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Emporia State COVID-19 Dashboard

Students experiencing symptoms should contact the Student Health Center at 620-341-5222. Faculty and staff should contact their primary care physician. CALL before going to Student Health or your doctor's office.

The information provided in the weekly dashboard is student data that Emporia State University has collected at the ESU Student Health Center beginning 8/17/2020.

  • It is not possible to collect accurately a complete dataset of students, faculty and staff tested off-campus.
  • Only those who indicate Lyon County as their place of residence are included in Lyon County reporting.
  • Lyon County Public Health conducts contact tracing and will contact you if you have been identified as close contact of someone who has tested positive for COVID-19.

Symptomatic Test Results - Testing by ESU Student Health is primarily symptomatic and/or exposure-related.

Student Group Test Results - "Student group" is defined as a specific, identifiable group of asymptomatic students where testing the entire cohort of students is important to the health and safety of that group, or to the communities in which they interact (i.e. student teachers, recognized student organization, student athletes, etc.).

ESU will begin to conduct periodic surveillance testing of students throughout the semester beginning mid-September.

Active student cases - source: Lyon County Health.

Mass Testing Results

Data reflects the results from mass testing conducted before the start of the Fall 2020 semester. This testing process is complete. These results are not included in the weekly ESU COVID-19 Dashboard.

NOTES: 1) The goal of testing was to identify positive cases before the start of the semester and allow students, faculty and staff to manage isolate at their homes to reduce the spread of COVID-19 on campus. 2) Positive test results are reported in the county of residence data (i.e. a positive test in Olathe is reported in Johnson County data).

Students, Faculty, Staff Mass Testing Results


total students, faculty, staff tested (as of Friday, 8/28/2020)


positive students, faculty and staff test results (as of Friday, 8/28/2020)


percent of positives to total (as of Friday, 8/28/2020)

Definitions + Testing Information

COVID-19 Cluster Definition

A COVID19 cluster is two (2) or more confirmed or probable cases of COVID19 that are linked by the same location of exposure (e.g., hospital, long-term care facility, grocery store, etc.) or exposure event (e.g., work party, vacation, etc.) that is not a household exposure.

Testing conducted at ESU Student Health Center

ESU Student health center has both the standard nasal swab and rapid nasal swab tests.

ESU conducts testing for students who contact the health center who are symptomatic and/or have been exposed to COVID-19.

Faculty/Staff Testing + Test Results

ESU faculty and staff are tested by their primary care physician. Results are reflected in the county where the patient resides.

Employees are not required to report positive test results.

Lyon County Public Health (or the county in which the employee resides) conducts all contact tracing.

National, State + Local Information