Emory University COVID-19 Dashboard


Emory University is committed to transparency and to providing accurate and timely updates to our community while protecting the privacy of our students, staff, and faculty.

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Emory has developed a color-coded system to indicate the university’s current operating status. The current operating status is orange.

The dashboard lists COVID-19 positive cases at Emory University since June 1, 2020, since many people remained on campus during the summer months.

The dashboard includes all positive case reports as determined by Emory University’s contact tracing team. Emory is providing a COVID-19 screening process for students, faculty, and staff. The dashboard includes positive test results from the screening process as well as results from other testing sources if reported to the university. (The dashboard does not include cases of Emory Healthcare employees or university employees who work in health care facilities.) 

A confirmed case is defined as a person who has tested positive for the SARS-CoV-2 novel coronavirus (COVID-19). The dashboard also includes information on infection rates for the counties in which our campuses are located and metropolitan Atlanta area hospital capacity.

Unless otherwise noted, the COVID-19 dashboard will be updated daily at noon with the previous day’s situation data from all sources. 

The dashboard lists COVID-19 positive cases since June 1, 2020, since many of our faculty and staff members remained on-campus during the summer months.

Here are definitions to help navigate the COVID-19 dashboard:

  • Total COVID-19 positive faculty/staff cases: The total number of COVID-19 positive university faculty and staff cases that have been reported and confirmed positive by the contact tracing team. This number does not include cases of Emory Healthcare employees or university employees who work at health care facilities.
  • Total COVID-19 positive student cases: The total number of COVID-19 positive student cases (undergraduate, graduate, and professional students living on and off campus) that have been reported and confirmed positive by the contact tracing team.
  • Emory University screening test results: Results of the Emory University COVID-19 screening tests of asymptomatic members of the Emory community.
  • COVID-19 prevalence: The prevalence rate is the number of persons with a new or preexisting diagnosis of COVID-19. This is conveyed as the number of reported cases per 100,000 people per day in DeKalb County (Atlanta campus) and Newton County (Oxford campus).

Here are the data sources used in this dashboard, typically refreshed nightly with the situation data as reported in the previous day:

  • Emory University confirmed cases and positive cases reported: Sourced nightly from Emory Contact Tracing Program data for all reported positive tests of faculty, staff, or students. Confirmed case counts include positive confirmed cases from self-reported tests in addition to Emory’s screening test results shown on the screening test results visualization. The table displays the list of individual cases reported on or off campus over the previous two weeks. Data does not include cases of Emory Healthcare employees or university employees who work at health care facilities.
  • Emory University screening test results: Sourced nightly from Emory University on-site COVID-19 screening testing program data. The program is mandatory for all students enrolled in fall 2020 and also provided to eligible faculty and staff members. The screening program is subject to change as the situation evolves.
  • Atlanta regional health care utilizationSourced nightly from the Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency’s GEMA/HS SITREP data, available publicly at the Georgia COVID-19 Data Hub.
  • Daily new cases per 100,000: Sourced nightly from county case counts available publicly from the Georgia Department of Public Health’s COVID-19 daily status report. New cumulative counts are calculated per 100,000 people for DeKalb County (Atlanta campus) and Newton County (Oxford campus). 

*Please note that there might be times when the dashboard would need to be temporarily unavailable due to technical or other considerations.