CARBONDALE – Southern Illinois University Carbondale (SIUC) is launching a website to show the number of active positive COVID 19 cases among students, faculty and staff on campus.
According to a release from SIUC, the university is working with the Jackson County Health Department, who will confirm the cases. Those who contract the virus must let the health department know their affiliation with SIU so that they are correctly counted.
The website will report information based on residency; student numbers will be divided by on or off campus living and are expected to be released weekly.
As of the website’s launch, SIU is reporting 3 positive cases, all of whom live off-campus.