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September 23, 2021 

Today's COVID-19 snapshots

Employee cases

 

Redlands campus
(# of employees = 698)

Marin campus
(# of employees = 26)

All other campuses
(# of employees = 11)

On-site worker new cases1 in last 7 days

1

0

1

Telecommuter new cases1 in last 7 days

0

0

0

Total cases1
since May 20202

70 (10%)

[40 on campus; 30 remote]

1 (3.8%)

4 (36%)

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

Student cases

 

Redlands campus
(# in residence = 1,485)

Redlands local off-campus4

Marin campus
(# in residence = 18)

All regional campus commuter4

New cases1 in last 7 days

0

2

0

0

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

3 (0.2%)

4

0

0

Currently in isolation2

0

2

0

0

Currently in quarantine3

1

1

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
[9/22/21]

586 (84%)

54 (7.7%)

58 (8.3%)

College of Arts & Sciences
Undergraduate Students2
[9/22/21]

2,133 (94.8%)

106 (4.7%)

10 (0.4%)

College of Arts & Sciences
Graduate Students3
[9/22/21]

116 (95.9%)

5 (4.1%)

0 (0%)

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

95 (100%)

0 (0%)

0 (0%)

School of Education Students4
[9/21/21]

562 (89.9%)

63 (10.1%)

0 (0%)

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

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.

Reminder of the week 

The University of Redlands will host free, one-day vaccination clinics on Tues., Oct. 12, and Tues., Nov. 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.

News you can use

SFGate’s Amy Graff answers “What should you do if you lose your vaccine card?”

New at the U of R

The U of R’s Office of Career and Professional Development has published a narrative, “The Danger of Loose Mask Policies | My Student Experience Working in a Pandemic,” by Romina-Marie Baronia ’22, in which she talks about working at a children’s camp during a pandemic summer. 

Recommended read

The Atlantic’s Sarah Zhang writes that “we can’t avoid the virus for the rest of our lives, but we can minimize its impact” in “The Coronavirus Is Here Forever. This Is How We Live With It.” 

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.