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COVID-19 Dashboard

The COVID-19 pandemic is an ever-changing situation and the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater actively monitors and reviews a series of health, safety, and resource metrics to guide decision-making with regard to university operations. These metrics are considered in combination and consultation with recommendations and orders from the state and county health departments before any changes in operations are made.

Last Updated 9/18/2020 at 07:50 AM

COVID-19 cases reported to UW-Whitewater

New reports – Week of Sep. 13 - Sep. 19 Previous week Cumulative reports since March 2020
Students 97 139 300
Employees 1 0 8
Other 1 1 3
Unknown 0 0 0

Dashboard is updated on business days with available data. Numbers include cases reported through university-coordinated testing, as well as those reported through the COVID-19 Hotline, which may include testing that occurred off-campus through other health clinics/providers. Student employees are counted in the student numbers. The “Other” category is defined as any positive cases reported to UW-Whitewater who are neither students nor employees and may include visitors to the university, contractors or vendors, or others who have been to the university in person.  These numbers represent individuals who have had direct contact with the campuses.  Individuals who are working or attending solely in a remote manner and not living in University Housing are not included.

Regional Metrics

University Health and Counseling Services (9/3-9/16) Walworth County (9/1-9/14) Rock County (9/2-9/15) Jefferson County Wisconsin (7-day average)
Percent Positive 29% (152/512*) 17.07% 11.05% 12.4% 13.8%
Time to complete contact tracing 100% of contacts are initiated within 48 hours** 87% of contacts are initiated within 48 hours 57% of contacts are initiated within 48 hours Not Available N/A
Healthcare system capacity level No crisis management of care No crisis management of care No crisis management of care Not Available 21% Available (Based on Immediate Bed Availability)
Total cases per 100,000 n/a 541.8 232.7 213.8 269.6

*UHCS percentage positive is based on PCR testing performed at the University Clinic site of students only.

**To avoid duplication, UHCS actively partners with Walworth, Rock, and Jefferson Health Departments.  County Health Departments do tracing of positive cases and UHCS employees do tracing of contact cases. 

Additional UW-Whitewater metrics

Capacity for isolating/quarantining individuals on campus 96 of 144 available spaces

The university is also monitoring the current PPE supply and supply chain, staffing levels across both campuses, and compliance of university safety protocols.