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September 15, 2021

Today's COVID-19 snapshots

Employee cases

 

Redlands campus
(# of employees = 729)

Marin campus
(# of employees = 26)

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 cases1
since May 20202

69 (9.5%)

[39 on campus; 30 remote]

1 (3.8%)

3 (27%)

[1] Laboratory confirmed positive cases.
[2] Numbers adjusted downward by 3 cases after August 2021 audit.

Student cases

 

Redlands campus
(# in residence = 1,513)

Redlands local off-campus4

Marin campus
(# in residence = 18)

All regional campus commuter4

New cases1 in last 7 days

0

0

0

 

0

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

3 (0.2%)

2

0

0

Currently in isolation2

0

0

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 accessing a campus for in-person classes.

Vaccination status

 

Vaccinated

Exempted

Unknown

Employees1
[9/15/21]

584 (80.1%)

54 (7.4%)

91 (12.5%)

College of Arts & Sciences
Undergraduate Students2
[9/14/21]

2,136 (93.3%)

112 (4.9%)

42 (1.8%)

College of Arts & Sciences
Graduate Students3
[9/14/21]

116 (95.9%)

5 (4.1%)

0 (0%)

School of Business
Graduate & Undergraduate Students3
[9/14/21]

95 (100%)

0 (0%)

0 (0%)

School of Education Students4
[9/15/21]

520 (83.5%)

67 (10.8%)

36 (5.8%)

Graduate School of Theology Students3
[9/14/21]

18 (94.7%)

1 (5.3%)

0 (0%)

[1] Staff and full-time faculty, excluding adjuncts, at all campuses.
[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.
[4] Includes all active students, regardless of participation in on-campus or online classes, and may include students not participating in courses who are in process of having their degrees signed off.

New at the U of R

The University of Redlands will host free, one-day vaccination clinics on September 21, October 12, and November 2, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the main Redlands campus, Orton Center (1249 E. Colton Ave., Redlands CA 92374). San Bernardino County residents ages 12 and older are eligible; no insurance is necessary. Pfizer vaccinations are available for individuals 12 and over (parents must be present for anyone under the age of 18); Johnson & Johnson one-dose vaccines are available for those 18 or older.

Appointments are encouraged, walk-ins are welcome. To make an appointment, go to MyTurn.ca.gov, or call 909-387-3911, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Reminder of the week 

As currently recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in areas with substantial or high transmission of COVID-19 and by the State of California, the University requires universal masking indoors, regardless of vaccination status, except while eating or drinking. Your mask should completely cover your nose and mouth. The CDC provides tips on face coverings on its web page “Improve How Your Mask Protects You.”

News you can use

As the fall semester gets under way, here are some facilities updates for the Redlands and Marin campuses.

Redlands campus: Armacost Library
The Armacost Library has begun its regular fall 2021 hours: Sunday, 1 – 10 p.m.; Monday – Thursday, 8 a.m. – 10 p.m.; and Friday, 9:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. (closed Saturdays). Hours are also posted online, and any last-minute changes to hours will be prominently announced on the Library's homepage. In accordance with University policy, visitors are welcome and expected to follow universal mask guidelines indoors. Appointments are recommended for visitors and can be made by contacting the relevant personnel.

Redlands campus: Bookstore
Bookstore hours this fall will be: Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., and Saturday, 10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. For more information, see the bookstore web page.

Marin campus: GTU Library
The Graduate Theological Union (GTU) Branch Library in Geneva Hall is available to current Graduate School of Theology/San Francisco Theological Seminary, GTU, and GTU member school students, faculty, and staff by reservation through the Library website, Monday – Friday, 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Pickup window hours are Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (no reservation required). Questions can be sent to library@gtu.edu

Marin campus: Classrooms, chapels, etc.
Classrooms in Geneva, Scott, and Montague Halls are open at scheduled class times.

Montgomery and Stewart Chapels are open at scheduled worship times. Visitors following University and County COVID-19 protocols are welcome by appointment only. Montgomery Hall is open to visitors if accompanied by faculty/staff from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. or by appointment.

The following facilities are open to students, faculty, and staff only, entrance by key pad: 

  • Student Lounge in Scott Hall
  • Computer Lab in Geneva Hall
  • Holy Grounds in Alexander Hall
  • Fitness Center in Oxtoby (maximum of 3 people at a time) 

Recommended read

Laura Ramirez of Yahoo News reports on recent research in “Vaccines still work: CDC studies show COVID breakthrough infections remain low despite Delta variant”: “During the time frame when the data was collected — between April 4 and July 17 — only 46,312 (8 percent) cases were reported among fully vaccinated people, compared with 569,142 (92 percent) of COVID-19 cases among people who were not fully vaccinated. Hospitalized or fatal COVID-19 vaccine breakthrough cases also remained uncommon.”

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, dashboards, and past messages—is available at Redlands.edu/URready