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COVID Case Count at SAU

Last Updated: 5/11/2021

To keep our community informed about the presence of COVID-19 on our Spring Arbor campus, the university will report the number of total and currently active positive COVID-19 cases by updating the table below. We will provide additional information through contact tracing to individuals who have had close contact (defined as less than 6 feet apart for 15 minutes or more by the CDC) with the COVID-19 positive individual(s) within two days of displaying symptoms or receiving a positive test result.

COVID Cases: Spring Arbor Campus

The following chart represents active, recovered and total COVID cases on our Spring Arbor campus. Cases reported may have come from tests not administered by SAU.

This represents total case count starting January 2021

Active Cases224
Recovered Cases8329112
Total Cases8531116

SAU community members who receive a positive COVID test result will be asked to isolate. If a student or employee has been in “close contact” with someone who has tested positive they will be asked to quarantine. SAU is partnering with the Jackson County Health Department (JCHD) to assist with contact tracing for our students. Quarantine and isolation processes are in line with direction from the JCHD.

SAU-Administered COVID Tests

The following chart represents COVID tests that have been administered by Spring Arbor University and are in reference to our Spring Arbor campus.

Total TestsTotal PositivePercentage of Positive Cases


Isolation – the process of being separated from others because of symptoms or a positive COVID test (CDC Isolation Guidance)

Quarantine – keeping someone who might have been exposed to someone (in “close contact”) who has tested positive for COVID-19 away from others; helps prevent the spread of the disease before the individual knows they are sick (CDC Quarantine Guidance)

Close Contact – determined ultimately through the interview process with JCHD, but it typically includes:

  • You were within 6 feet of someone who has COVID-19 for a total of 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

Cases will be removed once they have met CDC guidelines for recovery. 

Please contact with any questions you have.