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April 28, 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 cases1 in last 7 days

0

2

0

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

13 (2.9%)

31

0

Currently in isolation2

0

2

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 3/orange (moderate); 1.6% 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

As residential students leave the Redlands campus and we enter the summer months, the UR Ready Brief, which has been coming out every Wednesday, will be published on a less frequent basis.

 

Reminder of the week 

Once you are fully vaccinated, you are no longer required to test weekly for COVID to come onto a U of R campus. To register for a vaccination appointment or to sign up to volunteer at the clinic, visit the U of R vaccination clinic website. For more information on COVID testing and exemptions, see the UR Ready Getting Tested web pages

 

News you can use 

The American Society for Virology has published a video addressing COVID-19 Vaccine FAQs (in English and Spanish). See also the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s “Myths and Facts about COVID-19 Vaccines.”

 

Recommended read

Nicole Wetsman of The Verge writes about two new reports from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in “What we’re learning from the rare cases of COVID-19 in vaccinated people”—the low number of breakthrough infections shows how well the vaccines work.

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.