risk living configurations with communal bathrooms and communal living situations; housing removal for repeat violations; and facilitate single occupancy and process approved housing License Agreement Release requests. 

University Housing Mode 4: Essential Only: Students who have no other options will be allowed to request an exemption to live in residence. 

University Housing Mode 5: Closed: No use of residential halls.

ASU Daily Health Check

ASU continues to monitor health check data for students and employees coming to campus. Overall compliance rates remain consistent.  The HealthCheck platform was designed by Los Angeles-based Safe Health Systems, a startup that advanced as part of the Mayo Clinic and ASU MedTech Accelerator.  It is designed to advise users on appropriate steps to take if they are exhibiting COVID-like symptoms, including staying home, contacting a healthcare provider and potentially getting a COVID-19 test.

report graph

*Reduced engagement beginning 10/31 due to app update to allow “off campus” designation by week or extended time.

Updated: October 18, 2021 @ 6 p.m. 

ASU provides weekly updates on our COVID-19 Management Strategy, which supports virus management efforts at the state, local and university levels. ASU has been managing COVID-19 cases since January 2020.

For the fall 2021 semester, more than 15,000 students are living on campus and ASU continues to provide weekly updates each Monday on its COVID management practices and data. ASU continues to offer vaccinations and testing at no charge to students who are living on campus or attending classes in person and have not yet been vaccinated. 

Remain vigilant against the virus by continuing to follow all public health protocols. Visit our testing webpage to explore testing options. ASU also has on-campus vaccine sites for students, faculty and staff. 

  • Arizona cases have increased in recent days. 
  • Known positive cases in the ASU community have decreased since our last report.
  • There is no change in the university’s housing or learning modes of operation. The university is operating in Mode 1. 

ASU COVID-19 Situational Update

ASU has previously published its COVID management framework. In short, it is our expectation that COVID-19 is here to stay and we must operate the university in a way that accounts for the ongoing presence of the virus. That is why we invested in testing technology, built daily health check apps and established extensive protocols to help manage the virus in our community. ASU is following all CDC guidelines related to higher education.

Current positive case count:

  • 19 known positives among 21,522* faculty and staff, which is 0.09% confirmed positive. That compares with 17 in our last update.
  • 83 known positives among our student body of 77,063 (excluding ASU Online), which is 0.11% confirmed positive. That compares with 127 in our last update.
    • 77 of the 83 are off campus in the metropolitan Phoenix area.
    • 5 are in isolation on the ASU Tempe campus, where 12,021 students live; 1 student is in isolation on the ASU Downtown Phoenix, ASU West or Polytechnic campuses. A total of 1,821 students live in university housing on the ASU Downtown Phoenix campus; 664 students live on the ASU West campus; and 892 students live on the ASU Polytechnic campus.

*Includes all full- and part-time employees from ASU, ASU Preparatory Academy and ASU Enterprise Partners.

Weekly random testing results

ASU tests anyone who is symptomatic, and has tests available free of charge for any student or employee who wants one. In addition, ASU launched, random testing of students and employees on Aug. 27, 2020. The goal is to test approximately 25% of the on-campus students and staff each week to determine current trends with the virus. This data is updated each Monday evening. Current results specific to the random testing program are:

On-campus students

  • Tests from 10/11 - 10/17 = 191
    • Positives = 0
    • Percent Positive = 0.00%
  • Cumulative Tests since 08/09/21 = 4,121
    • Positives = 75
    • Percent Positive = 1.82%

Off-campus students

  • Tests from 10/11- 10/17 = 514
    • Positives = 3
    • Percent Positive = 0.58%
  • Cumulative Tests since 08/09/21 = 8,182
    • Positives = 111
    • Percent Positive = 1.36% 

Employees

  • Tests from 10/11 - 10/17 = 375
    • Positives = 0
    • Percent Positive = 0.00%
  • Cumulative Tests since 08/09/21 = 4,587
    • Positives = 20
    • Percent Positive = 0.44%

ASU Cumulative Information

Since Jan. 1, 2021, ASU has collected more than 156,440 (previously 152,773) Biodesign Institute test results from students and employees. Since August 1, 2021 ASU has tested about 73 percent of students living on campus and about 27 percent of students living off campus.

In addition, ASU collected about 181,000 test results from students and employees between Aug. 1, 2020 and Dec. 31, 2020.

Cumulative number of positive tests since Aug. 1, 2021

  • Students: 825 – (previously 796)
  • Faculty and staff: 289 – (previously 273)

Cumulative number of individuals no longer positive/medically cleared for release since Aug. 1, 2021

  • Students: 1,446 – (previously 1,354)
  • Faculty and staff: 272 – (previously 258)

See past updates for ASU data before the fall 2021 semester. 

Additional information

Statewide COVID-19 Trend Analysis Produced by ASU Epidemiology Group

Total positive tests reported for October 18, 2021 is 2,482. The seven-day trailing average is 2,559.3. ASU’s  critical COVID-19 trend data is updated daily and accessible by the public.

Read the latest statewide COVID Epidemiology Situation Report produced by ASU faculty, which provides a significant summary of COVID-19 activity at the state and (Maricopa) county level dating back to April 1, 2020.

ASU a Leader in Vaccinating the Community

ASU opened an on-campus COVID-19 vaccination site in late January, focusing on health/lab workers, older employees and those in high-public-contact positions on campus. That has since expanded to all employees, and in early April the university opened vaccination appointments to all on-campus ASU students. The student appointments are available on all four campuses in metro Phoenix.

Staff, faculty and students can sign up for an appointment via My Health Portal; they are also welcome to sign up for vaccination through the Arizona Department of Health Services for any public point of distribution site.

ASU now offering Devils’ drop-off COVID-19 saliva testing

To expand testing availability and access for the ASU community, the university is now offering individual drop-off COVID-19 saliva testing to all students, faculty and staff.

Devils’ drop-off doesn’t require an appointment. Just pick up a test kit from an on-campus location, register it online and drop it off once you’ve collected your saliva sample. Pick-up and drop-off locations are available on all four ASU campuses in the Phoenix metropolitan area.

Visit the Devils’ drop-off webpage for pick-up and drop-off location maps and more details.

ASU Support for Statewide Efforts to Combat the Spread of COVID-19

Since the start of the pandemic, ASU has mobilized resources to help the state and our communities combat the spread of COVID-19. Below is a sampling of our ongoing efforts. ASU:

  • Is a key partner in the 24/7 COVID-19 public vaccination site, lauded by the White House for its efficiency.  
  • Was awarded $12.5 million to research COVID-19 immune response and help improve patient outcomes. ASU will join the National Cancer Institute’s Serological Sciences Network (SeroNet), the nation’s largest coordinated effort to study people’s immune response to COVID-19.
  • Landed a $6 million grant to develop a new, portable saliva-based COVID-19 testing device that will deliver results in as little as 20 minutes.
  • Established and operates a clinically-approved and certified COVID-19 testing lab
  • Developed, deployed and continues to enhance the first saliva-based test in the western U.S.
  • Operates COVID-19 testing sites throughout Arizona, testing thousands for the virus each week, including critical infrastructure/utility personnel, first responders and healthcare workers
  • Designed, deployed and manages an online network of 3D printers and sewing machines to rapidly produce PPE for local hospitals and health care providers throughout Arizona
  • Provides daily key data and analysis to track and predict the spread of the pandemic and its impact
  • Launched an online platform with resources for students, parents, educators, remote workers and health care professionals to promote resilience and continued education during the pandemic
  • Assists businesses with reopening plans

More information about these efforts can be found in this recently published six-month review of how ASU’s research enterprise and the community have united against the pandemic. 

ASU Actively Monitoring Campus Neighborhood Trends

ASU is well aware that our community extends beyond the borders of our campuses. We work with businesses surrounding our campuses that students and employees often visit so they understand our expectations around enforcing public health protocols during the pandemic. ASU also works with housing developments where large numbers of our students reside to communicate our expectations for conduct and behavior, including the fact that parties and large gatherings that violate public health guidelines are prohibited.

ASU also is working with the Arizona Department of Health Services to analyze and produce data from the zip codes in which our campuses (including residence halls) are located to better understand virus trends at the local level. 

ASU Learning Modes of Operation

Learning Mode 1: Instruction is delivered to students by faculty in person and on campus unless otherwise indicated. For select, indicated courses, instruction will also be available to students digitally through ASU Sync or asynchronously as an iCourse. ASU Community of Care requirements will continue.

Learning Mode 2: Instruction is delivered to students by faculty in a hybrid fashion. Courses are offered in-person, on-campus at a reduced capacity and are also available to students digitally through ASU Sync and iCourses. All faculty, staff and students are required to comply with public health requirements. Students can choose their preferred learning environment to accommodate their needs.

Learning Mode 3: The majority of courses are delivered to students digitally through ASU Sync and iCourses. A limited number of courses that do not translate to a digital environment such as labs and performing arts, are offered in-person, on-campus at a reduced capacity. All faculty, staff and students are required to comply with public health requirements.

Learning Mode 4: Instruction is delivered to students digitally only through ASU Sync, iCourses and ASU Online. There is no in-person classroom instruction at all. 

ASU University Housing Modes of Operation

University Housing Mode 1:  Regular Mode of Operation: Residence halls at full capacity.  External visitors allowed in buildings. 

University Housing Mode 2: Limited Mode of Operations: ASU fills residence halls at lowered capacity to provide for flexibility in self-isolation and quarantine spaces.  Guests in residence hall rooms are limited to those within the hall. 

University Housing Mode 3: Increase security and enforcement; restrict ingress with no external visitors and one guest per room from within the same residence hall at any given time; de-densify higher risk living configurations with communal bathrooms and communal living situations; housing removal for repeat violations; and facilitate single occupancy and process approved housing License Agreement Release requests. 

University Housing Mode 4: Essential Only: Students who have no other options will be allowed to request an exemption to live in residence. 

University Housing Mode 5: Closed: No use of residential halls.

ASU Daily Health Check

ASU continues to monitor health check data for students and employees coming to campus. Overall compliance rates remain consistent.  The HealthCheck platform was designed by Los Angeles-based Safe Health Systems, a startup that advanced as part of the Mayo Clinic and ASU MedTech Accelerator.  It is designed to advise users on appropriate steps to take if they are exhibiting COVID-like symptoms, including staying home, contacting a healthcare provider and potentially getting a COVID-19 test.

report graph

*Reduced engagement beginning 10/31 due to app update to allow “off campus” designation by week or extended time.

Updated: October 11, 2021 @ 6 p.m. 

ASU provides weekly updates on our COVID-19 Management Strategy, which supports virus management efforts at the state, local and university levels. ASU has been managing COVID-19 cases since January 2020.

For the fall 2021 semester, more than 15,000 students are living on campus and ASU continues to provide weekly updates each Monday on its COVID management practices and data. ASU continues to offer vaccinations and testing at no charge to students who are living on campus or attending classes in person and have not yet been vaccinated. 

Remain vigilant against the virus by continuing to follow all public health protocols. Visit our testing webpage to explore testing options. ASU also has on-campus vaccine sites for students, faculty and staff. 

  • Arizona cases have declined in recent days. 
  • Known positive cases in the ASU community have decreased since our last report.
  • There is no change in the university’s housing or learning modes of operation. The university is operating in Mode 1. 

ASU COVID-19 Situational Update

ASU has previously published its COVID management framework. In short, it is our expectation that COVID-19 is here to stay and we must operate the university in a way that accounts for the ongoing presence of the virus. That is why we invested in testing technology, built daily health check apps and established extensive protocols to help manage the virus in our community. ASU is following all CDC guidelines related to higher education.

Current positive case count:

  • 17 known positives among 21,522* faculty and staff, which is 0.08% confirmed positive. That compares with 29 in our last update.
  • 127 known positives among our student body of 77,063 (excluding ASU Online), which is 0.16% confirmed positive. That compares with 148 in our last update.
    • 115 of the 127 are off campus in the metropolitan Phoenix area.
    • 8 are in isolation on the ASU Tempe campus, where 12,019 students live; 4 students are in isolation on the ASU Downtown Phoenix, ASU West or Polytechnic campuses. A total of 1,823 students live in university housing on the ASU Downtown Phoenix campus; 663 students live on the ASU West campus; and 889 students live on the ASU Polytechnic campus.

*Includes all full- and part-time employees from ASU, ASU Preparatory Academy and ASU Enterprise Partners.

Weekly random testing results

ASU tests anyone who is symptomatic, and has tests available free of charge for any student or employee who wants one. In addition, ASU launched, random testing of students and employees on Aug. 27, 2020. The goal is to test approximately 25% of the on-campus students and staff each week to determine current trends with the virus. This data is updated each Monday evening. Current results specific to the random testing program are:

On-campus students

  • Tests from 10/04 - 10/10 = 321
    • Positives = 3
    • Percent Positive = 0.93%
  • Cumulative Tests since 08/09/21 = 3,918
    • Positives = 75
    • Percent Positive = 1.91%

Off-campus students

  • Tests from 10/4- 10/10 = 810
    • Positives = 13
    • Percent Positive = 1.60%
  • Cumulative Tests since 08/09/21 = 7,654
    • Positives = 108
    • Percent Positive = 1.41% 

Employees

  • Tests from 10/4 - 10/10 = 437
    • Positives = 2
    • Percent Positive = 0.46%
  • Cumulative Tests since 08/09/21 = 4,208
    • Positives = 20
    • Percent Positive = 0.48%

ASU Cumulative Information

Since Jan. 1, 2021, ASU has collected more than 152,773 (previously 147,845) Biodesign Institute test results from students and employees. Since August 1, 2021 ASU has tested about 70 percent of students living on campus and about 26 percent of students living off campus.

In addition, ASU collected about 181,000 test results from students and employees between Aug. 1, 2020 and Dec. 31, 2020.

Cumulative number of positive tests since Aug. 1, 2021

  • Students: 796 – (previously 740)
  • Faculty and staff: 273 – (previously 256)

Cumulative number of individuals no longer positive/medically cleared for release since Aug. 1, 2021

  • Students: 1,354 – (previously 1,215)
  • Faculty and staff: 258 – (previously 229)

See past updates for ASU data before the fall 2021 semester. 

Additional information

Statewide COVID-19 Trend Analysis Produced by ASU Epidemiology Group

Total positive tests reported for October 11, 2021 is 1,760. The seven-day trailing average is 2,260.9. ASU’s  critical COVID-19 trend data is updated daily and accessible by the public.

Read the latest statewide COVID Epidemiology Situation Report produced by ASU faculty, which provides a significant summary of COVID-19 activity at the state and (Maricopa) county level dating back to April 1, 2020.

ASU a Leader in Vaccinating the Community

ASU opened an on-campus COVID-19 vaccination site in late January, focusing on health/lab workers, older employees and those in high-public-contact positions on campus. That has since expanded to all employees, and in early April the university opened vaccination appointments to all on-campus ASU students. The student appointments are available on all four campuses in metro Phoenix.

Staff, faculty and students can sign up for an appointment via My Health Portal; they are also welcome to sign up for vaccination through the Arizona Department of Health Services for any public point of distribution site.

ASU now offering Devils’ drop-off COVID-19 saliva testing

To expand testing availability and access for the ASU community, the university is now offering individual drop-off COVID-19 saliva testing to all students, faculty and staff.

Devils’ drop-off doesn’t require an appointment. Just pick up a test kit from an on-campus location, register it online and drop it off once you’ve collected your saliva sample. Pick-up and drop-off locations are available on all four ASU campuses in the Phoenix metropolitan area.

Visit the Devils’ drop-off webpage for pick-up and drop-off location maps and more details.

ASU Support for Statewide Efforts to Combat the Spread of COVID-19

Since the start of the pandemic, ASU has mobilized resources to help the state and our communities combat the spread of COVID-19. Below is a sampling of our ongoing efforts. ASU:

  • Is a key partner in the 24/7 COVID-19 public vaccination site, lauded by the White House for its efficiency.  
  • Was awarded $12.5 million to research COVID-19 immune response and help improve patient outcomes. ASU will join the National Cancer Institute’s Serological Sciences Network (SeroNet), the nation’s largest coordinated effort to study people’s immune response to COVID-19.
  • Landed a $6 million grant to develop a new, portable saliva-based COVID-19 testing device that will deliver results in as little as 20 minutes.
  • Established and operates a clinically-approved and certified COVID-19 testing lab
  • Developed, deployed and continues to enhance the first saliva-based test in the western U.S.
  • Operates COVID-19 testing sites throughout Arizona, testing thousands for the virus each week, including critical infrastructure/utility personnel, first responders and healthcare workers
  • Designed, deployed and manages an online network of 3D printers and sewing machines to rapidly produce PPE for local hospitals and health care providers throughout Arizona
  • Provides daily key data and analysis to track and predict the spread of the pandemic and its impact
  • Launched an online platform with resources for students, parents, educators, remote workers and health care professionals to promote resilience and continued education during the pandemic
  • Assists businesses with reopening plans

More information about these efforts can be found in this recently published six-month review of how ASU’s research enterprise and the community have united against the pandemic. 

ASU Actively Monitoring Campus Neighborhood Trends

ASU is well aware that our community extends beyond the borders of our campuses. We work with businesses surrounding our campuses that students and employees often visit so they understand our expectations around enforcing public health protocols during the pandemic. ASU also works with housing developments where large numbers of our students reside to communicate our expectations for conduct and behavior, including the fact that parties and large gatherings that violate public health guidelines are prohibited.

ASU also is working with the Arizona Department of Health Services to analyze and produce data from the zip codes in which our campuses (including residence halls) are located to better understand virus trends at the local level. 

ASU Learning Modes of Operation

Learning Mode 1: Instruction is delivered to students by faculty in person and on campus unless otherwise indicated. For select, indicated courses, instruction will also be available to students digitally through ASU Sync or asynchronously as an iCourse. ASU Community of Care requirements will continue.

Learning Mode 2: Instruction is delivered to students by faculty in a hybrid fashion. Courses are offered in-person, on-campus at a reduced capacity and are also available to students digitally through ASU Sync and iCourses. All faculty, staff and students are required to comply with public health requirements. Students can choose their preferred learning environment to accommodate their needs.

Learning Mode 3: The majority of courses are delivered to students digitally through ASU Sync and iCourses. A limited number of courses that do not translate to a digital environment such as labs and performing arts, are offered in-person, on-campus at a reduced capacity. All faculty, staff and students are required to comply with public health requirements.

Learning Mode 4: Instruction is delivered to students digitally only through ASU Sync, iCourses and ASU Online. There is no in-person classroom instruction at all. 

ASU University Housing Modes of Operation

University Housing Mode 1:  Regular Mode of Operation: Residence halls at full capacity.  External visitors allowed in buildings. 

University Housing Mode 2: Limited Mode of Operations: ASU fills residence halls at lowered capacity to provide for flexibility in self-isolation and quarantine spaces.  Guests in residence hall rooms are limited to those within the hall. 

University Housing Mode 3: Increase security and enforcement; restrict ingress with no external visitors and one guest per room from within the same residence hall at any given time; de-densify higher risk living configurations with communal bathrooms and communal living situations; housing removal for repeat violations; and facilitate single occupancy and process approved housing License Agreement Release requests. 

University Housing Mode 4: Essential Only: Students who have no other options will be allowed to request an exemption to live in residence. 

University Housing Mode 5: Closed: No use of residential halls.

ASU Daily Health Check

ASU continues to monitor health check data for students and employees coming to campus. Overall compliance rates remain consistent.  The HealthCheck platform was designed by Los Angeles-based Safe Health Systems, a startup that advanced as part of the Mayo Clinic and ASU MedTech Accelerator.  It is designed to advise users on appropriate steps to take if they are exhibiting COVID-like symptoms, including staying home, contacting a healthcare provider and potentially getting a COVID-19 test.

report graph

*Reduced engagement beginning 10/31 due to app update to allow “off campus” designation by week or extended time.

Updated: October 4, 2021 @ 6 p.m. 

ASU provides weekly updates on our COVID-19 Management Strategy, which supports virus management efforts at the state, local and university levels. ASU has been managing COVID-19 cases since January 2020.

For the fall 2021 semester, more than 15,000 students are living on campus and ASU continues to provide weekly updates each Monday on its COVID management practices and data. ASU continues to offer vaccinations and testing at no charge to students who are living on campus or attending classes in person and have not yet been vaccinated. 

Remain vigilant against the virus by continuing to follow all public health protocols. Visit our testing webpage to explore testing options. ASU also has on-campus vaccine sites for students, faculty and staff. 

  • Arizona cases have declined in recent days. 
  • Known positive cases in the ASU community have decreased since our last report.
  • There is no change in the university’s housing or learning modes of operation. The university is operating in Mode 1. 

ASU COVID-19 Situational Update

ASU has previously published its COVID management framework. In short, it is our expectation that COVID-19 is here to stay and we must operate the university in a way that accounts for the ongoing presence of the virus. That is why we invested in testing technology, built daily health check apps and established extensive protocols to help manage the virus in our community. ASU is following all CDC guidelines related to higher education.

Current positive case count:

  • 29 known positives among 21,522* faculty and staff, which is 0.13% confirmed positive. That compares with 31 in our last update.
  • 148 known positives among our student body of 77,063 (excluding ASU Online), which is 0.19% confirmed positive. That compares with 195 in our last update.
    • 133 of the 148 are off campus in the metropolitan Phoenix area.
    • 11 are in isolation on the ASU Tempe campus, where 12,014 students live; 4 students are in isolation on the ASU Downtown Phoenix, ASU West or Polytechnic campuses. A total of 1,822 students live in university housing on the ASU Downtown Phoenix campus; 663 students live on the ASU West campus; and 889 students live on the ASU Polytechnic campus.

*Includes all full- and part-time employees from ASU, ASU Preparatory Academy and ASU Enterprise Partners.

Weekly random testing results

ASU tests anyone who is symptomatic, and has tests available free of charge for any student or employee who wants one. In addition, ASU launched, random testing of students and employees on Aug. 27, 2020. The goal is to test approximately 25% of the on-campus students and staff each week to determine current trends with the virus. This data is updated each Monday evening. Current results specific to the random testing program are:

On-campus students

  • Tests from 09/27 - 10/03 = 343
    • Positives = 4
    • Percent Positive = 1.17%
  • Cumulative Tests since 08/09/21 = 3,584
    • Positives = 72
    • Percent Positive = 2.01%

Off-campus students

  • Tests from 09/27- 10/03 = 957
    • Positives = 19
    • Percent Positive = 1.99%
  • Cumulative Tests since 08/09/21 = 6,820
    • Positives = 95
    • Percent Positive = 1.39% 

Employees

  • Tests from 09/27 - 10/03 = 406
    • Positives = 0
    • Percent Positive = 0.00%
  • Cumulative Tests since 08/09/21 = 3,764
    • Positives = 18
    • Percent Positive = 0.48%

ASU Cumulative Information

Since Jan. 1, 2021, ASU has collected more than 147,845 (previously 142,762) Biodesign Institute test results from students and employees. Since August 1, 2021 ASU has tested about 65 percent of students living on campus and about 24 percent of students living off campus.

In addition, ASU collected about 181,000 test results from students and employees between Aug. 1, 2020 and Dec. 31, 2020.

Cumulative number of positive tests since Aug. 1, 2021

  • Students: 740 – (previously 679)
  • Faculty and staff: 256 – (previously 228)

Cumulative number of individuals no longer positive/medically cleared for release since Aug. 1, 2021

  • Students: 1,215– (previously 1,061)
  • Faculty and staff: 229 – (previously 199)

See past updates for ASU data before the fall 2021 semester. 

Additional information

Statewide COVID-19 Trend Analysis Produced by ASU Epidemiology Group

Total positive tests reported for October 4, 2021 is 2,255. The seven-day trailing average is 2,579. ASU’s  critical COVID-19 trend data is updated daily and accessible by the public.

