Introduction to COVID-19 Dashboard

Updated 4:09 p.m., Friday, May 6 (last day of reporting).

The following Dashboard is updated Monday through Friday 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 Jan. 3, 2022. 

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

863

985

88%

Professional

781

912

86%

Service

240

513

47%

Staff

446

577

77%

GRAND TOTAL

2,330

2,987

78%

Full-time & Part-time Employees

Vaccinated

Group Total

Percent

Faculty

917

1,223

75%

Professional

783

914

86%

Service

257

558

46%

Staff

462

595

78%

GRAND TOTAL

2,419

3,290

74%

Positive Cases

The following data reflects cumulative and Monday through Friday 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

6

0

Total Positive Cases

1,121

120

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

97%

Present Quarantine Capacity

100%

Estimated Active and Recovered Cases

Guidance from the CDC provides that persons with COVID-19 who experience mild symptoms may end their isolation five full days after the onset of symptoms and no sooner than 24 hours after being fever-free without the use of fever-relieving medication and symptoms have improved. The CDC guidance also provides that persons who tested positive yet never experienced symptoms may end their isolation five days after their first positive test.

Persons who meet the criteria to end isolation after five days must continue to wear a well-fitting face for five additional days when around others to minimize the risk of infecting people they encounter.

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.
  • Estimated Recovered Cases – We conservatively estimate that a person has recovered five days after the University first received notice of the person’s positive test result. Our model may overestimate the number of active cases since we rely on the reported positive test date rather than the first date of symptoms. We use the date of testing since we do not know the date the person first experienced symptoms.

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

1,241

Total

17

Total

1,224

Students

15

Students

1,106

Employees

2

Employees

118

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.

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

1,854

234

1,620

Tests and Positive Cases from Athletics

Updated at 8:11 a.m., Tuesday, January 4.

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. 

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

1,806

1,626

180

Total Positive Cases

12

10

2

Total Positivity Rate

0.66%

0.62%

1.11%

Frequently Asked Questions

Dashboards and related charts, except those involving surveillance testing, are updated Monday through Friday.

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.