The University of Michigan’s Ann Arbor campus has created a dashboard to provide regular updates to the community about the state of COVID-19 on campus.
The dashboard includes cumulative data about the total number of tests and the total number of cases, information about positivity rates and isolation numbers since March 8. Additional information is provided on state and regional trends.
“Having access to reliable information about what’s happening in the campus community is understandably of great interest,” said Robert Ernst, associate vice president for student life, executive director of University Health Service and director of the university’s COVID-19 Campus Health Response Committee. “The dashboard allows us to effectively share information with our community on the cases and trends we are seeing.”
The dashboard, developed by faculty and staff in the School of Public Health and Information and Technology Services, provides information on data pulled from UHS and Occupational Health Services. It may not include all testing results from students, faculty and staff who have been tested at a non-U-M site or with their own health care provider.
The university’s Environment, Health & Safety unit will continue to work closely with local public health officials to perform contact tracing for all infected students, faculty and staff. Support and space will be available on and off campus for students who develop symptoms or test positive and need to quarantine or isolate safely.
University officials encourage the campus community to monitor the Campus Maize & Blueprint website for information about community standards, health and safety guidelines, and the many steps the university is taking to help reduce the spread of COVID-19.