COVID-19 update: One is the loneliest number, and we’ll take it

Dear Truman Community,

We are happy to report that as of Tuesday, September 28th, we only have ONE active COVID case on our campus.

While we know that our counting is hardly perfect, but it’s no less perfect than it’s been in past weeks, so we have reason to think that our campus is doing very well right now.

Active Cases
in Isolation
Week Student Fac/Staff Total
Aug 24 6 2 525
Aug 31 21 0 533
Sep 7 13 1 548
Sep 14 9 0 558
Sep 21 3 0 567
Sep 28 1 0 571

Our video is short this week (2.5 minutes).

The county numbers are also declining, although still officially an area of “high transmission,” quite a bit higher than our campus numbers. These declines could be part of the well-documented but poorly explained “two-month cycle” that we’ve seen in COVID cases, in which case, we should remain vigilant against starting a new cycle, but this is good news indeed. We hope these trends continue.

We continue to encourage members of the campus community to submit verification of their vaccination status through the formal process, including the incentives for student organizations and others.

Flu shots are starting to become available, and we still encourage you to get a flu shot when the opportunity arises.


Although we aim these updates at our faculty and the campus community, please do share this information or the video with students in your classes, with parents, and elsewhere. This information is shared with all students via their COVID Blackboard page, sent directly to all Truman faculty and staff, and shared on our public web page here:

If you have questions or topics you’d like to know more about, please contact us at:

-Faculty Senate COVID-19 Working Group
Nancy Daley-Moore, PhD, Health Science
Christine Harker, PhD, English
Scott Alberts, PhD, Statistics

Related Links:

Faculty Senate COVID-19 Working Group Videos and Emails

Coronavirus Updates and Resources Website

COVID-19 Campus Communications