COVID-19 Information

COVID-19 Dashboard

The dashboard below represents the COVID-19 test and case counts among UC Santa Barbara community members who reside in university housing or who work, study or conduct research on campus. Data reflects results from the university’s proactive asymptomatic testing of undergraduate and graduate students, and faculty and staff members, as well as from symptomatic testing and self-reported cases. Asymptomatic testing results in a greater number of positive cases because it identifies infections other testing protocols would likely miss.

Confirmed Campus Cases

Data represents the COVID-19 cases that are reported to and confirmed by campus officials and involve individuals who either live in university housing or who work, conduct research or study on campus. Cases are considered ”active” for 10 days after a positive COVID-19 test was collected.

On-Campus Testing Data

Daily, weekly, and cumulative data represents the COVID-19 test and case counts among UC Santa Barbara community members who reside in university housing or who work, study or conduct research on campus. The reported positive cases have been identified through the campus’s proactive asymptomatic testing program or were self-reported by individuals following tests administered by their health care providers.

Daily Snapshot

Data represents tests performed and positive cases reported on the most recent report date.

Weekly Snapshot

Data represents test and case counts from the weekly reporting period, which covers Sunday through Saturday. Counts include tests that had a negative or positive result. Tests that have a pending or inconclusive result are not included in the tests count.

Cumulative Counts

Data represents the number of tests performed that had a negative or positive result, as well as the number of positive cases identified, through symptomatic testing and through the campus’s asymptomatic surveillance testing program since the beginning of fall quarter. Tests that have a pending or inconclusive result are not included in the tests count.

All UCSB Testing

The COVID-19 test counts within the UC Santa Barbara community include not only those individuals who reside in university housing or who work, conduct research or study on campus, but also the students who have participated in asymptomatic testing whether or not they are coming to campus.

Santa Barbara County Data

The University has limited information regarding cases in the adjacent community of Isla Vista. Privacy restrictions limit the Santa Barbara County Public Health Department's notification to campus officials about cases that occur in any off-campus location.

Information about all COVID-19 cases within Santa Barbara County is available on the Santa Barbara County Public Health Department website.

Cottage Health/UC Santa Barbara COVID-19 Variants Research

To understand which SARS-CoV2 variants of concern might be present in the local community, and to monitor how their distribution changes over time, UC Santa Barbara and Cottage Health have launched parallel, collaborative variant surveillance projects. View the variant dashboard.