Confirmed COVID-19 Cases on Campus

We are committed to transparency and alerting the community as cases are identified and verified. 

As SMU is informed of positive COVID-19 cases, the University uses a contact tracing protocol to identify and notify people on campus known to have come into close contact with the person infected. This contact tracing process takes place before SMU can release any information to the public and accounts for the differing individual timelines between when SMU learns of a positive case and when they get published to this site. Close contact is described by the Centers for Disease Control as being within 6 feet for more than 15 minutes (without direct respiratory droplet exposure).

SMU will not release the name of any individual, only basic details of the case, to respect each person’s privacy. The list represents current cases of individuals who have a direct, on-campus connection by currently working, studying, or participating in activities at SMU.

*Note: Some students are isolating at their permanent address while others are in University isolation units.

To receive notification when a positive case is added to the campus list, please email subscribe-covidcasenotifications@list.smu.edu.

Individuals who have tested positive for COVID-19 and are in isolation.

Positive cases that are removed from the “active list” after at least 10 days of isolation. Please note that this is not the same as the definition of recovered under the CDC guidelines. CDC criteria for symptom based recovery is defined as:

  • At least 1 day (24 hours) have passed since recovery defined as resolution of fever without the use of fever-reducing medications and improvement in respiratory symptoms (e.g., cough, shortness of breath); and,
  • At least 10 days have passed since symptoms first appeared.

SMU faculty and staff that have tested positive for COVID-19, or have been in close contact with someone that has tested positive for COVID-19 must fill out the SMU Health Reporting Form. Students must complete a Caring Community Connections Form. You will be contacted by the university contact tracing team in order to work through isolation and quarantine procedures if needed.

All individuals testing positive for COVID-19 are contacted and confidentially interviewed to identify people who came into close contact with the infected individual. University employees are trained on contract tracing by Johns Hopkins University and follow county, state, and federal guidelines. Close contact is described by the Centers for Disease Control as within 6 feet for more than 15 minutes without direct respiratory droplet exposure. 

This trace assesses the class schedule, living situation, activities, work locations including offices and job sites, face-to-face meetings and any other situations that may have resulted in close contact from 2 days before the onset of symptoms or testing (if asymptomatic).

This process will evolve as we add technology to further support these efforts.


