Dear Campus Community,
I’d like to report that Wright State University now has its first positive COVID-19 cases of the 2020-2021 academic year. Four students and one employee, all from the Dayton campus, have self-reported that they have tested positive for COVID-19.
We are following our protocols for a confirmed case of COVOD-19 that I shared with you on August 21.
To keep our campus community, families, and the public informed, we have launched our COVID-19 Dashboard that shows all active Covid-19 cases. Confidentiality laws prohibit disclosure of individuals’ identities. To help contain the spread, anyone reported to have been in close contact with the infected individuals will be contacted.
The dashboard reflects the number of positive COVID-19 cases and is regularly updated when the Wright State Department of Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) is able to verify reports. EHS collects this information from several sources, including Student Health Services at Wright State Physicians, public health agencies, and the COVID-19 Self-Reporting portal. The dashboard includes cases that were “confirmed” by a county health department, as well as those that were “self-reported.” You can find the definitions and more information on the dashboard.
I ask anyone in our campus community who tests positive for COVID-19 to self-report through our COVID-19 Self-Reporting Form.
With the holiday weekend approaching, I ask each of you to remain vigilant in adhering to all preventative measures to help stop the spread of COVID-19.
I want to remind you that our Coronavirus Response website is updated regularly so check it often.
We must all work together. Thank you for helping keep our Wright State community safe.
Please stay safe.
Douglas W. Leaman, Ph.D.