COVID-19 Weekly Update: November 24, 2020

The College sends COVID-19 dashboard updates and a tip to students, faculty, and staff every week.
Posted on November 24th, 2020 by

TO: The Gustavus Community

FROM: COVID-19 Response Leadership Team

SUBJECT: COVID-19 Weekly Update

DATE: November 24, 2020
 
Please see below for the COVID-19 weekly tip and on-campus case update.
 
WEEKLY TIP

#1: While Gustavus courses have transitioned to online delivery for the remainder of the semester and many students have left campus, case numbers in Minnesota continue to rise. All members of the Gustavus community, whether on or off campus, are encouraged to continue following COVID-19 safety measures and adhering to the state’s dial back plan. Remember that all Minnesota residents are eligible for free COVID-19 testing through a partnership with Vault Health. If you are away from campus and need to be tested, please take advantage of this program or work with your local healthcare provider. On-campus students and staff can continue to utilize the Gustavus Health Service for testing as appropriate.

 
#2: Yesterday, Minnesota Governor Tim Walz introduced COVIDaware MN, an app that uses mobile phone technology to help notify you if you have been in contact with someone who reports a positive test result. Created by Apple and Google with data privacy and public health as driving concerns, the app does not track your location or share information with Google, Apple, or the State of Minnesota. More information is available via MPR News.
 
COVID19 DASHBOARD UPDATE
As of November 23, 2020
Total Positive Cases (since August 15): 182

Current Positive Student Cases: 18
Current Positive Employee Cases: 0
Total Students in Isolation/Quarantine: 64
Students in Isolation/Quarantine On Campus: 34
Employees in Isolation/Quarantine: 11
 
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 g-covidresponse@gustavus.edu.
 

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