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DePauw University COVID-19 Dashboard

Test results reflect DePauw University administered diagnostic tests by DePauw Health as well as partner Affinity Assure (including randomized DePauw community testing) and others reported to us by employees who have been physically on campus during the fall semester, resident students and commuter students.

November 26, 2020

This dashboard will be updated Monday through Friday at 12:00pm. 

Regional Data - 7 day positivity rate

Indiana 20.9%
Putnam County 18.5%



Current Active Cases* on campus 


ON CAMPUS students in:


Isolation 2
Quarantine 7

Cumulative Tests On CAMPUS to Date

Positive Students 55
Positive Employees** 13
Total Positives 68
Negative 2158
Invalid 53
Total*** 2302
*Active Cases include those who have either tested positive or are displaying COVID-19 symptoms, tested for the virus, and have been moved to isolation awaiting results. As test results return and we learn more, this number may change regularly, and should be considered a daily snapshot of campus status. This on-campus number includes employees, resident students and commuter students. 
**Counts any employee who has been on campus within 4 weeks prior to the positive diagnosis.
***Total represents tests administered.  

Remote learners are not included in any of these data and are not approved to be on campus for any classes or activities. There are currently fewer than 100 students in residence on campus. Any invalid test results received are re-run with new tests. When a student is put into isolation, they have either tested positive for COVID-19 or have been considered clinically positive while we await a test. As you read the dashboard, please keep this information in mind, as numbers may change frequently. 

Test Results by Week****—Students, Faculty & Staff on campus

Current Week 12 0 0 12
Week of 11/16/20 17 122 0 139
Week of 11/09/20 4 134 0 138
Previous Weeks 35 1897 53 1985

**** Week begins on Monday and ends on Sunday.

Remote learners are not included in any of these data and are not approved to be on campus for any classes or activities. Any invalid test results received are re-run with new tests.

Every student in residence, attending courses on-campus, or attending other approved on-campus activities must adhere to our return to campus health protocol which includes two negative COVID-19 tests in 7 days (tests included in historical data below), and our on-going health protocol which includes weekly, random asymptomatic testing (results above) and a daily symptom screening. Employees are required to report symptoms or positive test results to DePauw Health via a secure email address. 

For information regarding COVID-19 in Indiana and Putnam County, please see the Indiana COVID-19 Dashboard: https://www.coronavirus.in.gov/. For more information regarding COVID-19, see the CDC's website

The mitigation team

DePauw University has implemented a COVID-19 mitigation team that will meet daily to review campus and community data and in consultation with our campus COVID-19 Task Force, Putnam County Health Department, and Indiana Department of Health officials will determine any steps for changing operations. In addition, the mitigation team is positioned to enable quick responses to the issues that arise related to COVID-19 that require an immediate response. The mitigation team reports and makes recommendations directly to President White.  

What happens when someone tests positive for COVID-19? 

When an on-campus student tests positive, they enter into the university's isolation protocol on campus, and are engaged in our contact tracing process. When employees, commuters or remote students test positive, they are engaged in our contact tracing process and advised to isolate away from campus for a designated period of time. 

Please Respect Individuals' Privacy

Anonymity for individuals who have tested positive remains paramount. Please respect their privacy — even if you believe you know who they are — so they can focus on their health. As a community, we must do everything we can to support these individuals and one another through this incredibly difficult time.

Know When to Self-isolate/Quarantine

If you are concerned that you may have been exposed to COVID-19, please review and follow guidance from the CDC on whether you should self-isolate/quarantine. Email depauwhealth@hendricks.org if you have tested positive.

Contact DePauw Health if You Have Been Tested for COVID-19

Even if you do not usually get medical care at DePauw Health, please let us know if you are being tested or if you tested positive for COVID-19. This will help us assess the impact on our community. Email us at depauwhealth@hendricks.org or call DePauw Health at 765-658-4555. If you learn about a community member who has tested positive, please encourage them to self-report in this way as well.

Take Preventative Measures

Every single one of us has the responsibility and the power to keep our community safe. Please continue to take these steps to keep yourself and those around you safe, especially those most vulnerable.

Practice social distancing and follow recommended health guidelines:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after you have been in a public place; using the restroom; after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing; and, before eating.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick or symptomatic.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
  • Hand sanitizer containing at least 60% alcohol is effective to prevent transmission of the virus.

If you have a fever above 100.40F/380C, a cough, or experience shortness of breath:

  • Contact your primary care provider or one of the following for a health assessment and please follow their instructions. DO NOT go directly to a medical facility.
    • DePauw Health, 765-658-4555
    • Putnam County Health Department, 765-301-7660
    • Indiana State Department of Health, 800-382-9480  

Take Care of Your Mental Health

Your mental health is just as important as your physical health in this time of uncertainty. Review Counseling Services resources and information (for students) or DePauw’s Employee Assistance Program to speak with a mental health professional.


Student testing results for Return to Campus 

  • 919 Tests 
  • 11 results (Percent Positive - 1.20%) 

As part of our health and safety guidelines regulating the return to campus, students in residency or attending classes on campus are required to participate in DePauw’s COVID-19 testing protocol of two tests within a seven day period. 

Students whose first test result indicates they tested positive for the virus that causes COVID-19 may not come to campus without express permission. These individuals will have specific instructions sent to them by Student Academic Life regarding a delayed move-in or details regarding their commuting plan. These students are still able to begin their courses remotely. For more information regarding daily symptom screening, student testing, isolation and quarantine visit our Question Guide to Fall 2020

Community Positives: March - August 2020 

Positive tests of COVID-19 within the DePauw community have been infrequent. Between our March depopulation and student return on August 24th, four (4) on-campus members of the DePauw community (faculty, staff, students) tested positive for COVID-19.  During this time period, an additional twenty (20) off-campus members of the community tested positive for COVID-19.

As virus transmission and testing increased worldwide, we updated this page with the number of known positive test cases among the DePauw community on and off campus prior to student return for fall 2020. Numbers included people tested by DePauw Health and those who were tested elsewhere and self-reported to DePauw Health, including individuals who had left the Greencastle area during the 5 month period.