Gustavus Adolphus College COVID-19 Weekly Update: February 8, 2022

The College sends COVID-19 dashboard updates and a tip to students, faculty, and staff every week.
Posted on February 8th, 2022 by

TO: The Gustavus Community

FROM: COVID-19 Response Leadership Team

SUBJECT: COVID-19 Weekly Update

DATE: February 8, 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.
KN95 Masks…Later this week, each student and employee will receive two (2) KN95 masks. KN95 masks are more effective than cloth masks at preventing the transmission of COVID-19 (see graphic below). Once the masks arrive, students may pick them up outside the Evelyn Young Dining Room or at the Campus Activities Office desk. Faculty and staff will have masks delivered by office/department.
It is recommended that you rotate between two or more KN95 masks, letting each mask air out for 24 hours before wearing it again. KN95 masks should not be washed, and should be thrown away when they are soiled or if the strap breaks.
Weekly Testing Opportunities…Mass testing is available on Mondays from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. and Wednesdays from 8:30-10:30 a.m. on the second floor of Lund Center overlooking Gus Young Court. Students and employees are encouraged to get tested regularly. No appointment is required for mass testing, and results are usually back in one to two days.
College officials will continue to monitor the situation and make adjustments to campus regulations if needed.

As of February 7, 2022

Total Positive Cases (since August 15, 2021): 400

Current Positive Student Cases: 5
Current Positive Employee Cases: 5
Total Students in Isolation/Quarantine: 5
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

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