Read the latest statewide COVID Epidemiology Situation Report produced by ASU faculty, which provides a significant summary of COVID-19 activity at the state and (Maricopa) county level dating back to April 1, 2020.

ASU a Leader in Vaccinating the Community

ASU opened an on-campus COVID-19 vaccination site in late January, focusing on health/lab workers, older employees and those in high-public-contact positions on campus. That has since expanded to all employees, and in early April the university opened vaccination appointments to all on-campus ASU students. The student appointments are available on all four campuses in metro Phoenix.

Staff, faculty and students can sign up for an appointment via My Health Portal; they are also welcome to sign up for vaccination through the Arizona Department of Health Services for any public point of distribution site.

ASU now offering Devils’ drop-off COVID-19 saliva testing

To expand testing availability and access for the ASU community, the university is now offering individual drop-off COVID-19 saliva testing to all students, faculty and staff.

Devils’ drop-off doesn’t require an appointment. Just pick up a test kit from an on-campus location, register it online and drop it off once you’ve collected your saliva sample. Pick-up and drop-off locations are available on all four ASU campuses in the Phoenix metropolitan area.

Visit the Devils’ drop-off webpage for pick-up and drop-off location maps and more details.

ASU Support for Statewide Efforts to Combat the Spread of COVID-19

Since the start of the pandemic, ASU has mobilized resources to help the state and our communities combat the spread of COVID-19. Below is a sampling of our ongoing efforts. ASU:

  • Is a key partner in the 24/7 COVID-19 public vaccination site, lauded by the White House for its efficiency.  
  • Was awarded $12.5 million to research COVID-19 immune response and help improve patient outcomes. ASU will join the National Cancer Institute’s Serological Sciences Network (SeroNet), the nation’s largest coordinated effort to study people’s immune response to COVID-19.
  • Landed a $6 million grant to develop a new, portable saliva-based COVID-19 testing device that will deliver results in as little as 20 minutes.
  • Established and operates a clinically-approved and certified COVID-19 testing lab
  • Developed, deployed and continues to enhance the first saliva-based test in the western U.S.
  • Operates COVID-19 testing sites throughout Arizona, testing thousands for the virus each week, including critical infrastructure/utility personnel, first responders and healthcare workers
  • Designed, deployed and manages an online network of 3D printers and sewing machines to rapidly produce PPE for local hospitals and health care providers throughout Arizona
  • Provides daily key data and analysis to track and predict the spread of the pandemic and its impact
  • Launched an online platform with resources for students, parents, educators, remote workers and health care professionals to promote resilience and continued education during the pandemic
  • Assists businesses with reopening plans

More information about these efforts can be found in this recently published six-month review of how ASU’s research enterprise and the community have united against the pandemic. 

ASU Actively Monitoring Campus Neighborhood Trends

ASU is well aware that our community extends beyond the borders of our campuses. We work with businesses surrounding our campuses that students and employees often visit so they understand our expectations around enforcing public health protocols during the pandemic. ASU also works with housing developments where large numbers of our students reside to communicate our expectations for conduct and behavior, including the fact that parties and large gatherings that violate public health guidelines are prohibited.

ASU also is working with the Arizona Department of Health Services to analyze and produce data from the zip codes in which our campuses (including residence halls) are located to better understand virus trends at the local level. 

ASU Learning Modes of Operation

Learning Mode 1: Instruction is delivered to students by faculty in person and on campus unless otherwise indicated. For select, indicated courses, instruction will also be available to students digitally through ASU Sync or asynchronously as an iCourse. ASU Community of Care requirements will continue.

Learning Mode 2: Instruction is delivered to students by faculty in a hybrid fashion. Courses are offered in-person, on-campus at a reduced capacity and are also available to students digitally through ASU Sync and iCourses. All faculty, staff and students are required to comply with public health requirements. Students can choose their preferred learning environment to accommodate their needs.

Learning Mode 3: The majority of courses are delivered to students digitally through ASU Sync and iCourses. A limited number of courses that do not translate to a digital environment such as labs and performing arts, are offered in-person, on-campus at a reduced capacity. All faculty, staff and students are required to comply with public health requirements.

Learning Mode 4: Instruction is delivered to students digitally only through ASU Sync, iCourses and ASU Online. There is no in-person classroom instruction at all. 

ASU University Housing Modes of Operation

University Housing Mode 1:  Regular Mode of Operation: Residence halls at full capacity.  External visitors allowed in buildings. 

University Housing Mode 2: Limited Mode of Operations: ASU fills residence halls at lowered capacity to provide for flexibility in self-isolation and quarantine spaces.  Guests in residence hall rooms are limited to those within the hall. 

University Housing Mode 3: Increase security and enforcement; restrict ingress with no external visitors and one guest per room from within the same residence hall at any given time; de-densify higher risk living configurations with communal bathrooms and communal living situations; housing removal for repeat violations; and facilitate single occupancy and process approved housing License Agreement Release requests. 

University Housing Mode 4: Essential Only: Students who have no other options will be allowed to request an exemption to live in residence. 

University Housing Mode 5: Closed: No use of residential halls.

ASU Daily Health Check

ASU continues to monitor health check data for students and employees coming to campus. Overall compliance rates remain consistent.  The HealthCheck platform was designed by Los Angeles-based Safe Health Systems, a startup that advanced as part of the Mayo Clinic and ASU MedTech Accelerator.  It is designed to advise users on appropriate steps to take if they are exhibiting COVID-like symptoms, including staying home, contacting a healthcare provider and potentially getting a COVID-19 test.

report graph

*Reduced engagement beginning 10/31 due to app update to allow “off campus” designation by week or extended time.

September 2021

Updated: September 27, 2021 @ 6 p.m. 

ASU provides weekly updates on our COVID-19 Management Strategy, which supports virus management efforts at the state, local and university levels. ASU has been managing COVID-19 cases since January 2020.

For the fall 2021 semester, more than 15,000 students are living on campus and ASU continues to provide weekly updates each Monday on its COVID management practices and data. ASU continues to offer vaccinations and testing at no charge to students who are living on campus or attending classes in person and have not yet been vaccinated. 

Remain vigilant against the virus by continuing to follow all public health protocols. Visit our testing webpage to explore testing options. ASU also has on-campus vaccine sites for students, faculty and staff. 

  • Arizona cases have declined in recent days. 
  • Known positive cases in the ASU community have decreased since our last report.
  • There is no change in the university’s housing or learning modes of operation. The university is operating in Mode 1. 

ASU COVID-19 Situational Update

ASU has previously published its COVID management framework. In short, it is our expectation that COVID-19 is here to stay and we must operate the university in a way that accounts for the ongoing presence of the virus. That is why we invested in testing technology, built daily health check apps and established extensive protocols to help manage the virus in our community. ASU is following all CDC guidelines related to higher education.

Current positive case count:

  • 31 known positives among 21,522* faculty and staff, which is 0.14% confirmed positive. That compares with 27 in our last update.
  • 195 known positives among our student body of 77,063 (excluding ASU Online), which is 0.25% confirmed positive. That compares with 200 in our last update.
    • 172 of the 195 are off campus in the metropolitan Phoenix area.
    • 14 are in isolation on the ASU Tempe campus, where 12,017 students live; 9 students are in isolation on the ASU Downtown Phoenix, ASU West or Polytechnic campuses. A total of 1,822 students live in university housing on the ASU Downtown Phoenix campus; 664 students live on the ASU West campus; and 888 students live on the ASU Polytechnic campus.

*Includes all full- and part-time employees from ASU, ASU Preparatory Academy and ASU Enterprise Partners.

Weekly random testing results

ASU tests anyone who is symptomatic, and has tests available free of charge for any student or employee who wants one. In addition, ASU launched, random testing of students and employees on Aug. 27, 2020. The goal is to test approximately 25% of the on-campus students and staff each week to determine current trends with the virus. This data is updated each Monday evening. Current results specific to the random testing program are:

On-campus students

  • Tests from 09/20 - 09/26 = 345
    • Positives = 10
    • Percent Positive = 2.90%
  • Cumulative Tests since 08/09/21 = 3,228
    • Positives = 68
    • Percent Positive = 2.11%

Off-campus students

  • Tests from 09/20- 09/26 = 1,034
    • Positives = 16
    • Percent Positive = 1.55%
  • Cumulative Tests since 08/09/21 = 5,841
    • Positives = 75
    • Percent Positive = 1.28% 

Employees

  • Tests from 09/20 - 09/26 = 429
    • Positives = 0
    • Percent Positive = 0.00%
  • Cumulative Tests since 08/09/21 = 3,352
    • Positives = 18
    • Percent Positive = 0.54%

ASU Cumulative Information

Since Jan. 1, 2021, ASU has collected more than 142,762 (previously 137,255) Biodesign Institute test results from students and employees. Since August 1, 2021 ASU has tested about 58 percent of students living on campus and about 21 percent of students living off campus.

In addition, ASU collected about 181,000 test results from students and employees between Aug. 1, 2020 and Dec. 31, 2020.

Cumulative number of positive tests since Aug. 1, 2021

  • Students: 679 – (previously 584)
  • Faculty and staff: 228 – (previously 200)

Cumulative number of individuals no longer positive/medically cleared for release since Aug. 1, 2021

  • Students: 1,061– (previously 897)
  • Faculty and staff: 199 – (previously 175)

See past updates for ASU data before the fall 2021 semester. 

Additional information

Statewide COVID-19 Trend Analysis Produced by ASU Epidemiology Group

Total positive tests reported for September 27, 2021 is 1,959. The seven-day trailing average is 2,500.7. ASU’s  critical COVID-19 trend data is updated daily and accessible by the public.

Read the latest statewide COVID Epidemiology Situation Report produced by ASU faculty, which provides a significant summary of COVID-19 activity at the state and (Maricopa) county level dating back to April 1, 2020.

ASU a Leader in Vaccinating the Community

ASU opened an on-campus COVID-19 vaccination site in late January, focusing on health/lab workers, older employees and those in high-public-contact positions on campus. That has since expanded to all employees, and in early April the university opened vaccination appointments to all on-campus ASU students. The student appointments are available on all four campuses in metro Phoenix.

Staff, faculty and students can sign up for an appointment via My Health Portal; they are also welcome to sign up for vaccination through the Arizona Department of Health Services for any public point of distribution site.

ASU now offering Devils’ drop-off COVID-19 saliva testing

To expand testing availability and access for the ASU community, the university is now offering individual drop-off COVID-19 saliva testing to all students, faculty and staff.

Devils’ drop-off doesn’t require an appointment. Just pick up a test kit from an on-campus location, register it online and drop it off once you’ve collected your saliva sample. Pick-up and drop-off locations are available on all four ASU campuses in the Phoenix metropolitan area.

Visit the Devils’ drop-off webpage for pick-up and drop-off location maps and more details.

ASU Support for Statewide Efforts to Combat the Spread of COVID-19

Since the start of the pandemic, ASU has mobilized resources to help the state and our communities combat the spread of COVID-19. Below is a sampling of our ongoing efforts. ASU:

  • Is a key partner in the 24/7 COVID-19 public vaccination site, lauded by the White House for its efficiency.  
  • Was awarded $12.5 million to research COVID-19 immune response and help improve patient outcomes. ASU will join the National Cancer Institute’s Serological Sciences Network (SeroNet), the nation’s largest coordinated effort to study people’s immune response to COVID-19.
  • Landed a $6 million grant to develop a new, portable saliva-based COVID-19 testing device that will deliver results in as little as 20 minutes.
  • Established and operates a clinically-approved and certified COVID-19 testing lab
  • Developed, deployed and continues to enhance the first saliva-based test in the western U.S.
  • Operates COVID-19 testing sites throughout Arizona, testing thousands for the virus each week, including critical infrastructure/utility personnel, first responders and healthcare workers
  • Designed, deployed and manages an online network of 3D printers and sewing machines to rapidly produce PPE for local hospitals and health care providers throughout Arizona
  • Provides daily key data and analysis to track and predict the spread of the pandemic and its impact
  • Launched an online platform with resources for students, parents, educators, remote workers and health care professionals to promote resilience and continued education during the pandemic
  • Assists businesses with reopening plans

More information about these efforts can be found in this recently published six-month review of how ASU’s research enterprise and the community have united against the pandemic. 

ASU Actively Monitoring Campus Neighborhood Trends

ASU is well aware that our community extends beyond the borders of our campuses. We work with businesses surrounding our campuses that students and employees often visit so they understand our expectations around enforcing public health protocols during the pandemic. ASU also works with housing developments where large numbers of our students reside to communicate our expectations for conduct and behavior, including the fact that parties and large gatherings that violate public health guidelines are prohibited.

ASU also is working with the Arizona Department of Health Services to analyze and produce data from the zip codes in which our campuses (including residence halls) are located to better understand virus trends at the local level. 

ASU Learning Modes of Operation

Learning Mode 1: Instruction is delivered to students by faculty in person and on campus unless otherwise indicated. For select, indicated courses, instruction will also be available to students digitally through ASU Sync or asynchronously as an iCourse. ASU Community of Care requirements will continue.

Learning Mode 2: Instruction is delivered to students by faculty in a hybrid fashion. Courses are offered in-person, on-campus at a reduced capacity and are also available to students digitally through ASU Sync and iCourses. All faculty, staff and students are required to comply with public health requirements. Students can choose their preferred learning environment to accommodate their needs.

Learning Mode 3: The majority of courses are delivered to students digitally through ASU Sync and iCourses. A limited number of courses that do not translate to a digital environment such as labs and performing arts, are offered in-person, on-campus at a reduced capacity. All faculty, staff and students are required to comply with public health requirements.

Learning Mode 4: Instruction is delivered to students digitally only through ASU Sync, iCourses and ASU Online. There is no in-person classroom instruction at all. 

ASU University Housing Modes of Operation

University Housing Mode 1:  Regular Mode of Operation: Residence halls at full capacity.  External visitors allowed in buildings. 

University Housing Mode 2: Limited Mode of Operations: ASU fills residence halls at lowered capacity to provide for flexibility in self-isolation and quarantine spaces.  Guests in residence hall rooms are limited to those within the hall. 

University Housing Mode 3: Increase security and enforcement; restrict ingress with no external visitors and one guest per room from within the same residence hall at any given time; de-densify higher risk living configurations with communal bathrooms and communal living situations; housing removal for repeat violations; and facilitate single occupancy and process approved housing License Agreement Release requests. 

University Housing Mode 4: Essential Only: Students who have no other options will be allowed to request an exemption to live in residence. 

University Housing Mode 5: Closed: No use of residential halls.

ASU Daily Health Check

ASU continues to monitor health check data for students and employees coming to campus. Overall compliance rates remain consistent.  The HealthCheck platform was designed by Los Angeles-based Safe Health Systems, a startup that advanced as part of the Mayo Clinic and ASU MedTech Accelerator.  It is designed to advise users on appropriate steps to take if they are exhibiting COVID-like symptoms, including staying home, contacting a healthcare provider and potentially getting a COVID-19 test.

report graph

*Reduced engagement beginning 10/31 due to app update to allow “off campus” designation by week or extended time.

Updated: September 20, 2021 @ 6 p.m. 

ASU provides weekly updates on our COVID-19 Management Strategy, which supports virus management efforts at the state, local and university levels. ASU has been managing COVID-19 cases since January 2020.

For the fall 2021 semester, more than 15,000 students are living on campus and ASU continues to provide weekly updates each Monday on its COVID management practices and data. ASU continues to offer vaccinations and testing at no charge to students who are living on campus or attending classes in person and have not yet been vaccinated. 

Remain vigilant against the virus by continuing to follow all public health protocols. Visit our testing webpage to explore testing options. ASU also has on-campus vaccine sites for students, faculty and staff. 

  • Arizona cases have declined in recent days. 
  • Known positive cases in the ASU community have decreased since our last report.
  • There is no change in the university’s housing or learning modes of operation. The university is operating in Mode 1. 

ASU COVID-19 Situational Update

ASU has previously published its COVID management framework. In short, it is our expectation that COVID-19 is here to stay and we must operate the university in a way that accounts for the ongoing presence of the virus. That is why we invested in testing technology, built daily health check apps and established extensive protocols to help manage the virus in our community. ASU is following all CDC guidelines related to higher education.

Current positive case count:

  • 27 known positives among 21,522* faculty and staff, which is 0.13% confirmed positive. That compares with 28 in our last update.
  • 200 known positives among our student body of 77,063 (excluding ASU Online), which is 0.26% confirmed positive. That compares with 276 in our last update.
    • 170 of the 200 are off campus in the metropolitan Phoenix area.
    • 19 are in isolation on the ASU Tempe campus, where 12,008 students live; 11 students are in isolation on the ASU Downtown Phoenix, ASU West or Polytechnic campuses. A total of 1,824 students live in university housing on the ASU Downtown Phoenix campus; 664 students live on the ASU West campus; and 891 students live on the ASU Polytechnic campus.

*Includes all full- and part-time employees from ASU, ASU Preparatory Academy and ASU Enterprise Partners.

Weekly random testing results

ASU tests anyone who is symptomatic, and has tests available free of charge for any student or employee who wants one. In addition, ASU launched, random testing of students and employees on Aug. 27, 2020. The goal is to test approximately 25% of the on-campus students and staff each week to determine current trends with the virus. This data is updated each Monday evening. Current results specific to the random testing program are:

On-campus students

  • Tests from 09/13 - 09/19 = 432
    • Positives = 4
    • Percent Positive = 0.93%
  • Cumulative Tests since 08/09/21 = 2,867
    • Positives = 58
    • Percent Positive = 2.02%

Off-campus students

  • Tests from 09/13- 09/19 = 1,130
    • Positives = 13
    • Percent Positive = 1.15%
  • Cumulative Tests since 08/09/21 = 4,789
    • Positives = 58
    • Percent Positive = 1.21% 

Employees

  • Tests from 09/13 - 09/19 = 515
    • Positives = 3
    • Percent Positive = 0.58%
  • Cumulative Tests since 08/09/21 = 2,921
    • Positives = 18
    • Percent Positive = 0.62%

ASU Cumulative Information

Since Jan. 1, 2021, ASU has collected more than 137,255 (previously 131,250) Biodesign Institute test results from students and employees. Since August 1, 2021 ASU has tested about 51 percent of students living on campus and about 18 percent of students living off campus.

In addition, ASU collected about 181,000 test results from students and employees between Aug. 1, 2020 and Dec. 31, 2020.

Cumulative number of positive tests since Aug. 1, 2021

  • Students: 584 – (previously 501)
  • Faculty and staff: 200 – (previously 176)

Cumulative number of individuals no longer positive/medically cleared for release since Aug. 1, 2021

  • Students: 897 – (previously 650)
  • Faculty and staff: 175 – (previously 150)

See past updates for ASU data before the fall 2021 semester. 

Additional information

Statewide COVID-19 Trend Analysis Produced by ASU Epidemiology Group

Total positive tests reported for September 20, 2021 is 2,020. The seven-day trailing average is 2,563.6. ASU’s  critical COVID-19 trend data is updated daily and accessible by the public.

Read the latest statewide COVID Epidemiology Situation Report produced by ASU faculty, which provides a significant summary of COVID-19 activity at the state and (Maricopa) county level dating back to April 1, 2020.

ASU a Leader in Vaccinating the Community

ASU opened an on-campus COVID-19 vaccination site in late January, focusing on health/lab workers, older employees and those in high-public-contact positions on campus. That has since expanded to all employees, and in early April the university opened vaccination appointments to all on-campus ASU students. The student appointments are available on all four campuses in metro Phoenix.

Staff, faculty and students can sign up for an appointment via My Health Portal; they are also welcome to sign up for vaccination through the Arizona Department of Health Services for any public point of distribution site.

ASU now offering Devils’ drop-off COVID-19 saliva testing

To expand testing availability and access for the ASU community, the university is now offering individual drop-off COVID-19 saliva testing to all students, faculty and staff.

Devils’ drop-off doesn’t require an appointment. Just pick up a test kit from an on-campus location, register it online and drop it off once you’ve collected your saliva sample. Pick-up and drop-off locations are available on all four ASU campuses in the Phoenix metropolitan area.

Visit the Devils’ drop-off webpage for pick-up and drop-off location maps and more details.

ASU Support for Statewide Efforts to Combat the Spread of COVID-19

Since the start of the pandemic, ASU has mobilized resources to help the state and our communities combat the spread of COVID-19. Below is a sampling of our ongoing efforts. ASU:

  • Is a key partner in the 24/7 COVID-19 public vaccination site, lauded by the White House for its efficiency.  
  • Was awarded $12.5 million to research COVID-19 immune response and help improve patient outcomes. ASU will join the National Cancer Institute’s Serological Sciences Network (SeroNet), the nation’s largest coordinated effort to study people’s immune response to COVID-19.
  • Landed a $6 million grant to develop a new, portable saliva-based COVID-19 testing device that will deliver results in as little as 20 minutes.
  • Established and operates a clinically-approved and certified COVID-19 testing lab
  • Developed, deployed and continues to enhance the first saliva-based test in the western U.S.
  • Operates COVID-19 testing sites throughout Arizona, testing thousands for the virus each week, including critical infrastructure/utility personnel, first responders and healthcare workers
  • Designed, deployed and manages an online network of 3D printers and sewing machines to rapidly produce PPE for local hospitals and health care providers throughout Arizona
  • Provides daily key data and analysis to track and predict the spread of the pandemic and its impact
  • Launched an online platform with resources for students, parents, educators, remote workers and health care professionals to promote resilience and continued education during the pandemic
  • Assists businesses with reopening plans

More information about these efforts can be found in this recently published six-month review of how ASU’s research enterprise and the community have united against the pandemic. 

ASU Actively Monitoring Campus Neighborhood Trends

ASU is well aware that our community extends beyond the borders of our campuses. We work with businesses surrounding our campuses that students and employees often visit so they understand our expectations around enforcing public health protocols during the pandemic. ASU also works with housing developments where large numbers of our students reside to communicate our expectations for conduct and behavior, including the fact that parties and large gatherings that violate public health guidelines are prohibited.

ASU also is working with the Arizona Department of Health Services to analyze and produce data from the zip codes in which our campuses (including residence halls) are located to better understand virus trends at the local level. 

ASU Learning Modes of Operation

Learning Mode 1: Instruction is delivered to students by faculty in person and on campus unless otherwise indicated. For select, indicated courses, instruction will also be available to students digitally through ASU Sync or asynchronously as an iCourse. ASU Community of Care requirements will continue.

Learning Mode 2: Instruction is delivered to students by faculty in a hybrid fashion. Courses are offered in-person, on-campus at a reduced capacity and are also available to students digitally through ASU Sync and iCourses. All faculty, staff and students are required to comply with public health requirements. Students can choose their preferred learning environment to accommodate their needs.

Learning Mode 3: The majority of courses are delivered to students digitally through ASU Sync and iCourses. A limited number of courses that do not translate to a digital environment such as labs and performing arts, are offered in-person, on-campus at a reduced capacity. All faculty, staff and students are required to comply with public health requirements.

Learning Mode 4: Instruction is delivered to students digitally only through ASU Sync, iCourses and ASU Online. There is no in-person classroom instruction at all. 

ASU University Housing Modes of Operation

University Housing Mode 1:  Regular Mode of Operation: Residence halls at full capacity.  External visitors allowed in buildings. 

University Housing Mode 2: Limited Mode of Operations: ASU fills residence halls at lowered capacity to provide for flexibility in self-isolation and quarantine spaces.  Guests in residence hall rooms are limited to those within the hall. 

University Housing Mode 3: Increase security and enforcement; restrict ingress with no external visitors and one guest per room from within the same residence hall at any given time; de-densify higher risk living configurations with communal bathrooms and communal living situations; housing removal for repeat violations; and facilitate single occupancy and process approved housing License Agreement Release requests. 

