COVID-19 Dashboard

The information below outlines confirmed cases of COVID-19 within the New Jersey City University community. These numbers include students and faculty/staff who study and/or work on campus. The data reflects the test results reported to the NJCU Department of Public Safety. Due to federal patient- and student-confidentiality regulations, we cannot provide more details about the affected individuals.

This page will be updated weekly and more often, if necessary. For more information about testing and contact tracing protocols, please visit our Return to Campus section of this website.

Procedures for Reporting Cases

Click on this link to review NJCU’s procedure for reporting cases which was developed with direct guidance from the health department.

COVID-19 Case Report as of March 5, 2021

To date, there have been 188 positive cases within the NJCU community. Overall, 78 faculty/staff members have tested positive. There have been 110 cases among students 98 among commuters.

There were 7 new cases reported during the week of February 27-March 6, 2021.

To date, there have been 12 cases in NJCU's three residence halls within the 2-14 day incubation period outlined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. There was 1 new case among NJCU's residential students in this reporting period.

NJCU COVID Report Weekly Update (as of 03/05/2021)
Time Period Reported Faculty/Staff Positives Student Positives
Prior to November 14 7 5
Week of Nov. 14-20, 2020 8 11
Week of Nov. 21-27, 2020 4 5
Week of Nov. 28-Dec. 4, 2020 11 15
Week of Dec. 5-11, 2020 8 13
Week of Dec. 12-18, 2020 7 13
Week of Dec. 26, 2020- Jan. 3, 2021 4 4
Week of Jan. 4-8, 2021 1 3
Week of Jan. 9-15, 2021 9 5
Week of Jan. 16-22, 2021 7 6
Week of Jan. 23-29, 2021 6 7
Week of Jan. 30-Feb. 5, 2021 0 2
Feb. 6-12, 2021 0 6
Feb. 13-19, 2021 1 6
Feb. 20-26, 2021 2 5
Feb. 27-March 6, 2021 3 4
Total 78 110

Note: This table is based on data from cases self-reported by the NJCU community and the results of testing through our partnership with Diligent Urgent Care.


NJCU COVID Daily Update (as of 03/05/2021)

Date Faculty/Staff Positives Student Positives
(Residents/Commuters)
Mon. February 15, 2021 1 1 (1/0)
Tues. February 16, 2021 0 1 (0/1)
Wed. February 17, 2021 0 2 (0/2)
Thurs. February 18, 2021 0 2 (0/2)
Fri. February 19, 2021 0 0 (0/0)
Sat. February 20, 2021 0 0 (0/0)
Sun. February 21, 2021 0 0 (0/0)
Mon. February 22, 2021 1 1 (0/1)
Tues. February 23, 2021 0 0 (0/0)
Wed. February 24, 2021 0 1 (0/1)
Thurs. February 25, 2021 0 3 (0/3)
Fri. February 26, 2021 1 0 (0/0)
Sat. February 27, 2021 1 0 (0/0)
Sun. February 28, 2021 0 0 (0/0)
Mon. March 1, 2021 1 0 (0/0)
Tues. March 2, 2021 1 2 (1/1)
Wed. March 3, 2021 0 0 (0/0)
Thurs. March 4, 2021 0 1 (0/1)
Fri. March 5, 2021 0 1 (0/1)

Note: Beginning on February 15, 2021, we will report both daily cases and weekly totals. This table is also based on data from cases self-reported by the NJCU community and the results of testing through our partnership with Diligent Urgent Care.

 

Surveillance Testing

NJCU is utilizing a targeted testing approach based on the risk of transmission of COVID-19 within the university community to identify those who may have COVID but are a-symptomatic. This method is known as surveillance testing.  Each week, we encourage you to sign up for an on-campus appointment. Learn more about COVID-19 Surveillance Testing at NJCU or signup for an appointment.


CDC Definitions of Frequently Confused Terms

Quarantine

Keeps someone who might have been exposed to the virus away from others.

Who needs to Quarantine? People who have been in close contact with someone who has COVID-19.

Why? Quarantine helps prevent the spread of disease that can occur before a person knows they are sick or if they are infected with the virus without feeling symptoms. People in Quarantine should stay home, separate themselves from others, monitor their health, and follow directions from their state or local health department.

How long do I Have to Quarantine? 14 days from the last day of exposure.

Isolation:

Keeps someone who is infected with the virus away from others, even in their home. You should isolate if you have COVID-19, whether or not you have symptoms.

How long do I Have to isolate myself? 10 days from the test's date or from the first day of feeling COVID Symptoms.

 

CDC Explanation Video

Close Contact:

Someone is considered a close contact if:

  • You were within six (6) feet of someone who has COVID-19 for a total of 10-15 minutes or more
  • You provided care at home to someone who is sick with COVID-19
  • You had direct physical contact with the person (hugged or kissed them)
  • You shared eating or drinking utensils
  • They sneezed, coughed, or somehow got respiratory droplets on you

 


Weekly Campus COVID-19 Communications Archive

Previous University Communications on COVID-19 (January 24 - September 14, 2020)


Contact:
Ira Thor
, Senior Director of University Communications and Media Relations | ithor@njcu.edu | 201-200-3301