As of May 8, 2020, Seattle University has confirmed that 14 community members have tested positive for COVID-19.
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 within the 14-day period outlined in public health guidance. The university directly contacts individuals who have had close contact and provides them with appropriate guidance. Seattle University updates the Confirmed Cases page of the COVID-19 website as soon as possible following a confirmed positive test.
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 updated daily and includes answers to frequently asked questions and links to helpful public health resources.
A community member reported on May 1, 2020 they had tested positive for COVID-19 on 4/28/20. This community member was on campus for a short period of time walking a dog on 4/27 but reported having had no contact with anyone. Their last contact with another community member was 3/14/20.
A community member reported on May 4, 2020 they had tested positive for COVID-19 on 5/2/20. The community member has not been on campus since winter quarter.
On March 24, the university confirmed a report from the day before of a community member testing positive. The individual was last known to have been on campus on March 4.