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April 14, 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 = 450)

Redlands local off-campus4

Marin campus
(# in residence = 35)

New casesin last 7 days

0

2

0

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

13 (2.9%)

29

0

Currently in isolation2

0

2

0

Currently in quarantine3

0

1

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); 0.9% testing positivity rate (7-day average)

New at the U of R

The University’s one-dose vaccination clinic scheduled for Thursday, April 15 has been canceled in light of the joint recommendation to pause the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) while new data on rare side effects is reviewed. All previous vaccination clinics at the University of Redlands administered the Moderna vaccine.

Those who received a Johnson & Johnson vaccine elsewhere may be interested in NBC News coverage “What to do if you got the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.”

Updates on a possible one-dose clinic at the U of R will be provided when new safety guidance has been issued.

Reminder of the week 

The vaccination clinic on the University of Redlands main campus continues to offer the two-dose course of the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine to San Bernardino residents 18 years or older. Register for an appointment or to volunteer at the clinic through the U of R vaccination clinic website.

News you can use 

For those looking ahead to summer vacations, the CDC offers “Safer Travel Ideas” and updated travel guidance for both vaccinated and unvaccinated people venturing into domestic and international travel.

Recommended read

For a personal account of her family members’ varied experiences obtaining the COVID-19 vaccine on three different continents, check out Pui-Wing Tam’s article in The New York Times,My Family’s Global Vaccine Journey.” For a more panoramic perspective on the challenges of vaccinating almost 8 billion people around the globe, see Aisling Irwin’s special report in the journal Nature, “What it will take to vaccinate the world against COVID-19.” 

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