COVID-19 Weekly Update: December 7, 2021The College sends COVID-19 dashboard updates and a tip to students, faculty, and staff every week.
Posted on December 7th, 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.


End of Semester Information: As we approach the last day of class and the final exam period next week, be sure to take care of yourself!

We have now had several confirmed cases of Influenza A on campus. If you feel sick, stay home, especially if you have a fever, which often indicates you are in an infectious period of your illness. If you have a fever, call the Health Service (507-933-7630) or another provider to schedule a test for influenza and COVID-19. If you have not already done so, you are encouraged to get a flu shot either at the Health Service or a local pharmacy.

COVID-19 mass testing is available on Wednesday, December 8 from 8:30-10:30 a.m. and next week on Monday, December 13 from 10 a.m. – noon and Wednesday, December 15 from 8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Mass tests take place on the second floor of Lund Center overlooking Gus Young Court.

Christmas in Christ Chapel: A big thank-you to all who participated in or attended one of the College’s Christmas in Christ Chapel worship services last weekend. The requirement for attendees to be vaccinated or show proof of a negative test went smoothly, as did the rigorous testing requirements for student performers. Thank you to all who played a part in making Christmas in Christ Chapel a safe and successful in-person event!

As of December 6, 2021

Total Positive Cases (since August 15, 2021): 78
Current Positive Student Cases: 9
Current Positive Employee Cases: 2
Total Students in Isolation/Quarantine: 12
Students in Isolation/Quarantine On Campus: 4
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.


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