81 Individuals Tested Positive Starting August 24, 2020
19 Individuals Tested Positive Oct. 18-24, 2020

39,849 Number of Test Results Received Starting August 24, 2020
5,934 Number of Test Results Received Oct. 18-24, 2020

0.11% Weekly Percentage of Positive Tests Oct. 11-17, 2020
0.32% Weekly Percentage of Positive Tests Oct. 18-24, 2020

Information from the DC Government on COVID-19


Summary of Positive Cases on or in the Neighborhoods Near Campus

As the number of cases continues to rise nationally, and more people are getting tested, we have learned about new members of our community who have tested positive for COVID-19. Below is a summary of this week’s testing results of positive cases on and near campus.

As of Monday, October 26 at 9 a.m., 19 total positive COVID-19 cases on or near campus have been reported to Georgetown University from Sunday, October 18, through Saturday, October 24.

You can find more information about Georgetown’s testing protocols for students, faculty and staff regularly on campus on the COVID-19 Testing Protocol page.

WeekMain Campus ResidentsGeorgetown Law ResidentsStudents Residing in the Neighborhoods (Burleith, Foxhall, and Georgetown)Faculty, Students, Staff and Contractors Approved to work on Main or Med CampusFaculty, Students, Staff, and Contractors Approved to work on Georgetown Law Campus
Positive tests the week of Oct. 18-24101170
Positive tests the week of Oct. 11-1710160
Positive tests the week of Oct. 4-1010000
Positive tests the week of Sept. 27-Oct. 330220
Positive tests the week of Sept. 21-26*11340
Positive tests the week of Sept. 14-2050550
Positive tests the week of Sept. 7-1390130
Positive tests the week of Aug. 31-Sept. 600041
Positive test the week of Aug. 24-3020011
Total Positive cases since Aug. 2423123322
Summary of positive cases on or near campus since Aug. 24

*Cases reported until Saturday, September 26. Beginning Monday, October 5, we will report the prior week’s positive cases from Sunday to Saturday.


Outreach and Contact Tracing

We are working with One Medical, a leading health care provider network, to provide testing and a mobile application for daily self-attestations of symptoms. When One Medical notifies Georgetown of a red “high-risk status” badge or positive test result, our public health team connects with the individual to offer recommendations regarding medical care and isolation. The team also performs on-campus contact tracing and helps coordinate support services for students in isolation or quarantine.

In addition, Georgetown collaborates with and supports the DC contact tracing program, which is led by the DC Department of Health. DC contract tracers will contact individuals directly if such individuals were determined to have been in close contact with a person diagnosed with COVID-19, which is defined by the Centers for Disease Control as within six feet of an infected person for a total of 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period.



We are respecting the privacy and medical confidentiality of our community members who have tested positive for COVID-19. Although it is understandable that individuals would want to know if they have been exposed to someone who has a confirmed case, it is important to remember the public health department in the jurisdiction where each person who tests positive lives will determine who needs to be contacted based on its investigation of each case.


COVID-19 Symptoms

The symptoms of COVID-19 can include a fever (temperature above 100.4), cough and difficulty breathing – similar to what you may feel with influenza or a bad cold. In addition, the following symptoms may be indicators of COVID-19: chills, muscle pain, headache, diarrhea, sore throat and/or new loss of taste or smell. The incubation period (how soon the symptoms appear from the time of first exposure) for these types of viruses is typically 2-14 days. It is important to remember, though, that many people with COVID-19 do not have significant symptoms, so follow all public health instructions you receive, even if you are feeling well.

Anyone who is feeling ill with symptoms that could be related to COVID-19 should call student health or their physician right away, schedule coronavirus testing and self-isolate for 14 days.

For medical advice, students should call Student Health Center (202-687-2200) or their personal doctor. Other students, staff or faculty should call their personal doctor. Any person exhibiting symptoms should call a medical professional prior to going to a health care facility.

With the ongoing community spread of COVID-19, the most important steps for all of us to take are to avoid settings with many other people, wear a mask, keep six feet apart, wash our hands regularly, and follow other guidance from federal, local, and university public health authorities.