Coronavirus response 2022

COVID-19 Dashboard

(on-campus/hybrid students, faculty and staff)

This information reflects data beginning August 23, 2021.

PLEASE NOTE: Ashland University will be closed from December 22, 2021 through January 5, 2022. Our next update will be on January 6, 2022.

Data is based on cases reported by the AU Student Affairs and Human Resource offices. The counts represent KNOWN COVID-19 exposure among AU students, faculty, and staff who also have been present on campus in recent weeks, and could have presented a risk of exposure to other members of the University community.  The totals above do not include individuals who are enrolled or working exclusively online, have not visited campus in the past 14 days or longer, or have self-quarantined outside of a health official’s instructions.

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Total Number of New Positives This Week


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Total COVID-19 Positive Tests to Date

in Ashland County: 90
outside Ashland County: 340

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Active Cases

in isolation on campus*: 0
in isolation off campus: 85

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Total in Quarantine

on campus*: 0
off campus: 15

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Total Positive Cases Recovered to Date


* refers to Ashland University-owned property

Last updated January 14, 2022

Terms & Definitions

  • Total COVID-19 Positive Tests to Date: The number of students or employees who are positive or probable for COVID-19. 

  • Active Cases: Anyone instructed to isolate for COVID-19 diagnosis (probable or confirmed) and is actively doing so.

  • Total in Quarantine: Those who have been exposed to a known COVID-19 positive individual and are confined either on-campus (in their residence hall room/apartment) or off-campus at home or an off campus residence.

  • Total Positive Cases Recovered to Date: Those who have successfully completed their isolation period from COVID-19 diagnosis and are no longer shedding the virus or are no longer infectious.

  • Quarantine: The practice of separating individuals who have had close contact with someone with COVID-19 to determine whether they develop symptoms or test positive for the disease. Quarantine also reduces the risk of transmission if an individual is later found to have COVID-19. Quarantine for COVID-19 should last for a period of 14 days after the exposure has ended.

  • Isolation: The practice of separating someone with a COVID-19 infection or suspected of a COVID-19 infection to prevent their contact with others and to reduce the risk of transmission. Isolation ends when the individual meets pre-established clinical and time-based criteria for release from isolation, in consultation with clinical providers and public health officials.

Privacy Statement

To protect individuals’ privacy, AU does not publicly disclose AU member’s personal heath related information or status. COVID-19 exposure data may be shared in aggregate form or for purposes of notifying necessary offices in compliance with public health officials.

Concerned you may have COVID-19?

Please refer to our steps to follow for those concerned about having COVID-19.