University Housing Mode 4: Essential Only: Students who have no other options will be allowed to request an exemption to live in residence. 

University Housing Mode 5: Closed: No use of residential halls.

ASU Daily Health Check

ASU continues to monitor health check data for students and employees coming to campus. Overall compliance rates remain consistent.  The HealthCheck platform was designed by Los Angeles-based Safe Health Systems, a startup that advanced as part of the Mayo Clinic and ASU MedTech Accelerator.  It is designed to advise users on appropriate steps to take if they are exhibiting COVID-like symptoms, including staying home, contacting a healthcare provider and potentially getting a COVID-19 test.

report graph

*Reduced engagement beginning 10/31 due to app update to allow “off campus” designation by week or extended time.

Updated: September 13, 2021 @ 7 p.m. 

ASU provides weekly updates on our COVID-19 Management Strategy, which supports virus management efforts at the state, local and university levels. ASU has been managing COVID-19 cases since January 2020.

For the fall 2021 semester, more than 15,000 students are living on campus and ASU continues to provide weekly updates each Monday on its COVID management practices and data. ASU continues to offer vaccinations and testing at no charge to students who are living on campus or attending classes in person and have not yet been vaccinated. 

Remain vigilant against the virus by continuing to follow all public health protocols. Visit our testing webpage to explore testing options. ASU also has on-campus vaccine sites for students, faculty and staff. 

  • Arizona cases have declined in recent days. 
  • Known positive cases in the ASU community have decreased since our last report.
  • There is no change in the university’s housing or learning modes of operation. The university is operating in Mode 1. 

ASU COVID-19 Situational Update

ASU has previously published its COVID management framework. In short, it is our expectation that COVID-19 is here to stay and we must operate the university in a way that accounts for the ongoing presence of the virus. That is why we invested in testing technology, built daily health check apps and established extensive protocols to help manage the virus in our community. ASU is following all CDC guidelines related to higher education.

Current positive case count:

  • 28 known positives among 21,522* faculty and staff, which is 0.13% confirmed positive. That compares with 29 in our last update.
  • 276 known positives among our student body of 77,063 (excluding ASU Online), which is 0.36% confirmed positive. That compares with 283 in our last update.
    • 235 of the 276 are off campus in the metropolitan Phoenix area.
    • 35 are in isolation on the ASU Tempe campus, where 12,000 students live. Six students are in isolation on the ASU Downtown Phoenix, ASU West or Polytechnic campuses. A total of 1,802 students live in university housing on the ASU Downtown Phoenix campus; 665 students live on the ASU West campus; and 892 students live on the ASU Polytechnic campus.

*Includes all full- and part-time employees from ASU, ASU Preparatory Academy and ASU Enterprise Partners.

Weekly random testing results

ASU tests anyone who is symptomatic, and has tests available free of charge for any student or employee who wants one. In addition, ASU launched, random testing of students and employees on Aug. 27, 2020. The goal is to test approximately 25% of the on-campus students and staff each week to determine current trends with the virus. This data is updated each Monday evening. Current results specific to the random testing program are:

On-campus students

  • Tests from 09/06 - 09/12 = 489
    • Positives = 12
    • Percent Positive = 2.45%
  • Cumulative Tests since 08/09/21 = 2,408
    • Positives = 54
    • Percent Positive = 2.24%

Off-campus students

  • Tests from 09/06- 09/12 = 1,070
    • Positives = 11
    • Percent Positive = 1.03%
  • Cumulative Tests since 08/09/21 = 3,640
    • Positives = 44
    • Percent Positive = 1.21% 

Employees

  • Tests from 09/06 - 09/12 = 430
    • Positives = 3
    • Percent Positive = 0.70%
  • Cumulative Tests since 08/09/21 = 2,405
    • Positives = 15
    • Percent Positive = 0.62%

ASU Cumulative Information

Since Jan. 1, 2021, ASU has collected more than 131,250 (previously 125,564) Biodesign Institute test results from students and employees. Since August 1, 2021 ASU has tested about 42 percent of students living on campus and about 14 percent of students living off campus.

In addition, ASU collected about 181,000 test results from students and employees between Aug. 1, 2020 and Dec. 31, 2020.

Cumulative number of positive tests since Aug. 1, 2021

  • Students: 501 – (previously 408)
  • Faculty and staff: 176 – (previously 149)

Cumulative number of individuals no longer positive/medically cleared for release since Aug. 1, 2021

  • Students: 650 – (previously 436)
  • Faculty and staff: 150 – (previously 122)

See past updates for ASU data before the fall 2021 semester. 

Additional information

Statewide COVID-19 Trend Analysis Produced by ASU Epidemiology Group

Total positive tests reported for September 13, 2021 is 2,278. The seven-day trailing average is 2,581. ASU’s  critical COVID-19 trend data is updated daily and accessible by the public.

Read the latest statewide COVID Epidemiology Situation Report produced by ASU faculty, which provides a significant summary of COVID-19 activity at the state and (Maricopa) county level dating back to April 1, 2020.

ASU a Leader in Vaccinating the Community

ASU opened an on-campus COVID-19 vaccination site in late January, focusing on health/lab workers, older employees and those in high-public-contact positions on campus. That has since expanded to all employees, and in early April the university opened vaccination appointments to all on-campus ASU students. The student appointments are available on all four campuses in metro Phoenix.

Staff, faculty and students can sign up for an appointment via My Health Portal; they are also welcome to sign up for vaccination through the Arizona Department of Health Services for any public point of distribution site.

ASU now offering Devils’ drop-off COVID-19 saliva testing

To expand testing availability and access for the ASU community, the university is now offering individual drop-off COVID-19 saliva testing to all students, faculty and staff.

Devils’ drop-off doesn’t require an appointment. Just pick up a test kit from an on-campus location, register it online and drop it off once you’ve collected your saliva sample. Pick-up and drop-off locations are available on all four ASU campuses in the Phoenix metropolitan area.

Visit the Devils’ drop-off webpage for pick-up and drop-off location maps and more details.

ASU Support for Statewide Efforts to Combat the Spread of COVID-19

Since the start of the pandemic, ASU has mobilized resources to help the state and our communities combat the spread of COVID-19. Below is a sampling of our ongoing efforts. ASU:

  • Is a key partner in the 24/7 COVID-19 public vaccination site, lauded by the White House for its efficiency.  
  • Was awarded $12.5 million to research COVID-19 immune response and help improve patient outcomes. ASU will join the National Cancer Institute’s Serological Sciences Network (SeroNet), the nation’s largest coordinated effort to study people’s immune response to COVID-19.
  • Landed a $6 million grant to develop a new, portable saliva-based COVID-19 testing device that will deliver results in as little as 20 minutes.
  • Established and operates a clinically-approved and certified COVID-19 testing lab
  • Developed, deployed and continues to enhance the first saliva-based test in the western U.S.
  • Operates COVID-19 testing sites throughout Arizona, testing thousands for the virus each week, including critical infrastructure/utility personnel, first responders and healthcare workers
  • Designed, deployed and manages an online network of 3D printers and sewing machines to rapidly produce PPE for local hospitals and health care providers throughout Arizona
  • Provides daily key data and analysis to track and predict the spread of the pandemic and its impact
  • Launched an online platform with resources for students, parents, educators, remote workers and health care professionals to promote resilience and continued education during the pandemic
  • Assists businesses with reopening plans

More information about these efforts can be found in this recently published six-month review of how ASU’s research enterprise and the community have united against the pandemic. 

ASU Actively Monitoring Campus Neighborhood Trends

ASU is well aware that our community extends beyond the borders of our campuses. We work with businesses surrounding our campuses that students and employees often visit so they understand our expectations around enforcing public health protocols during the pandemic. ASU also works with housing developments where large numbers of our students reside to communicate our expectations for conduct and behavior, including the fact that parties and large gatherings that violate public health guidelines are prohibited.

ASU also is working with the Arizona Department of Health Services to analyze and produce data from the zip codes in which our campuses (including residence halls) are located to better understand virus trends at the local level. 

ASU Learning Modes of Operation

Learning Mode 1: Instruction is delivered to students by faculty in person and on campus unless otherwise indicated. For select, indicated courses, instruction will also be available to students digitally through ASU Sync or asynchronously as an iCourse. ASU Community of Care requirements will continue.

Learning Mode 2: Instruction is delivered to students by faculty in a hybrid fashion. Courses are offered in-person, on-campus at a reduced capacity and are also available to students digitally through ASU Sync and iCourses. All faculty, staff and students are required to comply with public health requirements. Students can choose their preferred learning environment to accommodate their needs.

Learning Mode 3: The majority of courses are delivered to students digitally through ASU Sync and iCourses. A limited number of courses that do not translate to a digital environment such as labs and performing arts, are offered in-person, on-campus at a reduced capacity. All faculty, staff and students are required to comply with public health requirements.

Learning Mode 4: Instruction is delivered to students digitally only through ASU Sync, iCourses and ASU Online. There is no in-person classroom instruction at all. 

ASU University Housing Modes of Operation

University Housing Mode 1:  Regular Mode of Operation: Residence halls at full capacity.  External visitors allowed in buildings. 

University Housing Mode 2: Limited Mode of Operations: ASU fills residence halls at lowered capacity to provide for flexibility in self-isolation and quarantine spaces.  Guests in residence hall rooms are limited to those within the hall. 

University Housing Mode 3: Increase security and enforcement; restrict ingress with no external visitors and one guest per room from within the same residence hall at any given time; de-densify higher risk living configurations with communal bathrooms and communal living situations; housing removal for repeat violations; and facilitate single occupancy and process approved housing License Agreement Release requests. 

University Housing Mode 4: Essential Only: Students who have no other options will be allowed to request an exemption to live in residence. 

University Housing Mode 5: Closed: No use of residential halls.

ASU Daily Health Check

ASU continues to monitor health check data for students and employees coming to campus. Overall compliance rates remain consistent.  The HealthCheck platform was designed by Los Angeles-based Safe Health Systems, a startup that advanced as part of the Mayo Clinic and ASU MedTech Accelerator.  It is designed to advise users on appropriate steps to take if they are exhibiting COVID-like symptoms, including staying home, contacting a healthcare provider and potentially getting a COVID-19 test.

report graph

*Reduced engagement beginning 10/31 due to app update to allow “off campus” designation by week or extended time.

Updated: September 7, 2021 @ 7 p.m. 

ASU provides weekly updates on our COVID-19 Management Strategy, which supports virus management efforts at the state, local and university levels. ASU has been managing COVID-19 cases since January 2020.

For the fall 2021 semester, more than 15,000 students are living on campus and ASU continues to provide weekly updates each Monday on its COVID management practices and data. ASU continues to offer vaccinations and testing at no charge to students who are living on campus or attending classes in person and have not yet been vaccinated. 

Remain vigilant against the virus by continuing to follow all public health protocols. Visit our testing webpage to explore testing options. ASU also has on-campus vaccine sites for students, faculty and staff. 

  • Arizona cases have declined in recent days. 
  • Known positive cases in the ASU community have remained relatively steady since our last report.
  • There is no change in the university’s housing or learning modes of operation. The university is operating in Mode 1. 

ASU COVID-19 Situational Update

ASU has previously published its COVID management framework. In short, it is our expectation that COVID-19 is here to stay and we must operate the university in a way that accounts for the ongoing presence of the virus. That is why we invested in testing technology, built daily health check apps and established extensive protocols to help manage the virus in our community. ASU is following all CDC guidelines related to higher education.

Current positive case count:

  • 29 known positives among 21,522* faculty and staff, which is 0.13% confirmed positive. That compares with 35 in our last update.
  • 283 known positives among our student body of 77,063 (excluding ASU Online), which is 0.37% confirmed positive. That compares with 271 in our last update.
    • 243 of the 283 are off campus in the metropolitan Phoenix area.
    • 33 are in isolation on the ASU Tempe campus, where 11,983 students live. Seven students are in isolation on the ASU Downtown Phoenix, ASU West or Polytechnic campuses. A total of 1,809 students live in university housing on the ASU Downtown Phoenix campus; 664 students live on the ASU West campus; and 893 students live on the ASU Polytechnic campus.

*Includes all full- and part-time employees from ASU, ASU Preparatory Academy and ASU Enterprise Partners.

Weekly random testing results

ASU tests anyone who is symptomatic, and has tests available free of charge for any student or employee who wants one. In addition, ASU launched, random testing of students and employees on Aug. 27, 2020. The goal is to test approximately 25% of the on-campus students and staff each week to determine current trends with the virus. This data is updated each Monday evening. Current results specific to the random testing program are:

On-campus students

  • Tests from 08/30 - 09/05 = 586
    • Positives = 13
    • Percent Positive = 2.22%
  • Cumulative Tests since 08/09/21 = 1,878
    • Positives = 40
    • Percent Positive = 2.13%

Off-campus students

  • Tests from 08/30- 09/05 = 1,285
    • Positives = 12
    • Percent Positive = 0.93%
  • Cumulative Tests since 08/09/21 = 2,540
    • Positives = 33
    • Percent Positive = 1.30% 

Employees

  • Tests from 08/30 - 09/05 = 425
    • Positives = 1
    • Percent Positive = 0.24%
  • Cumulative Tests since 08/09/21 = 1,970
    • Positives = 12
    • Percent Positive = 0.61%

ASU Cumulative Information

Since Jan. 1, 2021, ASU has collected more than 125,564 (previously 109,614) Biodesign Institute test results from students and employees. Since August 1, 2021 ASU has tested about 32 percent of students living on campus and about 11 percent of students living off campus.

In addition, ASU collected about 181,000 test results from students and employees between Aug. 1, 2020 and Dec. 31, 2020.

Cumulative number of positive tests since Aug. 1, 2021

  • Students: 408 – (previously 296)
  • Faculty and staff: 149 – (previously 127)

Cumulative number of individuals no longer positive/medically cleared for release since Aug. 1, 2021

  • Students: 436 – (previously 228)
  • Faculty and staff: 122 – (previously 94)

See past updates for ASU data before the fall 2021 semester. 

Additional information

Statewide COVID-19 Trend Analysis Produced by ASU Epidemiology Group

Total positive tests reported for September 7, 2021 is 1,982. The seven-day trailing average is 3,266.7. ASU’s  critical COVID-19 trend data is updated daily and accessible by the public.

Read the latest statewide COVID Epidemiology Situation Report produced by ASU faculty, which provides a significant summary of COVID-19 activity at the state and (Maricopa) county level dating back to April 1, 2020.

ASU a Leader in Vaccinating the Community

ASU opened an on-campus COVID-19 vaccination site in late January, focusing on health/lab workers, older employees and those in high-public-contact positions on campus. That has since expanded to all employees, and in early April the university opened vaccination appointments to all on-campus ASU students. The student appointments are available on all four campuses in metro Phoenix.

Staff, faculty and students can sign up for an appointment via My Health Portal; they are also welcome to sign up for vaccination through the Arizona Department of Health Services for any public point of distribution site.

ASU now offering Devils’ drop-off COVID-19 saliva testing

To expand testing availability and access for the ASU community, the university is now offering individual drop-off COVID-19 saliva testing to all students, faculty and staff.

Devils’ drop-off doesn’t require an appointment. Just pick up a test kit from an on-campus location, register it online and drop it off once you’ve collected your saliva sample. Pick-up and drop-off locations are available on all four ASU campuses in the Phoenix metropolitan area.

Visit the Devils’ drop-off webpage for pick-up and drop-off location maps and more details.

ASU Support for Statewide Efforts to Combat the Spread of COVID-19

Since the start of the pandemic, ASU has mobilized resources to help the state and our communities combat the spread of COVID-19. Below is a sampling of our ongoing efforts. ASU:

  • Is a key partner in the 24/7 COVID-19 public vaccination site, lauded by the White House for its efficiency.  
  • Was awarded $12.5 million to research COVID-19 immune response and help improve patient outcomes. ASU will join the National Cancer Institute’s Serological Sciences Network (SeroNet), the nation’s largest coordinated effort to study people’s immune response to COVID-19.
  • Landed a $6 million grant to develop a new, portable saliva-based COVID-19 testing device that will deliver results in as little as 20 minutes.
  • Established and operates a clinically-approved and certified COVID-19 testing lab
  • Developed, deployed and continues to enhance the first saliva-based test in the western U.S.
  • Operates COVID-19 testing sites throughout Arizona, testing thousands for the virus each week, including critical infrastructure/utility personnel, first responders and healthcare workers
  • Designed, deployed and manages an online network of 3D printers and sewing machines to rapidly produce PPE for local hospitals and health care providers throughout Arizona
  • Provides daily key data and analysis to track and predict the spread of the pandemic and its impact
  • Launched an online platform with resources for students, parents, educators, remote workers and health care professionals to promote resilience and continued education during the pandemic
  • Assists businesses with reopening plans

More information about these efforts can be found in this recently published six-month review of how ASU’s research enterprise and the community have united against the pandemic. 

ASU Actively Monitoring Campus Neighborhood Trends

ASU is well aware that our community extends beyond the borders of our campuses. We work with businesses surrounding our campuses that students and employees often visit so they understand our expectations around enforcing public health protocols during the pandemic. ASU also works with housing developments where large numbers of our students reside to communicate our expectations for conduct and behavior, including the fact that parties and large gatherings that violate public health guidelines are prohibited.

ASU also is working with the Arizona Department of Health Services to analyze and produce data from the zip codes in which our campuses (including residence halls) are located to better understand virus trends at the local level. 

ASU Learning Modes of Operation

Learning Mode 1: Instruction is delivered to students by faculty in person and on campus unless otherwise indicated. For select, indicated courses, instruction will also be available to students digitally through ASU Sync or asynchronously as an iCourse. ASU Community of Care requirements will continue.

Learning Mode 2: Instruction is delivered to students by faculty in a hybrid fashion. Courses are offered in-person, on-campus at a reduced capacity and are also available to students digitally through ASU Sync and iCourses. All faculty, staff and students are required to comply with public health requirements. Students can choose their preferred learning environment to accommodate their needs.

Learning Mode 3: The majority of courses are delivered to students digitally through ASU Sync and iCourses. A limited number of courses that do not translate to a digital environment such as labs and performing arts, are offered in-person, on-campus at a reduced capacity. All faculty, staff and students are required to comply with public health requirements.

Learning Mode 4: Instruction is delivered to students digitally only through ASU Sync, iCourses and ASU Online. There is no in-person classroom instruction at all. 

ASU University Housing Modes of Operation

University Housing Mode 1:  Regular Mode of Operation: Residence halls at full capacity.  External visitors allowed in buildings. 

University Housing Mode 2: Limited Mode of Operations: ASU fills residence halls at lowered capacity to provide for flexibility in self-isolation and quarantine spaces.  Guests in residence hall rooms are limited to those within the hall. 

University Housing Mode 3: Increase security and enforcement; restrict ingress with no external visitors and one guest per room from within the same residence hall at any given time; de-densify higher risk living configurations with communal bathrooms and communal living situations; housing removal for repeat violations; and facilitate single occupancy and process approved housing License Agreement Release requests. 

University Housing Mode 4: Essential Only: Students who have no other options will be allowed to request an exemption to live in residence. 

University Housing Mode 5: Closed: No use of residential halls.

ASU Daily Health Check

ASU continues to monitor health check data for students and employees coming to campus. Overall compliance rates remain consistent.  The HealthCheck platform was designed by Los Angeles-based Safe Health Systems, a startup that advanced as part of the Mayo Clinic and ASU MedTech Accelerator.  It is designed to advise users on appropriate steps to take if they are exhibiting COVID-like symptoms, including staying home, contacting a healthcare provider and potentially getting a COVID-19 test.

report graph

*Reduced engagement beginning 10/31 due to app update to allow “off campus” designation by week or extended time.

August 2021

Updated: August 30, 2021 @ 7 p.m. 

ASU provides weekly updates on our COVID-19 Management Strategy, which supports virus management efforts at the state, local and university levels. ASU has been managing COVID-19 cases since January 2020.

For the fall 2021 semester, more than 15,000 students are living on campus and ASU continues to provide weekly updates each Monday on its COVID management practices and data. ASU continues to offer vaccinations and testing at no charge to students who are living on campus or attending classes in person and have not yet been vaccinated. 

Remain vigilant against the virus by continuing to follow all public health protocols. Visit our testing webpage to explore testing options. ASU also has on-campus vaccine sites for students, faculty and staff. 

  • Arizona cases have increased in recent days. 
  • Known positive cases in the ASU community have increased since our last report.
  • There is no change in the university’s housing or learning modes of operation. The university is operating in Mode 1. 

ASU COVID-19 Situational Update

ASU has previously published its COVID management framework. In short, it is our expectation that COVID-19 is here to stay and we must operate the university in a way that accounts for the ongoing presence of the virus. That is why we invested in testing technology, built daily health check apps and established extensive protocols to help manage the virus in our community. ASU is following all CDC guidelines related to higher education.

Current positive case count:

  • 35 known positives among 21,522* faculty and staff, which is 0.16% confirmed positive. That compares with 38 in our last update.
  • 271 known positives among our student body of 77,063 (excluding ASU Online), which is 0.35% confirmed positive. That compares with 121 in our last update.
    • 231 of the 271 are off campus in the metropolitan Phoenix area.
    • 31 are in isolation on the ASU Tempe campus, where 11,927 students live. Nine students are in isolation on the ASU Downtown Phoenix, ASU West or Polytechnic campuses. A total of 1,794 students live in university housing on the ASU Downtown Phoenix campus; 661 students live on the ASU West campus; and 893 students live on the ASU Polytechnic campus.

*Includes all full- and part-time employees from ASU, ASU Preparatory Academy and ASU Enterprise Partners.

Weekly random testing results

ASU tests anyone who is symptomatic, and has tests available free of charge for any student or employee who wants one. In addition, ASU launched, random testing of students and employees on Aug. 27, 2020. The goal is to test approximately 25% of the on-campus students and staff each week to determine current trends with the virus. This data is updated each Monday evening. Current results specific to the random testing program are:

On-campus students

  • Tests from 08/23 - 08/29 = 725
    • Positives = 20
    • Percent Positive = 2.76%
  • Cumulative Tests since 08/09/21 = 1,250
    • Positives = 26
    • Percent Positive = 2.08%

Off-campus students

  • Tests from 08/23- 08/29 = 836
    • Positives = 11
    • Percent Positive = 1.32%
  • Cumulative Tests since 08/09/21 = 1,239
    • Positives = 21
    • Percent Positive = 1.69% 

Employees

  • Tests from 08/23 - 08/29 = 485
    • Positives = 5
    • Percent Positive = 1.03%
  • Cumulative Tests since 08/09/21 = 1,542
    • Positives = 11
    • Percent Positive = 0.71%

ASU Cumulative Information

Since Jan. 1, 2021, ASU has collected more than 118,934 (previously 109,614) Biodesign Institute test results from students and employees. Since August 1, 2021 ASU has tested about 20 percent of students living on campus and about 7 percent of students living off campus.

In addition, ASU collected about 181,000 test results from students and employees between Aug. 1, 2020 and Dec. 31, 2020.

Cumulative number of positive tests since Aug. 1, 2021

  • Students: 296 – (previously 125)
  • Faculty and staff: 127 – (previously 85)

Cumulative number of individuals no longer positive/medically cleared for release since Aug. 1, 2021

  • Students: 228 – (previously 103)
  • Faculty and staff: 94 – (previously 64)

See past updates for ASU data before the fall 2021 semester. 

Additional information

Statewide COVID-19 Trend Analysis Produced by ASU Epidemiology Group

Total positive tests reported for Aug. 30, 2021 is 3,247. The seven-day trailing average is 3,574.1. ASU’s  critical COVID-19 trend data is updated daily and accessible by the public.

