UVA Wise is committed to remaining vigilant as we do our part to prevent the spread of COVID-19. With this in mind, every week the College administers COVID-19 prevalence testing to unvaccinated students and employees. The results of this prevalence testing, which are shown below, help the College get a better feel for how the campus is doing as it works to prevent the spread of the virus.
The information within this dashboard is updated weekly on Mondays and as new positive COVID-19 cases are reported. It pulls from various sources, including prevalence testing as well as documented positive reports, to capture the status of COVID-19 on the UVA Wise campus. Our goal with the dashboard is to be as transparent as possible.
View Fall 2020, Spring 2021, Summer 2021, or Fall 2021 dashboard data.
In advance of the spring 2022 semester, UVA Wise is requiring all students, regardless of vaccination status, to provide a negative PCR or antigen test result prior to returning to campus. We also required all employees, regardless of vaccination status, to test following the winter holiday. Early data from employees indicates that that strategy for return-to-campus testing is working in that only two positive results have come from in-person testing. In other words, the majority of cases reported for the weeks of January 2, 9, and 16 represent positive cases from off campus who remained off campus for isolation. As we continue to employ the strategy of having students test before they return to campus—and thus prevent any asymptomatic cases of COVID-19 from reaching campus—we will update our dashboard accordingly.
Virginia Department of Health
View Virginia’s key metrics related to COVID-19 and related public health guidance from the Commonwealth.
Explore Ballad’s COVID-19 scorecard for the Appalachian Highlands, in addition to other metrics about our region’s health.
Where can I go to answer my questions about COVID-19, such as: What happens if I test positive for COVID-19?, What are the best practices for preventing the spread of COVID-19? and What operational changes has UVA Wise undergone lately?
For the latest information about UVA Wise’s proactive work to stem the spread of COVID-19, visit our COVID-19 website.