Embry-Riddle Reports 12 New Cases of Covid-19, Oct. 8-14

Students wear masks during a meeting.

Twelve people at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University tested positive for Covid-19, during the timeframe Oct. 8-14. That case count included eight at our Daytona Beach, Florida, campus and four at our Prescott, Arizona, campus. There were no new positive cases at our Worldwide Headquarters campus.

In addition, on the Daytona Beach Campus, seven people were quarantined after being exposed to the virus during this timeframe. On the Prescott Campus, 11 individuals were quarantined.

Embry-Riddle is continuing to emphasize two key preventive strategies:

  • Wear your mask at all times inside Embry-Riddle buildings and aircraft.
  • Get vaccinated as soon as possible, if you have not already done so.

Please review our quarantine and isolation protocols, which are based on U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidance.

Embry-Riddle is continuing to offer testing and vaccinations on both of its residential campuses. In addition, multiple off-campus locations are offering Pfizer booster shots. Under U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention guidelineseducation staff are eligible for booster shots, even if they are not 65 or immunocompromised. This includes teachers and support staff members, as well as healthcare workers, food service and agricultural personnel, and others. Of course, before seeking out a booster shot, you may wish to speak with your healthcare provider about whether an additional dose is appropriate for you.

Latest Covid-19 Test Results – Oct. 8-15, 2021


  • 241 individuals tested at Embry-Riddle
  • 8 cases confirmed positive
  • 7 people in quarantine


  • 36 individuals tested at Embry-Riddle
  • 4 cases confirmed positive
  • 11 people in quarantine


  • 0 case confirmed positive
  • 0 people in quarantine

Only confirmed (not suspected) cases are reported. All confirmed cases are fully disclosed to the university community as well as all appropriate health authorities. Embry-Riddle’s Covid-19 test results are released every Friday. They are posted to our Latest Testing Results online site.

Visit Embry-Riddle’s Covid-19 page for further information about the university’s health precautions and safety requirements.