EMU develops COVID-19 dashboard to track tests, cases

By Geoff Larcom / EMU

YPSILANTI – Eastern Michigan University has established a COVID-19 dashboard in order to track and report University-administered COVID-19 tests and the number of positive COVID-19 cases identified by those tests.

The EMU COVID-19 Dashboard also provides weekly updates on the number of positive cases among students and employees, with student data segmented by whether the positive test was for a student on-campus or off-campus.

The dashboard also includes a breakdown of residence hall units reserved for students in isolation or quarantine and the usage of those spaces.

As a part this process, the Washtenaw County Health Department, with University support and assistance, continues to conduct contact tracing on positive cases related to on-campus activities.

Any Eastern community members who are deemed to have had close contact with someone on campus who tested positive are notified directly and provided information about what they should do.

EMU students and employees are required to submit the COVID-19 Report Form should they become aware of a case or test positive themselves, so that the University may follow up and mitigate future spread of the virus.

About Eastern Michigan University

Founded in 1849, Eastern is the second oldest public university in Michigan. It currently serves nearly 18,000 students pursuing undergraduate, graduate, specialist, doctoral and certificate degrees in the arts, sciences and professions. In all, more than 300 majors, minors and concentrations are delivered through the University’s Colleges of Arts and Sciences; Business; Education; Engineering and Technology; Health and Human Services; and, its graduate school. EMU is regularly recognized by national publications for its excellence, diversity, and commitment to applied education. For more information about Eastern Michigan University, visit the University’s website.