COVID-19 Weekly Update: October 12, 2021The College sends COVID-19 dashboard updates and a tip to students, faculty, and staff every week.
Posted on October 13th, 2021 by

TO: The Gustavus Community
FROM: COVID-19 Response Leadership Team
SUBJECT: COVID-19 Weekly Update
DATE: October 12, 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.


With Fall Break approaching in a few short weeks (October 23-26), members of the Gustavus community are encouraged to review the following travel safety tips.

If traveling away from Saint Peter, continue to follow COVID-19 safety precautions. This includes masking while in a public indoor building when the transmission level is substantial or high. Currently community transmission is high in the entire state of Minnesota and most of the counties in the states surrounding Minnesota.

Other travel guidance can be found on the CDC website.

Consider testing for COVID-19 before leaving campus. Information about local testing options is available on the Gustavus Health Service website.



As of October 11, 2021

Total Positive Cases (since August 15, 2021): 21

Current Positive Student Cases: 7

Current Positive Employee Cases: 1 

Total Students in Isolation/Quarantine: 8

Students in Isolation/Quarantine On Campus:  3

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, 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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