COVID-19 Weekly Update: October 5, 2020

The College sends COVID-19 dashboard updates and a tip to students, faculty, and staff every week.
Posted on October 5th, 2020 by

TO: The Gustavus Community

FROM: COVID-19 Response Leadership Team

SUBJECT: COVID-19 Weekly Update

DATE: October 5, 2020
Please see below for the COVID-19 weekly tip and on-campus case update.
The COVID-19 leadership team has received some questions about what criteria dictate whether a person should go into isolation/quarantine and when a person can return to more regular on-campus activities.
The COVID-19 website has been updated with a new page that allows members of the Gustavus community to run through a variety of scenarios to inform whether quarantine/isolation or testing are necessary.

Remember that testing is free to members of the Gustavus community and available Monday through Friday from the Gustavus Health Service. To schedule an appointment or discuss whether you should be tested, students, faculty, and staff should call Gustavus Health Service at 507-933-7630.

As of October 5, 2020
Total Positive Cases (since August 15): 18

Current Positive Student Cases: 1
Current Positive Employee Cases: 1
Total Students in Isolation/Quarantine: 14
Students in Isolation/Quarantine On Campus: 6
Employees in Isolation/Quarantine: 3
This data set is meant to encompass the on-campus impact of COVID-19 by counting cases where a person may have been on campus while infectious. For example, students who are living at home or employees who are working remotely and not visiting campus will not be counted in these on-campus numbers. This information is also available for viewing on the College’s COVID-19 Dashboard.
As always, if you have any questions, please consult the College’s COVID-19 website and email

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