Read the latest statewide COVID Epidemiology Situation Report produced by ASU faculty, which provides a significant summary of COVID-19 activity at the state and (Maricopa) county level dating back to April 1, 2020.

ASU a Leader in Vaccinating the Community

ASU opened an on-campus COVID-19 vaccination site in late January, focusing on health/lab workers, older employees and those in high-public-contact positions on campus. That has since expanded to all employees, and in early April the university opened vaccination appointments to all on-campus ASU students. The student appointments are available on all four campuses in metro Phoenix.

Staff, faculty and students can sign up for an appointment via My Health Portal; they are also welcome to sign up for vaccination through the Arizona Department of Health Services for any public point of distribution site.

ASU now offering Devils’ drop-off COVID-19 saliva testing

To expand testing availability and access for the ASU community, the university is now offering individual drop-off COVID-19 saliva testing to all students, faculty and staff.

Devils’ drop-off doesn’t require an appointment. Just pick up a test kit from an on-campus location, register it online and drop it off once you’ve collected your saliva sample. Pick-up and drop-off locations are available on all four ASU campuses in the Phoenix metropolitan area.

Visit the Devils’ drop-off webpage for pick-up and drop-off location maps and more details.

ASU Support for Statewide Efforts to Combat the Spread of COVID-19

Since the start of the pandemic, ASU has mobilized resources to help the state and our communities combat the spread of COVID-19. Below is a sampling of our ongoing efforts. ASU:

  • Is a key partner in the 24/7 COVID-19 public vaccination site, lauded by the White House for its efficiency.  
  • Was awarded $12.5 million to research COVID-19 immune response and help improve patient outcomes. ASU will join the National Cancer Institute’s Serological Sciences Network (SeroNet), the nation’s largest coordinated effort to study people’s immune response to COVID-19.
  • Landed a $6 million grant to develop a new, portable saliva-based COVID-19 testing device that will deliver results in as little as 20 minutes.
  • Established and operates a clinically-approved and certified COVID-19 testing lab
  • Developed, deployed and continues to enhance the first saliva-based test in the western U.S.
  • Operates COVID-19 testing sites throughout Arizona, testing thousands for the virus each week, including critical infrastructure/utility personnel, first responders and healthcare workers
  • Designed, deployed and manages an online network of 3D printers and sewing machines to rapidly produce PPE for local hospitals and health care providers throughout Arizona
  • Provides daily key data and analysis to track and predict the spread of the pandemic and its impact
  • Launched an online platform with resources for students, parents, educators, remote workers and health care professionals to promote resilience and continued education during the pandemic
  • Assists businesses with reopening plans

More information about these efforts can be found in this recently published six-month review of how ASU’s research enterprise and the community have united against the pandemic. 

ASU Actively Monitoring Campus Neighborhood Trends

ASU is well aware that our community extends beyond the borders of our campuses. We work with businesses surrounding our campuses that students and employees often visit so they understand our expectations around enforcing public health protocols during the pandemic. ASU also works with housing developments where large numbers of our students reside to communicate our expectations for conduct and behavior, including the fact that parties and large gatherings that violate public health guidelines are prohibited.

ASU also is working with the Arizona Department of Health Services to analyze and produce data from the zip codes in which our campuses (including residence halls) are located to better understand virus trends at the local level. 

ASU Learning Modes of Operation

Learning Mode 1: Instruction is delivered to students by faculty in person and on campus unless otherwise indicated. For select, indicated courses, instruction will also be available to students digitally through ASU Sync or asynchronously as an iCourse. ASU Community of Care requirements will continue.

Learning Mode 2: Instruction is delivered to students by faculty in a hybrid fashion. Courses are offered in-person, on-campus at a reduced capacity and are also available to students digitally through ASU Sync and iCourses. All faculty, staff and students are required to comply with public health requirements. Students can choose their preferred learning environment to accommodate their needs.

Learning Mode 3: The majority of courses are delivered to students digitally through ASU Sync and iCourses. A limited number of courses that do not translate to a digital environment such as labs and performing arts, are offered in-person, on-campus at a reduced capacity. All faculty, staff and students are required to comply with public health requirements.

Learning Mode 4: Instruction is delivered to students digitally only through ASU Sync, iCourses and ASU Online. There is no in-person classroom instruction at all. 

ASU University Housing Modes of Operation

University Housing Mode 1:  Regular Mode of Operation: Residence halls at full capacity.  External visitors allowed in buildings. 

University Housing Mode 2: Limited Mode of Operations: ASU fills residence halls at lowered capacity to provide for flexibility in self-isolation and quarantine spaces.  Guests in residence hall rooms are limited to those within the hall. 

University Housing Mode 3: Increase security and enforcement; restrict ingress with no external visitors and one guest per room from within the same residence hall at any given time; de-densify higher risk living configurations with communal bathrooms and communal living situations; housing removal for repeat violations; and facilitate single occupancy and process approved housing License Agreement Release requests. 

University Housing Mode 4: Essential Only: Students who have no other options will be allowed to request an exemption to live in residence. 

University Housing Mode 5: Closed: No use of residential halls.

ASU Daily Health Check

ASU continues to monitor health check data for students and employees coming to campus. Overall compliance rates remain consistent.  The HealthCheck platform was designed by Los Angeles-based Safe Health Systems, a startup that advanced as part of the Mayo Clinic and ASU MedTech Accelerator.  It is designed to advise users on appropriate steps to take if they are exhibiting COVID-like symptoms, including staying home, contacting a healthcare provider and potentially getting a COVID-19 test.

report graph

*Reduced engagement beginning 10/31 due to app update to allow “off campus” designation by week or extended time.

Updated: August 23, 2021 @ 7 p.m. 

ASU provides weekly updates on our COVID-19 Management Strategy, which supports virus management efforts at the state, local and university levels. ASU has been managing COVID-19 cases since January 2020.

For the fall 2021 semester, more than 15,000 students are living on campus and ASU continues to provide weekly updates each Monday on its COVID management practices and data. ASU continues to offer vaccinations and testing at no charge to students who are living on campus or attending classes in person and have not yet been vaccinated. 

Remain vigilant against the virus by continuing to follow all public health protocols. Visit our testing webpage to explore testing options. ASU also has on-campus vaccine sites for students, faculty and staff. 

  • Arizona cases have increased in recent days. 
  • Known positive cases in the ASU community have increased since our last report.
  • There is no change in the university’s housing or learning modes of operation. The university is operating in Mode 1. 

ASU COVID-19 Situational Update

ASU has previously published its COVID management framework. In short, it is our expectation that COVID-19 is here to stay and we must operate the university in a way that accounts for the ongoing presence of the virus. That is why we invested in testing technology, built daily health check apps and established extensive protocols to help manage the virus in our community. ASU is following all CDC guidelines related to higher education.

Current positive case count:

  • 38 known positives among 21,522* faculty and staff, which is 0.18% confirmed positive. That compares with 26 in our last update.
  • 121 known positives among our student body of 77,063 (excluding ASU Online), which is 0.16% confirmed positive. That compares with 69 in our last update.
    • 96 of the 121 are off campus in the metropolitan Phoenix area.
    • 16 are in isolation on the ASU Tempe campus, where 11,856 students live. Nine students are in isolation on the ASU Downtown Phoenix, ASU West or Polytechnic campuses. A total of 1,797 students live in university housing on the ASU Downtown Phoenix campus; 658 students live on the ASU West campus; and 893 students live on the ASU Polytechnic campus.

*Includes all full- and part-time employees from ASU, ASU Preparatory Academy and ASU Enterprise Partners.

Weekly random testing results

ASU tests anyone who is symptomatic, and has tests available free of charge for any student or employee who wants one. In addition, ASU launched, random testing of students and employees on Aug. 27, 2020. The goal is to test approximately 25% of the on-campus students and staff each week to determine current trends with the virus. This data is updated each Monday evening. Current results specific to the random testing program are:

On-campus students

  • Tests from 08/15 - 08/21 = 424
    • Positives = 5
    • Percent Positive = 1.18%
  • Cumulative Tests since 08/09/21 = 447
    • Positives = 5
    • Percent Positive = 1.12%

Off-campus students

  • Tests from 08/15 - 08/21 = 260
    • Positives = 1
    • Percent Positive = 0.38%
  • Cumulative Tests since 08/09/21 = 397
    • Positives =  7
    • Percent Positive = 1.76% 

Employees

  • Tests from 08/15 - 08/21 = 579
    • Positives = 4
    • Percent Positive = 0.69%
  • Cumulative Tests since 08/09/21 = 1,123
    • Positives = 6
    • Percent Positive = 0.53%

ASU Cumulative Information

Since Jan. 1, 2021, ASU has collected more than 113,630 (previously 109,614) Biodesign Institute test results from students and employees. Since August 1, 2021 ASU has tested about 8 percent of students living on campus and about 3 percent of students living off campus.

In addition, ASU collected about 181,000 test results from students and employees between Aug. 1, 2020 and Dec. 31, 2020.

Cumulative number of positive tests since Aug. 1, 2021

  • Students: 125  
  • Faculty and staff: 85 

Cumulative number of individuals no longer positive/medically cleared for release since Aug. 1, 2021

  • Students: 103  
  • Faculty and staff: 64 

See past updates for ASU data before the fall 2021 semester. 

Additional information

Statewide COVID-19 Trend Analysis Produced by ASU Epidemiology Group

Total positive tests reported for Aug. 23, 2021 is 2,632. The seven-day trailing average is 2,978.7. ASU’s  critical COVID-19 trend data is updated daily and accessible by the public.

Read the latest statewide COVID Epidemiology Situation Report produced by ASU faculty, which provides a significant summary of COVID-19 activity at the state and (Maricopa) county level dating back to April 1, 2020.

ASU a Leader in Vaccinating the Community

ASU opened an on-campus COVID-19 vaccination site in late January, focusing on health/lab workers, older employees and those in high-public-contact positions on campus. That has since expanded to all employees, and in early April the university opened vaccination appointments to all on-campus ASU students. The student appointments are available on all four campuses in metro Phoenix.

Staff, faculty and students can sign up for an appointment via My Health Portal; they are also welcome to sign up for vaccination through the Arizona Department of Health Services for any public point of distribution site.

ASU now offering Devils’ drop-off COVID-19 saliva testing

To expand testing availability and access for the ASU community, the university is now offering individual drop-off COVID-19 saliva testing to all students, faculty and staff.

Devils’ drop-off doesn’t require an appointment. Just pick up a test kit from an on-campus location, register it online and drop it off once you’ve collected your saliva sample. Pick-up and drop-off locations are available on all four ASU campuses in the Phoenix metropolitan area.

Visit the Devils’ drop-off webpage for pick-up and drop-off location maps and more details.

ASU Support for Statewide Efforts to Combat the Spread of COVID-19

Since the start of the pandemic, ASU has mobilized resources to help the state and our communities combat the spread of COVID-19. Below is a sampling of our ongoing efforts. ASU:

  • Is a key partner in the 24/7 COVID-19 public vaccination site, lauded by the White House for its efficiency.  
  • Was awarded $12.5 million to research COVID-19 immune response and help improve patient outcomes. ASU will join the National Cancer Institute’s Serological Sciences Network (SeroNet), the nation’s largest coordinated effort to study people’s immune response to COVID-19.
  • Landed a $6 million grant to develop a new, portable saliva-based COVID-19 testing device that will deliver results in as little as 20 minutes.
  • Established and operates a clinically-approved and certified COVID-19 testing lab
  • Developed, deployed and continues to enhance the first saliva-based test in the western U.S.
  • Operates COVID-19 testing sites throughout Arizona, testing thousands for the virus each week, including critical infrastructure/utility personnel, first responders and healthcare workers
  • Designed, deployed and manages an online network of 3D printers and sewing machines to rapidly produce PPE for local hospitals and health care providers throughout Arizona
  • Provides daily key data and analysis to track and predict the spread of the pandemic and its impact
  • Launched an online platform with resources for students, parents, educators, remote workers and health care professionals to promote resilience and continued education during the pandemic
  • Assists businesses with reopening plans

More information about these efforts can be found in this recently published six-month review of how ASU’s research enterprise and the community have united against the pandemic. 

ASU Actively Monitoring Campus Neighborhood Trends

ASU is well aware that our community extends beyond the borders of our campuses. We work with businesses surrounding our campuses that students and employees often visit so they understand our expectations around enforcing public health protocols during the pandemic. ASU also works with housing developments where large numbers of our students reside to communicate our expectations for conduct and behavior, including the fact that parties and large gatherings that violate public health guidelines are prohibited.

ASU also is working with the Arizona Department of Health Services to analyze and produce data from the zip codes in which our campuses (including residence halls) are located to better understand virus trends at the local level. 

ASU Learning Modes of Operation

Learning Mode 1: Instruction is delivered to students by faculty in person and on campus unless otherwise indicated. For select, indicated courses, instruction will also be available to students digitally through ASU Sync or asynchronously as an iCourse. ASU Community of Care requirements will continue.

Learning Mode 2: Instruction is delivered to students by faculty in a hybrid fashion. Courses are offered in-person, on-campus at a reduced capacity and are also available to students digitally through ASU Sync and iCourses. All faculty, staff and students are required to comply with public health requirements. Students can choose their preferred learning environment to accommodate their needs.

Learning Mode 3: The majority of courses are delivered to students digitally through ASU Sync and iCourses. A limited number of courses that do not translate to a digital environment such as labs and performing arts, are offered in-person, on-campus at a reduced capacity. All faculty, staff and students are required to comply with public health requirements.

Learning Mode 4: Instruction is delivered to students digitally only through ASU Sync, iCourses and ASU Online. There is no in-person classroom instruction at all. 

ASU University Housing Modes of Operation

University Housing Mode 1:  Regular Mode of Operation: Residence halls at full capacity.  External visitors allowed in buildings. 

University Housing Mode 2: Limited Mode of Operations: ASU fills residence halls at lowered capacity to provide for flexibility in self-isolation and quarantine spaces.  Guests in residence hall rooms are limited to those within the hall. 

University Housing Mode 3: Increase security and enforcement; restrict ingress with no external visitors and one guest per room from within the same residence hall at any given time; de-densify higher risk living configurations with communal bathrooms and communal living situations; housing removal for repeat violations; and facilitate single occupancy and process approved housing License Agreement Release requests. 

University Housing Mode 4: Essential Only: Students who have no other options will be allowed to request an exemption to live in residence. 

University Housing Mode 5: Closed: No use of residential halls.

ASU Daily Health Check

ASU continues to monitor health check data for students and employees coming to campus. Overall compliance rates remain consistent.  The HealthCheck platform was designed by Los Angeles-based Safe Health Systems, a startup that advanced as part of the Mayo Clinic and ASU MedTech Accelerator.  It is designed to advise users on appropriate steps to take if they are exhibiting COVID-like symptoms, including staying home, contacting a healthcare provider and potentially getting a COVID-19 test.

report graph

*Reduced engagement beginning 10/31 due to app update to allow “off campus” designation by week or extended time.

Updated: August 16, 2021 @ 7 p.m. 

ASU provides weekly updates on our COVID-19 Management Strategy, which supports virus management efforts at the state, local and university levels. ASU has been managing COVID-19 cases since January 2020.

For the fall 2021 semester, more than 16,000 students are in the process of moving in and will be living on campus and ASU continues to provide weekly updates each Monday on its COVID management practices and data. ASU continues to offer vaccinations and testing at no charge to students who are living on campus or attending classes in person and have not yet been vaccinated. 

Remain vigilant against the virus by continuing to follow all public health protocols. Visit our testing webpage to explore testing options. ASU also has on-campus vaccine sites for students, faculty and staff, and members of the public. 

  • Arizona cases have increased in recent days. 
  • Known positive cases in the ASU community have increased since our last report.
  • There is no change in the university’s housing or learning modes of operation. The university is operating in Mode 1. 

ASU COVID-19 Situational Update

ASU has previously published its COVID management framework. In short, it is our expectation that COVID-19 is here to stay and we must operate the university in a way that accounts for the ongoing presence of the virus. That is why we invested in testing technology, built daily health check apps and established extensive protocols to help manage the virus in our community. ASU is following all CDC guidelines related to higher education.

Current positive case count:

  • 26 known positives among 21,522* faculty and staff, which is 0.12% confirmed positive. That compares with 23 in our last update.
  • 69 known positives among our student body of 77,063 (excluding ASU Online), which is 0.09% confirmed positive. That compares with 56 in our last update.
    • 66 of the 69 are off campus in the metropolitan Phoenix area.
    • Three are in isolation on the ASU Tempe campus, where 9,064 students live. There are no students in isolation on the ASU Downtown Phoenix, ASU West or Polytechnic campuses. A total of 1,351 students live in university housing on the ASU Downtown Phoenix campus; 442 students live on the ASU West campus; and 812 students live on the ASU Polytechnic campus.

*Includes all full- and part-time employees from ASU, ASU Preparatory Academy and ASU Enterprise Partners.

Weekly random testing results

NOTE: No random testing results are available this week.  

ASU tests anyone who is symptomatic, and has tests available free of charge for any student or employee who wants one. In addition, ASU launched, random testing of students and employees on Aug. 27, 2020. The goal is to test approximately 25% of the on-campus students and staff each week to determine current trends with the virus. This data is updated each Monday evening. Current results specific to the random testing program are:

On-campus students

  • Tests from 08/09 - 08/15 = 23
    • Positives = 0
    • Percent Positive = 0.00%

Off-campus students

  • Tests from 08/09 - 08/15 = 137
    • Positives = 6
    • Percent Positive = 4.38%

Employees

  • Tests from 08/09 - 08/15 = 542
    • Positives = 2
    • Percent Positive = 0.37%

ASU Cumulative Information

Since Jan. 1, 2021, ASU has collected more than 109,614 (previously 106,895) Biodesign Institute test results from students and employees. Since August 1, 2021 ASU has tested about 80 percent of students living on campus and about 36 percent of students living off campus.

In addition, ASU collected about 181,000 test results from students and employees between Aug. 1, 2020 and Dec. 31, 2020.

Cumulative number of positive tests since Jan. 1, 2021

  • Students: 2,056 (previously 2,022)
  • Faculty and staff: 463 (previously 440)

Cumulative number of positive tests since Aug. 1, 2020

  • Students: 6,184 (previously 6,150)
  • Faculty and staff: 841 (previously 818)

Cumulative number of individuals no longer positive/medically cleared for release since Jan. 1, 2021

  • Students: 2,864 (previously 2,828)
  • Faculty and staff: 536 (previously 516)

Cumulative number of individuals no longer positive/medically cleared for release since Aug. 1, 2020

  • Students: 6,957* (previously 6,921)
  • Faculty and staff: 894** (previously 874)

*This number is based on students who were positive as a result of a Biodesign test. This number also includes ASU students who were positive cases prior to August 1.
** This number includes ASU employees who were positive cases prior to August 1. 

Additional information

Statewide COVID-19 Trend Analysis Produced by ASU Epidemiology Group

Total positive tests reported for Aug. 16, 2021 is 2,802. The seven-day trailing average is 2,400. ASU’s  critical COVID-19 trend data is updated daily and accessible by the public.

Read the latest statewide COVID Epidemiology Situation Report produced by ASU faculty, which provides a significant summary of COVID-19 activity at the state and (Maricopa) county level dating back to April 1, 2020.

ASU a Leader in Vaccinating the Community

ASU opened an on-campus COVID-19 vaccination site in late January, focusing on health/lab workers, older employees and those in high-public-contact positions on campus. That has since expanded to all employees, and in early April the university opened vaccination appointments to all on-campus ASU students. The student appointments are available on all four campuses in metro Phoenix.

Staff, faculty and students can sign up for an appointment via My Health Portal; they are also welcome to sign up for vaccination through the Arizona Department of Health Services for any public point of distribution site.

ASU now offering Devils’ drop-off COVID-19 saliva testing

To expand testing availability and access for the ASU community, the university is now offering individual drop-off COVID-19 saliva testing to all students, faculty and staff.

Devils’ drop-off doesn’t require an appointment. Just pick up a test kit from an on-campus location, register it online and drop it off once you’ve collected your saliva sample. Pick-up and drop-off locations are available on all four ASU campuses in the Phoenix metropolitan area.

Visit the Devils’ drop-off webpage for pick-up and drop-off location maps and more details.

ASU Support for Statewide Efforts to Combat the Spread of COVID-19

Since the start of the pandemic, ASU has mobilized resources to help the state and our communities combat the spread of COVID-19. Below is a sampling of our ongoing efforts. ASU:

  • Is a key partner in the 24/7 COVID-19 public vaccination site, lauded by the White House for its efficiency.  
  • Was awarded $12.5 million to research COVID-19 immune response and help improve patient outcomes. ASU will join the National Cancer Institute’s Serological Sciences Network (SeroNet), the nation’s largest coordinated effort to study people’s immune response to COVID-19.
  • Landed a $6 million grant to develop a new, portable saliva-based COVID-19 testing device that will deliver results in as little as 20 minutes.
  • Established and operates a clinically-approved and certified COVID-19 testing lab
  • Developed, deployed and continues to enhance the first saliva-based test in the western U.S.
  • Operates COVID-19 testing sites throughout Arizona, testing thousands for the virus each week, including critical infrastructure/utility personnel, first responders and healthcare workers
  • Designed, deployed and manages an online network of 3D printers and sewing machines to rapidly produce PPE for local hospitals and health care providers throughout Arizona
  • Provides daily key data and analysis to track and predict the spread of the pandemic and its impact
  • Launched an online platform with resources for students, parents, educators, remote workers and health care professionals to promote resilience and continued education during the pandemic
  • Assists businesses with reopening plans

More information about these efforts can be found in this recently published six-month review of how ASU’s research enterprise and the community have united against the pandemic. 

ASU Actively Monitoring Campus Neighborhood Trends

ASU is well aware that our community extends beyond the borders of our campuses. We work with businesses surrounding our campuses that students and employees often visit so they understand our expectations around enforcing public health protocols during the pandemic. ASU also works with housing developments where large numbers of our students reside to communicate our expectations for conduct and behavior, including the fact that parties and large gatherings that violate public health guidelines are prohibited.

ASU also is working with the Arizona Department of Health Services to analyze and produce data from the zip codes in which our campuses (including residence halls) are located to better understand virus trends at the local level. 

ASU Learning Modes of Operation

Learning Mode 1: Instruction is delivered to students by faculty in person and on campus unless otherwise indicated. For select, indicated courses, instruction will also be available to students digitally through ASU Sync or asynchronously as an iCourse. ASU Community of Care requirements will continue.

Learning Mode 2: Instruction is delivered to students by faculty in a hybrid fashion. Courses are offered in-person, on-campus at a reduced capacity and are also available to students digitally through ASU Sync and iCourses. All faculty, staff and students are required to comply with public health requirements. Students can choose their preferred learning environment to accommodate their needs.

Learning Mode 3: The majority of courses are delivered to students digitally through ASU Sync and iCourses. A limited number of courses that do not translate to a digital environment such as labs and performing arts, are offered in-person, on-campus at a reduced capacity. All faculty, staff and students are required to comply with public health requirements.

Learning Mode 4: Instruction is delivered to students digitally only through ASU Sync, iCourses and ASU Online. There is no in-person classroom instruction at all. 

ASU University Housing Modes of Operation

University Housing Mode 1:  Regular Mode of Operation: Residence halls at full capacity.  External visitors allowed in buildings. 

University Housing Mode 2: Limited Mode of Operations: ASU fills residence halls at lowered capacity to provide for flexibility in self-isolation and quarantine spaces.  Guests in residence hall rooms are limited to those within the hall. This is the mode in which ASU started the fall semester.

