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The following dashboards reflect a change in how SIU Carbondale is reporting COVID-19 cases thanks to new testing available specifically for SIU students and staff. The university is now able to report the total number of new COVID-19 tests and positive cases by week. Any student, faculty or staff member who makes an appointment to be tested through the Southern Illinois Healthcare-SIU testing process is included, regardless of their county of residence.

A positive case does not necessarily indicate that the individual has exposed others on campus. SIH refers positive cases to the appropriate county health department for contact tracing. Contact tracing of individuals who reside in Jackson County is conducted by the Jackson County Health Department with support from the university. Individuals who have been exposed will be notified personally and given instructions by representatives of the health department.

These numbers are not all-inclusive. For example, employees and students who are tested outside of the SIH-SIU process are not included.

Visit the Jackson County Health Department for information about cases in the county and what to do if you might have been exposed. Visit the Illinois Department of Public Health for information about total cases statewide and to search for cases by zip code.

New cases

The following reports the number of tests and positive cases each week among SIU Carbondale students and employees who made appointments through the SIH-SIU testing process. Anyone making appointments through the process is included regardless of where they live. The data reflect new tests and cases starting Sept. 11, 2020, when the SIH-SIU testing plan began. Numbers broken out by students and faculty and staff became available effective Sept. 21 and will be reported going forward. Numbers will be reported weekly.

Date Number of
Number of
positive cases
Positive cases:
Positive cases:
Faculty and staff
Oct. 19-25 370 10 10 0
Oct. 12-18 316 8 6 2
Oct. 5-11 443 4 4 0
Sept. 28-Oct 4 224 7 7 0
Sept. 21-27 311 9 6 3
Sept. 14-20 336 25 * *
Sept. 11-13 25 3 * *
Cumulative since
Sept. 11, 2020
2025 66

*Breakouts not available for this period.

On-campus residential students in isolation

The following lists the number of on-campus residential students in isolation due to a positive COVID-19 test result on the date noted. Numbers are not cumulative, since the same student may be counted in multiple weeks. Numbers will be provided weekly.

Date Number of students
Oct. 23 4
Oct. 16 3
Oct. 9 2
Oct. 2 5
Sept. 25 4

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