COVID-19 Weekly Update: November 16, 2021The College sends COVID-19 dashboard updates and a tip to students, faculty, and staff every week.
Posted on November 16th, 2021 by

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.


Thanksgiving Break Testing: With COVID-19 cases on the rise in the state of Minnesota and on campus, members of the Gustavus community are encouraged to get tested before leaving campus for the Thanksgiving Break and after returning to campus. The Testing Resources page is regularly updated with testing options on and off campus. The campus mass testing schedule before and after Thanksgiving is:

  • Monday, November 22 | 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Wednesday, November 24 | NO TESTING
  • Monday, November 29 | 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Wednesday, November 26 | 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Mass Testing Details

  • Testing will happen in Lund Center on the second floor overlooking the basketball court.
  • Enter through the event doors on the second floor of Lund Center
  • No appointment is needed (be aware that 9:50-10:15 a.m. is the most busy).
  • Do not have anything to eat or drink for 30 minutes prior to testing as this is a saliva test.
  • Testing will take 15-30 minutes, please plan accordingly. 

COVID-19 Dashboard Changes: The percentage of campus members who are vaccinated and percentages of the vaccinated and vaccinated populations who have tested positive since August 15 have been added to the College’s online COVID-19 Dashboard (see “Campus Community COVID-19 Statistics”).


As of November 15, 2021
Total Positive Cases (since August 15, 2021): 50
Current Positive Student Cases: 12
Current Positive Employee Cases: 1
Total Students in Isolation/Quarantine: 17
Students in Isolation/Quarantine On Campus: 5
Employees in Isolation/Quarantine: 1

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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