WKU COVID-19 testing dashboard update for Aug. 28
- Friday, August 28th, 2020
WKU’s COVID-19 dashboard shows 86 positive cases over seven days (Aug. 21-27). This number may be lower than the total number positive cases due to a reporting issue caused by a contact tracing software transition at Barren River District Health Department. Complete positive case counts will resume next week. WKU conducted 572 on-campus tests this week, which do not reflect testing at other off-campus locations.
The university is addressing an elevated number of positive cases among sorority and fraternity members living in chapter houses by requiring all to be tested. The cases appear to be the result of living arrangements within the houses and not as a result of social gatherings. If a positive case is found in a house, all household members will be required to self-quarantine for 14 days.
WKU’s Big Red Restart is built upon preventing or slowing the spread of the virus through preventative measures and the quick identification and addressing of developing patterns.
WKU officials continue to work with local and state public health officials, as they have from the beginning of the pandemic, to ensure the health, safety and well-being of our campuses and the communities in which they reside. The partnerships developed with health professionals assist the university with monitoring the numerous metrics that must be considered as the response plan adjusts to campus needs.