Data represent individuals who were tested at an on-campus site. Results from Athletics, Student Health Services, and on-campus screening test sites are reported. Screening tests have been available to asymptomatic students since the start of the Fall 2020 semester on August 17 and to asymptomatic faculty/staff since January 11. Mandatory randomized testing of students in University Housing began on September 21, and all Illinois State students who visit campus are strongly encouraged to be tested.
The dashboard is updated overnight each day. Cumulative data are reported as of the start of the fall semester (August 17). Data for faculty/staff were included starting on January 11. On January 4, campus testing sites began using antigen tests with follow-up PCR tests as needed.
Data are based on test results processed the previous day for all on-campus testing (symptomatic and asymptomatic). COVID-19 tests are collected Monday through Friday, but results reported are not representative of the number of tests collected for a specific day due to variable processing times.
For countywide data, visit the McLean County Health Department's COVID-19 page.
Repeated negative results from the same individual are included in the number of tests conducted. Multiple negative results show that the person has not developed COVID-19 over the period between tests. This is particularly important to know for the populations that are tested regularly due to congregate living environments, contact with patients in a clinical setting, and athletics.
Illinois State reports on lab results processed during the previous day (from 12 a.m. to 11:59 p.m.).
On January 21 some corrections were made to past results and a small number of duplicate positive cases were removed from the totals.