University Housing Mode 3: Increase security and enforcement; restrict ingress with no external visitors and one guest per room from within the same residence hall at any given time; de-densify higher risk living configurations with communal bathrooms and communal living situations; housing removal for repeat violations; and facilitate single occupancy and process approved housing License Agreement Release requests. This is the mode ASU is currently operating in.

University Housing Mode 4: Essential Only: Students who have no other options will be allowed to request an exemption to live in residence. 

University Housing Mode 5: Closed: No use of residential halls.

ASU Daily Health Check

ASU continues to monitor health check data for students and employees coming to campus. Overall compliance rates remain consistent.  The HealthCheck platform was designed by Los Angeles-based Safe Health Systems, a startup that advanced as part of the Mayo Clinic and ASU MedTech Accelerator.  It is designed to advise users on appropriate steps to take if they are exhibiting COVID-like symptoms, including staying home, contacting a healthcare provider and potentially getting a COVID-19 test.

report graph

*Reduced engagement beginning 10/31 due to app update to allow “off campus” designation by week or extended time.

Updated: August 9, 2021 @ 6 p.m. 

ASU provides weekly updates on our COVID-19 Management Strategy, which supports virus management efforts at the state, local and university levels. ASU has been managing COVID-19 cases since January 2020.

Over the summer, approximately 1,000 students are living on campus and ASU continues to provide weekly updates each Monday on its COVID management practices and data. Influenced by factors associated with summer break and a decrease in campus activity, we anticipate some fluctuation in the data being reported. ASU continues to offer vaccinations and testing at no charge to students who are living on campus and have not yet been vaccinated.  

Remain vigilant against the virus by continuing to follow all public health protocols. Visit our testing webpage to explore testing options. ASU also has on-campus vaccine sites for students, faculty and staff, and members of the public. 

  • Arizona cases have increased in recent days. 
  • Known positive cases in the ASU community have increased since our last report.
  • There is no change in the university’s housing or learning modes of operation.

ASU COVID-19 Situational Update

ASU has previously published its COVID management framework. In short, it is our expectation that COVID-19 is here to stay and we must operate the university in a way that accounts for the ongoing presence of the virus. That is why we invested in testing technology, built daily health check apps and established extensive protocols to help manage the virus in our community. ASU is following all CDC guidelines related to higher education.

Current positive case count:

  • 23 known positives among 21,522* faculty and staff, which is 0.11% confirmed positive. That compares with 16 in our last update.
  • 56 known positives among our student body of 60,752 (excluding ASU Online), which is 0.09% confirmed positive. That compares with 34 in our last update.
    • 48 of the 56 are off campus in the metropolitan Phoenix area.
    • Three are in isolation off campus.
    • Three are in isolation on the ASU Tempe campus, where 1,196 students live. Two students are in isolation on the ASU Downtown Phoenix, ASU West or Polytechnic campuses. A total of 94 students live in university housing on the ASU Downtown Phoenix campus; 61 students live on the ASU West campus; and 119 students live on the ASU Polytechnic campus.

*Includes all full- and part-time employees from ASU, ASU Preparatory Academy and ASU Enterprise Partners.

Weekly random testing results

NOTE: No random testing results are available this week.  

ASU tests anyone who is symptomatic, and has tests available free of charge for any student or employee who wants one. In addition, ASU launched, random testing of students and employees on Aug. 27, 2020. The goal is to test approximately 25% of the on-campus students and staff each week to determine current trends with the virus. This data is updated each Monday evening. Current results specific to the random testing program are:

On-campus students

  • Tests from 08/02 - 08/08 = 47
    • Positives = 3
    • Percent Positive = 6.38%
  • Cumulative Tests from Jan 1 = 7,477
    • Positives = 123
    • Percent Positive = 1.65%

Off-campus students

  • Tests from 08/02 - 08/8 = 151
    • Positives = 1
    • Percent Positive = 0.66%
  • Cumulative Tests from Jan 1 = 7,851
    • Positives = 75
    • Percent Positive = 0.96% 

Employees

  • Tests from 08/02 - 08/08 = 571
    • Positives = 6
    • Percent Positive = 1.05%
  • Cumulative Tests = 11,938
    • Positives = 72
    • Percent Positive = 0.60%

ASU Cumulative Information

Since Jan. 1, 2021, ASU has collected more than 106,895 (previously 104,577) Biodesign Institute test results from students and employees. Since Jan. 1, ASU has tested about 80 percent of students living on campus and about 36 percent of students living off campus.

In addition, ASU collected about 181,000 test results from students and employees between Aug. 1, 2020 and Dec. 31, 2020.

Cumulative number of positive tests since Jan. 1, 2021

  • Students: 2,022 (previously 1,993)
  • Faculty and staff: 440 (previously 416)

Cumulative number of positive tests since Aug. 1, 2020

  • Students: 6,150 (previously 6,121)
  • Faculty and staff: 818 (previously 796)

Cumulative number of individuals no longer positive/medically cleared for release since Jan. 1, 2021

  • Students: 2,828 (previously 2,813)
  • Faculty and staff: 516 (previously 499)

Cumulative number of individuals no longer positive/medically cleared for release since Aug. 1, 2020

  • Students: 6,921* (previously 6,906)
  • Faculty and staff: 874** (previously 857)

*This number is based on students who were positive as a result of a Biodesign test. This number also includes ASU students who were positive cases prior to August 1.
** This number includes ASU employees who were positive cases prior to August 1. 

Additional information

Statewide COVID-19 Trend Analysis Produced by ASU Epidemiology Group

Total positive tests reported for Aug. 9, 2021 is 2,191. The seven-day trailing average is 2,672. ASU’s  critical COVID-19 trend data is updated daily and accessible by the public.

Read the latest statewide COVID Epidemiology Situation Report produced by ASU faculty, which provides a significant summary of COVID-19 activity at the state and (Maricopa) county level dating back to April 1, 2020.

ASU a Leader in Vaccinating the Community

ASU opened an on-campus COVID-19 vaccination site in late January, focusing on health/lab workers, older employees and those in high-public-contact positions on campus. That has since expanded to all employees, and in early April the university opened vaccination appointments to all on-campus ASU students. The student appointments are available on all four campuses in metro Phoenix.

Staff, faculty and students can sign up for an appointment via My Health Portal; they are also welcome to sign up for vaccination through the Arizona Department of Health Services for any public point of distribution site.

ASU now offering Devils’ drop-off COVID-19 saliva testing

To expand testing availability and access for the ASU community, the university is now offering individual drop-off COVID-19 saliva testing to all students, faculty and staff.

Devils’ drop-off doesn’t require an appointment. Just pick up a test kit from an on-campus location, register it online and drop it off once you’ve collected your saliva sample. Pick-up and drop-off locations are available on all four ASU campuses in the Phoenix metropolitan area.

Visit the Devils’ drop-off webpage for pick-up and drop-off location maps and more details.

ASU Support for Statewide Efforts to Combat the Spread of COVID-19

Since the start of the pandemic, ASU has mobilized resources to help the state and our communities combat the spread of COVID-19. Below is a sampling of our ongoing efforts. ASU:

  • Is a key partner in the 24/7 COVID-19 public vaccination site, lauded by the White House for its efficiency.  
  • Was awarded $12.5 million to research COVID-19 immune response and help improve patient outcomes. ASU will join the National Cancer Institute’s Serological Sciences Network (SeroNet), the nation’s largest coordinated effort to study people’s immune response to COVID-19.
  • Landed a $6 million grant to develop a new, portable saliva-based COVID-19 testing device that will deliver results in as little as 20 minutes.
  • Established and operates a clinically-approved and certified COVID-19 testing lab
  • Developed, deployed and continues to enhance the first saliva-based test in the western U.S.
  • Operates COVID-19 testing sites throughout Arizona, testing thousands for the virus each week, including critical infrastructure/utility personnel, first responders and healthcare workers
  • Designed, deployed and manages an online network of 3D printers and sewing machines to rapidly produce PPE for local hospitals and health care providers throughout Arizona
  • Provides daily key data and analysis to track and predict the spread of the pandemic and its impact
  • Launched an online platform with resources for students, parents, educators, remote workers and health care professionals to promote resilience and continued education during the pandemic
  • Assists businesses with reopening plans

More information about these efforts can be found in this recently published six-month review of how ASU’s research enterprise and the community have united against the pandemic. 

ASU Actively Monitoring Campus Neighborhood Trends

ASU is well aware that our community extends beyond the borders of our campuses. We work with businesses surrounding our campuses that students and employees often visit so they understand our expectations around enforcing public health protocols during the pandemic. ASU also works with housing developments where large numbers of our students reside to communicate our expectations for conduct and behavior, including the fact that parties and large gatherings that violate public health guidelines are prohibited.

ASU also is working with the Arizona Department of Health Services to analyze and produce data from the zip codes in which our campuses (including residence halls) are located to better understand virus trends at the local level. 

ASU Learning Modes of Operation

Learning Mode 1: Instruction is delivered to students by faculty in person and on campus unless otherwise indicated. For select, indicated courses, instruction will also be available to students digitally through ASU Sync or asynchronously as an iCourse. ASU Community of Care requirements will continue, and specific details will be relayed in the coming months. (Updated Feb. 15, 2021.)

Learning Mode 2: Instruction is delivered to students by faculty in a hybrid fashion. Courses are offered in-person, on-campus at a reduced capacity and are also available to students digitally through ASU Sync and iCourses. All faculty, staff and students are required to comply with public health requirements. Students can choose their preferred learning environment to accommodate their needs. This is the mode in which ASU started the fall semester. This mode will continue until circumstances permit it to move up or require it to move down.

Learning Mode 3: The majority of courses are delivered to students digitally through ASU Sync and iCourses. A limited number of courses that do not translate to a digital environment such as labs and performing arts, are offered in-person, on-campus at a reduced capacity. All faculty, staff and students are required to comply with public health requirements.

Learning Mode 4: Instruction is delivered to students digitally only through ASU Sync, iCourses and ASU Online. There is no in-person classroom instruction at all. 

ASU University Housing Modes of Operation

University Housing Mode 1:  Regular Mode of Operation: Residence halls at full capacity.  External visitors allowed in buildings. 

University Housing Mode 2: Limited Mode of Operations: ASU fills residence halls at lowered capacity to provide for flexibility in self-isolation and quarantine spaces.  Guests in residence hall rooms are limited to those within the hall. This is the mode in which ASU started the fall semester.

University Housing Mode 3: Increase security and enforcement; restrict ingress with no external visitors and one guest per room from within the same residence hall at any given time; de-densify higher risk living configurations with communal bathrooms and communal living situations; housing removal for repeat violations; and facilitate single occupancy and process approved housing License Agreement Release requests. This is the mode ASU is currently operating in.

University Housing Mode 4: Essential Only: Students who have no other options will be allowed to request an exemption to live in residence. 

University Housing Mode 5: Closed: No use of residential halls.

ASU Daily Health Check

ASU continues to monitor health check data for students and employees coming to campus. Overall compliance rates remain consistent.  The HealthCheck platform was designed by Los Angeles-based Safe Health Systems, a startup that advanced as part of the Mayo Clinic and ASU MedTech Accelerator.  It is designed to advise users on appropriate steps to take if they are exhibiting COVID-like symptoms, including staying home, contacting a healthcare provider and potentially getting a COVID-19 test.

report graph

*Reduced engagement beginning 10/31 due to app update to allow “off campus” designation by week or extended time.

Updated: August 2, 2021 @ 6 p.m. 

ASU provides weekly updates on our COVID-19 Management Strategy, which supports virus management efforts at the state, local and university levels. ASU has been managing COVID-19 cases since January 2020.

Over the summer, approximately 1,000 students are living on campus and ASU continues to provide weekly updates each Monday on its COVID management practices and data. Influenced by factors associated with summer break and a decrease in campus activity, we anticipate some fluctuation in the data being reported. ASU continues to offer vaccinations and testing at no charge to students who are living on campus and have not yet been vaccinated.  

Remain vigilant against the virus by continuing to follow all public health protocols. Visit our testing webpage to explore testing options. ASU also has on-campus vaccine sites for students, faculty and staff, and members of the public. 

  • Arizona cases have increased in recent days. 
  • Known positive cases in the ASU community remained the same as in our last report.
  • There is no change in the university’s housing or learning modes of operation.

ASU COVID-19 Situational Update

ASU has previously published its COVID management framework. In short, it is our expectation that COVID-19 is here to stay and we must operate the university in a way that accounts for the ongoing presence of the virus. That is why we invested in testing technology, built daily health check apps and established extensive protocols to help manage the virus in our community. ASU is following all CDC guidelines related to higher education.

Current positive case count:

  • 16 known positives among 21,522* faculty and staff, which is 0.07% confirmed positive. That compares with 21 in our last update.
  • 34 known positives among our student body of 60,752 (excluding ASU Online), which is 0.06% confirmed positive. That compares with 29 in our last update.
    • All 34 are off campus in the metropolitan Phoenix area.
    • No one is in isolation on the ASU Tempe campus, where 132 students live.
    • There are no students in isolation on the ASU Downtown Phoenix, ASU West or Polytechnic campuses. A total of 46 students live in university housing on the ASU Downtown Phoenix campus; 10 students live on the ASU West campus; and 47 students live on the ASU Polytechnic campus.

*Includes all full- and part-time employees from ASU, ASU Preparatory Academy and ASU Enterprise Partners.

Weekly random testing results

NOTE: No random testing results are available this week.  

ASU tests anyone who is symptomatic, and has tests available free of charge for any student or employee who wants one. In addition, ASU launched, random testing of students and employees on Aug. 27, 2020. Starting with the spring semester, we aim to test approximately 25% of the on-campus students and staff each week to determine current trends with the virus. This data is updated each Monday evening. Current results specific to the random testing program are:

On-campus students

  • Tests from 06/07 - 06/13 = 4 * No data available
    • Positives = 0
    • Percent Positive = 0.00 %
  • Cumulative Tests from Jan 1 = 7,324
    • Positives = 120
    • Percent Positive = 1.64%

Off-campus students

  • Tests from 06/07 - 06/13 = 17 * No data available
    • Positives = 0
    • Percent Positive = 0.00%
  • Cumulative Tests from Jan 1 = 7,319
    • Positives = 72
    • Percent Positive = 0.98 % 

Employees

  • Tests from 07/26 - 08/01 = 507
    • Positives = 2
    • Percent Positive = 0.39 %
  • Cumulative Tests = 11,362
    • Positives = 66
    • Percent Positive = 0.58 %

ASU Cumulative Information

Since Jan. 1, 2021, ASU has collected more than 104,577 (previously 102,663) Biodesign Institute test results from students and employees. Since Jan. 1, ASU has tested about 80 percent of students living on campus and about 36 percent of students living off campus.

In addition, ASU collected about 181,000 test results from students and employees between Aug. 1, 2020 and Dec. 31, 2020.

Cumulative number of positive tests since Jan. 1, 2021

  • Students: 1,993 (previously 1,973)
  • Faculty and staff: 416 (previously 405)

Cumulative number of positive tests since Aug. 1, 2020

  • Students: 6,121 (previously 6,101)
  • Faculty and staff: 796 (previously 785)

Cumulative number of individuals no longer positive/medically cleared for release since Jan. 1, 2021

  • Students: 2,813 (previously 2,794)
  • Faculty and staff: 499 (previously 483)

Cumulative number of individuals no longer positive/medically cleared for release since Aug. 1, 2020

  • Students: 6,906* (previously 6,887)
  • Faculty and staff: 857** (previously 841)

*This number is based on students who were positive as a result of a Biodesign test. This number also includes ASU students who were positive cases prior to August 1.
** This number includes ASU employees who were positive cases prior to August 1. 

Additional information

Statewide COVID-19 Trend Analysis Produced by ASU Epidemiology Group

Total positive tests reported for Aug. 2, 2021 is 1,846. The seven-day trailing average is 1,825.4. ASU’s  critical COVID-19 trend data is updated daily and accessible by the public.

Read the latest statewide COVID Epidemiology Situation Report produced by ASU faculty, which provides a significant summary of COVID-19 activity at the state and (Maricopa) county level dating back to April 1, 2020.

ASU a Leader in Vaccinating the Community

ASU opened an on-campus COVID-19 vaccination site in late January, focusing on health/lab workers, older employees and those in high-public-contact positions on campus. That has since expanded to all employees, and in early April the university opened vaccination appointments to all on-campus ASU students. The student appointments are available on all four campuses in metro Phoenix.

Staff, faculty and students can sign up for an appointment via My Health Portal; they are also welcome to sign up for vaccination through the Arizona Department of Health Services for any public point of distribution site.

ASU now offering Devils’ drop-off COVID-19 saliva testing

To expand testing availability and access for the ASU community, the university is now offering individual drop-off COVID-19 saliva testing to all students, faculty and staff.

Devils’ drop-off doesn’t require an appointment. Just pick up a test kit from an on-campus location, register it online and drop it off once you’ve collected your saliva sample. Pick-up and drop-off locations are available on all four ASU campuses in the Phoenix metropolitan area.

Visit the Devils’ drop-off webpage for pick-up and drop-off location maps and more details.

ASU Support for Statewide Efforts to Combat the Spread of COVID-19

Since the start of the pandemic, ASU has mobilized resources to help the state and our communities combat the spread of COVID-19. Below is a sampling of our ongoing efforts. ASU:

  • Is a key partner in the 24/7 COVID-19 public vaccination site, lauded by the White House for its efficiency.  
  • Was awarded $12.5 million to research COVID-19 immune response and help improve patient outcomes. ASU will join the National Cancer Institute’s Serological Sciences Network (SeroNet), the nation’s largest coordinated effort to study people’s immune response to COVID-19.
  • Landed a $6 million grant to develop a new, portable saliva-based COVID-19 testing device that will deliver results in as little as 20 minutes.
  • Established and operates a clinically-approved and certified COVID-19 testing lab
  • Developed, deployed and continues to enhance the first saliva-based test in the western U.S.
  • Operates COVID-19 testing sites throughout Arizona, testing thousands for the virus each week, including critical infrastructure/utility personnel, first responders and healthcare workers
  • Designed, deployed and manages an online network of 3D printers and sewing machines to rapidly produce PPE for local hospitals and health care providers throughout Arizona
  • Provides daily key data and analysis to track and predict the spread of the pandemic and its impact
  • Launched an online platform with resources for students, parents, educators, remote workers and health care professionals to promote resilience and continued education during the pandemic
  • Assists businesses with reopening plans

More information about these efforts can be found in this recently published six-month review of how ASU’s research enterprise and the community have united against the pandemic. 

ASU Actively Monitoring Campus Neighborhood Trends

ASU is well aware that our community extends beyond the borders of our campuses. We work with businesses surrounding our campuses that students and employees often visit so they understand our expectations around enforcing public health protocols during the pandemic. ASU also works with housing developments where large numbers of our students reside to communicate our expectations for conduct and behavior, including the fact that parties and large gatherings that violate public health guidelines are prohibited.

ASU also is working with the Arizona Department of Health Services to analyze and produce data from the zip codes in which our campuses (including residence halls) are located to better understand virus trends at the local level. 

ASU Learning Modes of Operation

Learning Mode 1: Instruction is delivered to students by faculty in person and on campus unless otherwise indicated. For select, indicated courses, instruction will also be available to students digitally through ASU Sync or asynchronously as an iCourse. ASU Community of Care requirements will continue, and specific details will be relayed in the coming months. (Updated Feb. 15, 2021.)

Learning Mode 2: Instruction is delivered to students by faculty in a hybrid fashion. Courses are offered in-person, on-campus at a reduced capacity and are also available to students digitally through ASU Sync and iCourses. All faculty, staff and students are required to comply with public health requirements. Students can choose their preferred learning environment to accommodate their needs. This is the mode in which ASU started the fall semester. This mode will continue until circumstances permit it to move up or require it to move down.

Learning Mode 3: The majority of courses are delivered to students digitally through ASU Sync and iCourses. A limited number of courses that do not translate to a digital environment such as labs and performing arts, are offered in-person, on-campus at a reduced capacity. All faculty, staff and students are required to comply with public health requirements.

Learning Mode 4: Instruction is delivered to students digitally only through ASU Sync, iCourses and ASU Online. There is no in-person classroom instruction at all. 

ASU University Housing Modes of Operation

University Housing Mode 1:  Regular Mode of Operation: Residence halls at full capacity.  External visitors allowed in buildings. 

University Housing Mode 2: Limited Mode of Operations: ASU fills residence halls at lowered capacity to provide for flexibility in self-isolation and quarantine spaces.  Guests in residence hall rooms are limited to those within the hall. This is the mode in which ASU started the fall semester.

University Housing Mode 3: Increase security and enforcement; restrict ingress with no external visitors and one guest per room from within the same residence hall at any given time; de-densify higher risk living configurations with communal bathrooms and communal living situations; housing removal for repeat violations; and facilitate single occupancy and process approved housing License Agreement Release requests. This is the mode ASU is currently operating in.

University Housing Mode 4: Essential Only: Students who have no other options will be allowed to request an exemption to live in residence. 

University Housing Mode 5: Closed: No use of residential halls.

ASU Daily Health Check

ASU continues to monitor health check data for students and employees coming to campus. Overall compliance rates remain consistent.  The HealthCheck platform was designed by Los Angeles-based Safe Health Systems, a startup that advanced as part of the Mayo Clinic and ASU MedTech Accelerator.  It is designed to advise users on appropriate steps to take if they are exhibiting COVID-like symptoms, including staying home, contacting a healthcare provider and potentially getting a COVID-19 test.

report graph

*Reduced engagement beginning 10/31 due to app update to allow “off campus” designation by week or extended time.

July 2021

Updated: July 26, 2021 @ 7 p.m. 

ASU provides weekly updates on our COVID-19 Management Strategy, which supports virus management efforts at the state, local and university levels. ASU has been managing COVID-19 cases since January 2020.

Over the summer, approximately 1,000 students are living on campus and ASU continues to provide weekly updates each Monday on its COVID management practices and data. Influenced by factors associated with summer break and a decrease in campus activity, we anticipate some fluctuation in the data being reported. ASU continues to offer vaccinations and testing at no charge to students who are living on campus and have not yet been vaccinated.  

Remain vigilant against the virus by continuing to follow all public health protocols. Visit our testing webpage to explore testing options. ASU also has on-campus vaccine sites for students, faculty and staff, and members of the public. 

  • Arizona cases have increased in recent days. 
  • Known positive cases in the ASU community have increased since our last report.
  • There is no change in the university’s housing or learning modes of operation.

ASU COVID-19 Situational Update

ASU has previously published its COVID management framework. In short, it is our expectation that COVID-19 is here to stay and we must operate the university in a way that accounts for the ongoing presence of the virus. That is why we invested in testing technology, built daily health check apps and established extensive protocols to help manage the virus in our community. ASU is following all CDC guidelines related to higher education.

Current positive case count:

  • 21 known positives among 21,522* faculty and staff, which is 0.10% confirmed positive. That compares with 10 in our last update.
  • 29 known positives among our student body of 60,752 (excluding ASU Online), which is 0.05% confirmed positive. That compares with 25 in our last update.
    • All 29 are off campus in the metropolitan Phoenix area.
    • No one is in isolation on the ASU Tempe campus, where 308 students live.
    • There are no students in isolation on the ASU Downtown Phoenix, ASU West or Polytechnic campuses. A total of 51 students live in university housing on the ASU Downtown Phoenix campus; 24 students live on the ASU West campus; and 52 students live on the ASU Polytechnic campus.

*Includes all full- and part-time employees from ASU, ASU Preparatory Academy and ASU Enterprise Partners.

Weekly random testing results

NOTE: No random testing results are available this week.  

