Introduction to COVID-19 Dashboard

Updated 5:50 p.m., Saturday, October 23.

The following Dashboard is updated daily with information collected from IU Health, third-party on-campus testing sources, and through self-reports by both students and employees at Ball State University. This Dashboard includes data beginning on Aug. 16, 2021. 

Data from previous semesters:

Fully Vaccinated Employees

Fully Vaccinated Full-time Employees

The following tables reflect the reported cumulative totals for full-time and part-time employees of Ball State University who have received both Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccinations or the single Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccination.


Full-time Employees Only

Vaccinated

Group Total

Percent

Faculty

862

996

87%

Professional

805

912

88%

Service

237

513

46%

Staff

479

597

80%

GRAND TOTAL

2,383

3,018

79%

Full-time & Part-time Employees

Vaccinated

Group Total

Percent

Faculty

917

1,243

74%

Professional

808

915

88%

Service

254

567

45%

Staff

494

614

80%

GRAND TOTAL

2,473

3,339

74%

Positive Cases

The following data reflects cumulative and daily totals for students and employees of Ball State University who tested positive for COVID-19. These totals include positive cases reported by IU Health and by other sources, as self-reported by individuals in our campus community.

Note: Included within the total number of students who have tested positive are some students who are only registered for online courses.


Positive Cases Data

Reports

Students

Employees

Positive Cases in Past 24 Hours

0

0

Total Positive Cases

257

34

Quarantine and Isolation Capacity

The University has reserved isolation space for residential students who test positive, and the University has reserved and procured quarantine space for residential students who have been identified as “close contacts.” The following data indicate the percentage of available space for both Isolation and Quarantine.

Present Isolation Capacity

100%

Present Quarantine Capacity

100%

Estimated Active and Recovered Cases

The following calculations are determined as follows:

  • Estimated Active Cases – The number of estimated active cases is the difference between the total number of reported positive cases and the number of estimated recovered cases, as calculated based on CDC and ISDH guidance.
  • Estimated Recovered Cases – Guidance from the CDC provides that persons with COVID-19 who experienced mild to moderate symptoms may end their isolation 10 days after the onset of symptoms and no sooner than 24 hours after symptoms ceased. The CDC guidance also provides that persons who tested positive, yet never experienced symptoms, may end their isolation 10 days after their first positive PCR test. The Indiana State Department of Health has provided similar guidance. We conservatively estimate that a person has recovered 10 days after the University first received notice of the person’s positive test result.

Note: For clarity, this table does not include data from pre-arrival testing results because those results were derived from testing that took place off campus and before students returned.


Active Cases and Recoveries Data

Positive Cases

Estimated Active

Estimated Recovered

Total

291

Total

10

Total

281

Students

8

Students

249

Employees

2

Employees

32

Reported Cases and Recoveries by Week

The following chart represents the total number of positive COVID-19 cases and estimated recoveries among Ball State University students and employees by week.

Tests and Positive Cases from General Campus Community

The following table reflects the cumulative total number of COVID-19 tests and positive cases reported among our students and employees through mandated surveillance testing by the University.

This table will be updated weekly, once surveillance testing of the general campus community begins in early September. The numbers are a subset of—not in addition to—the overall total of positive cases listed in other tables (excluding pre-arrival testing data).


Testing and Positive Cases among Students and Employees

Reports

Total/Overall

Students

Employees

Total Tested

142

124

18

Total Positive Cases

0

0

0

Total Positivity Rate

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

Tests and Positive Cases from Athletics

Updated at 8:41 a.m., Thursday, September 23.

The following table reflects the cumulative total number of COVID-19 tests and positive cases reported among our student-athletes, coaches, and associated personnel with all teams. This table will be updated to include other sports when they are in season, based on MAC and NCAA guidelines. 

This table is updated weekly. The numbers are a subset of—not in addition to—the overall total of positive cases listed in other tables (excluding pre-arrival testing data).

Testing for our student-athletes, coaches, and associated personnel is being conducted in accordance with the MAC and NCAA protocols (PDF).


Testing and Positive Cases among Student-Athletes, Coaches, and Associated Personnel

Reports

Total/Overall

Student-Athletes

Team Personnel

Total Tested

742

628

114

Total Positive Cases

6

5

1

Total Positivity Rate

0.81%

0.80%

0.88%

Pre-Arrival Testing

The following data includes results from required pre-arrival testing for students, which is administered mostly off-site at locations of students' choosing.

Note: These numbers are not included in the cumulative totals on this Dashboard because students who test positive are instructed to not return to campus or move-in to the residence halls until they are past their isolation.


Pre-Arrival Testing Data

Tests Submitted

Positive

Negative

2,877

41

2,836

Frequently Asked Questions

Dashboards and related charts, except those involving surveillance testing, are updated daily. The surveillance testing dashboard, including athletics, will be updated on a weekly basis.

There are multiple indicators that have a significant impact on the COVID-19 environment. For purposes of institutional decision-making, the University monitors trends on a daily basis in the following areas: the number of new and existing cases, availability of testing, availability of health care for those who need it, contact tracing capacity, availability of quarantine and isolation space, personal protective equipment inventory, and state and federal mandates.

For all positive tests of which we are aware, we will implement Ball State’s contact tracing protocols.

For additional, up-to-date information about COVID-19 in Delaware County and the State of Indiana, please visit the Indiana State Department of Health's online dashboard.

Testing options are available both off and on campus. Learn more.