COVID-19 Test Results

In an effort to keep the campus community informed, the College will report the number of known positive COVID-19 test results among the campus community within the table below on a timely basis. Campus community members who have had known contact with someone on campus who has tested positive for COVID-19 will be notified directly by a contact tracer/case manager and informed of next steps. Symptomatic individuals are not included in the table below unless or until they receive a positive test result; however, the College treats these as positive cases and enacts isolation and contact tracing measures as necessary per the College’s positive test protocol.

These figures are based on positive COVID-19 tests reported through the College’s COVID-19 testing process, as well as those self-reported through the College’s COVID-19 Reporting Form. Due to the possibility that not all positive tests are reported to the College by members of the campus community who test positive outside of the College’s own testing process, the information below may not represent all positive COVID-19 tests among the campus community. The figures on this page reflect positive tests reported since the College’s official COVID-19 testing and contract tracing process went into effect on August 6, 2020.

Daily Positive Test Results

Date Details
Previous Months
Jan. 4
  • 1 student reported a positive test on Dec. 31; was last on campus in November and is isolating at home
  • 1 student reported a positive test on Jan. 2; was last on campus Nov. 17 and is isolating at home
  • 1 student reported a positive test on Jan. 2; was last on campus Nov. 24 and is isolating at home

*Note: The numbers above reflect cases reported between Dec. 31 and Jan. 3

Jan. 5
  • 1 student reported a positive test on Jan. 4; was last on campus Nov. 7 and is isolating at home
  • 1 student reported a positive test on Jan. 4; was last on campus Jan. 4 and is isolating at home
Jan. 6
  • 1 student reported a positive test on Jan. 5; was last on campus Nov. 4 and is isolating at home
Jan. 7
  • No new reported cases
Jan. 8
  • 1 student reported a positive test on Jan. 7; is isolating in designated on-campus housing
  • 1 student reported a positive test on Jan. 7; was last on campus Nov. 4 and is isolating at home
  • 1 student reported a positive test on Jan. 7; was last on campus Nov. 11 and is isolating at home
  • 1 staff member reported a positive test on Jan. 7; was last on campus Jan. 6 and is isolating at home
Jan. 11
  • 1 student reported a positive test on Jan. 8; was last on campus Jan. 25, 2020 and is isolating off campus
  • 1 student reported a positive test on Jan. 8; was last on campus Nov. 24 and is isolating at home
Jan. 12
  • 1 student reported a positive test on Nov. 11; was last on campus Nov. 10 and is isolating off campus
  • 1 student reported a positive test on Nov. 11; was last on campus Nov. 24 and is isolating off campus
  • 1 student reported a positive test on Nov. 11; has not been on campus and is isolating off campus
  • 1 student reported a positive test on Nov. 11; was lat on campus in November and is isolating off campus
Jan. 13
  • No new reported cases
Jan. 14
  • No new reported cases

Total Positive Test Results

The figures below represent the total number of reported positive COVID-19 cases among the campus community since the College started its official COVID-19 testing protocol on Aug. 6, 2020. Not all cases are currently active.

Students Faculty Staff Total Positive Test Results
270 2 14 286

North Central College COVID-19 Test Results

The figures below represent the results of the College’s testing strategy for members of the campus community during the Fall 2020 semester, which included entry testing, ongoing and surveillance testing. Ongoing testing was conducted among student-athletes and athletic staff participating in organized sports activities, and weekly surveillance testing was conducted among approximately 5% of the general population of students, faculty and staff, and 10% of students living in the College’s residence halls. Entry testing was conducted among student-athletes, coaches and athletics staff participating in organized fall sports activities; and residential students arriving from states with high incidences of COVID-19.

The College will resume its testing program in advance of the Spring 2021 semester.

Date Tests Administered New Positive Tests Positivity Rate
Aug. 10 & 13 444 3 0.7%
Aug. 22 360 4 1.1%
Aug. 29 258 0 0.0%
Sept. 1 & 4 106 0 0.0%
Sept. 5 366 0 0.0%
Sept. 8 67 0 0.0%
Sept. 11 66 0 0.0%
Sept. 12 98 1 1.0%
Sept. 15 74 0 0.0%
Sept. 18 66 0 0.0%
Sept. 19 157 1 0.6%
Sept. 22 72 0 0.0%
Sept. 25 69 1 1.4%
Sept. 26 212 3 1.4%
Sept. 29 68 1 1.5%
Oct. 2 64 0 0.0%
Oct. 3 236 0 0.0%
Oct. 6 72 2 2.8%
Oct. 9 67 0 0.0%
Oct. 10 167 0 0.0%
Oct. 13 35 0 0.0%
Oct. 16 62 0 0.0%
Oct. 17 245 6 2.4%
Oct. 20 67 0 0.0%
Oct. 23 61 0 0.0%
Oct. 24 185 16 8.6%
Oct. 27 62 0 0.0%
Oct. 30 52 0 0.0%
Oct. 31 252 28 11.1%
Nov. 3 70 3 4.3%
Nov. 4 150 9 6.0%
Nov. 6 64 3 4.7%
Nov. 7 195 4 2.0%
Nov. 10 54 1 1.9%
Nov. 11 105 7 6.7%
Nov. 13 67 2 3.0%
Nov. 14 88 2 2.3%
Nov. 17 53 3 5.7%
Nov. 18 69 3 4.3%

Positive Test Protocol

Read more about the North Central College positive case protocol, which focuses response on the following:

  • Communication
  • Contact/location tracing
  • Enhanced cleaning/disinfecting
  • Expectations for specific community members
Learn More