Fall Semester COVID-19 Dashboard

Wilkes University’s COVID-19 Dashboard is intended to document suspected and confirmed cases of the virus among the campus community. The dashboard is updated daily and pulls data from multiple sources to track various metrics which help inform our decision making.

The dashboard is updated twice daily at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Students enrolled in our fully online undergraduate (accelerated bachelor of business administration) and graduate programs are excluded from this report as their distance from the campus eliminates their exposure to others within our student body. The report includes all employees who are being tested as reported to Human Resources.

Contract tracing of confirmed cases will be managed by the Wilkes-Barre City Department of Health in cooperation with the University. For information on our surrounding community, visit COVID-19 Data for Pennsylvania and the COVID-19 Early Warning Monitoring System Dashboard from the Pennsylvania Dept. of Health. Users can sort this data by county and zip code.

For questions about this dashboard, please email covidupdate@wilkes.edu. Please remember to take your daily COVID-19 assessment via the Wilkes Shield safety app.

Important notes for the week of Jan. 4:

  • Student cases: Of the students who tested positive, two contracted the virus off campus and before the fall semester began. A third positive case represents a student who has not been on campus.
  • Testing: The total number of students tested includes tests administered to asymptomatic students hailing from areas in which the virus is surging. They have quarantined before coming to campus and are being tested as an additional precaution.
  • Quarantine and isolation: Students may quarantine/isolate at home or in off-campus spaces, which is first recommended, or in their own room within a residence hall if they live alone or are quarantining with roommates who have also been exposed. This will only occur in rooms with their own restrooms. There is also dedicated University housing for those who need it.
    • In addition to the figures captured below, no employees are in quarantine or isolation.