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Updated: Nov. 20, 2020 

Starting on Friday, Aug. 28, 2020, all positive student, faculty and staff COVID-19 cases, diagnosed in the Dickey Health and Wellness and/or disclosed to Rapid-Trace, will be posted on this page. These counts will be updated every Friday, no later than 6 p.m.

Positive cases are defined as individuals with direct, on-campus impact who have tested positive for COVID-19 and are currently self-isolating. Students who have tested positive for COVID-19 who are approved for remote learning accommodations (and consequently are not living or attending class in campus facilities) are not included in the table. Likewise, faculty and staff who have tested positive for COVID-19 but have been approved for remote accommodation are not included in the table. We are also monitoring cases for campus-based auxiliary services.

Student, employee and patient confidentiality laws prohibit UT from disclosing personal identifying information, including personal names and locations of individuals. Positive COVID-19 counts are dependent on reporting from the Florida Department of Health, self-reporting to Rapid-Trace or the institution, and/or diagnosis in the Dickey Health and Wellness Center. While UT is strongly encouraging self-reporting, UT may not be aware of all cases in the campus community.   

The UT community currently consists of approximately 9,700 students and 1,200 employees.

The following table shows all newly diagnosed cases by week.

Date Students Employees
Aug. 28 4 0*
Sept. 4 20 0
Sept. 11 87 0
Sept. 18 105 0
Sept. 25 47 1
Oct. 2 45 2
Oct. 9 121 2
Oct. 16 121 0
Oct. 23 95 1
Oct. 30 49 0
Nov. 6 54 0
Nov. 13 31 3
Nov. 20 ** 16 0

*Data point was previously misreported, and corrected. The one case originally referenced occurred in mid-July. **Any cases that are reported through the week that includes Thanksgiving Break (Nov. 21-27) will be reported on Friday, Dec. 4.

The following table, updated every Friday, reports a cumulative number of recoveries since the first week of classes of Fall 2020 semester. Recoveries refers to individuals who were diagnosed with COVID-19 in the Dickey Health and Wellness Center and/or disclosed to Rapid-Trace, completed the 10-day isolation period, check out as symptom free and not contagious, and completed an exit interview with Rapid-Trace. 

Population Recoveries (as of Nov. 20)
Students 709
Employees 9

COVID-19 cases within the UT community have typically been mild to moderate. There are currently no hospitalized students or employees.

For those in the UT community who are interested in tracking COVID-19 information for the surrounding county, please refer directly to Hillsborough County’s COVID-19 site, which provides data that is continuously updated on a rolling 7-day or 14-day average.