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August 20, 2021

Today's COVID-19 snapshot

 

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

1

0

0

Total cases since May 2020

69 (9.8%)

1 (3.8%)

3 (27%)

[1] Laboratory confirmed positive cases.

Note: Given the limited number of students currently on U of R campuses, we will not be distributing a student dashboard during the summer months.

Student cases

 

Redlands campus
(# in residence = 251)

Redlands local off-campus4

Marin campus
(# in residence = 35)

All regional campus commuter4

 

New casesin last 7 days

1

2

0

0

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

1 (0.4%)

0

0

0

Currently in isolation2

1

2

0

0

Currently in quarantine3

0

0

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 3/orange (moderate); 1.0% testing positivity rate (7-day average)

Marin County: Tier 3/orange (moderate); 0.5% testing positivity rate (7-day average)

New at the U of R 

The University of Redlands and other partners in the public-private partnership Operation Greater Good were recognized by the City of Redlands in an Aug. 3 proclamation for efforts “to provide vaccination outreach and encourage vaccination, especially among underserved communities.”

Reminders of the week  

Do not come to work if you are symptomatic or have had a known exposure to COVID-19. If you develop COVID-19 symptoms (even if vaccinated) and/or have had a known exposure, you must notify the University via our reporting form, so we can respond appropriately and coordinate with you on the timing for a diagnostic test. Please be sure to complete all the fields on the form including vaccination status.

All faculty and staff vaccination paperwork is due Saturday, August 21. As shared in the August 12 update on fall return to campuses and recent Town Hall for faculty and staff, the final deadline for all employees to submit the relevant vaccination paperwork is Saturday, August 21. If you have not already done so, please upload your vaccination record into the University’s payroll and time management systemUKG Pro (formerly UltiPro). Instructions are included in the Vaccination Policy (pages 4-5). Even if you have already emailed the Student Health Center with your vaccination records, you still need to complete the upload process via UKG.

Vaccination status

  Vaccinated Exempted Unknown
Employees1 (all campus locations) 463 (65.8%) 52 (7.4%) 189 (26.8%)
College of Arts & Sciences Undergraduate Students2 1,946 (83.5%) 124 (5.3%) 262 (11.2%)
College of Arts & Sciences Graduate Students3 104 (79.4%) 1 (0.8%) 26 (19.8%)
School of Business Graduate and Undergraduate Students3 110 (94.8%) 0 (0%) 6 (5.2%)
School of Educations Students3 288 (92.9%) 4 (1.3%) 18 (5.8%)
Graduate School of Theology Students3 16 (57.1%) 1 (3.6%) 11 (39.3%)

[1] Staff and full-time faculty, excluding adjuncts.
[2] Almost entirely in-person.
[3] Student numbers include only those who participate in on-campus classes; the vaccination status of online students is not tracked. The School of Continuing Studies is currently holding most classes online.

News you can use 

The CDC recently published a fact sheet on the Delta variant, “Delta Variant: What We Know About the Science.” 

Recommended read

Journalist Katherine J. Wu of The Atlantic explores the differences between getting COVID-19 when you’re vaccinated and getting COVID-19 when you’re unvaccinated in “Your Vaccinated Immune System Is Ready for Breakthroughs.”

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