Appalachian State reported Tuesday 97 students with active cases, and 1 employee. So far there has been a total of 886 cases among students, 38 among employees and 41 among subcontractors.

The university reports it has no documented cases of classroom transmission to date. Current contact tracing information indicates infections are contained to the student body, and data do not indicate a burden on the local health care system by our students. University officials are keeping a careful watch on these trends.

The Appalachian Police Department is assisting local agencies with patrolling and responding to off-campus sites, including off-campus apartment complexes with large populations of students. Police have responded to 10 violations of off-campus gatherings that exceed the current Executive Order limitations of 25 indoors and 50 outdoors.

Students are mostly complying with gathering restrictions, but need better compliance with wearing face coverings and distancing.

The university recently targeted testing in residence halls, and is working with public health to target some off-campus housing locations for large-scale testing. App State has also increased pop-up testing events to three a week, Monday Wednesdays and Saturdays. For additional information, visit


AppHealthCare reported Tuesday 218 active cases in Watauga, a total of 1591, with 364 being actively monitored.
Ashe with 49 active cases, a total of 389 with 103 being monitored.
Alleghany with 7 active cases, a total of 252 and 41 being monitored.
There have been 15 deaths in Watauga, 6 in Ashe, and 1 in Alleghany.