UR Ready COVID-19 Brief

March 24, 2021

Today's COVID-19 snapshot

Employee cases

 

Redlands campus
(# of employees = 772)

Marin campus
(# of employees = 29)

All other campuses
(# of employees = 11)

On-site worker new cases1 in last 7 days

1

0

0

Telecommuter new cases1 in last 7 days

0

0

0

Total cases since May 2020

58 (7.5%)

1 (3.4%)

3 (27%)

[1] Laboratory confirmed positive cases.

Student cases

 

Redlands campus
(# in residence = 463)

Redlands local off-campus4

Marin campus
(# in residence = 35)

New cases1 in last 7 days

0

1

0

Total cases (Redlands from Jan. 2021; Marin from May 2020)

11 (2.4%)

24

0

Currently in isolation2

0

1

0

Currently in quarantine3

0

2

0

[1] Laboratory confirmed positive cases.
[2] Laboratory confirmed positive cases who are being kept away from others until deemed no longer a risk of spreading the disease.
[3] Students with known exposure to a positive case and/or those showing symptoms but not yet confirmed via laboratory results who are separated from others and restricted in their movements.
[4] Off-campus students living within the vicinity of the City of Redlands proper and who choose to report (they are not required to do so unless they have been on campus). To provide a sense of scope, 288 students informed the University that they would be living off-site, local to the Redlands campus.

County status

San Bernardino County: Tier 2/red (substantial); 2.1% testing positivity rate (7-day average)
Marin County: Tier 2/red (substantial); 1.2% testing positivity rate (7-day average)

New at the U of R

To date, the Vaccination Clinic at the University of Redlands has administered 1,253 COVID-19 vaccination doses. “The clinic would not be possible without the leadership and hard work from the Event Services team—including Mackenzie Dawes, Meg Ramiro-Jackson, Rhonda Velasquez, Kendra Gissel, and Jose Ontiveros,” says Vice President for Administration Michelle Rogers, “as well as the dozens of volunteers who have stepped up to make the clinic site a success.” To learn more about the clinic, including volunteer opportunities, see the Redlands Campus Vaccination Clinic web pages.

Reminder of the week 

As described in a memo on March 2, the University received funding through the Coronavirus Relief and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSAA) to help students with exceptional need who are experiencing financial hardship caused by coronavirus. Eligible expenses for CRRSAA funding include tuition, technology, food, housing, health care (including mental health care), or childcare. If you are a student experiencing financial hardship caused by coronavirus, you can submit an application for funding at www.redlands.edu/crrsaa.

For questions or concerns regarding financial aid, student account, or CRRSAA funding, please contact Student Financial Services at SFS@redlands.edu or 909-748-8047.

News you can use 

The Los Angeles Department of Public Health has published an informative handout, “Myths About COVID-19 Vaccines,” to help dispel misinformation about coronavirus vaccination.

Recommended read

Katherine Wu of The Atlantic notes that post-immunization cases of COVID, sometimes called “breakthroughs,” are very rare and very expected. Read “Don’t Be Surprised When Vaccinated People Get Infected.”

Do you have an article to recommend to others or suggestions for this newsletter? Email urreadybrief@redlands.edu.

 

Additional information on the University’s COVID-19 response—including FAQs, videos, and past messages—is available at Redlands.edu/URready