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COVID-19 Information


The University of Arkansas – Fort Smith has created this dashboard to provide our campus and community with an accurate, concise, and timely positive case report. 

The data presented below is updated weekly and reflects newly reported cases of COVID-19 among individuals who have had campus contact of any kind.

This data is current as of Oct. 15, 2021


Active Positive COVID-19 Cases*

4 2
Students Employees

*Active positive cases refer to individuals who have tested positive for COVID-19, have not been cleared by the Arkansas Department of Health, and have had some form of contact with the UAFS campus during the fall 2021 semester.



Fall 2021 COVID-19 Positive Cases By Week

Dates New Student Positives Through Campus Testing1 New Student Self-Reported Positives2 New Students Reported Positive by ADH3 New Faculty & Staff Positives2 Total New
  Positive Cases
Oct. 9 - 15 1 1 0 2 4
Oct. 2 - 8 0 3 2 0 5
Sept 25 - Oct. 1 0 6* 0 0 6
Sept. 18 - 24 0 3 1 0 4
Sept. 11 - 17 2 10 1 1 14
Sept. 4 - 10 0 9 1 2 12
Aug. 28-Sept. 3 6 17 0 2 25
Aug. 21-27 3 14 2 2 21
Aug. 14-20 1 3 0 6 10
Cumulative: 13 66 7 15 101

1. Includes all on-campus testing.
2. Includes new self-reported cases among individuals who were tested off campus, received a positive result for COVID-19, and have been on campus at any time this semester (beginning Aug. 14.)
These individuals must self-report their positive case to UAFS dean of students using the online self-reporting form found on NumaLink or to the UAFS Human Resources Department.
Individuals who are tested on campus should not self-report.
3. Includes new case information provided by the Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) involving members of the university community who were tested off campus, received a positive result, and may have been on campus but have not self-reported. 
Oct 1 self-reported numbers updated after new self-reported cases.*


Click here for more information about the University of Arkansas - Fort Smith's COVID-19 response and FAQs

Employees and commuter students who test positive for COVID-19 or who have been contacted by Arkansas Department of Health contact tracers and advised to self-isolate are required to self-isolate off campus until they have been cleared by the Arkansas Department of Health and submitted their isolation release letter to the university. Residential students may self-isolate either in their campus residence under strict isolation protocols or temporarily relocate to a room designated for quarantine purposes.
Since the university can only confirm the total number of tests and positivity rates for university-affiliated testing conducted on campus, positive cases that are self-reported or provided by the Arkansas
Department of Health in which tests were administered off campus are separated above.
UAFS may not be aware of all tests taken by university employees or students.