COVID-19 Weekly Update: April 27, 2021

The College sends COVID-19 dashboard updates and a tip to students, faculty, and staff every week.
Posted on April 27th, 2021 by

TO: The Gustavus Community

FROM: COVID-19 Response Leadership Team

SUBJECT: COVID-19 Weekly Update

DATE: April 27, 2021
Today, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Minnesota Governor Tim Walz provided updated guidance relaxing mask requirements for vaccinated individuals while they are outdoors.
Gustavus is continuing its current masking policy through the end of the academic year. Updated campus regulations for the summer will be communicated to Gustavus faculty and staff in the coming weeks. For now, it is expected that all people on campus will continue to wear a face covering inside campus buildings, and outside whenever six (6) feet of distancing cannot be maintained.
Gustavus Face Covering Policy:
  • Face coverings should be worn:
    • If you are in your residence hall room and the door is open.
    • If you are alone in an office and the door is open.
    • If a work area does not have a door, such as a front reception area or cubicles.
    • Outside whenever six (6) feet of distancing cannot be maintained.
  • Face coverings may be removed:
    • In a private space such as a residence hall room or when alone in an individual office space with a closed door.
    • When actively eating or drinking.
    • When performing personal hygiene.
    • Outside whenever six (6) feet of distancing can safely and consistently be maintained.
  • Face coverings may be removed inside your own residence hall room/house/apartment if you are alone or with your roommate(s).
As of April 26, 2021

Total Positive Cases (since August 15): 295

Current Positive Student Cases: 3
Current Positive Employee Cases: 1
Total Students in Isolation/Quarantine: 12
Students in Isolation/Quarantine On Campus: 4
Employees in Isolation/Quarantine: 3
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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