COVID-19 Information

COVID-19 Dashboard

The dashboard below represents the COVID-19 test and case counts and vaccination rates among UC Santa Barbara community members who reside in university housing or who work, study or conduct research on campus. Testing 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.

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 testing program or were self-reported by individuals following tests performed at off-campus testing sites or by their health care providers.

Daily Snapshot

Data represents tests performed (samples collected) and positive cases reported on the most recent report date. 

Weekly Snapshot

Data represents resulted 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. Please note that the current week's data may be limited early in the week given that tests performed through the on-campus testing program can take up to 2-3 days to process and provide a result.

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 and asymptomatic testing 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.

Vaccination Status

Data for student and employee vaccination compliance rates are based on information uploaded through the Student Health Patient Portal Gateway, in compliance with UC's vaccination program policy.

Students

The compliance rate for students, both undergraduate and graduate, is based on student enrollment for the current quarter and represents those who have fulfilled the UC SARS-CoV-2 Vaccine Program requirement to either be fully vaccinated, including a booster shot if eligible, or obtained an approved or pending exemption.

Employees

The compliance rate for employees represents those who have fulfilled the UC SARS-CoV-2 Vaccine Program requirement to either be fully vaccinated, including a booster shot if eligible, or obtained an approved or pending exemption.