COVID-19 Weekly Update: February 5, 2021

The College sends COVID-19 dashboard updates and a tip to students, faculty, and staff every week.
Posted on February 5th, 2021 by

TO: The Gustavus Community

FROM: COVID-19 Response Leadership Team

SUBJECT: COVID-19 Weekly Update

DATE: February 5, 2021
Please see below for the COVID-19 weekly tip and on-campus case update. As a reminder, these emails are now being sent to the community on Tuesdays and Fridays throughout the spring.
As a member of the Gustavus community, you have several options for COVID-19 testing. If you are symptomatic, the Gustavus Health Service offers a rapid test for students, faculty, and staff. Call 507-933-7630 or fill out the COVID-19 Self-Report form to begin the process of signing up for a symptomatic test.
If you are asymptomatic, the Gustavus Health Service will conduct a PCR nasal swab test if you have a concern about a possible exposure or a confirmed exposure.
Numerous off-campus testing options are also available. Remember, for most of these resources, there is no cost to take a COVID-19 test as costs will be billed to insurance or paid for by a government program or the College.
Gustavus students are encouraged to sign up for a students-only mass testing event taking place on campus on Tuesday, February 9. The College is working on plans to expand mass testing opportunities and surveillance testing for the spring semester.
PS — If you’re planning to watch the Super Bowl this weekend, please do it safely! Connect with friends virtually or make sure you’re in a large, well-ventilated space where you can wear masks and practice physical distancing. Remember, the Gustavus Lay Low period continues until February 15.
As of February 4, 2021

Total Positive Cases (since August 15): 202

Current Positive Student Cases: 1
Current Positive Employee Cases: 1
Total Students in Isolation/Quarantine: 5
Students in Isolation/Quarantine On Campus: 1
Employees in Isolation/Quarantine: 5
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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