Testing and Tracking

NC State tracks positive cases through on-campus testing and surveillance programs, self-reported data, as well as other information reported to the university by Wake County and state health officials.

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The NC State COVID-19 Dashboard helps us share information about the impact of COVID-19 on our campus community. Data is updated on Tuesdays and Fridays.

An important note on updated data
NC State continually strives to improve COVID-19 related data collection, analysis and reporting, which involves regularly updating and reconciling data to ensure accuracy. The following graphs include updates to cumulative testing and positive reporting numbers as a result of a data reconciliation and further analysis completed on Sept. 10.

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Accessibility Statement

NC State University believes everyone in our community deserves equal access to information. The NC State COVID-19 Dashboard is available to provide information about the impact of COVID-19 on our campus community. We are committed to creating an inclusive digital experience. If you are unable to access this information, please view this spreadsheet or contact Student Health Services for more options. 

About Our Data

Positive Cases

Positive cases include cases reported from multiple sources, including tests administered by NC State Student Health Services, self-reports, local health authorities, or other information sources. Cumulative case numbers include the daily totals as displayed.


Testing data includes all tests performed and completed at NC State Student Health Services since March 13, 2020, and does not include tests performed at local testing centers. Surveillance programs include asymptomatic students, faculty and staff who are tested as part of ongoing programs at NC State.


Self-reported data includes reports made by students, faculty, staff and subcontractors who have either been in close contact with someone who has tested positive or have received a positive or presumed positive test result from a healthcare provider. For the purposes of this website, NC State began tracking self-reported cases on the first day of the fall semester, Aug. 10, 2020.

Quarantine and Isolation

NC State Student Health Services and Wake County Human Services may place individuals in quarantine or isolation upon notification of a positive test or if an individual has been in contact with someone who is positive or presumed positive. Students who do not live in on-campus housing are required to isolate or quarantine in place, or travel to their home residence, but must remain in quarantine or isolation until released by Student Health Services. While under quarantine, individuals are not allowed to leave their living space, except for healthcare or a medical emergency.

In line with recommendations from the UNC System, NC State has identified buildings on campus to serve as quarantine and isolation spaces for students currently living in on-campus housing. Students are placed in and released from quarantine and isolation housing at the direction of NC State Student Health Services as part of its contact tracing program.

Compliance with a quarantine directive is a part of NC State’s community standards, and failure to abide by or follow a directive could subject students to disciplinary or administrative action.

The contents of this dashboard are provided solely for research and academic purposes. North Carolina State University provides no warranties or representations — whether express, implied, or statutory — with respect to this dashboard or the data displayed, including, without limitation, warranties of quality, performance, non-infringement, accuracy, adequacy, validity, reliability, completeness, or fitness for a particular purpose. Under no circumstances will North Carolina State University have any liability for any loss or damage incurred as a result of the use of this dashboard or reliance on any information provided herein.

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