LSU COVID-19 Reporting Dashboard

LSU, in conjunction with the Louisiana Department of Health, is continually monitoring conditions related to COVID-19 and will keep the university community informed through this dashboard. Data collected through the TIGER Check Daily Symptom Checker, the LSU Emergency Operations Center, and COVID-19 testing centers will help drive the university’s decisions about mitigation strategies and operations. The safety of the LSU community is always our guidepost.

Case numbers will be updated on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at approximately 4 p.m. and will include numbers from the previous day.

Previously, our case count was based on positive tests that were self-reported through the TIGER Check Daily Symptom Checker. As testing on campus has increased, to ensure accuracy, we are now, as of Sept. 25, also including in the case count anyone who has tested positive at an on-campus testing center who did not enter their results into the Daily Symptom Checker.

Current Campus Status

Active positive cases remain relatively low at less than 1% of the LSU community. Density on campus is lower than normal, as many of our faculty and staff members continue to work remotely and the majority of students have more than half of their classes online, lessening the potential of spread throughout the community. Although there have been clusters of positives in our residential life community, there have been no significant outbreaks reported. PPE and health/cleaning materials are in adequate supply. The campus continues to operate according to our Roadmap to Fall plan, and we are constantly evaluating the efficacy of our testing, isolation and quarantine strategies and will adapt as needed.

 

Campus Condition Factors

The campus condition factors used to monitor the health of the campus and guide its operations include:

  • Faculty absenteeism
  • Critical-Employee absenteeism
  • Outbreak in on-campus housing
  • % of students in LSU provided isolation/quarantine beds
  • Service provider availability
  • Necessary supply shortages
  • COVID-19 testing availability
  • Governor mandated restrictions
  • PPE adherence
  • Transmission rate on campus compared to the community
  • % of closed classrooms in a given time
  • % of positive cases in a given time
  • % increase over a 7-day time period
  • Number of positive cases in a residential hall
  • % of positive cases within a residential hall
  • % of students from residential hall in quarantine
  • Number of positive cases in a classroom
  • % of positive cases within a classroom