UR Ready Brief

March 31, 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

0

0

0

Telecommuter new cases1 in last 7 days

0

0

0

Total cases since May 2020

59 (7.6%)

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 casesin last 7 days

1

0

0

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

11 (2.4%)

27

0

Currently in isolation2

1

0

0

Currently in quarantine3

3

0

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); 1.9% testing positivity rate (7-day average)

Marin County: Tier 2/red (substantial); 1.3% testing positivity rate (7-day average)

New at the U of R

In the last 12 weeks the COVID-19 testing site run by the County of San Bernardino on the University of Redlands main campus has been open, the center has administered 31,421 COVID-19 tests. For more information on COVID testing policies and venues, please see the Getting Tested section on the University’s UR Ready web pages.

 

Reminder of the week 

While San Bernardino and many other California counties have moved out of Tier 1/purple, continued caution is needed to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

The University’s Interim COVID Policies for All Employees and College student pledge are still in effect. Remain mindful of your own safety and the safety of others in our community by minimizing your exposure to COVID-19.

  

News you can use 

Based on the increasing COVID-19 vaccine supply, the governor of California has announced that, starting April 1, individuals aged 50+ will be eligible to make an appointment to be vaccinated; individuals 16+ will be eligible to make an appointment starting on April 15. For more information on signing up for an appointment at the clinic on the main Redlands campus, see the vaccination clinic section of the UR Ready web pages.

 

Recommended read

In “Why Testing Still Matters,” Emily Anthes of The New York Times cites experts who say coronavirus testing remains essential, but the goals and approach will change as vaccines roll out.

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