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UMBC Public Health Dashboard

This dashboard provides timely data about the prevalence of COVID-19 within our main campus, based on UMBC’s on-campus testing and reported results from off-campus testing among UMBC faculty, staff, and students who are approved to be on campus this fall. All community members approved to be on campus must complete COVID-19 testing, daily symptom tracking, and health and safety training requirements. Every positive case has received appropriate follow-up. 8/27/20 – 9/15/20 test data primarily reflects post-Labor Day testing of residential students; we are still awaiting around 120 test results. Cumulative 8/13/20 – 9/15/20 test data also includes pre-semester testing of all populations approved to be on campus. Learn more through UMBC’s Health & Safety page.

Last Updated: 2020-09-16 10:30 p.m., Data Effective as of 2020-09-15

Campus Community Test Results



Students: 1,573
Faculty and staff: 152
Other: 4



Students: 3,576
Faculty and staff: 699
Other: 13

Results available from on- and off-campus tests taken by people approved to be on campus. New values are 8/27/20 – 9/15/20 and Cumulative values are 8/13/20 – 9/15/20.

New UMBC Confirmed Positive Cases



Students: 4



Students: 17
Faculty and staff: 5

Number of confirmed positive cases. New values are 8/27/20 – 9/15/20 and Cumulative values are 8/13/20 – 9/15/20.

Campus Positivity Rate





Proportion of UMBC community tests that were positive, of known test results. New values are 8/27/20 – 9/15/20 and Cumulative values are 8/13/20 – 9/15/20.

Symptom Tracking Compliance


Daily tracking includes temperature and other COVID-19 symptoms, according to USM guidance.
Consistent, active compliance is required of all individuals approved for campus access (faculty, staff, and students).

Baltimore County Positivity Rate


As of 9/16/2020

Quarantine Bed Availability


Dedicated housing available for residential students without COVID-19 symptoms, but who have traveled from areas with high positivity rates or have had contact with a person who has tested positive.

Isolation Bed Availability


Dedicated housing to medically isolate and support on-campus residents who test positive or report high-suspicion COVID-19 symptoms.

Online and On-Campus UMBC Populations for Fall 2020 vs. Fall 2019

From 2019 to 2020, the number of students learning fully online increased from 92 to 10,248, and the number of students in on-campus classes (fully on-campus or hybrid classes) decreased from 12,028 to 1,782. The number of residential students decreased from 3,993 to 1,276. This year, 2,308 faculty and staff are working fully online and 941 have access to campus.

A horizontal bar-graph compares online and in person campus populations from Fall 2019 to Fall 2020.