By: Johan Rosenberg, Chairman
Colleges and universities are utilizing COVID-19 dashboards to provide their communities with up-to-date information on the status of outbreaks on campus, in dormitories and in the surrounding communities. The local focus of this information will help these communities focus on the relevant local trends specific to campus and ensure this vital information is not lost amongst broader and more varied national stories.
The most impressive dashboard from the more than 20 sites, was the UNC–Chapel Hill dashboard https://carolinatogether.unc.edu/dashboard/. The UNC–Chapel Hill dashboard features an impressive level of information on testing results for students and employees displayed through a variety of tables, pie charts, and trend lines. Unique to the UNC–Chapel Hill dashboard is data on occupancy at the University’s housing, which in a matter of 20 days, occupancy has dropped 20-30%. Although this is just a single data point, this is a potential trend to keep an eye on.
For your convenience, here are links to additional dashboards I intend to follow to help me understand what is happening on campus around the country. I am not aware of a national database that tracks testing and infection rates specifically at colleges and universities, so to heuristically appreciate the what’s going on, I will click on all the links below for the next 4 weeks, somewhat rapid fire, but enough to appreciate the trends at colleges and universities.