A refreshed COVID-19 reporting page and dashboard are coming soon…

ACTIVE CASES

Campus Community Notified (Published Here)Date SMU was Notified of Positive TestLast Known Date on CampusDescription
September 23September 22September 16A student who lives off campus
September 23September 22September 22A student who lives on campus
September 23September 22September 22A student who lives on campus
September 23September 22September 18A student who lives on campus
September 23September 23September 23A student who lives off campus
September 23September 23September 23A student who lives off campus
September 23September 23September 23A student who lives off campus
September 22September 21September 21A student who lives on campus
September 22September 21September 18A student who lives on campus
September 22September 21September 17A student who lives off campus
September 22September 21September 16A student who lives on campus
September 22September 21September 17A student who lives off campus
September 22September 21September 21A student who lives on campus
September 22September 21September 11A student who lives off campus
September 22September 21September 20A student who lives off campus
September 22September 21September 15A student who lives off campus
September 22September 22September 22A student who lives on campus
September 22September 22September 22A student who lives on campus
September 22September 22September 22A student who lives off campus
September 22September 22September 22A student who lives on campus
September 22September 22September 22A student who lives on campus
September 22September 22September 22A student who lives off campus
September 22September 22September 22A student who lives off campus
September 22September 22September 22A student who lives on campus
September 21September 20September 20A student who lives off campus
September 21September 21September 18A student who lives off campus
September 21September 21September 11an employee that works on campus
September 20September 19September 15A student who live off campus
September 20September 19September 19A student who lives on campus
September 20September 19September 19A student who lives on campus
September 20September 19September 14A student who lives on campus
September 20September 20September 20A student who lives off campus
September 19September 17September 17A student who lives off campus
September 19September 18September 12A student who lives off campus
September 19September 18September 18A student who lives on campus
September 19September 18September 18A student who lives off campus
September 18September 17September 1A student who lives off campus
September 18September 17September 17A student who lives off campus
September 18September 17August 31A student who lives off campus
September 18September 17September 17A student who lives on campus
September 18September 17August 28A student who lives off campus
September 18September 17September 17A student who lives on campus
September 18September 17September 17A student who lives on campus
September 18September 17September 17A student who lives off campus
September 18September 18September 18A student who lives off campus
September 18September 18September 17A student who lives off campus
September 17September 16September 17A student who lives on campus
September 17September 16September 15A student who lives off campus
September 17September 16September 14A student who lives off campus
September 17September 16September 11A student who lives off campus
September 17September 16September 16A student who lives off campus
September 17September 9September 3A student who lives off campus
September 17September 16September 16A student who lives on campus
September 17September 16September 15A student who lives off campus
September 17September 16September 16A student who lives off campus
September 17September 16September 7A student who lives off campus
September 17September 16September 15A student who lives on campus
September 17September 17September 16A student who lives on campus
September 17September 17September 16A student who lives off campus
September 17September 17September 16A student who lives off campus
September 17September 17September 16A student who lives on campus
September 17September 17September 15A student who lives off campus
September 17September 17September 16A student who lives on campus
September 17September 17September 17A student who lives off campus
September 17September 17September 16A student who lives on campus
September 16September 15September 9A student who lives off campus
September 16September 15September 15A student who lives on campus
September 16September 16September 16A student who lives on campus
September 16September 16September 16A student who lives off campus
September 16September 16September 16A student who lives off campus
September 16September 16September 16A student who lives off campus
September 16September 16September 3A student who lives off campus
September 16September 16September 16A student who lives on campus
September 16September 16September 16A student who lives off campus
September 16September 16September 16A student who lives off campus
September 16September 16September 16A student who lives off campus
September 16September 16September 12A student who lives off campus
September 16September 16September 12A student who lives off campus
September 16September 16September 12A student who lives off campus
September 15September 14September 14A student who lives on campus
September 15September 14September 14A student who lives on campus
September 15September 14September 14A student who lives on campus
September 15September 14September 14A student who lives on campus
September 15September 14September 14A student who lives off campus
September 15September 14September 14A student who lives off campus
September 15September 14September 14A student who lives on campus
September 15September 14September 14A student who lives off campus
September 15September 14September 14A student who lives on campus
September 15September 14September 11A student who lives off campus
September 15September 15September 11A student who lives off campus
September 15September 15September 15A student who lives on campus
September 15September 15September 7A student who lives off campus
September 15September 15September 15A student who lives off campus
September 15September 15September 15A student who lives off campus
September 15September 15September 15A student who lives on campus
September 15September 15September 15A student who lives off campus
September 14September 13September 9A student who lives off campus
September 14September 13September 13A student who lives off campus
September 14September 13September 2A student who lives off campus
September 14September 14September 14A student who lives off campus
September 14September 14September 14A student who lives off campus
September 14September 14September 14A student who lives off campus
September 14September 14September 14A student who lives on campus
September 13September 12September 12A student who lives off campus
September 13September 12September 4A student who lives off campus
September 13September 12September 8A student who lives off campus
September 13September 12September 12A student who lives off campus
September 13September 11September 7A student who lives off campus
September 13September 11September 7A student who lives off campus
September 13September 12September 11A student who lives off campus
September 13September 12September 12A student who lives on campus
September 13September 12September 12A student who lives on campus
September 13September 13September 1A student who lives off campus
September 13September 13September 13A student who lives off campus
September 13September 13September 13A student who lives off campus
September 13September 13September 13A student who lives off campus
September 12September 10September 10A student who lives on campus
September 12September 10September 3A student who lives off campus
September 12September 10September 10A student who lives on campus
September 12September 10September 8A student who lives on campus
September 12September 10September 10A student who lives off campus
September 12September 11September 11A student who lives on campus
September 12September 11September 11A student who lives on campus
September 12September 11September 11A student who lives off campus
September 12September 11September 11A student who lives off campus
September 12September 11September 4A student who lives off campus
September 12September 11September 11A student who lives on campus
September 12September 11September 11A student who lives on campus
September 12September 11September 11A student who lives off campus
September 12September 11September 11A student who lives on campus
September 11September 10September 10A student who lives off campus
September 11September 10September 10A student who lives off campus
September 11September 10August 27A student who lives off campus
September 11September 10September 10A student who lives on campus
September 11September 10September 4A student who lives off campus
September 11September 10September 10A student who lives off campus
September 10September 9September 4A student who lives on campus
September 10September 5September 5A student who lives on campus
September 10September 9September 9A student who lives off campus
September 10September 9September 9A student who lives off campus
September 10September 9September 9A student who lives off campus
September 10September 9September 9A student who lives on campus
September 10September 10September 9A student who lives on campus
September 10September 10September 9A student who lives on campus
September 9September 8September 8A student who lives off campus
September 9September 9September 9A student who lives off campus
September 9September 9September 9A student who lives off campus
September 9September 9September 9A student who lives off campus
September 9September 9September 9A student who lives on campus
September 9September 9September 9A student who lives on campus
September 9September 9September 9A student who lives off campus
September 9September 9September 9A student who lives on campus
September 9September 9September 9A student who lives on campus
September 9September 9September 9A student who lives on campus
September 8September 7September 7A student who lives on campus
September 8September 7September 7A student who lives on campus
September 8September 7September 7A student who lives on campus
September 8September 7September 7A student who lives on campus
September 8September 8September 8A student who lives off campus
September 7September 6September 6A student who lives off campus
September 6September 6September 4A student who lives off campus
September 5September 5September 5A student who lives off campus
September 1August 31August 26A student who lives on campus
September 1August 31August 28A student who lives off campus
September 1August 31August 31A student who lives off campus
September 1August 31August 31A student who lives on campus