The university today published a robust and real-time COVID-19 dashboard, upgrading its original reporting tool to one that displays additional details and real-time data in an effort to keep students, employees and the surrounding community informed daily.
The comprehensive report features the following data points and includes information from the Huntington and South Charleston campuses, and the Mid-Ohio Valley Center, as well as from student-athletes and Athletics Department staff:
- Number of new cases;
- Positive rate;
- Average number of cases per day;
- Total campus test results;
- Daily testing data broken out into student and employee populations; and
- Active number of cases on campus each day over the past several months.
An additional chart showing the number of students and employees in quarantine and isolation is under development and will be added to the dashboard soon.
Marshall’s sentinel surveillance testing protocol requires 10 percent of its on-site population be tested randomly every week, Monday through Friday. Additionally, partnerships with Pleasant Valley Hospital and MedExpress provide testing for students and employees on the Mid-Ohio Valley and South Charleston campuses. Testing information also is shared with the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission as required by the state.
The university’s offices of Environmental Health and Safety, Student Wellness and University Communications, as well as Dr. Brian Morgan from the College of Science, worked on the new dashboard, which has been under development for several weeks.
Additional information and COVID-19 updates are available at www.marshall.edu/coronavirus.