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 from our pre-arrival student testing if the tests were performed on-campus by the Protect Purdue Health Center (including tests conducted in partnership with Biodesix). Tests conducted by other outside providers (such as Vault Health) are not shown. Total pre-arrival testing results for spring 2021 to date from all sources are listed separately below.
  • Overall results from fall 2020 PPHC testing and ongoing results for spring 2021 testing. 
  • Results of Purdue’s ongoing surveillance testing of faculty, staff and students.

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 undergraduate students in the spring 2021 residential option, as well as all West Lafayette-bound graduate and professional program students, are required to be tested for COVID-19 and be cleared for campus access by the Protect Purdue Health Center before the start of the spring semester. Any student who does not fulfill this requirement will not be cleared for campus access. In line with CDC recommendations that anyone who has tested positive for COVID-19 not be retested for 90 days, students who have tested positive on or after Oct. 21, 2020 (e.g., within 90 days of the start of classes on Jan. 19, 2021) are not required to retest.

Spring 2021 Pre-Arrival Testing Results To-Date


Students Tested

Includes 2,568 positive tests between Oct. 21-Dec. 20, 2020


Positive Results

Since Dec. 21, 2020


Positivity Rate

Since Dec. 21, 2020

How are the students who test positive cleared to come to campus?

Students who test positive for COVID-19 during our pre-arrival testing are required to complete 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 will provide them with medical clearance to come to campus after completing the required isolation period.

Fall 2020 Final Pre-Arrival Testing Results


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.