Gustavus Adolphus College COVID-19 Weekly Update: January 18, 2022The College sends COVID-19 dashboard updates and a tip to students, faculty, and staff every week.
Posted on January 18th, 2022 by

TO: The Gustavus Community

FROM: COVID-19 Response Leadership Team

SUBJECT: COVID-19 Weekly Update

DATE: January 18, 2022
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.

Get Boosted! As communicated to students, faculty, and staff on January 12, 2022, members of the Gustavus community will be required to either be fully protected against COVID-19 based on vaccination timing and booster status or to test weekly. Visit the College’s Vaccine Resources page for information about vaccine and booster options near campus and elsewhere in Minnesota.

Nicollet County Public Health is offering Walk-In COVID vaccine clinics on January 20 and 27 from 1-5 p.m. at the Saint Peter Health and Human Services office located at 622 S. Front Street in Saint Peter (no appointment is necessary and the vaccine is free). Shuttle services will be provided for free through the Community Engagement Center. You must SIGN UP for a shuttle ride.

CDC Guidance on Isolation/Quarantine: Gustavus is following the updated CDC guidance for isolation/quarantine for all students, faculty, and staff. The guidelines call for formal isolation for at least five days and up to 10 days or more for all members of the community who test positive for COVID-19. Students, faculty, and staff who test positive are required to fill out the College’s COVID-19 Self-Reporting Form. After filling out the form, you will be contacted by a case manager who will provide individualized guidance for you based on your symptoms and will clear you to exit isolation once you meet the criteria to do so. Learn more at the College’s “Next Steps” webpage.

College officials will continue to monitor the situation and make adjustments to campus regulations if needed.

As of January 17, 2022

Total Positive Cases (since August 15, 2021): 302

Current Positive Student Cases: 40
Current Positive Employee Cases: 6
Total Students in Isolation/Quarantine: 40
Students in Isolation/Quarantine On Campus: 26
Employees in Isolation/Quarantine: 6
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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