Active Cases at Jacksonville University

In an effort to keep our community informed about the presence of COVID-19 on the Jacksonville University campus, the University will report the number of positive COVID-19 cases among our students, employees, and contractors. The table below is updated regularly with the number of active cases directly impacting the campus. Additional information will be provided through contact tracing to individuals who have had close contact (explained by the CDC as less than 6 feet for 15 minutes or more) with the COVID-19 positive individual(s) within two days of either symptom onset or receiving a positive test result.

For context, on any given weekday, the maximum number of people we could expect to have on campus is around 4,600. For the purposes of social distancing and reducing risk for all members of our community, many staff and some faculty continue to work from home.

This page will be updated daily Monday through Friday.

Last Updated: October 20, 2020

Population Active COVID-19 Cases Cases on Campus, YTD
Student 3 36
Employee 1 8
Contractor 0 1
Total 4 (0.09%) 45

Explanation

Active COVID-19 Cases

We define active cases as individuals who were on campus within 2 days of symptom onset, who have tested positive for COVID-19 and are currently in isolation. Isolation is different from quarantine. An individual in isolation has tested positive for COVID-19. An individual in quarantine was exposed to COVID-19 but has not tested positive for the virus. (See CDC explanations.)

Cases will be removed from the "Active COVID-19 Cases" column above once they have met CDC criteria for symptom-based recovery. CDC criteria for symptom-based recovery is defined as:

  • At least 10 days have passed since symptoms first appeared and
  • At least 48 hours have passed since last fever without the use of fever-reducing medications and
  • Symptoms (e.g., cough, shortness of breath) have improved

The percentage is based on the maximum number of people we could expect on campus on any given weekday: 4,600 people.

Cases on Campus, YTD

This column records the individuals who were on campus within 2 days of symptom onset, who tested positive for COVID-19 and entered isolation. These numbers represent the total on-campus cases since the beginning of 2020.