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 upon implementation of the College’s official COVID-19 testing and contract tracing process, effective August 6, 2020.

Daily Positive Test Results

Date Details
Previous Months
Oct. 1
  • No new reported positive test results
Oct. 2
  • No new reported positive test results
Oct. 5
  • 1 student reported a positive test result from Sept. 29; was last on campus Oct. 1 and is isolating at home
Oct. 6
  • No new reported positive test results
Oct. 7
  • No new reported positive test results
Oct. 8
  • No new reported positive test results
Oct. 9
  • No new reported positive test results
Oct. 12
  • 1 student reported a positive test result from Oct. 9; was last on campus Oct. 6 and is isolating at home
  • 1 student reported a positive test result from Oct. 10; was last on campus Oct. 7 and is isolating at home
  • 1 student reported a positive test result from Oct. 9; was last on campus Sept. 29 and is isolating at home
  • 1 student reported a positive test result from Oct. 11; was last on campus Oct. 7 and is isolating at home
Oct. 13
  • No new reported positive test results
Oct. 14
  • 1 student reported a positive test result from Oct. 13; was last on campus Oct. 7 and is isolating at home
Oct. 15
  • No new reported positive test results
Oct. 16
  • No new reported positive test results
Oct. 19
  • 1 student reported a positive test result from Oct. 18; was last on campus Oct. 12 and is isolating at home
Oct. 20
  • 1 student reported a positive test result from Oct. 19; was last on campus Oct. 15 and is isolating at home
  • 1 student reported a positive test result from Oct. 19; was last on campus Oct. 19 and is isolating at home
  • 1 student reported a positive test result from Oct. 19; is isolating in designated on-campus housing

Total Positive Test Results

Students Faculty Staff Total Positive Test Results (since start of official testing protocol on Aug. 6)
42 0 1 43

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, which includes entry testing (now complete), ongoing and surveillance testing. Ongoing testing is conducted among student-athletes and athletic staff who are participating in fall sports activities. Surveillance testing is conducted for 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.

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%

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