Confirmed Cases

Seattle University’s protocol for addressing reports of suspected or confirmed cases of COVID-19 is based on and consistent with CDC guidance for higher education institutions. When receiving a report that a community member has tested positive, the university makes direct contact with the community member and/or Public Health – Seattle & King County to confirm the test results and determine who may have had close contact with them during their infectious period. The university directly contacts individuals who have had close contact and provides them with appropriate guidance. Additional cleaning and disinfecting is undertaken in areas and common spaces on campus where the community member had been in the 48 hours prior to testing positive. Seattle University updates the Confirmed Cases page of the COVID-19 website as new cases are reported.

With the increase of community transmission in our region and in the United States, everyone should assume that anyone they meet could have COVID-19. By practicing social distancing and staying home you can avoid coming into close contact with someone who is sick, protecting yourself as well as those in our community most at risk for severe disease.

For more information, please visit the university’s COVID-19 website, which is regularly updated and includes answers to frequently asked questions and links to helpful public health resources.

Information on Positive Tests


  • Data in the Cumulative COVID-19 Cases section reflect confirmed positive COVID-19 cases among Seattle U community members (students, faculty and staff) since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. 
  • The “other” category includes cases among contractors, visitors or non-affiliates that have had the potential to impact the Seattle U campus community. 
  • Data can be filtered by time or location by clicking on the graph or donut chart. Right-click in the white space and choose “expand to next level” to see all cases by day. Right-click on a month bar and choose “drill down” to view data by day for a specific month. 
  • Data in the Active Quarantine Figures and Active Isolation Figures sections reflect the total number of Seattle U community members currently under request to quarantine or isolate.

Cases are reported to Seattle University by emailing or by contacting the Department of Public Safety at 206-296-5990. New data are published daily and current as of the date and time shown. 

*Data organized by date of report to Seattle U.