As of 8:30 p.m. on Aug. 26, a total of 64 students and four employees have been tested for coronavirus at IU Health, according to the Ball State website. Of the students tested, 33 have had positive cases. Only one of the four employees tested had a positive case. These numbers do not represent general population testing and only students and staff who have COVID-19 symptoms have been tested by IU Health.
The Ball State website has two different dashboards to provide information about IU Health testing results and other sources, primarily self-reported results. A total of 110 students and three employees' positive cases are listed under the other sources dashboard. Each dashboard is updated daily.
On Wednesday night, Ro-Anne Royer Engle, vice president of student affairs, sent a campus-wide email describing additional COVID-19 testing options university administrators are working to coordinate. If students have no symptoms but would like to get tested, Royer Engle provided the link for Indiana state testing options.
Ball State students with or without coronavirus symptoms can also make appointments to get tested at Scheumann Stadium at the following times:
Saturday, August 29: 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Sunday, August 30: 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Monday, August 31: 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Tuesday, September 1: 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Wednesday, September 2: 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Thursday, September 3: 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Friday, September 4: 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, September 5: 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
The appointments will be first come, first serve. Royer Engle also said administrators are working to develop a walk-in testing option for students.
For additional up-to-date information about COVID-19 in Delaware County and other counties in Indiana, visit the Indiana State Department of Health's online dashboard.