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COVID-19 in our communities

Through constant data evaluation of COVID-19 in our communities, the university is working to keep our campuses and communities safe.

Current K-State Operational Status: Phase 3

COVID-19 community data

As we navigate the COVID-19 pandemic together, it is imperative that we as individuals stay informed about the status of COVID-19 cases within our communities and within our state. First, make sure you are familiar with the university's current phase of operations and guiding principles. Then, please review the following resources, which house the most complete, up-to-date data relative to our communities:


Campus-related COVID-19 data

As the executive leadership team reviews the key indicators that inform university operational status, we will also be reporting the data collected on campus relative to those key indicators here. It is important to note that these numbers are not necessarily indicative of all positive cases in people associated with K-State, as only the county data would reflect testing that occurs independent of our campus-based protocols. 

Data collection began the first week of classes and will be refreshed and published to reflect the prior week's data no later than Wednesday of each week. If delays are ever anticipated, we will communicate them in line with data below.

Campus-related testing data

On-campus testing is reported by Lafene Health Center on the Manhattan campus. Testing data accounts for all tests performed through the Center, including students, faculty and staff.

Cumulative testing data*

  Cumulative data:  3/17/20-9/12/20
Total tests** 5,350
Positives 707
Negatives 4,110
Percent positive 13.22%

*On-campus testing data is reported by Lafene Health Center on the Manhattan campus. Cumulative testing data accounts for all tests performed through the Center, including students, faculty and staff.

**Total tests, as reported on this dashboard, exclude those still pending results.

 

Weekly testing data*

  8/17/20-8/21/20 8/24/20-8/28/20 8/31/20-9/4/20** 9/7/20-9/12/20**
Total tests conducted 678 841 1,140 811
Positives reported 63 222 195 104
Negatives reported 615 619 945 707
Percent positive 9.29% 26.40% 17.11% 12.82%

*On-campus testing data is reported by Lafene Health Center on the Manhattan campus and includes student, faculty and staff data. Numbers are subject to change, as data is updated as pending results are reported.

**Excludes those tests still pending results.

 

Student quarantine and isolation*

Manhattan (on and off campus)
  Data as of 8/21/20 Data as of 8/28/20 Data as of 9/4/20 Data as of 9/11/20
Students in quarantine 159 477 659 527
Students in isolation 49 226 370 245
Students cleared from quarantine 17 88 281 683
Students cleared from isolation 2 43 204 476

Polytechnic (on and off campus)
  Data as of 8/21/20 Data as of 8/28/20 Data as of 9/4/20 Data as of 9/11/20
Students in quarantine 1 3 4 1
Students in isolation 2 3 0 0
Students cleared from quarantine 0 1 4 8
Students cleared from isolation 1 2 6 6

*Student quarantine and isolation data includes both on- and off-campus students, as reported by the Division of Student Life and Polytechnic Campus administration. 

 

Instructional mode* (data as of 9/14/20)

  In-person/ Face- to-face Hybrid/ Blended Distance/ Online Guided study*
Course sections 28.4% 33.81% 34.27% 3.52%
Seats 12.89% 42.00% 44.37% 0.74%

*Instructional mode (rounded to the nearest whole number) for the fall semester as reported by the Office of the Registrar for all K-State campuses (Manhattan, Polytechnic, Olathe, and Global). Guided study may be offered in-person, hybrid/blended or online. View the instructional mode definitions.