COVID-19 Weekly Update: March 2, 2021The College sends COVID-19 dashboard updates and a tip to students, faculty, and staff every week.
Posted on March 2nd, 2021 by

TO: The Gustavus Community

FROM: COVID-19 Response Leadership Team

SUBJECT: COVID-19 Weekly Update

DATE: March 2, 2021

During spring semester, student organization and departments are welcome to host in-person events that follow COVID safety protocols for the campus community. This is a shift in philosophy because the Minnesota Department of Health now supports organized events that follow COVID safety protocols and cases of COVID are currently lower in Minnesota and on campus. If COVID cases rise on campus, in-person events may again become more limited



  • All in-person events of 20 or more people must have an approved COVID safety plan.

  • During set-ups and tear down of events and at all times during the event, six (6) feet distancing must be maintained and face covering must be worn.

  • Food is not allowed at events because people have to remove masks to eat and it makes it more difficult to manage other COVID safety protocols.

  • Pre-packaged food may be distributed as people leave an event as long as guests continue to follow the COVID protocols.

  • Event planners who fail to observe COVID guidelines may lose the privilege of having an in-person event until COVID safety restrictions are lifted.

As of March 1, 2021

Total Positive Cases (since August 15): 257

Current Positive Student Cases: 2
Current Positive Employee Cases: 0
Total Students in Isolation/Quarantine: 22
Students in Isolation/Quarantine On Campus: 4
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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