Coronavirus Information


John Brown University resumed face-to-face instruction on Aug. 17 including the opening of residence halls. Students returned home to complete finals online on November 25 and will return for the spring semester which starts Feb. 1.

  • Close-fitting masks are required inside all campus buildings and outside if you can't maintain 6-foot distancing. All visitors must adhere to these guidelines.
  • The on-campus workforce, including faculty and essential services, has been limited to approximately 50%. The remainder of the workforce is working remotely. All student services are operating.
  • The Dining Hall is closed to outside community members due to COVID-19 and space limitations.
  • External events will not be hosted at JBU without specific approval from the cabinet. 

Any student experiencing symptoms should call 479-524-7320
or email rhostler@jbu.edu or rrostoni@jbu.edu.

(Employees email afisher@jbu.edu)

COVID-19 Updates

Last Update: Tuesday, Nov. 24 at 12:52 p.m. 

End of the Semester COVID-19 Numbers 

   Students

       Cumulative positive cases: 43
       Cumulative students quarantined as close contacts: 116

   Employees
   (12 employees that tested positive before the semester are not included below)

       Cumulative positive cases: 12
       Cumulative employees quarantined as close contacts: 39

COVID-19 Cases

 Time Period

 Active Student

Recovered Student

 Active Employee

 Recovered Employee

 Cumulative

Prior to 8/17

1

2

0

12

15

8/17-8/21 

1

3

0

12

16

8/22-8/28

3

4

0

12

19

8/29 - 9/4

11

4

0

12

27

9/5 - 9/11

0

15

0

12

27

9/12-9/18

1

15

1

12

29

9/19 - 9/25

0

16

1

12

29

9/26 - 10/2

1

16

0

13

30

10/3 - 10/9

2

18

0

13

33

10/10 - 10/16

2

20

0

13

35

10/17 - 10/23

2

21

0

13

36

10/24-10/30

2

23

3

13

41

10/31 - 11/4

2

26 

5

14

47

11/5 - 11/13

4

30

4

 16

54

11/14 - 11/20

7

33

2

20

62

11/21 - 11/23

7*

36

3

20

66

*Isolation off campus=7; Isolation on campus=0

ADH-Directed Quarantine for Exposure

Time Period

Students in
ADH-Directed Quarantine

Employees in
ADH-Directed Quarantine

8/17-8/21 

1

8/22-8/28

0

1

8/29 - 9/4

0

0

9/5 - 9/11

0

0

9/12-9/18

0

0

9/19 - 9/25

0

0

9/26 - 10/2

0

2

10/3 - 10/9

0

0

10/10 - 10/16

0

0

10/17 - 10/23

0

0

10/24-10/30

0

0

10/31 - 11/4

0

0

11/5 - 11/13

0

0

11/14 - 11/20

 0

0

11/21 - 11/23

 0 0


Preliminary Observation
(Includes precautionary separation from general student population)

Time Period

Students Awaiting Test Results

Students Awaiting ADH Contact Tracing

Employees Awaiting Test Results

Employees Awaiting ADH Contact Tracing

8/17 - 8/21 

4

10

1

1

8/22 - 8/28

7

29

1

0

8/29 - 9/4

1

19

 0

0

9/5 - 9/11

0

6

2

1

9/12 - 9/18

0

6

0

3

9/19 - 9/25

1

8

0

2

9/26 - 10/2

0

11 

1

2

10/3 - 10/9

0

0

2

10/10 - 10/16

0

7

0

0

10/17 - 10/23 

0

9

0

1

10/24-10/30

0

14

 2

3

10/31 - 11/4

0

19

 2

3

11/5 - 11/13

0

16

 2

3

11/14 - 11/20

0

29

 2

11/21 - 11/23

27*  1

**  Observation at Home=22; Observation on campus=5

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