Wesleyan COVID-19 Dashboard

Last updated: Friday, January 15, 2021 at 9:00 a.m.

The data in this dashboard captures COVID-19 test results for students and employees (including faculty, staff, contractors, and temporary workers) who are currently living, studying, or working on Wesleyan’s campus. The information reflects test samples collected through January 13, 2021. This dashboard is updated as we receive results from our testing partner, the Broad Institute, which is generally 24-36 hours after collecting tests. 

Current Alert Level

Yellow - Medium

While COVID-19 cases on campus remain low, the Yellow alert reflects concern with higher COVID-19 levels in Middletown and Connecticut.  As a result, Wesleyan has asked students to avoid all unnecessary travel into the surrounding community.

Unique Students and Employees Tested

Students Employees Total
238 456 694

Note: Reflects numbers of individuals tested during Winter Break period only. 


Active Cases

Active cases represent the number of students who have tested positive or are symptomatic and are currently in isolation or the number of employees who have tested positive or are symptomatic and are currently not allowed on campus.
Learn more about our protocols for isolation and quarantine.

Students Employees Total
0 1 1


Cumulative Results to Date*

Students Employees
Positive 3 4
Negative 858 1,237
Indeterminate** 17 30
Total 878 1,271
Positivity Rate 0.34% 0.31%

 Note: Cumulative results are for the Winter Break period which started the week of 12/14/20.  Older test results can be found in the complete archive of test results


Test Results by Week

1/11/21 1/4/21 12/28/20 12/21/20
Positive 1 2 2 0
Negative 439 396 323 432
Indeterminate** 12 7 5 10
Total 452 405 330 442
Positivity Rate 0.22% 0.49% 0.61% 0.00%

Weeks run from Monday to Sunday, and results are reported on the date the tests were collected. Weekly results reflect the results to date for that week; for the current week, they may not capture a full week's results.

 See a complete archive of test results.


About the Data

The data in this dashboard captures COVID-19 test results for students and employees who are currently living, studying, or working on Wesleyan’s campus. Employees include faculty, staff, contractors, and temporary workers.

Only results from testing conducted on campus are included. The test being used is a self-administered anterior nasal swab Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test for COVID-19, which is believed to detect more than 95 percent of true positives.  

* Per CDC guidelines, all positive Covid-19 tests will be treated as such unless in the rare case there is convincing evidence that the test was a false positive (which would be determined retrospectively). We have removed a few such cases from our dashboard. 

Learn more about Wesleyan’s testing program in partnership with the Broad Institute, including the testing process, testing schedules and frequency, and protocols for contact tracing, isolation and quarantine, and caring for those who test positive.

** Indeterminate test results are those that the Broad Institute was unable to process for a variety of reasons such as insufficient sample size. The Broad Institute indicated that up to 5 percent of results could return as indeterminate.