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Stay vigilant

Nov. 7, 2020

Arizona is experiencing a surge in COVID-19 cases. The most recent statewide three-day average of positive tests is 2,308, and the vast majority of the new cases are in Maricopa County.

Positive cases within the ASU community are also on the rise. Our data indicate that the spread is not the result of classroom or workplace activity; rather, it stems from social interactions where people do not follow public health protocols.

We need everyone in the ASU community to remain vigilant in the fight against COVID-19 and continue to follow all public health protocols to slow the spread:

  • Continue to wear a face covering at all times outside of your home.
  • Get tested regularly and encourage your friends and family to do the same. ASU continues to offer COVID-19 testing free of charge to all students, employees and the general public. Visit our testing webpage to make an appointment.
  • Avoid large group activities. Public health officials indicate that some of the current spread is the result of small household gatherings. It would help if you get tested before family gatherings and began making COVID-19 testing plans for the holidays now.
  • Maintain 6 feet of distance from others.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds and avoid touching your face.
  • Monitor your health daily.
  • Stay home when sick and avoid others who are sick.

We have a shared responsibility to keep each other healthy. If we all do our part, we can help slow the COVID-19 spread. Thank you for your ongoing efforts and commitment to keeping our community healthy.


Mark S. Searle
Executive vice president and university provost
Arizona State University

Morgan R. Olsen
Executive vice president, treasurer and CFO
Arizona State University

Posted: Nov. 7, 2020, at 3:20 p.m.