The university’s public health website and data dashboard allow the community to remain updated on COVID-19 campus testing as well as information related local and state communities.
The below numbers represent the Monday and Tuesday, April 12-13, voluntary Know Before You Go testing. As such, the total numbers tested are lower than those tested as part of required mitigation testing, and the positivity rate will vary due to smaller sample size.
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It's important to stress here that testing capacity is essentially elastic now that we've seen improvements in the national availability of testing materials. We can quickly expand capacity if and as needed now that we've seen improvements in the national availability of testing materials.
Since January 1, 2021, campus weekly mitigation testing has resulted in more than 30,500 tests conducted. Positive results from such come to just over 500.
Since the spring term 2020, the University of Cincinnati has used a combination of both required and voluntary mitigation testing.
When invited to participate in random testing, students who reside in UC Housing, students who attend face to face or hybrid classes on campus, and students who work or conduct research on campus, or come to campus for other activities are required to receive testing unless they receive an exemption.
Others are encouraged to receive testing in order to help keep our campus safer.