COVID-19 Weekly Update: March 12, 2021

The College sends COVID-19 dashboard updates and a tip to students, faculty, and staff every week.
Posted on March 12th, 2021 by

TO: The Gustavus Community

FROM: COVID-19 Response Leadership Team

SUBJECT: COVID-19 Weekly Update

DATE: March 12, 2021
As the seasons change, many people experience allergies or other symptoms that may be similar to those that are warning signs for COVID-19. Here’s a reminder for how to handle symptoms that may or may not be related to the coronavirus.
If you have one less-common COVID symptom:
If a person has one less-common symptom such as sore throat, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, chills, muscle pain, excessive fatigue, new onset of severe headache, new onset of nasal congestion or runny nose, they should get tested and limit their contact with others. Students living on campus may remain in their housing assignment until test results return.
If you have two (or more) less-common symptoms OR one (or more) more common COVID symptoms:
If a person has one or more common symptom such as fever greater than or equal to 100.4 F, new onset and/or worsening cough, difficulty breathing, new loss of taste or smell they should:
  • Get tested immediately.
  • Go into isolation off campus or move to a campus quarantine/isolation space for those who have COVID symptoms.
For more information about the COVID-19 Symptom Decision Tree, please visit the Gustavus COVID-19 website.
As of March 11, 2021

Total Positive Cases (since August 15): 262

Current Positive Student Cases: 2
Current Positive Employee Cases: 2
Total Students in Isolation/Quarantine: 16
Students in Isolation/Quarantine On Campus: 5
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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