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Covid-19 Testing and Tracking

Auburn tracks positive cases reported through multiple sources:

  1. Self-reported data (including data from current students, employees and third-party contractors) who report testing positive for COVID-19, regardless of testing location

  2. On-campus sentinel testing provided by the Harrison School of Pharmacy

  3. Auburn University Medical Clinic data which tests Auburn students, facuty, staff and community members.

Testing information is compiled weekly (Monday–Sunday) and posted to the CRC site each Tuesday.

Self-Reported Positive Covid-19 Tests

The university requires all current students and employees who test positive for COVID-19, regardless of testing location, to complete a confidential Self-Report Form. Self-reported data includes those reports submitted by students, faculty, staff and third-party contractors working on campus who have tested positive for COVID-19.

The Self-Report Form is how an individual notifies Auburn University, through the COVID Resource Center, about their test result. Submission of the form enables the university to help reduce exposure among the campus community by providing necessary contact tracing and follow-up care.

Note: Total positive cases include self-reported numbers and Auburn students and employees tested through sentinel testing. Auburn University Medical Clinic numbers are not added to this number as they include cases that were self-reported and individuals that are not part of the Auburn campus community. For the purposes of this website, Auburn University began tracking self-reported cases on the first day of the fall semester, Aug. 17, 2020. Auburn categorizes self-reported tests based on the date the self-report form is submitted to the university.

Sentinel Testing

As part of ongoing surveillance of COVID-19 at Auburn, sentinel (random) testing is conducted to monitor the level of infection on campus. Testing is performed on asymptomatic students, faculty and staff that are currently enrolled/employed on Auburn’s campus. Results presented do not include individual tests performed at the AU Medical Clinic or at other testing sites.

Week of Jan. 11-17, 2021

  • Tests Administered: 255

  • Positives: 3

    • Positivity Rate: 1.2%

    • Students: 1

    • Employees: 2

COVID-19 Vaccination Information

The university is currently in phase 1c of vaccination distribution. Read more information about the Covid-19 vaccine.

Vaccine Doses Received
Vaccine Doses Administered
as of Jan. 22, 2021
Quarantine and Isolation Housing

Data displayed represents the average number of students in quarantine and isolation housing for the week indicated.

Auburn University Facilities

Facilities Management maintains a comprehensive dashboard with information for campus facilities. The information is updated regularly.

Community Monitoring

East Alabama Medical Center COVID-19 Hospitalizations and Ventilator Use

Monitoring of community-level data in the Auburn community is focused on hospital capacity and case trends. University leadership is especially mindful of the need to help East Alabama Medical Center avoid overburdening the health care system. Since the beginning of the pandemic, the university has worked closely with East Alabama Medical Center and the Alabama Department of Public Health to share data, resources and plans.

Last updated: January 23, 2021