Monitoring the safety of our Davenport community

The Davenport community (faculty, staff and students) has done a fantastic job following necessary health protocols during COVID-19. Throughout the 2020-2021 academic year the health protocols and case mitigation strategies kept COVID positive cases at less than 1% of our population. For the 2021-2022 academic year we are pleased to follow the new federal guidelines, as well as state and local health regulations, which allow for more normal campus experiences in the semesters ahead.

Our active COVID-19 task force will continue to utilize our gating criteria (see below) to monitor the incidence of any infection and exposure of COVID-19 locally and within the Davenport communities. Any necessary adjustments to our health guidelines will be communicated.

The Davenport faculty, staff and student populations have been sharing their significant commitment to getting vaccinated against COVID-19 as a tool to help ensure a safe and healthy campus experience for all.

Up-to-date vaccination case and test reporting

Vaccination Status – Davenport Community Polling
Population Segment - Are you fully vaccinated? Response
Numbers reflect ongoing faculty, staff and student polling.

Current COVID Status
Statistic DU Status
Includes students, faculty, staff and adjuncts.
Active includes non-recovered cases and excludes recovered cases or deaths.

Cumulative W.A. Lettinga Campus Testing Results
Statistic DU Status
Includes gate testing of unvaccinated residence hall students and student athletes and ongoing surveillance testing of unvaccinated student athletes.
Includes positive tests that may no longer be active or are recovered.

Helpful definitions and links

Close contact - A close contact has been within 6 feet of an infected person for at least 15 minutes 2 days before illness onset. 
Isolation - Separating sick people with a contagious disease from people who are not sick.
Quarantine - Separating and restricting the movement of people who were exposed to a contagious disease to see if they become sick.

Definitions are taken from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Gating criteria for decision making

In coordination with guidance from CDC and State Officials, the university has established gating criteria to monitor the incidence of infection and exposure to COVID-19. A combination of community and campus criteria may result in a change to the related campus restrictions, changes in the format of course delivery or partial or full closure of the university.

The gating criteria include the number of cases along with an evaluation of the case severity and local concerns such as health care capabilities based on region. The university may decide to increase COVID mitigation strategies due to campus-specific concerns such as a localized outbreak or hotspot.

Refer to the expandable sections below for further detail on the specific criteria.

*Note: Davenport University leadership may modify this list or identify gating criteria as additional information and guidance become available.