COVID-19 Weekly Update: February 23, 2021

The College sends COVID-19 dashboard updates and a tip to students, faculty, and staff every week.
Posted on February 23rd, 2021 by

TO: The Gustavus Community

FROM: COVID-19 Response Leadership Team

SUBJECT: COVID-19 Weekly Update

DATE: February 23, 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.
During the Standard COVID Conditions phase that the College is currently in, there are less restrictions on in-person meetings and gatherings.
  • Meetings and gatherings may happen when face coverings are worn and with appropriate physical distancing. Groups of more than 20 people must complete a COVID safety plan.
  • Recognized student groups and organizations as well as informal groups may meet.
  • Study spaces are open, limited to the posted room capacity. Occupants must maintain physical distance and wear masks anytime there is more than one person in the room.

Please continue to stay vigilant, keep wearing a mask, and stay at least six (6) feet apart from one another during all in-person gatherings.

As of February 22, 2021

Total Positive Cases (since August 15): 255

Current Positive Student Cases: 1
Current Positive Employee Cases: 0
Total Students in Isolation/Quarantine: 4
Students in Isolation/Quarantine On Campus: 3
Employees in Isolation/Quarantine: 1
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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