COVID-19 Weekly Update: April 21, 2021

The College sends COVID-19 dashboard updates and a tip to students, faculty, and staff every week.
Posted on April 21st, 2021 by

TO: The Gustavus Community

FROM: COVID-19 Response Leadership Team

SUBJECT: COVID-19 Weekly Update

DATE: April 21, 2021

Due to the recent rise in cases in Minnesota and on campus, and because it is believed that the majority of these cases are the more contagious variant of COVID-19, the College will continue with the current COVID policy related to food. 

This means that food at gatherings may be offered as a grab and go option where people eat the food away from the event or gathering. No food may be served or consumed at College events or official gatherings happening on or off campus. This applies to events and gatherings taking place both inside and outside. If you have questions about the College’s COVID-19 food or gathering policy, please email

As of April 19, 2021

Total Positive Cases (since August 15): 291

Current Positive Student Cases: 3
Current Positive Employee Cases: 0
Total Students in Isolation/Quarantine: 6
Students in Isolation/Quarantine On Campus: 2
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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