Confirmed Cases at Western NC
New Positive Cases – October 16
(# of new positive cases made known to the University as confirmed through university testing, surveillance testing, and self-reporting over past 24 hours or 72 hours for weekend case counts reported on Monday)
Students -16; Employees* – 0; Subcontractors – 0
Weekly Confirmed Positives Cases – October 5 – October 11
(total # of new positive cases known to the University for the week specified above)
Students – 28; Employees* – 2; Subcontractors – 0
Cumulative Positive Confirmed Cases Since July 1
(total # of positive cases known to the University since July 1, 2020)
Students -189; Employees* – 7; Subcontractors – 5
* Employees full and part-time
Positivity Rate – October 5 – October 11
(calculated once per week based on number of tests administered on campus for the week specified above)
Number of Tests Administered – 473; Number of Tests Returned Positive – 25; Percent of Positive Tests to Tests Administered – 5.3%
Total # of Students Currently in Self-Isolation/Quarantine Off-Campus Per University Instructions – 147
Instructions for Self-Reporting for COVID-19 Testing
If you have been tested at location other than Health Services, please complete the COVID testing self-report at info.wcu.edu/selfreport
Once submitted, a representative of WCU Health Services will be in contact shortly to help support your ongoing medical care.
Employees who have been notified of a confirmed positive COVID-19 test should immediately self-isolate at home and contact their supervisor as soon as possible to notify them.
Specific protocols may be viewed at COVID-19 Diagnosis/Symptoms Protocols for Employees and Supervisors.