GW COVID-19 Testing Dashboard



Beginning July 1, 2022, surveillance testing became optional on campus. Positivity rates are expected to be higher after this change.


The George Washington University is committed to maintaining a healthy and safe environment for the campus community through COVID-19 disease prevention, infection control and mitigation. As part of our efforts, GW is conducting surveillance and symptomatic COVID-19 testing, epidemiological analyses of testing and clinical data, clinical followup, campus exposure tracing, and care for faculty, staff and students at all of our campus locations. In doing so, we have a Campus COVID Support Team (CCST), and we are working closely with the D.C. and Virginia Departments of Health. Testing operations commenced on Aug. 17, 2020 and typically take place Monday through Friday.

The GW COVID-19 Testing Dashboard is updated every day and provides aggregate and daily testing numbers, results and positivity rates for the approximately 25,252 members of the on-campus community, who are required to take part in the regular testing protocol as a condition of access to campus. About 5,272 faculty, staff and contractors and about 19,980 students, including 6,500 residential students, are part of our campus community for the 2021-2022 academic year. The university has a COVID-19 vaccine mandate, including the booster shot, for employees and students (allowing for medical and religious exemptions) and 98% of the GW community is vaccinated.

GW’s diagnostic tests were developed by Milken School of Public Health researchers and are being processed in a new public health lab on campus. Testing and results can be viewed by affiliation—student, faculty, staff or contractor; by testing location - Foggy Bottom, VSTC, and satellite locations in Rockville, Alexandria, and Arlington; and whether a test was performed as part of regular surveillance or because an individual was symptomatic. The dashboard provides daily metrics on the number of tests conducted, number of positive test results, and case positivity rates, along with COVID metrics for the District of Columbia. 



GW COVID-19 Testing Dashboard

This data is presented using Tableau. Should you encounter issues accessing or interpreting the data, contact us using the Accessibility Feedback Form.

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NOTE: All data presented here are provisional and subject to change.



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