Illinois State discontinued daily dashboard updates on May 8, 2021 with the end of the spring semester.
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 were available to asymptomatic students starting on August 17 and to asymptomatic faculty/staff starting on January 11, 2021. Mandatory randomized testing of students in University Housing began on September 21, 2020, and all Illinois State students who visit campus were strongly encouraged to be tested.
Cumulative data are reported as of the start of the fall semester (August 17, 2020). Data for faculty/staff were included starting on January 11, 2021. On January 4, campus testing sites began using antigen tests with follow-up PCR tests as needed.
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.
On January 21 some corrections were made to past results and a small number of duplicate positive cases were removed from the totals.