COVID-19 Weekly Update: August 31, 2021

The College sends COVID-19 dashboard updates and a tip to students, faculty, and staff every week.
Posted on August 31st, 2021 by

TO: The Gustavus Community

FROM: COVID-19 Response Leadership Team

SUBJECT: COVID-19 Weekly Update

DATE: August 31, 2021

Every Tuesday, the Gustavus COVID-19 Response Leadership Team will send out a weekly update that includes tips and reminders, policy updates, and information about on-campus COVID-19 cases. These messages are sent to all students, faculty, and staff along with Gustavus parents who have an email address on file with the College.


#1 – Beginning on Wednesday, September 8, testing for COVID-19 will be available to members of the Gustavus community on Wednesday mornings from 8:30-10:30 a.m. These walk-in tests (no sign-up required) will take place on the second floor of Lund Center overlooking the basketball court. All members of the campus community are welcome to take advantage of these weekly open testing events. Reminder: weekly tests are required for unvaccinated students, faculty, and staff.

#2 – Members of the community are reminded that all students, faculty, and staff are required to wear a mask on campus while indoors until September 20. This temporary mask requirement is intended to help reduce the chance of COVID-19 transmission as our community comes together and adjusts to life on campus at the beginning of the academic year. Exceptions include students who are in their residence hall room with the door closed, employees who are working in an individual office with the door closed, and individuals who are seated and eating. The policy will be re-evaluated after the first two weeks of class and removed if on-campus transmission and case numbers stay low.

Please check the Gustavus COVID-19 website or email if you have any questions.


As of August 30, 2021

Total Positive Cases (since August 15, 2021): 2
Current Positive Student Cases: 0
Current Positive Employee Cases: 0
Total Students in Isolation/Quarantine: 0
Students in Isolation/Quarantine On Campus: 0
Employees in Isolation/Quarantine: 0

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, along with statistics from the 2020-2021 academic year, is also available for viewing on the College’s COVID-19 Dashboard History page.

As always, if you have any questions, please consult the College’s COVID-19 website and email




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