COVID-19 Dashboard: Corvallis Campus

This dashboard provides a weekly update of the number of confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases as provided by the Benton County Health Department involving students, faculty and staff affiliated with Oregon State University’s Corvallis campus.

NOTE: The numbers below differ from those provided on the TRACE OSU coronavirus surveillance project website. While the health department includes TRACE OSU data, the county’s numbers also include testing results and presumptive cases from other health-care providers in Benton County. TRACE OSU reports only results from the TRACE project.

Campus Move-In Testing

All students moving into residence halls are required to take a COVID-19 test. Students with a negative result were allowed to move into their room. Students who received a positive result were given the option of returning home or moving into an isolation suite on campus.

The students who chose to isolate on campus will have meals and supplies delivered to them.

Corvallis Campus
  9/18 9/19 9/20 9/21 9/22 Total
Students Tested 730 479 488 227 165 2,089
Positive Cases 24 0 2 1 1 28 (1.34%)
Positive Cases Isolated on Campus 13 0 2 0 0 15
Positive Cases Returning Home 11 0 0 1 1 13
OSU-Cascades Campus
  9/18 9/19 9/20 9/21 9/22 Total
Students Tested 14 81 32 4 6 137
Positive Cases 0 0 0 0 0 0
Positive Cases Isolated on Campus 0 0 0 0 0 0
Positive Cases Returning Home 0 0 0 0 0 0

Current Mix of Course Sections in Corvallis

Based on careful monitoring of the status of COVID-19 locally, throughout Oregon and nationally, OSU’s Corvallis campus is planning to deliver more than 90% of course sections by remote instruction in fall term 2020, enabling students to choose where they live and learn, including from their home communities, if that is their best option. Courses offered on-site on the Corvallis campus primarily are those with a significant experiential learning component, such as involving labs and field courses.

Where Our Students are Coming From

In fall 2020, OSU will be welcoming students to campus from all over the world. To give some insights into students who are traveling within the U.S., the visualization below depicts all U.S. counties and their current COVID-19 risk level. We can use this information to determine what percentage of Oregon State students come from counties around the nation that are dealing with COVID-19 in varying degrees.