ASU tests anyone who is symptomatic, and has tests available free of charge for any student or employee who wants one. In addition, ASU launched, random testing of students and employees on Aug. 27, 2020. Starting with the spring semester, we aim to test approximately 25% of the on-campus students and staff each week to determine current trends with the virus. This data is updated each Monday evening. Current results specific to the random testing program are:

On-campus students

  • Tests from 06/07 - 06/13 = 4
    • Positives = 0
    • Percent Positive = 0.00 %
  • Cumulative Tests from Jan 1 = 7,324
    • Positives = 120
    • Percent Positive = 1.64%

Off-campus students

  • Tests from 06/07 - 06/13 = 17
    • Positives = 0
    • Percent Positive = 0.00%
  • Cumulative Tests from Jan 1 = 7,319
    • Positives = 72
    • Percent Positive = 0.98 % 

Employees

  • Tests from 07/12 - 07/18 = 505
    • Positives = 3
    • Percent Positive = 0.59 %
  • Cumulative Tests = 10,377
    • Positives = 61
    • Percent Positive = 0.59 %

ASU Cumulative Information

Since Jan. 1, 2021, ASU has collected more than 102,663 (previously 101,157) Biodesign Institute test results from students and employees. Since Jan. 1, ASU has tested about 86 percent of students living on campus and about 35 percent of students living off campus.

In addition, ASU collected about 181,000 test results from students and employees between Aug. 1, 2020 and Dec. 31, 2020.

Cumulative number of positive tests since Jan. 1, 2021

  • Students: 1,973 (previously 1,955)
  • Faculty and staff: 405 (previously 383)

Cumulative number of positive tests since Aug. 1, 2020

  • Students: 6,101 (previously 6,083)
  • Faculty and staff: 785 (previously 763)

Cumulative number of individuals no longer positive/medically cleared for release since Jan. 1, 2021

  • Students: 2,794 (previously 2,780)
  • Faculty and staff: 483 (previously 472)

Cumulative number of individuals no longer positive/medically cleared for release since Aug. 1, 2020

  • Students: 6,887* (previously 6,873)
  • Faculty and staff: 841** (previously 830)

*This number is based on students who were positive as a result of a Biodesign test. This number also includes ASU students who were positive cases prior to August 1.
** This number includes ASU employees who were positive cases prior to August 1. 

Additional information

Statewide COVID-19 Trend Analysis Produced by ASU Epidemiology Group

Total positive tests reported for July 26, 2021 is 1,441. The seven-day trailing average is 1,332.4. ASU’s  critical COVID-19 trend data is updated daily and accessible by the public.

Read the latest statewide COVID Epidemiology Situation Report produced by ASU faculty, which provides a significant summary of COVID-19 activity at the state and (Maricopa) county level dating back to April 1, 2020.

ASU a Leader in Vaccinating the Community

ASU opened an on-campus COVID-19 vaccination site in late January, focusing on health/lab workers, older employees and those in high-public-contact positions on campus. That has since expanded to all employees, and in early April the university opened vaccination appointments to all on-campus ASU students. The student appointments are available on all four campuses in metro Phoenix.

Staff, faculty and students can sign up for an appointment via My Health Portal; they are also welcome to sign up for vaccination through the Arizona Department of Health Services for any public point of distribution site.

ASU now offering Devils’ drop-off COVID-19 saliva testing

To expand testing availability and access for the ASU community, the university is now offering individual drop-off COVID-19 saliva testing to all students, faculty and staff.

Devils’ drop-off doesn’t require an appointment. Just pick up a test kit from an on-campus location, register it online and drop it off once you’ve collected your saliva sample. Pick-up and drop-off locations are available on all four ASU campuses in the Phoenix metropolitan area.

Visit the Devils’ drop-off webpage for pick-up and drop-off location maps and more details.

ASU Support for Statewide Efforts to Combat the Spread of COVID-19

Since the start of the pandemic, ASU has mobilized resources to help the state and our communities combat the spread of COVID-19. Below is a sampling of our ongoing efforts. ASU:

  • Is a key partner in the 24/7 COVID-19 public vaccination site, lauded by the White House for its efficiency.  
  • Was awarded $12.5 million to research COVID-19 immune response and help improve patient outcomes. ASU will join the National Cancer Institute’s Serological Sciences Network (SeroNet), the nation’s largest coordinated effort to study people’s immune response to COVID-19.
  • Landed a $6 million grant to develop a new, portable saliva-based COVID-19 testing device that will deliver results in as little as 20 minutes.
  • Established and operates a clinically-approved and certified COVID-19 testing lab
  • Developed, deployed and continues to enhance the first saliva-based test in the western U.S.
  • Operates COVID-19 testing sites throughout Arizona, testing thousands for the virus each week, including critical infrastructure/utility personnel, first responders and healthcare workers
  • Designed, deployed and manages an online network of 3D printers and sewing machines to rapidly produce PPE for local hospitals and health care providers throughout Arizona
  • Provides daily key data and analysis to track and predict the spread of the pandemic and its impact
  • Launched an online platform with resources for students, parents, educators, remote workers and health care professionals to promote resilience and continued education during the pandemic
  • Assists businesses with reopening plans

More information about these efforts can be found in this recently published six-month review of how ASU’s research enterprise and the community have united against the pandemic. 

ASU Actively Monitoring Campus Neighborhood Trends

ASU is well aware that our community extends beyond the borders of our campuses. We work with businesses surrounding our campuses that students and employees often visit so they understand our expectations around enforcing public health protocols during the pandemic. ASU also works with housing developments where large numbers of our students reside to communicate our expectations for conduct and behavior, including the fact that parties and large gatherings that violate public health guidelines are prohibited.

ASU also is working with the Arizona Department of Health Services to analyze and produce data from the zip codes in which our campuses (including residence halls) are located to better understand virus trends at the local level. 

ASU Learning Modes of Operation

Learning Mode 1: Instruction is delivered to students by faculty in person and on campus unless otherwise indicated. For select, indicated courses, instruction will also be available to students digitally through ASU Sync or asynchronously as an iCourse. ASU Community of Care requirements will continue, and specific details will be relayed in the coming months. (Updated Feb. 15, 2021.)

Learning Mode 2: Instruction is delivered to students by faculty in a hybrid fashion. Courses are offered in-person, on-campus at a reduced capacity and are also available to students digitally through ASU Sync and iCourses. All faculty, staff and students are required to comply with public health requirements. Students can choose their preferred learning environment to accommodate their needs. This is the mode in which ASU started the fall semester. This mode will continue until circumstances permit it to move up or require it to move down.

Learning Mode 3: The majority of courses are delivered to students digitally through ASU Sync and iCourses. A limited number of courses that do not translate to a digital environment such as labs and performing arts, are offered in-person, on-campus at a reduced capacity. All faculty, staff and students are required to comply with public health requirements.

Learning Mode 4: Instruction is delivered to students digitally only through ASU Sync, iCourses and ASU Online. There is no in-person classroom instruction at all. 

ASU University Housing Modes of Operation

University Housing Mode 1:  Regular Mode of Operation: Residence halls at full capacity.  External visitors allowed in buildings. 

University Housing Mode 2: Limited Mode of Operations: ASU fills residence halls at lowered capacity to provide for flexibility in self-isolation and quarantine spaces.  Guests in residence hall rooms are limited to those within the hall. This is the mode in which ASU started the fall semester.

University Housing Mode 3: Increase security and enforcement; restrict ingress with no external visitors and one guest per room from within the same residence hall at any given time; de-densify higher risk living configurations with communal bathrooms and communal living situations; housing removal for repeat violations; and facilitate single occupancy and process approved housing License Agreement Release requests. This is the mode ASU is currently operating in.

University Housing Mode 4: Essential Only: Students who have no other options will be allowed to request an exemption to live in residence. 

University Housing Mode 5: Closed: No use of residential halls.

ASU Daily Health Check

ASU continues to monitor health check data for students and employees coming to campus. Overall compliance rates remain consistent.  The HealthCheck platform was designed by Los Angeles-based Safe Health Systems, a startup that advanced as part of the Mayo Clinic and ASU MedTech Accelerator.  It is designed to advise users on appropriate steps to take if they are exhibiting COVID-like symptoms, including staying home, contacting a healthcare provider and potentially getting a COVID-19 test.

report graph

*Reduced engagement beginning 10/31 due to app update to allow “off campus” designation by week or extended time.

Updated: July 19, 2021 @ 6:00 p.m. 

ASU provides weekly updates on our COVID-19 Management Strategy, which supports virus management efforts at the state, local and university levels. ASU has been managing COVID-19 cases since January 2020.

Over the summer, approximately 1,000 students will be living on campus and ASU will continue to provide weekly updates each Monday on its COVID management practices and data. Influenced by factors associated with summer break and a decrease in campus activity, we anticipate some fluctuation in the data being reported. ASU will continue to offer vaccinations and testing at no charge to students who are living on campus and have not yet been vaccinated.  

Remain vigilant against the virus by continuing to follow all public health protocols. Visit our testing webpage to explore testing options. ASU also has on-campus vaccine sites for students, faculty and staff, and members of the public. 

  • Arizona cases have increased in recent days. 
  • Known positive cases in the ASU community have increased since our last report.
  • There is no change in the university’s housing or learning modes of operation.

ASU COVID-19 Situational Update

ASU has previously published its COVID management framework. In short, it is our expectation that COVID-19 is here to stay and we must operate the university in a way that accounts for the ongoing presence of the virus. That is why we invested in testing technology, built daily health check apps and established extensive protocols to help manage the virus in our community. ASU is following all CDC guidelines related to higher education.

Current positive case count:

  • 10 known positives among 21,522* faculty and staff, which is 0.05% confirmed positive. That compares with 7 in our last update.
  • 25 known positives among our student body of 60,752 (excluding ASU Online), which is 0.04% confirmed positive. That compares with 15 in our last update.
    • All 25 are off campus in the metropolitan Phoenix area.
    • No one is in isolation on the ASU Tempe campus, where 639 students live.
    • There are no students in isolation on the ASU Downtown Phoenix, ASU West or Polytechnic campuses. A total of 52 students live in university housing on the ASU Downtown Phoenix campus; 25 students live on the ASU West campus; and 100 students live on the ASU Polytechnic campus.

*Includes all full- and part-time employees from ASU, ASU Preparatory Academy and ASU Enterprise Partners.

Weekly random testing results

NOTE: No random testing results are available this week.  

ASU tests anyone who is symptomatic, and has tests available free of charge for any student or employee who wants one. In addition, ASU launched, random testing of students and employees on Aug. 27, 2020. Starting with the spring semester, we aim to test approximately 25% of the on-campus students and staff each week to determine current trends with the virus. This data is updated each Monday evening. Current results specific to the random testing program are:

On-campus students

  • Tests from 06/07 - 06/13 = 4
    • Positives = 0
    • Percent Positive = 0.00 %
  • Cumulative Tests from Jan 1 = 7,324
    • Positives = 120
    • Percent Positive = 1.64%

Off-campus students

  • Tests from 06/07 - 06/13 = 17
    • Positives = 0
    • Percent Positive = 0.00%
  • Cumulative Tests from Jan 1 = 7,319
    • Positives = 72
    • Percent Positive = 0.98 % 

Employees

  • Tests from 07/12 - 07/18 = 505
    • Positives = 3
    • Percent Positive = 0.59 %
  • Cumulative Tests = 10,377
    • Positives = 61
    • Percent Positive = 0.59 %

ASU Cumulative Information

Since Jan. 1, 2021, ASU has collected more than 101,157 (previously 99,842) Biodesign Institute test results from students and employees. Since Jan. 1, ASU has tested about 86 percent of students living on campus and about 35 percent of students living off campus.

In addition, ASU collected about 181,000 test results from students and employees between Aug. 1, 2020 and Dec. 31, 2020.

Cumulative number of positive tests since Jan. 1, 2021

  • Students: 1,955 (previously 1,941)
  • Faculty and staff: 383 (previously 372)

Cumulative number of positive tests since Aug. 1, 2020

  • Students: 6,083 (previously 6,069)
  • Faculty and staff: 763 (previously 752)

Cumulative number of individuals no longer positive/medically cleared for release since Jan. 1, 2021

  • Students: 2,780 (previously 2,774)
  • Faculty and staff: 472 (previously 464)

Cumulative number of individuals no longer positive/medically cleared for release since Aug. 1, 2020

  • Students: 6,873* (previously 6,867)
  • Faculty and staff: 830** (previously 822)

*This number is based on students who were positive as a result of a Biodesign test. This number also includes ASU students who were positive cases prior to August 1.
** This number includes ASU employees who were positive cases prior to August 1. 

Additional information

Statewide COVID-19 Trend Analysis Produced by ASU Epidemiology Group

Total positive tests reported for July 19, 2021 is 1,034. The seven-day trailing average is 1,103. ASU’s  critical COVID-19 trend data is updated daily and accessible by the public.

Read the latest statewide COVID Epidemiology Situation Report produced by ASU faculty, which provides a significant summary of COVID-19 activity at the state and (Maricopa) county level dating back to April 1, 2020.

ASU a Leader in Vaccinating the Community

ASU opened an on-campus COVID-19 vaccination site in late January, focusing on health/lab workers, older employees and those in high-public-contact positions on campus. That has since expanded to all employees, and in early April the university opened vaccination appointments to all on-campus ASU students. The student appointments are available on all four campuses in metro Phoenix.

Staff, faculty and students can sign up for an appointment via My Health Portal; they are also welcome to sign up for vaccination through the Arizona Department of Health Services for any public point of distribution site.

ASU now offering Devils’ drop-off COVID-19 saliva testing

To expand testing availability and access for the ASU community, the university is now offering individual drop-off COVID-19 saliva testing to all students, faculty and staff.

Devils’ drop-off doesn’t require an appointment. Just pick up a test kit from an on-campus location, register it online and drop it off once you’ve collected your saliva sample. Pick-up and drop-off locations are available on all four ASU campuses in the Phoenix metropolitan area.

Visit the Devils’ drop-off webpage for pick-up and drop-off location maps and more details.

ASU Support for Statewide Efforts to Combat the Spread of COVID-19

Since the start of the pandemic, ASU has mobilized resources to help the state and our communities combat the spread of COVID-19. Below is a sampling of our ongoing efforts. ASU:

  • Is a key partner in the 24/7 COVID-19 public vaccination site, lauded by the White House for its efficiency.  
  • Was awarded $12.5 million to research COVID-19 immune response and help improve patient outcomes. ASU will join the National Cancer Institute’s Serological Sciences Network (SeroNet), the nation’s largest coordinated effort to study people’s immune response to COVID-19.
  • Landed a $6 million grant to develop a new, portable saliva-based COVID-19 testing device that will deliver results in as little as 20 minutes.
  • Established and operates a clinically-approved and certified COVID-19 testing lab
  • Developed, deployed and continues to enhance the first saliva-based test in the western U.S.
  • Operates COVID-19 testing sites throughout Arizona, testing thousands for the virus each week, including critical infrastructure/utility personnel, first responders and healthcare workers
  • Designed, deployed and manages an online network of 3D printers and sewing machines to rapidly produce PPE for local hospitals and health care providers throughout Arizona
  • Provides daily key data and analysis to track and predict the spread of the pandemic and its impact
  • Launched an online platform with resources for students, parents, educators, remote workers and health care professionals to promote resilience and continued education during the pandemic
  • Assists businesses with reopening plans

More information about these efforts can be found in this recently published six-month review of how ASU’s research enterprise and the community have united against the pandemic. 

ASU Actively Monitoring Campus Neighborhood Trends

ASU is well aware that our community extends beyond the borders of our campuses. We work with businesses surrounding our campuses that students and employees often visit so they understand our expectations around enforcing public health protocols during the pandemic. ASU also works with housing developments where large numbers of our students reside to communicate our expectations for conduct and behavior, including the fact that parties and large gatherings that violate public health guidelines are prohibited.

ASU also is working with the Arizona Department of Health Services to analyze and produce data from the zip codes in which our campuses (including residence halls) are located to better understand virus trends at the local level. 

ASU Learning Modes of Operation

Learning Mode 1: Instruction is delivered to students by faculty in person and on campus unless otherwise indicated. For select, indicated courses, instruction will also be available to students digitally through ASU Sync or asynchronously as an iCourse. ASU Community of Care requirements will continue, and specific details will be relayed in the coming months. (Updated Feb. 15, 2021.)

Learning Mode 2: Instruction is delivered to students by faculty in a hybrid fashion. Courses are offered in-person, on-campus at a reduced capacity and are also available to students digitally through ASU Sync and iCourses. All faculty, staff and students are required to comply with public health requirements. Students can choose their preferred learning environment to accommodate their needs. This is the mode in which ASU started the fall semester. This mode will continue until circumstances permit it to move up or require it to move down.

Learning Mode 3: The majority of courses are delivered to students digitally through ASU Sync and iCourses. A limited number of courses that do not translate to a digital environment such as labs and performing arts, are offered in-person, on-campus at a reduced capacity. All faculty, staff and students are required to comply with public health requirements.

Learning Mode 4: Instruction is delivered to students digitally only through ASU Sync, iCourses and ASU Online. There is no in-person classroom instruction at all. 

ASU University Housing Modes of Operation

University Housing Mode 1:  Regular Mode of Operation: Residence halls at full capacity.  External visitors allowed in buildings. 

University Housing Mode 2: Limited Mode of Operations: ASU fills residence halls at lowered capacity to provide for flexibility in self-isolation and quarantine spaces.  Guests in residence hall rooms are limited to those within the hall. This is the mode in which ASU started the fall semester.

University Housing Mode 3: Increase security and enforcement; restrict ingress with no external visitors and one guest per room from within the same residence hall at any given time; de-densify higher risk living configurations with communal bathrooms and communal living situations; housing removal for repeat violations; and facilitate single occupancy and process approved housing License Agreement Release requests. This is the mode ASU is currently operating in.

University Housing Mode 4: Essential Only: Students who have no other options will be allowed to request an exemption to live in residence. 

University Housing Mode 5: Closed: No use of residential halls.

ASU Daily Health Check

ASU continues to monitor health check data for students and employees coming to campus. Overall compliance rates remain consistent.  The HealthCheck platform was designed by Los Angeles-based Safe Health Systems, a startup that advanced as part of the Mayo Clinic and ASU MedTech Accelerator.  It is designed to advise users on appropriate steps to take if they are exhibiting COVID-like symptoms, including staying home, contacting a healthcare provider and potentially getting a COVID-19 test.

report graph

*Reduced engagement beginning 10/31 due to app update to allow “off campus” designation by week or extended time.

Updated: July 12, 2021 @ 6:00 p.m. 

ASU provides weekly updates on our COVID-19 Management Strategy, which supports virus management efforts at the state, local and university levels. ASU has been managing COVID-19 cases since January 2020.

Over the summer, approximately 1,000 students will be living on campus and ASU will continue to provide weekly updates each Monday on its COVID management practices and data. Influenced by factors associated with summer break and a decrease in campus activity, we anticipate some fluctuation in the data being reported. ASU will continue to offer vaccinations and testing at no charge to students who are living on campus and have not yet been vaccinated.  

Remain vigilant against the virus by continuing to follow all public health protocols. Visit our testing webpage to explore testing options. ASU also has on-campus vaccine sites for students, faculty and staff, and members of the public. 

  • Arizona cases have increased in recent days. 
  • Known positive cases in the ASU community have increased slightly same since our last report.
  • There is no change in the university’s housing or learning modes of operation.

ASU COVID-19 Situational Update

ASU has previously published its COVID management framework. In short, it is our expectation that COVID-19 is here to stay and we must operate the university in a way that accounts for the ongoing presence of the virus. That is why we invested in testing technology, built daily health check apps and established extensive protocols to help manage the virus in our community. ASU is following all CDC guidelines related to higher education.

Current positive case count:

  • 7 known positives among 21,522* faculty and staff, which is 0.03% confirmed positive. That compares with 3 in our last update.
  • 15 known positives among our student body of 60,752 (excluding ASU Online), which is 0.02% confirmed positive. That compares with 13 in our last update.
    • All 15 are off campus in the metropolitan Phoenix area.
    • No one is in isolation on the ASU Tempe campus, where 754 students live.
    • There are no students in isolation on the ASU Downtown Phoenix, ASU West or Polytechnic campuses. A total of 54 students live in university housing on the ASU Downtown Phoenix campus; 25 students live on the ASU West campus; and 116 students live on the ASU Polytechnic campus.

*Includes all full- and part-time employees from ASU, ASU Preparatory Academy and ASU Enterprise Partners.

Weekly random testing results

NOTE: No random testing results are available this week.  

ASU tests anyone who is symptomatic, and has tests available free of charge for any student or employee who wants one. In addition, ASU launched, random testing of students and employees on Aug. 27, 2020. Starting with the spring semester, we aim to test approximately 25% of the on-campus students and staff each week to determine current trends with the virus. This data is updated each Monday evening. Current results specific to the random testing program are:

On-campus students

  • Tests from 06/07 - 06/13 = 4
    • Positives = 0
    • Percent Positive = 0.00 %
  • Cumulative Tests from Jan 1 = 7,324
    • Positives = 120
    • Percent Positive = 1.64%

Off-campus students

  • Tests from 06/07 - 06/13 = 17
    • Positives = 0
    • Percent Positive = 0.00%
  • Cumulative Tests from Jan 1 = 7,319
    • Positives = 72
    • Percent Positive = 0.98 % 

Employees

  • Tests from 07/05 - 07/11 = 0
    • Positives = 1
    • Percent Positive = 0.39 %
  • Cumulative Tests = 9,868
    • Positives = 58
    • Percent Positive = 0.59 %

ASU Cumulative Information

Since Jan. 1, 2021, ASU has collected more than 99,842 (previously 99.073,) Biodesign Institute test results from students and employees. Since Jan. 1, ASU has tested about 86 percent of students living on campus and about 35 percent of students living off campus.

In addition, ASU collected about 181,000 test results from students and employees between Aug. 1, 2020 and Dec. 31, 2020.

Cumulative number of positive tests since Jan. 1, 2021

  • Students: 1,941 (previously 1,936)
  • Faculty and staff: 372 (previously 366)

Cumulative number of positive tests since Aug. 1, 2020

  • Students: 6,069 (previously 6,064)
  • Faculty and staff: 752 (previously 746)

Cumulative number of individuals no longer positive/medically cleared for release since Jan. 1, 2021

  • Students: 2,774 (previously 2,771)
  • Faculty and staff: 464 (previously 462)

Cumulative number of individuals no longer positive/medically cleared for release since Aug. 1, 2020

  • Students: 6,867* (previously 6,864)
  • Faculty and staff: 822** (previously 820)

*This number is based on students who were positive as a result of a Biodesign test. This number also includes ASU students who were positive cases prior to August 1.
** This number includes ASU employees who were positive cases prior to August 1. 

Additional information

Statewide COVID-19 Trend Analysis Produced by ASU Epidemiology Group

Total positive tests reported for July 12, 2021 is 803. The seven-day trailing average is 639.9. ASU’s  critical COVID-19 trend data is updated daily and accessible by the public.

Read the latest statewide COVID Epidemiology Situation Report produced by ASU faculty, which provides a significant summary of COVID-19 activity at the state and (Maricopa) county level dating back to April 1, 2020.

ASU a Leader in Vaccinating the Community

ASU opened an on-campus COVID-19 vaccination site in late January, focusing on health/lab workers, older employees and those in high-public-contact positions on campus. That has since expanded to all employees, and in early April the university opened vaccination appointments to all on-campus ASU students. The student appointments are available on all four campuses in metro Phoenix.

Staff, faculty and students can sign up for an appointment via My Health Portal; they are also welcome to sign up for vaccination through the Arizona Department of Health Services for any public point of distribution site.

ASU now offering Devils’ drop-off COVID-19 saliva testing

To expand testing availability and access for the ASU community, the university is now offering individual drop-off COVID-19 saliva testing to all students, faculty and staff.

