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October 21, 2021

Today's COVID-19 snapshots

Employee cases

 

Redlands campus
(# of employees = 679)

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

2

0

0

Total cases1
since May 20202

74 (10.9%)

[40 on campus; 34 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-campus5

Marin campus
(# in residence = 18)

All regional campus commuter4

New cases1 in last 7 days

2

0

0

0

Total cases (Redlands2 from Aug. 2021; Marin from May 2020)

6 (0.3%)

4

0

0

Currently in isolation3

2

0

0

0

Currently in quarantine4

0

0

0

0

[1] Laboratory confirmed positive cases.
[2] Number revised downward in October 2021 after audit.
[3] Laboratory confirmed positive cases who are being kept away from others until deemed no longer a risk of spreading the disease.
[4] 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.
[5] Off-campus students accessing a campus for in-person classes.

Vaccination status

 

Vaccinated

Exempted

Unknown

Employees1
[10/19/21]

609 (89.7%)

47 (6.9%)

23 (3.4%)

College of Arts & Sciences
Undergraduate Students2
[10/15/21]

2,150 (96.0%)

86 (3.8%)

3 (0.1%)

College of Arts & Sciences
Graduate Students3
[10/19/21]

116 (95.9%)

5 (4.1%)

0 (0%)

School of Business
Graduate & Undergraduate Students3
[10/19/21]

95 (100%)

0 (0%)

0 (0%)

School of Education Students4
[10/19/21]

562 (89.9%)

63 (10.1%)

0 (0%)

Graduate School of Theology Students3
[10/4/21]

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] Exempt numbers include students taking online-only courses.

Reminder of the week 

If you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms or think you might have been exposed to someone with COVID-19, fill out a COVID-19 Symptoms, Exposure, or Positive Test Reporting Form providing as much detail as possible. A University case manager will contact you to review what you have submitted in the context of CDC guidance, both of which inform next steps. In addition, if you are feeling sick, stay home.

News you can use

Los Angeles County offers advice for families and individuals in “Having a Spooky and COVID-Safe Halloween” (10/6/21): “Luckily many Halloween activities can be held outside, but there are still risks to consider, especially with the level of COVID-19 circulating in the community.” 

Recommended read

In Emily Anthes’s The New York Times article “What the Future May Hold for the Coronavirus and Us,” she notes that viral evolution is a long game, and scientists are trying to predict where we are heading.

 

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