COVID-19 Update: Zero cases; Homecoming

Dear Campus Community,

We have no active cases of COVID recorded on campus this week. While this is wonderful and a cause for celebration, please remember that many asymptomatic COVID cases aren’t recorded. We’d really like to see several weeks of zero cases before we really start to think that we’ve moved to a new place.

Our five minute video summarizes our thoughts about the zero cases count, the ongoing vaccine verification project, and homecoming this week:

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
Oct 5 5 0 571
Oct 12 3 0 576
Oct 19 0 0 579

Our next video will be in two weeks, as we see how we did with the campus-wide verification project.


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