Devils’ drop-off doesn’t require an appointment. Just pick up a test kit from an on-campus location, register it online and drop it off once you’ve collected your saliva sample. Pick-up and drop-off locations are available on all four ASU campuses in the Phoenix metropolitan area.

Visit the Devils’ drop-off webpage for pick-up and drop-off location maps and more details.

ASU Support for Statewide Efforts to Combat the Spread of COVID-19

Since the start of the pandemic, ASU has mobilized resources to help the state and our communities combat the spread of COVID-19. Below is a sampling of our ongoing efforts. ASU:

  • Is a key partner in the 24/7 COVID-19 public vaccination site, lauded by the White House for its efficiency.  
  • Was awarded $12.5 million to research COVID-19 immune response and help improve patient outcomes. ASU will join the National Cancer Institute’s Serological Sciences Network (SeroNet), the nation’s largest coordinated effort to study people’s immune response to COVID-19.
  • Landed a $6 million grant to develop a new, portable saliva-based COVID-19 testing device that will deliver results in as little as 20 minutes.
  • Established and operates a clinically-approved and certified COVID-19 testing lab
  • Developed, deployed and continues to enhance the first saliva-based test in the western U.S.
  • Operates COVID-19 testing sites throughout Arizona, testing thousands for the virus each week, including critical infrastructure/utility personnel, first responders and healthcare workers
  • Designed, deployed and manages an online network of 3D printers and sewing machines to rapidly produce PPE for local hospitals and health care providers throughout Arizona
  • Provides daily key data and analysis to track and predict the spread of the pandemic and its impact
  • Launched an online platform with resources for students, parents, educators, remote workers and health care professionals to promote resilience and continued education during the pandemic
  • Assists businesses with reopening plans

More information about these efforts can be found in this recently published six-month review of how ASU’s research enterprise and the community have united against the pandemic. 

ASU Actively Monitoring Campus Neighborhood Trends

ASU is well aware that our community extends beyond the borders of our campuses. We work with businesses surrounding our campuses that students and employees often visit so they understand our expectations around enforcing public health protocols during the pandemic. ASU also works with housing developments where large numbers of our students reside to communicate our expectations for conduct and behavior, including the fact that parties and large gatherings that violate public health guidelines are prohibited.

ASU also is working with the Arizona Department of Health Services to analyze and produce data from the zip codes in which our campuses (including residence halls) are located to better understand virus trends at the local level. 

ASU Learning Modes of Operation

Learning Mode 1: Instruction is delivered to students by faculty in person and on campus unless otherwise indicated. For select, indicated courses, instruction will also be available to students digitally through ASU Sync or asynchronously as an iCourse. ASU Community of Care requirements will continue, and specific details will be relayed in the coming months. (Updated Feb. 15, 2021.)

Learning Mode 2: Instruction is delivered to students by faculty in a hybrid fashion. Courses are offered in-person, on-campus at a reduced capacity and are also available to students digitally through ASU Sync and iCourses. All faculty, staff and students are required to comply with public health requirements. Students can choose their preferred learning environment to accommodate their needs. This is the mode in which ASU started the fall semester. This mode will continue until circumstances permit it to move up or require it to move down.

Learning Mode 3: The majority of courses are delivered to students digitally through ASU Sync and iCourses. A limited number of courses that do not translate to a digital environment such as labs and performing arts, are offered in-person, on-campus at a reduced capacity. All faculty, staff and students are required to comply with public health requirements.

Learning Mode 4: Instruction is delivered to students digitally only through ASU Sync, iCourses and ASU Online. There is no in-person classroom instruction at all. 

ASU University Housing Modes of Operation

University Housing Mode 1:  Regular Mode of Operation: Residence halls at full capacity.  External visitors allowed in buildings. 

University Housing Mode 2: Limited Mode of Operations: ASU fills residence halls at lowered capacity to provide for flexibility in self-isolation and quarantine spaces.  Guests in residence hall rooms are limited to those within the hall. This is the mode in which ASU started the fall semester.

University Housing Mode 3: Increase security and enforcement; restrict ingress with no external visitors and one guest per room from within the same residence hall at any given time; de-densify higher risk living configurations with communal bathrooms and communal living situations; housing removal for repeat violations; and facilitate single occupancy and process approved housing License Agreement Release requests. This is the mode ASU is currently operating in.

University Housing Mode 4: Essential Only: Students who have no other options will be allowed to request an exemption to live in residence. 

University Housing Mode 5: Closed: No use of residential halls.

ASU Daily Health Check

ASU continues to monitor health check data for students and employees coming to campus. Overall compliance rates remain consistent.  The HealthCheck platform was designed by Los Angeles-based Safe Health Systems, a startup that advanced as part of the Mayo Clinic and ASU MedTech Accelerator.  It is designed to advise users on appropriate steps to take if they are exhibiting COVID-like symptoms, including staying home, contacting a healthcare provider and potentially getting a COVID-19 test.

report graph

*Reduced engagement beginning 10/31 due to app update to allow “off campus” designation by week or extended time.

Updated: July 6, 2021 @ 6:00 p.m. 

ASU provides weekly updates on our COVID-19 Management Strategy, which supports virus management efforts at the state, local and university levels. ASU has been managing COVID-19 cases since January 2020.

Over the summer, approximately 1,000 students will be living on campus and ASU will continue to provide weekly updates each Monday on its COVID management practices and data. Influenced by factors associated with summer break and a decrease in campus activity, we anticipate some fluctuation in the data being reported. ASU will continue to offer vaccinations and testing at no charge to students who are living on campus and have not yet been vaccinated.  

Remain vigilant against the virus by continuing to follow all public health protocols. Visit our testing webpage to explore testing options. ASU also has on-campus vaccine sites for students, faculty and staff, and members of the public. 

  • Arizona cases have increased in recent days. 
  • Known positive cases in the ASU community have remained the same since our last report.
  • There is no change in the university’s housing or learning modes of operation.

ASU COVID-19 Situational Update

ASU has previously published its COVID management framework. In short, it is our expectation that COVID-19 is here to stay and we must operate the university in a way that accounts for the ongoing presence of the virus. That is why we invested in testing technology, built daily health check apps and established extensive protocols to help manage the virus in our community. ASU is following all CDC guidelines related to higher education.

Current positive case count:

  • 3 known positives among 21,522* faculty and staff, which is 0.009% confirmed positive. That compares with 2 in our last update.
  • 13 known positives among our student body of 60,752 (excluding ASU Online), which is 0.02% confirmed positive. That compares with 11 in our last update.
    • All 13 are off campus in the metropolitan Phoenix area.
    • No one is in isolation on the ASU Tempe campus, where 766 students live.
    • There are no students in isolation on the ASU Downtown Phoenix, ASU West or Polytechnic campuses. A total of 54 students live in university housing on the ASU Downtown Phoenix campus; 25 students live on the ASU West campus; and 118 students live on the ASU Polytechnic campus.

*Includes all full- and part-time employees from ASU, ASU Preparatory Academy and ASU Enterprise Partners.

Weekly random testing results

NOTE: No random testing results are available this week.  

ASU tests anyone who is symptomatic, and has tests available free of charge for any student or employee who wants one. In addition, ASU launched, random testing of students and employees on Aug. 27, 2020. Starting with the spring semester, we aim to test approximately 25% of the on-campus students and staff each week to determine current trends with the virus. This data is updated each Monday evening. Current results specific to the random testing program are:

On-campus students

  • Tests from 06/07 - 06/13 = 4
    • Positives = 0
    • Percent Positive = 0.00 %
  • Cumulative Tests from Jan 1 = 7,324
    • Positives = 120
    • Percent Positive = 1.64%

Off-campus students

  • Tests from 06/07 - 06/13 = 17
    • Positives = 0
    • Percent Positive = 0.00%
  • Cumulative Tests from Jan 1 = 7,319
    • Positives = 72
    • Percent Positive = 0.98 % 

Employees

  • Tests from 06/07 - 06/13 = 0
    • Positives = 0
    • Percent Positive = 0.00 %
  • Cumulative Tests = 9,518
    • Positives = 57
    • Percent Positive = 0.60 %

ASU Cumulative Information

Since Jan. 1, 2021, ASU has collected more than 99,073 (previously 98,316) Biodesign Institute test results from students and employees. Since Jan. 1, ASU has tested about 86 percent of students living on campus and about 35 percent of students living off campus.

In addition, ASU collected about 181,000 test results from students and employees between Aug. 1, 2020 and Dec. 31, 2020.

Cumulative number of positive tests since Jan. 1, 2021

  • Students: 1,936 (previously 1,933)
  • Faculty and staff: 366 (previously 365)

Cumulative number of positive tests since Aug. 1, 2020

  • Students: 6,064 (previously 6,061)
  • Faculty and staff: 746 (previously 745)

Cumulative number of individuals no longer positive/medically cleared for release since Jan. 1, 2021

  • Students: 2,771 (previously 2,769)
  • Faculty and staff: 462 (previously 462)

Cumulative number of individuals no longer positive/medically cleared for release since Aug. 1, 2020

  • Students: 6,864* (previously 6,862)
  • Faculty and staff: 820** (previously 820)

*This number is based on students who were positive as a result of a Biodesign test. This number also includes ASU students who were positive cases prior to August 1.
** This number includes ASU employees who were positive cases prior to August 1. 

Additional information

Statewide COVID-19 Trend Analysis Produced by ASU Epidemiology Group

Total positive tests reported for July 6, 2021 is 900. The seven-day trailing average is 543.4. ASU’s  critical COVID-19 trend data is updated daily and accessible by the public.

Read the latest statewide COVID Epidemiology Situation Report produced by ASU faculty, which provides a significant summary of COVID-19 activity at the state and (Maricopa) county level dating back to April 1, 2020.

ASU a Leader in Vaccinating the Community

ASU opened an on-campus COVID-19 vaccination site in late January, focusing on health/lab workers, older employees and those in high-public-contact positions on campus. That has since expanded to all employees, and in early April the university opened vaccination appointments to all on-campus ASU students. The student appointments are available on all four campuses in metro Phoenix.

Staff, faculty and students can sign up for an appointment via My Health Portal; they are also welcome to sign up for vaccination through the Arizona Department of Health Services for any public point of distribution site.

ASU now offering Devils’ drop-off COVID-19 saliva testing

To expand testing availability and access for the ASU community, the university is now offering individual drop-off COVID-19 saliva testing to all students, faculty and staff.

Devils’ drop-off doesn’t require an appointment. Just pick up a test kit from an on-campus location, register it online and drop it off once you’ve collected your saliva sample. Pick-up and drop-off locations are available on all four ASU campuses in the Phoenix metropolitan area.

Visit the Devils’ drop-off webpage for pick-up and drop-off location maps and more details.

ASU Support for Statewide Efforts to Combat the Spread of COVID-19

Since the start of the pandemic, ASU has mobilized resources to help the state and our communities combat the spread of COVID-19. Below is a sampling of our ongoing efforts. ASU:

  • Is a key partner in the 24/7 COVID-19 public vaccination site, lauded by the White House for its efficiency.  
  • Was awarded $12.5 million to research COVID-19 immune response and help improve patient outcomes. ASU will join the National Cancer Institute’s Serological Sciences Network (SeroNet), the nation’s largest coordinated effort to study people’s immune response to COVID-19.
  • Landed a $6 million grant to develop a new, portable saliva-based COVID-19 testing device that will deliver results in as little as 20 minutes.
  • Established and operates a clinically-approved and certified COVID-19 testing lab
  • Developed, deployed and continues to enhance the first saliva-based test in the western U.S.
  • Operates COVID-19 testing sites throughout Arizona, testing thousands for the virus each week, including critical infrastructure/utility personnel, first responders and healthcare workers
  • Designed, deployed and manages an online network of 3D printers and sewing machines to rapidly produce PPE for local hospitals and health care providers throughout Arizona
  • Provides daily key data and analysis to track and predict the spread of the pandemic and its impact
  • Launched an online platform with resources for students, parents, educators, remote workers and health care professionals to promote resilience and continued education during the pandemic
  • Assists businesses with reopening plans

More information about these efforts can be found in this recently published six-month review of how ASU’s research enterprise and the community have united against the pandemic. 

ASU Actively Monitoring Campus Neighborhood Trends

ASU is well aware that our community extends beyond the borders of our campuses. We work with businesses surrounding our campuses that students and employees often visit so they understand our expectations around enforcing public health protocols during the pandemic. ASU also works with housing developments where large numbers of our students reside to communicate our expectations for conduct and behavior, including the fact that parties and large gatherings that violate public health guidelines are prohibited.

ASU also is working with the Arizona Department of Health Services to analyze and produce data from the zip codes in which our campuses (including residence halls) are located to better understand virus trends at the local level. 

ASU Learning Modes of Operation

Learning Mode 1: Instruction is delivered to students by faculty in person and on campus unless otherwise indicated. For select, indicated courses, instruction will also be available to students digitally through ASU Sync or asynchronously as an iCourse. ASU Community of Care requirements will continue, and specific details will be relayed in the coming months. (Updated Feb. 15, 2021.)

Learning Mode 2: Instruction is delivered to students by faculty in a hybrid fashion. Courses are offered in-person, on-campus at a reduced capacity and are also available to students digitally through ASU Sync and iCourses. All faculty, staff and students are required to comply with public health requirements. Students can choose their preferred learning environment to accommodate their needs. This is the mode in which ASU started the fall semester. This mode will continue until circumstances permit it to move up or require it to move down.

Learning Mode 3: The majority of courses are delivered to students digitally through ASU Sync and iCourses. A limited number of courses that do not translate to a digital environment such as labs and performing arts, are offered in-person, on-campus at a reduced capacity. All faculty, staff and students are required to comply with public health requirements.

Learning Mode 4: Instruction is delivered to students digitally only through ASU Sync, iCourses and ASU Online. There is no in-person classroom instruction at all. 

ASU University Housing Modes of Operation

University Housing Mode 1:  Regular Mode of Operation: Residence halls at full capacity.  External visitors allowed in buildings. 

University Housing Mode 2: Limited Mode of Operations: ASU fills residence halls at lowered capacity to provide for flexibility in self-isolation and quarantine spaces.  Guests in residence hall rooms are limited to those within the hall. This is the mode in which ASU started the fall semester.

University Housing Mode 3: Increase security and enforcement; restrict ingress with no external visitors and one guest per room from within the same residence hall at any given time; de-densify higher risk living configurations with communal bathrooms and communal living situations; housing removal for repeat violations; and facilitate single occupancy and process approved housing License Agreement Release requests. This is the mode ASU is currently operating in.

University Housing Mode 4: Essential Only: Students who have no other options will be allowed to request an exemption to live in residence. 

University Housing Mode 5: Closed: No use of residential halls.

ASU Daily Health Check

ASU continues to monitor health check data for students and employees coming to campus. Overall compliance rates remain consistent.  The HealthCheck platform was designed by Los Angeles-based Safe Health Systems, a startup that advanced as part of the Mayo Clinic and ASU MedTech Accelerator.  It is designed to advise users on appropriate steps to take if they are exhibiting COVID-like symptoms, including staying home, contacting a healthcare provider and potentially getting a COVID-19 test.

report graph

*Reduced engagement beginning 10/31 due to app update to allow “off campus” designation by week or extended time.

June 2021

Updated: June 28, 2021 @ 6:00 p.m. 

ASU provides weekly updates on our COVID-19 Management Strategy, which supports virus management efforts at the state, local and university levels. ASU has been managing COVID-19 cases since January 2020.

Over the summer, approximately 1,000 students will be living on campus and ASU will continue to provide weekly updates each Monday on its COVID management practices and data. Influenced by factors associated with summer break and a decrease in campus activity, we anticipate some fluctuation in the data being reported. ASU will continue to offer vaccinations and testing at no charge to students who are living on campus and have not yet been vaccinated.  

Remain vigilant against the virus by continuing to follow all public health protocols. Visit our testing webpage to explore testing options. ASU also has on-campus vaccine sites for students, faculty and staff, and members of the public. 

  • Arizona cases have decreased in recent days. 
  • Known positive cases in the ASU community have remained the same since our last report.
  • There is no change in the university’s housing or learning modes of operation.

ASU COVID-19 Situational Update

ASU has previously published its COVID management framework. In short, it is our expectation that COVID-19 is here to stay and we must operate the university in a way that accounts for the ongoing presence of the virus. That is why we invested in testing technology, built daily health check apps and established extensive protocols to help manage the virus in our community. ASU is following all CDC guidelines related to higher education.

Current positive case count:

  • 2 known positives among 21,522* faculty and staff, which is 0.009% confirmed positive. That compares with 2 in our last update.
  • 11 known positives among our student body of 60,752 (excluding ASU Online), which is 0.02% confirmed positive. That compares with 11 in our last update.
    • All of the 11 are off campus in the metropolitan Phoenix area.
    • No one is in isolation on the ASU Tempe campus, where 761 students live.
    • There are no students in isolation on the ASU Downtown Phoenix, ASU West or Polytechnic campuses. A total of 55 students live in university housing on the ASU Downtown Phoenix campus; 25 students live on the ASU West campus; and 119 students live on the ASU Polytechnic campus.

*Includes all full- and part-time employees from ASU, ASU Preparatory Academy and ASU Enterprise Partners.

Weekly random testing results

NOTE: No random testing results are available this week.  

ASU tests anyone who is symptomatic, and has tests available free of charge for any student or employee who wants one. In addition, ASU launched, random testing of students and employees on Aug. 27, 2020. Starting with the spring semester, we aim to test approximately 25% of the on-campus students and staff each week to determine current trends with the virus. This data is updated each Monday evening. Current results specific to the random testing program are:

On-campus students

  • Tests from 06/07 - 06/13 = 4
    • Positives = 0
    • Percent Positive = 0.00 %
  • Cumulative Tests from Jan 1 = 7,324
    • Positives = 120
    • Percent Positive = 1.64%

Off-campus students

  • Tests from 06/07 - 06/13 = 17
    • Positives = 0
    • Percent Positive = 0.00%
  • Cumulative Tests from Jan 1 = 7,319
    • Positives = 72
    • Percent Positive = 0.98 % 

Employees

  • Tests from 06/07 - 06/13 = 0
    • Positives = 0
    • Percent Positive = 0.00 %
  • Cumulative Tests = 9,518
    • Positives = 57
    • Percent Positive = 0.60 %

ASU Cumulative Information

Since Jan. 1, 2021, ASU has collected more than 98,316 (previously 97,634) Biodesign Institute test results from students and employees. Since Jan. 1, ASU has tested about 85 percent of students living on campus and about 33 percent of students living off campus.

In addition, ASU collected about 181,000 test results from students and employees between Aug. 1, 2020 and Dec. 31, 2020.

Cumulative number of positive tests since Jan. 1, 2021

  • Students: 1,933 (previously 1,932)
  • Faculty and staff: 365 (previously 363)

Cumulative number of positive tests since Aug. 1, 2020

  • Students: 6,061 (previously 6,060)
  • Faculty and staff: 745 (previously 743)

Cumulative number of individuals no longer positive/medically cleared for release since Jan. 1, 2021

  • Students: 2,769 (previously 2,764)
  • Faculty and staff: 462 (previously 460)

Cumulative number of individuals no longer positive/medically cleared for release since Aug. 1, 2020

  • Students: 6,862* (previously 6,857)
  • Faculty and staff: 820** (previously 818)

*This number is based on students who were positive as a result of a Biodesign test. This number also includes ASU students who were positive cases prior to August 1.
** This number includes ASU employees who were positive cases prior to August 1. 

Additional information

Statewide COVID-19 Trend Analysis Produced by ASU Epidemiology Group

Total positive tests reported for June 28, 2021 is 413. The seven-day trailing average is 492.71. ASU’s  critical COVID-19 trend data is updated daily and accessible by the public.

Read the latest statewide COVID Epidemiology Situation Report produced by ASU faculty, which provides a significant summary of COVID-19 activity at the state and (Maricopa) county level dating back to April 1, 2020.

ASU a Leader in Vaccinating the Community

ASU opened an on-campus COVID-19 vaccination site in late January, focusing on health/lab workers, older employees and those in high-public-contact positions on campus. That has since expanded to all employees, and in early April the university opened vaccination appointments to all on-campus ASU students. The student appointments are available on all four campuses in metro Phoenix.

Staff, faculty and students can sign up for an appointment via My Health Portal; they are also welcome to sign up for vaccination through the Arizona Department of Health Services for any public point of distribution site.

On April 12, in cooperation with Arizona Department of Health Services, ASU opened a new indoor COVID-19 public vaccination site on its Tempe campus at Desert Financial Arena. The Desert Financial Arena site is open Wednesday through Sunday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. with no appointment necessary. For more information, please visit the ADHS website at azhealth.gov/findvaccine.

ASU now offering Devils’ drop-off COVID-19 saliva testing

To expand testing availability and access for the ASU community, the university is now offering individual drop-off COVID-19 saliva testing to all students, faculty and staff.

Devils’ drop-off doesn’t require an appointment. Just pick up a test kit from an on-campus location, register it online and drop it off once you’ve collected your saliva sample. Pick-up and drop-off locations are available on all four ASU campuses in the Phoenix metropolitan area.

Visit the Devils’ drop-off webpage for pick-up and drop-off location maps and more details.

ASU Support for Statewide Efforts to Combat the Spread of COVID-19

Since the start of the pandemic, ASU has mobilized resources to help the state and our communities combat the spread of COVID-19. Below is a sampling of our ongoing efforts. ASU:

  • Is a key partner in the 24/7 COVID-19 public vaccination site, lauded by the White House for its efficiency.  
  • Was awarded $12.5 million to research COVID-19 immune response and help improve patient outcomes. ASU will join the National Cancer Institute’s Serological Sciences Network (SeroNet), the nation’s largest coordinated effort to study people’s immune response to COVID-19.
  • Landed a $6 million grant to develop a new, portable saliva-based COVID-19 testing device that will deliver results in as little as 20 minutes.
  • Established and operates a clinically-approved and certified COVID-19 testing lab
  • Developed, deployed and continues to enhance the first saliva-based test in the western U.S.
  • Operates COVID-19 testing sites throughout Arizona, testing thousands for the virus each week, including critical infrastructure/utility personnel, first responders and healthcare workers
  • Designed, deployed and manages an online network of 3D printers and sewing machines to rapidly produce PPE for local hospitals and health care providers throughout Arizona
  • Provides daily key data and analysis to track and predict the spread of the pandemic and its impact
  • Launched an online platform with resources for students, parents, educators, remote workers and health care professionals to promote resilience and continued education during the pandemic
  • Assists businesses with reopening plans

More information about these efforts can be found in this recently published six-month review of how ASU’s research enterprise and the community have united against the pandemic. 

ASU Actively Monitoring Campus Neighborhood Trends

ASU is well aware that our community extends beyond the borders of our campuses. We work with businesses surrounding our campuses that students and employees often visit so they understand our expectations around enforcing public health protocols during the pandemic. ASU also works with housing developments where large numbers of our students reside to communicate our expectations for conduct and behavior, including the fact that parties and large gatherings that violate public health guidelines are prohibited.

ASU also is working with the Arizona Department of Health Services to analyze and produce data from the zip codes in which our campuses (including residence halls) are located to better understand virus trends at the local level. 

ASU Learning Modes of Operation

Learning Mode 1: Instruction is delivered to students by faculty in person and on campus unless otherwise indicated. For select, indicated courses, instruction will also be available to students digitally through ASU Sync or asynchronously as an iCourse. ASU Community of Care requirements will continue, and specific details will be relayed in the coming months. (Updated Feb. 15, 2021.)

Learning Mode 2: Instruction is delivered to students by faculty in a hybrid fashion. Courses are offered in-person, on-campus at a reduced capacity and are also available to students digitally through ASU Sync and iCourses. All faculty, staff and students are required to comply with public health requirements. Students can choose their preferred learning environment to accommodate their needs. This is the mode in which ASU started the fall semester. This mode will continue until circumstances permit it to move up or require it to move down.

