COVID-19 Dashboard

With an enrollment of more than 29,000 students, part of a campus community of more than 34,000 including faculty and staff, the University of Arkansas will likely experience some transmission of COVID-19 throughout the semester as long as the virus remains in the larger community and world we are a part of. 

This report provides an overview of on-campus COVID-19 testing results and positive case information from all available sources. Active case totals include a combination of positive tests confirmed on campus and positive tests confirmed elsewhere that are self-reported to the university. The Arkansas Department of Health, which also provides positive case numbers for schools across the state including the university, has access to testing results reported from across the state but does not differentiate between individuals connected to the university and those who have actually been on campus. Because of this and the reality that some individuals may fail to self-report to the university as required, the positive case numbers provided by the ADH and those included on this dashboard may not always align.

New Cases and Recoveries

Includes data from all available reporting sources and shows the difference between the weekly reporting periods ending Jan. 16, 2022 and Jan. 23, 2022 plus any newly resolved test results that were previously pending.


New Positive Cases


New Recoveries 1

Current Total Active Cases


Includes active cases (currently in isolation) from all available reporting sources involving individuals who may have been on campus since Jan. 1, 2022. Updated Jan. 24, 2022.

Students Graduate Assistants Faculty Staff Others* Total
164 3 11 26 3 207

Weekly Active Cases Average

Includes active cases from all available reporting sources involving individuals who may have been on campus between Aug. 1 and Dec. 31, 2020 (fall semester), between Jan. 1 and Dec. 31, 2021 (spring, summer and fall semesters) or since Jan. 1, 2022.

Total recoveries

Includes recoveries 1 from data of all available reporting sources since Aug. 10, 2020. Updated Jan. 24, 2022.


On-Campus Testing Results

Includes available data of all university-affiliated testing 2 conducted on campus from Aug. 10, 2020 through Jan. 23, 2022.

Total Tested Negative Results Positive Results Pending Positivity Rate
50,405 48,160 2,219 23 4.4% (+0.3%)

Weekly Positivity Rate

Includes available data of all university-affiliated testing 2 conducted on campus on a weekly basis since Aug. 10, 2020.

Quarantine and Isolation Space Available

Includes the percentage of space specifically reserved for the temporary quarantine and isolation needs of students living on campus as of Jan. 24, 2022. This space is limited and intended to provide housing for students who are unable to return home.


Complete Data Summary

Download a summary of the data compiled to create this dashboard report.

Due to the fact that active cases on campus dropped significantly after the first few weeks of the fall 2021 semester and have remained relatively low, the university is currently updating the COVID-19 Dashboard on a weekly basis – on Mondays - with all available data from the previous week (or as soon as all pending cases are resolved from the previous week). The frequency of updates can easily be adjusted if needed due to any potential increases in the number of active cases on campus.

Information gathered for this dashboard report was previously updated three times a week (M-W-F) during the fall 2020 and spring 2021 semesters as well as the beginning of the fall 2021 semester. Updates occurred once a month during the summer of 2021.

1 For reporting purposes, positive cases remain active until 10 days after the positive test dates when the cases are considered recoveries. Individual recoveries vary but individuals are considered recovered 10 days from the date of testing or 10 days after symptoms appear if at least 24 hours have passed without fever and without fever-reducing medication.

2 Includes all on-campus testing by the Pat Walker Health Center and the University of Arkansas’ Department of Intercollegiate Athletics.

*Others includes vendors, contractors and other non-university employees who have been on campus between Aug. 1 and Dec. 31, 2020 (fall semester) or since Jan. 1, 2021 (spring semester).