COVID-19 Weekly Update: February 26, 2021

The College sends COVID-19 dashboard updates and a tip to students, faculty, and staff every week.
Posted on February 26th, 2021 by

TO: The Gustavus Community

FROM: COVID-19 Response Leadership Team

SUBJECT: COVID-19 Weekly Update

DATE: February 26, 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 members of the Gustavus community prepare for next weekend’s short break, please be reminded that traveling is still discouraged by public health authorities.
The Minnesota Department of Health says out-of-state travel is highly discouraged. Here are tips from MDH related to out-of-state travel.

  • People visiting or returning from travel out of state are asked to stay away from others (quarantine) for 14 days after they arrive in Minnesota, even people who have gotten a COVID-19 vaccine.

  • During those 14 days, it is important that you stay home and watch for symptoms. If you must go out, wear a mask, stay six (6) feet from other people, and wash your hands often.

  • Staying away from others for 14 days is safest. In some circumstances, a shortened quarantine period may be possible. For more information, see Close Contacts and Tracing and Quarantine Guidance for COVID-19 (PDF).

  • If you are close to someone with COVID-19 during travel, follow guidelines for how long to keep away from others.

For information on testing, visit Getting Tested for COVID-19.

Gusties, please be mindful of these public health guidelines and make good choices if you choose to travel out of state despite these advisories.
As of February 25, 2021

Total Positive Cases (since August 15): 257

Current Positive Student Cases: 2
Current Positive Employee Cases: 0
Total Students in Isolation/Quarantine: 9
Students in Isolation/Quarantine On Campus: 7
Employees in Isolation/Quarantine: 2
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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