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 11/24/2020 at 9 AM
COVID-19 cases reported to UW-Whitewater
|New reports – Week of Nov. 22 - Nov. 28||Previous week||Cumulative reports since March 2020|
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.
|University Health and Counseling Services (11/9-11/23)||Walworth County (11/7-11/20)||Rock County (11/4-11/17)||Jefferson County||Wisconsin (7-day average)|
|Percent Positive||40% (114/288*)||24.45%||31.9%||25.0%||29.3%|
|Time to complete contact tracing||100% of contacts are initiated within 48 hours**||29% of contacts are initiated within 48 hours||23% of contacts are initiated within 48 hours||Not Available||N/A|
|Healthcare system capacity level||No crisis management of care||8% ICU Beds Available||Hospitals at a medium capacity level||Not Available||15% Available (Based on Immediate Bed Availability)|
|Total cases per 100,000||n/a||1,373.1||1,319.7||1,511.7||1,519.4|
*UHCS percentage positive is based on PCR testing performed at the University Clinic site of students only. Case totals are represented by (Total Positives/Total PCR Tests)
**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.
|PCR* Test Date||# of PCR Tests Administered|
*PCR testing is conducted on symptomatic individuals and individuals with positive Antigen testing results.
|Total All PCR Tests||# of PCR Negative||# of PCR Positive||Percentage Positive|
|Antigen* Test Date||# of Antigen Tests Administered||# of Antigen Negative Results||# of Antigen Positive Results||Percentage Positive|
|Total All Antigen Tests||6,801||6,505||284||4.2%|
*Antigen testing is conducted on asymptomatic and random volunteers.
|Capacity for isolating/quarantining individuals on campus||Spaces in Use||Spaces Available||Total Spaces|
The university is also monitoring the current PPE supply and supply chain, staffing levels across both campuses, and compliance of university safety protocols.