NOTE: Since August 24, this dashboard has been updated daily.

As nearly all face-to-face instruction has concluded and a majority of students have left Purdue’s campus for the virtual remainder of the fall semester and the winter break period, this dashboard has temporarily transitioned to a holiday reporting schedule:

  • The dashboard will not be updated from Nov. 25-29 as our employees observe the Thanksgiving holiday. Updates will return on Monday, Nov. 30.
  • Through Jan. 3, the dashboard will not be updated on weekends. 
  • The dashboard also will not be updated from Dec. 21 through Jan. 1. 

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This dashboard shows ongoing COVID-19 results for testing administered by the Protect Purdue Health Center since Aug. 1, 2020, for faculty, staff and students, including student-athletes. Tests and results are included once results are received, and are displayed by the date the test was performed.

This dashboard also includes:

  • Results of Purdue’s ongoing surveillance testing of faculty, staff and students. Surveillance testing includes results administered by the Protect Purdue Health Center and results received from Vault Health.
  • Results from our pre-arrival student testing if the tests were performed on-campus by the Protect Purdue Health Center. The total pre-arrival testing results are listed separately below.

Additionally, the occupancy of our campus isolation and quarantine space, the reported severity of COVID-19 cases and the number of COVID-19-associated hospitalizations are reported. 

All data is preliminary and likely to change as additional test results are received, leading to the number of tests and/or cases on a given day going up a few days later.

Pre-Arrival Student Testing

To prevent a possible influx of COVID-19 cases to our campus and community, all West Lafayette-bound Purdue undergraduate, graduate and professional program students were required to be tested for COVID-19 before moving into residence halls and attending classes this August. To accomplish this test all initiative, Purdue offered free at-home COVID-19 test kits to students. These results are final as of Aug. 31. Any student who has not received a test result is not cleared to access campus.


Students Tested


Positive Results


Positivity Rate

WATCH: Eric Barker, dean of the College of Pharmacy and member of the Protect Purdue Implementation Team, discusses Purdue’s pre-arrival student testing on the TODAY Show.

How were the students who tested positive cleared to come to campus?

Students who tested positive for COVID-19 during our pre-arrival testing were required to stay home and away from campus until they completed a 10-day isolation after the test (asymptomatic) or 10 days after symptom onset, guided by dedicated nurse case managers from the Protect Purdue Health Center, who gave them medical clearance to come to campus after completing the required isolation period.