Embry-Riddle Reports Covid-19 Test Results, Monitors Federal Vaccine Discussions

Students wear masks in a classroom
Embry-Riddle expects everyone to mask up inside buildings and aircraft.

Twenty-four people at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University tested positive for Covid-19, during the timeframe Sept. 9-16. That case count included 15 at our Daytona Beach, Florida campus, eight at our Prescott, Arizona campus, and one new positive case at our Worldwide Headquarters campus.

In addition, on the Daytona Beach Campus, 27 people were quarantined after being exposed to the virus during this timeframe. On the Prescott Campus, 13 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.

Federal Vaccination Discussions

University leadership is actively monitoring conversations at the federal level concerning possible Covid-19 vaccination requirements for certain workers. These discussions, between the U.S. President, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Department of Labor, concern the possibility of legal changes that would mandate that companies with at least 100 workers require employees to get vaccinated against Covid-19.

Embry-Riddle administration is tracking the situation closely and will continue to communicate transparently to the Embry-Riddle community as more information is revealed.

In the meantime, we strongly encourage everyone to get vaccinated as soon as possible if you have not done so already, and mask up when indoors.

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

Latest Covid-19 Test Results – Sept. 9-16, 2021


  • 313 individuals tested at Embry-Riddle
  • 15 cases confirmed positive
  • 27 people in quarantine


  • 62 individuals tested at Embry-Riddle
  • 8 cases confirmed positive
  • 13 people in quarantine


  • 1 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.