This website is updated daily Monday through Friday by noon and weekend case counts will be included on Monday. Please continue to visit for the most up-to-date information.
(# 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)
(total # of new positive cases known to the University for the week specified above)
(total # of positive cases known to the University since July 1, 2020)
(# of molecular or antigen tests performed on-site at University Health Services over the past 24 hours; some individuals may receive more than one test, but all tests are included below)
(calculated once per week based on number of tests administered on campus for the week specified above)
Number of Tests Administered
Number of Tests Returned Positive
Percent of Positive Tests to Tests Administered
The Center for Disease Control (CDC) defines isolation as separating sick people with a contagious disease from people who are not sick, while quarantine separates and restricts the movement of people who were exposed to a contagious disease to see if they become sick. Those people in quarantine have been exposed to someone that has COVID-19, but have not tested positive for COVID-19.
(off-campus; regardless of place of residence)
*The Employee category represents Western Carolina University full-time and part-time faculty and staff.
Detailed information about county cases is available at the Jackson County Department of Public Health or Buncombe County Department of Public Health. All counties can be found on the NC Department of Public Health and Health Services dashboard.
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.