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April 7, 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

0

3

0

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

13 (2.8%)

27

0

Currently in isolation2

0

3

0

Currently in quarantine3

3

14

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 3/orange (moderate); 2.0% testing positivity rate (7-day average)
Marin County: Tier 3/orange (moderate); 0.8% testing positivity rate (7-day average)

 

New at the U of R

Yesterday the County of San Bernardino announced that, starting immediately, anyone 16 or older living or working in San Bernardino County is eligible to be vaccinated. As described in today’s memo, at the vaccination clinic on the U of R main campus, individuals 18 and older and are now eligible to make an appointment.

Please note that, while 16- and 17-year-olds are now eligible to be vaccinated, they do not meet the criteria for vaccination at the U of R vaccination clinic; they can, however, be served at San Bernardino County Public Health sites or State OptumServe sites if accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. These sites administer a Pfizer vaccine, which is approved for use in this age group. 

Reminder of the week 

The COVID vaccination clinic on the main Redlands campus is in need of volunteers. For more information or to sign up, please visit the clinic’s volunteer portal. For College of Arts and Sciences undergraduates, volunteering at the clinic is eligible to fulfill Community Service Activity Course/Community Engagement and Reflection requirements. For additional information on the clinic, see the vaccination clinic section of the UR Ready web pages.

News you can use 

As San Bernardino County moved into the Tier 3/Orange (moderate) for COVID risk, California Governor Gavin Newsom has announced that, given recent progress vaccinating the population and stabilizing hospitalizations, California is preparing to move beyond the Blueprint for a Safer Economy. On June 15, California will fully reopen its economy across the state as long as there is enough vaccine supply for Californians 16 years and older to be vaccinated and hospitalizations rates remain stable and low.

Recommended read

Katherine J. Wu of The Atlantic writes “Vaccine Cheat Days Are Adding Up,” noting that vaccinated and unvaccinated people are getting more lax with behavior at a time when vigilance really matters.

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