Learning Mode 3: The majority of courses are delivered to students digitally through ASU Sync and iCourses. A limited number of courses that do not translate to a digital environment such as labs and performing arts, are offered in-person, on-campus at a reduced capacity. All faculty, staff and students are required to comply with public health requirements.

Learning Mode 4: Instruction is delivered to students digitally only through ASU Sync, iCourses and ASU Online. There is no in-person classroom instruction at all. 

ASU University Housing Modes of Operation

University Housing Mode 1:  Regular Mode of Operation: Residence halls at full capacity.  External visitors allowed in buildings. 

University Housing Mode 2: Limited Mode of Operations: ASU fills residence halls at lowered capacity to provide for flexibility in self-isolation and quarantine spaces.  Guests in residence hall rooms are limited to those within the hall. This is the mode in which ASU started the fall semester.

University Housing Mode 3: Increase security and enforcement; restrict ingress with no external visitors and one guest per room from within the same residence hall at any given time; de-densify higher risk living configurations with communal bathrooms and communal living situations; housing removal for repeat violations; and facilitate single occupancy and process approved housing License Agreement Release requests. This is the mode ASU is currently operating in.

University Housing Mode 4: Essential Only: Students who have no other options will be allowed to request an exemption to live in residence. 

University Housing Mode 5: Closed: No use of residential halls.

ASU Daily Health Check

ASU continues to monitor health check data for students and employees coming to campus. Overall compliance rates remain consistent.  The HealthCheck platform was designed by Los Angeles-based Safe Health Systems, a startup that advanced as part of the Mayo Clinic and ASU MedTech Accelerator.  It is designed to advise users on appropriate steps to take if they are exhibiting COVID-like symptoms, including staying home, contacting a healthcare provider and potentially getting a COVID-19 test.

report graph

*Reduced engagement beginning 10/31 due to app update to allow “off campus” designation by week or extended time.

Updated: June 21, 2021 @ 7:00 p.m. 

ASU provides weekly updates on our COVID-19 Management Strategy, which supports virus management efforts at the state, local and university levels. ASU has been managing COVID-19 cases since January 2020.

Over the summer, approximately 1,000 students will be living on campus and ASU will continue to provide weekly updates each Monday on its COVID management practices and data. Influenced by factors associated with summer break and a decrease in campus activity, we anticipate some fluctuation in the data being reported. ASU will continue to offer vaccinations and testing at no charge to students who are living on campus and have not yet been vaccinated.  

Remain vigilant against the virus by continuing to follow all public health protocols. Visit our testing webpage to explore testing options. ASU also has on-campus vaccine sites for students, faculty and staff, and members of the public. 

  • Arizona cases have decreased in recent days. 
  • Known positive cases in the ASU community have decreased since our last report.
  • There is no change in the university’s housing or learning modes of operation.

ASU COVID-19 Situational Update

ASU has previously published its COVID management framework. In short, it is our expectation that COVID-19 is here to stay and we must operate the university in a way that accounts for the ongoing presence of the virus. That is why we invested in testing technology, built daily health check apps and established extensive protocols to help manage the virus in our community. ASU is following all CDC guidelines related to higher education.

Current positive case count:

  • 2 known positives among 21,522* faculty and staff, which is 0.009% confirmed positive. That compares with 2 in our last update.
  • 11 known positives among our student body of 60,752 (excluding ASU Online), which is 0.02% confirmed positive. That compares with 11 in our last update.
    • All of the 11 are off campus in the metropolitan Phoenix area.
    • No one is in isolation on the ASU Tempe campus, where 767 students live.
    • There are no students in isolation on the ASU Downtown Phoenix, ASU West or Polytechnic campuses. A total of 55 students live in university housing on the ASU Downtown Phoenix campus; 25 students live on the ASU West campus; and 119 students live on the ASU Polytechnic campus.

*Includes all full- and part-time employees from ASU, ASU Preparatory Academy and ASU Enterprise Partners.

Weekly random testing results

ASU tests anyone who is symptomatic, and has tests available free of charge for any student or employee who wants one. In addition, ASU launched required, random testing of students and employees on Aug. 27, 2020. Starting with the spring semester, we aim to test approximately 25% of the on-campus students and staff each week to determine current trends with the virus. This data is updated each Monday evening. Current results specific to the random testing program are:

On-campus students

  • Tests from 06/07 - 06/13 = 4
    • Positives = 0
    • Percent Positive = 0.00 %
  • Cumulative Tests from Jan 1 = 7,324
    • Positives = 120
    • Percent Positive = 1.64%

Off-campus students

  • Tests from 06/07 - 06/13 = 17
    • Positives = 0
    • Percent Positive = 0.00%
  • Cumulative Tests from Jan 1 = 7,319
    • Positives = 72
    • Percent Positive = 0.98 % 

Employees

  • Tests from 06/07 - 06/13 = 0
    • Positives = 0
    • Percent Positive = 0.00 %
  • Cumulative Tests = 9,518
    • Positives = 57
    • Percent Positive = 0.60 %

ASU Cumulative Information

Since Jan. 1, 2021, ASU has collected more than 97,634 (previously 97,057) Biodesign Institute test results from students and employees. Since Jan. 1, ASU has tested about 85 percent of students living on campus and about 35 percent of students living off campus.

In addition, ASU collected about 181,000 test results from students and employees between Aug. 1, 2020 and Dec. 31, 2020.

Cumulative number of positive tests since Jan. 1, 2021

  • Students: 1,932 (previously 1,929)
  • Faculty and staff: 363 (previously 361)

Cumulative number of positive tests since Aug. 1, 2020

  • Students: 6,060 (previously 6,057)
  • Faculty and staff: 743 (previously 741)

Cumulative number of individuals no longer positive/medically cleared for release since Jan. 1, 2021

  • Students: 2,764 (previously 2,756)
  • Faculty and staff: 460 (previously 458)

Cumulative number of individuals no longer positive/medically cleared for release since Aug. 1, 2020

  • Students: 6,857* (previously 6,849)
  • Faculty and staff: 818** (previously 816)

*This number is based on students who were positive as a result of a Biodesign test. This number also includes ASU students who were positive cases prior to August 1.
** This number includes ASU employees who were positive cases prior to August 1. 

Additional information

Statewide COVID-19 Trend Analysis Produced by ASU Epidemiology Group

Total positive tests reported for June 21, 2021 is 384. The seven-day trailing average is 423.57. ASU’s  critical COVID-19 trend data is updated daily and accessible by the public.

Read the latest statewide COVID Epidemiology Situation Report produced by ASU faculty, which provides a significant summary of COVID-19 activity at the state and (Maricopa) county level dating back to April 1, 2020.

ASU a Leader in Vaccinating the Community

ASU opened an on-campus COVID-19 vaccination site in late January, focusing on health/lab workers, older employees and those in high-public-contact positions on campus. That has since expanded to all employees, and in early April the university opened vaccination appointments to all on-campus ASU students. The student appointments are available on all four campuses in metro Phoenix.

Staff, faculty and students can sign up for an appointment via My Health Portal; they are also welcome to sign up for vaccination through the Arizona Department of Health Services for any public point of distribution site.

On April 12, in cooperation with Arizona Department of Health Services, ASU opened a new indoor COVID-19 public vaccination site on its Tempe campus at Desert Financial Arena. The Desert Financial Arena site is open Wednesday through Sunday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. with no appointment necessary. For more information, please visit the ADHS website at azhealth.gov/findvaccine.

ASU now offering Devils’ drop-off COVID-19 saliva testing

To expand testing availability and access for the ASU community, the university is now offering individual drop-off COVID-19 saliva testing to all students, faculty and staff.

Devils’ drop-off doesn’t require an appointment. Just pick up a test kit from an on-campus location, register it online and drop it off once you’ve collected your saliva sample. Pick-up and drop-off locations are available on all four ASU campuses in the Phoenix metropolitan area.

Visit the Devils’ drop-off webpage for pick-up and drop-off location maps and more details.

ASU Support for Statewide Efforts to Combat the Spread of COVID-19

Since the start of the pandemic, ASU has mobilized resources to help the state and our communities combat the spread of COVID-19. Below is a sampling of our ongoing efforts. ASU:

  • Is a key partner in the 24/7 COVID-19 public vaccination site, lauded by the White House for its efficiency.  
  • Was awarded $12.5 million to research COVID-19 immune response and help improve patient outcomes. ASU will join the National Cancer Institute’s Serological Sciences Network (SeroNet), the nation’s largest coordinated effort to study people’s immune response to COVID-19.
  • Landed a $6 million grant to develop a new, portable saliva-based COVID-19 testing device that will deliver results in as little as 20 minutes.
  • Established and operates a clinically-approved and certified COVID-19 testing lab
  • Developed, deployed and continues to enhance the first saliva-based test in the western U.S.
  • Operates COVID-19 testing sites throughout Arizona, testing thousands for the virus each week, including critical infrastructure/utility personnel, first responders and healthcare workers
  • Designed, deployed and manages an online network of 3D printers and sewing machines to rapidly produce PPE for local hospitals and health care providers throughout Arizona
  • Provides daily key data and analysis to track and predict the spread of the pandemic and its impact
  • Launched an online platform with resources for students, parents, educators, remote workers and health care professionals to promote resilience and continued education during the pandemic
  • Assists businesses with reopening plans

More information about these efforts can be found in this recently published six-month review of how ASU’s research enterprise and the community have united against the pandemic. 

ASU Actively Monitoring Campus Neighborhood Trends

ASU is well aware that our community extends beyond the borders of our campuses. We work with businesses surrounding our campuses that students and employees often visit so they understand our expectations around enforcing public health protocols during the pandemic. ASU also works with housing developments where large numbers of our students reside to communicate our expectations for conduct and behavior, including the fact that parties and large gatherings that violate public health guidelines are prohibited.

ASU also is working with the Arizona Department of Health Services to analyze and produce data from the zip codes in which our campuses (including residence halls) are located to better understand virus trends at the local level. 

ASU Learning Modes of Operation

Learning Mode 1: Instruction is delivered to students by faculty in person and on campus unless otherwise indicated. For select, indicated courses, instruction will also be available to students digitally through ASU Sync or asynchronously as an iCourse. ASU Community of Care requirements will continue, and specific details will be relayed in the coming months. (Updated Feb. 15, 2021.)

Learning Mode 2: Instruction is delivered to students by faculty in a hybrid fashion. Courses are offered in-person, on-campus at a reduced capacity and are also available to students digitally through ASU Sync and iCourses. All faculty, staff and students are required to comply with public health requirements. Students can choose their preferred learning environment to accommodate their needs. This is the mode in which ASU started the fall semester. This mode will continue until circumstances permit it to move up or require it to move down.

Learning Mode 3: The majority of courses are delivered to students digitally through ASU Sync and iCourses. A limited number of courses that do not translate to a digital environment such as labs and performing arts, are offered in-person, on-campus at a reduced capacity. All faculty, staff and students are required to comply with public health requirements.

Learning Mode 4: Instruction is delivered to students digitally only through ASU Sync, iCourses and ASU Online. There is no in-person classroom instruction at all. 

ASU University Housing Modes of Operation

University Housing Mode 1:  Regular Mode of Operation: Residence halls at full capacity.  External visitors allowed in buildings. 

University Housing Mode 2: Limited Mode of Operations: ASU fills residence halls at lowered capacity to provide for flexibility in self-isolation and quarantine spaces.  Guests in residence hall rooms are limited to those within the hall. This is the mode in which ASU started the fall semester.

University Housing Mode 3: Increase security and enforcement; restrict ingress with no external visitors and one guest per room from within the same residence hall at any given time; de-densify higher risk living configurations with communal bathrooms and communal living situations; housing removal for repeat violations; and facilitate single occupancy and process approved housing License Agreement Release requests. This is the mode ASU is currently operating in.

University Housing Mode 4: Essential Only: Students who have no other options will be allowed to request an exemption to live in residence. 

University Housing Mode 5: Closed: No use of residential halls.

ASU Daily Health Check

ASU continues to monitor health check data for students and employees coming to campus. Overall compliance rates remain consistent.  The HealthCheck platform was designed by Los Angeles-based Safe Health Systems, a startup that advanced as part of the Mayo Clinic and ASU MedTech Accelerator.  It is designed to advise users on appropriate steps to take if they are exhibiting COVID-like symptoms, including staying home, contacting a healthcare provider and potentially getting a COVID-19 test.

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*Reduced engagement beginning 10/31 due to app update to allow “off campus” designation by week or extended time.

Updated: June 14, 2021 @ 7:00 p.m. 

ASU provides weekly updates on our COVID-19 Management Strategy, which supports virus management efforts at the state, local and university levels. ASU has been managing COVID-19 cases since January 2020.

Over the summer, approximately 1,000 students will be living on campus and ASU will continue to provide weekly updates each Monday on its COVID management practices and data. Influenced by factors associated with summer break and a decrease in campus activity, we anticipate the potential for some fluctuation in the data being reported. ASU will continue to offer vaccinations and testing at no charge to students and will continue its random, required testing of students who are living on campus and have not yet been vaccinated.  

Remain vigilant against the virus by continuing to follow all public health protocols, including receiving a vaccine, wearing a face covering and practicing physical distancing. ASU continues to offer fast, easy and free COVID-19 testing to all students, employees and the general public. Visit our testing webpage to explore testing options. ASU also has on-campus vaccine sites for students, faculty and staff, and members of the public. 

  • Arizona cases have decreased in recent days. 
  • Known positive cases in the ASU community have decreased since our last report.
  • There is no change in the university’s housing or learning modes of operation.

ASU COVID-19 Situational Update

ASU has previously published its COVID management framework. In short, it is our expectation that COVID-19 is here to stay and we must operate the university in a way that accounts for the ongoing presence of the virus. That is why we invested in testing technology, built daily health check apps and established extensive protocols to help manage the virus in our community. ASU is following all CDC guidelines related to higher education.

Current positive case count:

  • 2 known positives among 21,522* faculty and staff, which is 0.009% confirmed positive. That compares with 2 in our last update.
  • 11 known positives among our student body of 60,752 (excluding ASU Online), which is 0.02% confirmed positive. That compares with 15 in our last update.
    • All of the 11 are off campus in the metropolitan Phoenix area.
    • No one is in isolation on the ASU Tempe campus, where 762 students live.
    • There are no students in isolation on the ASU Downtown Phoenix, ASU West or Polytechnic campuses. A total of 57 students live in university housing on the ASU Downtown Phoenix campus; 25 students live on the ASU West campus; and 118 students live on the ASU Polytechnic campus.

*Includes all full- and part-time employees from ASU, ASU Preparatory Academy and ASU Enterprise Partners.

Weekly random testing results

ASU tests anyone who is symptomatic, and has tests available free of charge for any student or employee who wants one. In addition, ASU launched required, random testing of students and employees on Aug. 27, 2020. Starting with the spring semester, we aim to test approximately 25% of the on-campus students and staff each week to determine current trends with the virus. This data is updated each Monday evening. Current results specific to the random testing program are:

On-campus students

  • Tests from 06/07 - 06/13 = 4
    • Positives = 0
    • Percent Positive = 0.00 %
  • Cumulative Tests from Jan 1 = 7,324
    • Positives = 120
    • Percent Positive = 1.64%

Off-campus students

  • Tests from 06/07 - 06/13 = 17
    • Positives = 0
    • Percent Positive = 0.00%
  • Cumulative Tests from Jan 1 = 7,319
    • Positives = 72
    • Percent Positive = 0.98 % 

Employees

  • Tests from 06/07 - 06/13 = 0
    • Positives = 0
    • Percent Positive = 0.00 %
  • Cumulative Tests = 9,518
    • Positives = 57
    • Percent Positive = 0.60 %

ASU Cumulative Information

Since Jan. 1, 2021, ASU has collected more than 97,057 (previously 96,130) Biodesign Institute test results from students and employees. Since Jan. 1, ASU has tested about 85 percent of students living on campus and about 35 percent of students living off campus.

In addition, ASU collected about 181,000 test results from students and employees between Aug. 1, 2020 and Dec. 31, 2020.

Cumulative number of positive tests since Jan. 1, 2021

  • Students: 1,929 (previously 1,929)
  • Faculty and staff: 361 (previously 359)

Cumulative number of positive tests since Aug. 1, 2020

  • Students: 6,057 (previously 6,057)
  • Faculty and staff: 741 (previously 739)

Cumulative number of individuals no longer positive/medically cleared for release since Jan. 1, 2021

  • Students: 2,756 (previously 2,751)
  • Faculty and staff: 458 (previously 456)

Cumulative number of individuals no longer positive/medically cleared for release since Aug. 1, 2020

  • Students: 6,849* (previously 6,844)
  • Faculty and staff: 816** (previously 814)

*This number is based on students who were positive as a result of a Biodesign test. This number also includes ASU students who were positive cases prior to August 1.
** This number includes ASU employees who were positive cases prior to August 1. 

Additional information

Statewide COVID-19 Trend Analysis Produced by ASU Epidemiology Group

Total positive tests reported for June 14, 2021 is 394. The seven-day trailing average is 421.6. ASU’s  critical COVID-19 trend data is updated daily and accessible by the public.

Read the latest statewide COVID Epidemiology Situation Report produced by ASU faculty, which provides a significant summary of COVID-19 activity at the state and (Maricopa) county level dating back to April 1, 2020.

ASU a Leader in Vaccinating the Community

ASU opened an on-campus COVID-19 vaccination site in late January, focusing on health/lab workers, older employees and those in high-public-contact positions on campus. That has since expanded to all employees, and in early April the university opened vaccination appointments to all on-campus ASU students. The student appointments are available on all four campuses in metro Phoenix.

Staff, faculty and students can sign up for an appointment via My Health Portal; they are also welcome to sign up for vaccination through the Arizona Department of Health Services for any public point of distribution site.

On April 12, in cooperation with Arizona Department of Health Services, ASU opened a new indoor COVID-19 public vaccination site on its Tempe campus at Desert Financial Arena. The Desert Financial Arena site is open Wednesday through Sunday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. with no appointment necessary. For more information, please visit the ADHS website at azhealth.gov/findvaccine.

ASU now offering Devils’ drop-off COVID-19 saliva testing

To expand testing availability and access for the ASU community, the university is now offering individual drop-off COVID-19 saliva testing to all students, faculty and staff.

Devils’ drop-off doesn’t require an appointment. Just pick up a test kit from an on-campus location, register it online and drop it off once you’ve collected your saliva sample. Pick-up and drop-off locations are available on all four ASU campuses in the Phoenix metropolitan area.

Visit the Devils’ drop-off webpage for pick-up and drop-off location maps and more details.

ASU Support for Statewide Efforts to Combat the Spread of COVID-19

Since the start of the pandemic, ASU has mobilized resources to help the state and our communities combat the spread of COVID-19. Below is a sampling of our ongoing efforts. ASU:

  • Is a key partner in the 24/7 COVID-19 public vaccination site, lauded by the White House for its efficiency.  
  • Was awarded $12.5 million to research COVID-19 immune response and help improve patient outcomes. ASU will join the National Cancer Institute’s Serological Sciences Network (SeroNet), the nation’s largest coordinated effort to study people’s immune response to COVID-19.
  • Landed a $6 million grant to develop a new, portable saliva-based COVID-19 testing device that will deliver results in as little as 20 minutes.
  • Established and operates a clinically-approved and certified COVID-19 testing lab
  • Developed, deployed and continues to enhance the first saliva-based test in the western U.S.
  • Operates COVID-19 testing sites throughout Arizona, testing thousands for the virus each week, including critical infrastructure/utility personnel, first responders and healthcare workers
  • Designed, deployed and manages an online network of 3D printers and sewing machines to rapidly produce PPE for local hospitals and health care providers throughout Arizona
  • Provides daily key data and analysis to track and predict the spread of the pandemic and its impact
  • Launched an online platform with resources for students, parents, educators, remote workers and health care professionals to promote resilience and continued education during the pandemic
  • Assists businesses with reopening plans

More information about these efforts can be found in this recently published six-month review of how ASU’s research enterprise and the community have united against the pandemic. 

ASU Actively Monitoring Campus Neighborhood Trends

ASU is well aware that our community extends beyond the borders of our campuses. We work with businesses surrounding our campuses that students and employees often visit so they understand our expectations around enforcing public health protocols during the pandemic. ASU also works with housing developments where large numbers of our students reside to communicate our expectations for conduct and behavior, including the fact that parties and large gatherings that violate public health guidelines are prohibited.

ASU also is working with the Arizona Department of Health Services to analyze and produce data from the zip codes in which our campuses (including residence halls) are located to better understand virus trends at the local level. 

ASU Learning Modes of Operation

Learning Mode 1: Instruction is delivered to students by faculty in person and on campus unless otherwise indicated. For select, indicated courses, instruction will also be available to students digitally through ASU Sync or asynchronously as an iCourse. ASU Community of Care requirements will continue, and specific details will be relayed in the coming months. (Updated Feb. 15, 2021.)

Learning Mode 2: Instruction is delivered to students by faculty in a hybrid fashion. Courses are offered in-person, on-campus at a reduced capacity and are also available to students digitally through ASU Sync and iCourses. All faculty, staff and students are required to comply with public health requirements. Students can choose their preferred learning environment to accommodate their needs. This is the mode in which ASU started the fall semester. This mode will continue until circumstances permit it to move up or require it to move down.

Learning Mode 3: The majority of courses are delivered to students digitally through ASU Sync and iCourses. A limited number of courses that do not translate to a digital environment such as labs and performing arts, are offered in-person, on-campus at a reduced capacity. All faculty, staff and students are required to comply with public health requirements.

Learning Mode 4: Instruction is delivered to students digitally only through ASU Sync, iCourses and ASU Online. There is no in-person classroom instruction at all. 

ASU University Housing Modes of Operation

University Housing Mode 1:  Regular Mode of Operation: Residence halls at full capacity.  External visitors allowed in buildings. 

University Housing Mode 2: Limited Mode of Operations: ASU fills residence halls at lowered capacity to provide for flexibility in self-isolation and quarantine spaces.  Guests in residence hall rooms are limited to those within the hall. This is the mode in which ASU started the fall semester.

University Housing Mode 3: Increase security and enforcement; restrict ingress with no external visitors and one guest per room from within the same residence hall at any given time; de-densify higher risk living configurations with communal bathrooms and communal living situations; housing removal for repeat violations; and facilitate single occupancy and process approved housing License Agreement Release requests. This is the mode ASU is currently operating in.

University Housing Mode 4: Essential Only: Students who have no other options will be allowed to request an exemption to live in residence. 

University Housing Mode 5: Closed: No use of residential halls.

ASU Daily Health Check

ASU continues to monitor health check data for students and employees coming to campus. Overall compliance rates remain consistent.  The HealthCheck platform was designed by Los Angeles-based Safe Health Systems, a startup that advanced as part of the Mayo Clinic and ASU MedTech Accelerator.  It is designed to advise users on appropriate steps to take if they are exhibiting COVID-like symptoms, including staying home, contacting a healthcare provider and potentially getting a COVID-19 test.

report graph

*Reduced engagement beginning 10/31 due to app update to allow “off campus” designation by week or extended time.

Updated: June 7, 2021 @ 6:00 p.m. 

ASU provides weekly updates on our COVID-19 Management Strategy, which supports virus management efforts at the state, local and university levels. ASU has been managing COVID-19 cases since January 2020.

Over the summer, approximately 1,000 students will be living on campus and ASU will continue to provide weekly updates each Monday on its COVID management practices and data. Influenced by factors associated with summer break and a decrease in campus activity, we anticipate the potential for some fluctuation in the data being reported. ASU will continue to offer vaccinations and testin