This dashboard represents COVID tests administered by Catholic University in the Spring 2021 semester.

View the final fall 2020 testing dashboard.

Tests and Results of Catholic University Administered Tests

The chart below shows the number of COVID-19 tests administered by Catholic University, as well as the number of positive results. The chart is updated twice a week — on Tuesday and Friday.

Total Positive Cases since Jan. 15, 2021
Students living on campus: 21
Students living off campus: 39
Employees: 2

Total Tests since Jan. 15, 2021

Student tests: 7,557
Employee tests: 1,426

Estimated Recovered

Estimated Active
Active on campus: 0
Active off campus: 0



Self-Reported Results of Off-Campus Testing

The chart below shows the number of Catholic University students who have self-reported positive COVID-19 test results from an off-campus testing center. The nature, quality, and reliability of testing conducted independent of the University can vary widely, with different chances for false positives. We are including this information in our regular reporting in the interest of full transparency, hoping it will continue to inform sound decision making on the part of all members of the community.


Total Positive Self-Reported Cases since Jan. 15, 2021
Students living on campus: 6
Students living off campus: 36

Students who receive a positive COVID test result from an off-campus testing center should inform the Dean of Students so that we can provide support. We encourage students to also contact Student Health Services for additional medical guidance or if their condition is worsening or not improving. Faculty and staff who receive a report from a student that they have tested positive for COVID should also inform the Dean of Students.

Student Testing Overview

The University continues to test symptomatic students and those who have come into close contact with a person infected with COVID-19. Additionally, we are randomly testing students who are participating in in-person classes and activities during the Spring semester.

Broadly defined, a close contact is someone who was within 6 feet of an infected person for a cumulative total of 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period starting from 2 days before illness onset (or, for asymptomatic patients, 2 days prior to test specimen collection) until the time the patient is isolated.

This includes:

  • Persons who had direct physical contact with  an infected person including hugging or kissing.
  • Persons who shared eating or drinking utensils with an infected person.
  • Persons who were directly exposed to respiratory droplets of an infected person such as being sneezed on or coughed on.
  • Persons who provided care at home to an infected person.

For more information on who can get tested on campus and the testing process, visit the Student Affairs FAQ on testing.

Is Student Health Services open?

Normal open hours for SHS are Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and most Saturdays from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m.  For the health and safety of all patients and staff, students must call SHS at 202-319-5744 to speak with a staff member if they have a health-related concern. SHS will determine if the student needs to be scheduled for an appointment and will make the necessary arrangements. When arriving for a scheduled appointment, students will need to call the office when they arrive.

Testing for faculty and staff

As an additional measure to keep our campus safe, we have added COVID-19 screening tests for a random/rotating population of faculty and staff for the Spring 2021 semester. Employees who are selected will receive an email inviting them to make an appointment at the testing center located in Pryzbyla 351.  Employee participation in this program is voluntary and tests are at no cost to the participating employee. The testing program will begin the week of January 25. More information about the employee testing program is available on the Human Resources Website.

Employees may also utilize the resources outlined on the Human Resources website to find out how to get tested in Maryland, Virginia, or the District. Those test results are not included in the numbers reported on this page.