COVID-19 Weekly Update: February 16, 2021

The College sends COVID-19 dashboard updates and a tip to students, faculty, and staff every week.
Posted on February 16th, 2021 by

TO: The Gustavus Community

FROM: COVID-19 Response Leadership Team

SUBJECT: COVID-19 Weekly Update

DATE: February 16, 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.
#1 – Now that the College’s “Lay Low” period has ended, Gustavus has entered the standard COVID conditions phase for on-campus operations. Please review this document for reminders about expectations during the standard conditions phase.
Since students can now gather in larger groups and have a limited number of guests in their rooms, all members of the Gustavus community are asked to limit their close contacts to help stop the spread of COVID-19. Please see this reminder of the importance of being mindful with your close contacts.
#2 – Due to discordant test results in athletics COVID testing outlined in Friday’s weekly tip, the College has changed its testing provider for student-athletes. Going forward, all positives will be treated as such and those in isolation and all close contacts will be required to observe the full isolation/quarantine per Gustavus regulations. s. More information will be communicated to student-athletes and the coaching staff as we work through this change to our testing procedures.
As of February 15, 2021

Total Positive Cases (since August 15): 255

Current Positive Student Cases: 8
Current Positive Employee Cases: 1
Total Students in Isolation/Quarantine: 61
Students in Isolation/Quarantine On Campus: 12
Employees in Isolation/Quarantine: 4
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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