Campus update: How Cambus uses data to best serve campus; winter session reminder; campus operations; self-reported testing data

Monday, November 16, 2020

An update from Cambus

In this video, Cambus Operations Manager Mia Brunelli explains how Cambus is using data to track ridership changes and make decisions about how to best serve campus during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Get ahead with winter session

Don’t let winter slow you down. Catch up on gen ed requirements, get ahead on the spring semester, or stay on track for graduation with Iowa’s four-week winter session. Registration begins Nov. 30.

Learn more at go.uiowa.edu/winter-session.

Campus operations

The number of COVID-19 cases in Iowa is rising at an alarming rate. We need you to do your part to help flatten the curve and prevent our hospitals from becoming overwhelmed. We’ve done it before, and we can do it again. All of us are experiencing pandemic fatigue but letting our guard down now, even among close friends and family, poses a risk. The choices you make outside of class could affect your ability to finish the semester strong.

Seven-day rolling average chart for self-reported UI data

University of Iowa self-reported COVID-19 testing

These data reflect new cases since Nov. 13, 2020.

The University of Iowa has published an updated snapshot of self-reported positive COVID-19 tests from faculty, staff, and students.

Number of self-reported cases of COVID-19

Students

  • New cases: 45
  • Semester-to-date: 2,510

Employees

  • New cases: 17
  • Semester-to-date: 212

These numbers reflect only self-reported positive or presumed positive COVID-19 tests from UI faculty, staff, and students on the academic campus since Aug. 18, 2020. These data will not match data reported by UI Hospitals & Clinics or by the Iowa Department of Public Health for several reasons, including different testing time intervals and geographic scope. Students who also are employees of the university are only reported in the student number to avoid double counting. The UI has more than 30,000 students and nearly 30,000 employees. Many employees continue to work remotely but have self-reported to authorize sick leave.

Number of residence hall students in quarantine: 2*

Number of residence hall students in self-isolation: 18**

*Quarantine: Quarantine is used to keep someone who might have been exposed to COVID-19 away from others.

**Self-isolation: Isolation is used to separate people infected with the virus (those who are symptomatic and those with no symptoms) from people who are not infected.