COVID-19 Weekly Update: December 14, 2021

The College sends COVID-19 dashboard updates and a tip to students, faculty, and staff every week.
Posted on December 14th, 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.

Final Mass Testing Event Tomorrow: On Wednesday, December 15 from 8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m., COVID-19 testing will be available on the second floor of Lund Center overlooking Gus Young Court. All students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to get tested before the end of the semester to help protect people who you will be interacting with over holiday break. No appointment is required. Mass testing will resume on Mondays and Wednesdays in January.

Vaccine Efficacy & Boosters: Continued research on COVID-19 vaccines indicates that their effectiveness diminishes over time. All students, faculty, and staff who have not yet received a COVID-19 booster shot are strongly encouraged to get their booster shot over holiday break. Learn more about COVID-19 boosters via the CDC.
Masking: During January Term, Gustavus will continue its current mask requirement (Level II). Learn more about the College’s masking levels and requirements on the COVID-19 Masking Criteria webpage.

As of December 13, 2021

Total Positive Cases (since August 15, 2021): 83

Current Positive Student Cases: 5
Current Positive Employee Cases: 3
Total Students in Isolation/Quarantine: 7
Students in Isolation/Quarantine On Campus: 4
Employees in Isolation/Quarantine: 3
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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