COVID-19 Weekly Update: November 30, 2021

The College sends COVID-19 dashboard updates and a tip to students, faculty, and staff every week.
Posted on November 30th, 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.

WEEKLY TIP

Stay Vigilant: Gustavus is in regular communication with the Minnesota Department of Public Health as we continue to learn more about the newly-discovered omicron variant of COVID-19. Members of the community are reminded to stay diligent by properly wearing a mask, getting tested regularly, and promptly reporting any possible COVID-19 symptoms, exposure, or positive test results using the College’s self-reporting form.

Mass Testing Tomorrow: Students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to stop by Lund Center tomorrow (Wednesday) between 8:30-10:30 a.m. to take a COVID-19 test as the campus community returns after Thanksgiving break. If you would prefer to find other testing opportunities this week, please visit the Health Service’s Testing Resources page, which is regularly updated with testing options on and off campus.

Vaccine Booster Opportunity: Members of the Gustavus community are encouraged to take part in a vaccine booster clinic on Thursday, December 9 in the Gustavus Health Service. Appointments are required and can be scheduled using the Gustavus health portal. The December 9 event will be the only time booster vaccines are available on campus in December. To explore other vaccination opportunities in the area, visit the Health Service Vaccine Resources webpage.

COVID-19 DASHBOARD UPDATE
As of November 29, 2021
Total Positive Cases (since August 15, 2021): 65
Current Positive Student Cases: 4
Current Positive Employee Cases: 5
Total Students in Isolation/Quarantine: 4
Students in Isolation/Quarantine On Campus: 2
Employees in Isolation/Quarantine: 5

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 g-covidresponse@gustavus.edu.

 

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