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November 18, 2021

Today's COVID-19 snapshots

Employee cases

 

Redlands campus
(# of employees = 683)

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 Aug. 2021

11 (1.6%)

[5 on campus; 6 remote]

0

0

[1] Laboratory confirmed positive cases.

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

0

0

0

Total cases from Aug. 2021

8 (0.5%)

8

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
[11/17/21]

615 (90%)

48 (7%)

20 (2.9%)

College of Arts & Sciences
Undergraduate Students2
[11/16/21]

2,152 (96.7%)

74 (3.3%)

0 (0%)

College of Arts & Sciences
Graduate Students3
[11/17/21]

127 (96.2%)

5 (3.8%)

0 (0%)

School of Business & Society Graduate & Undergraduate Students3
[11/17/21]

73 (98.6%)

1 (1.4%)

0 (0%)

School of Education Students4
[11/17/21]

552 (90.3%)

39 (6.4%)

20 (3.3%)

Graduate School of Theology Students3
[11/16/21]

18 (94.7%)

1 (5.3%)

0 (0%)

[1] Staff and full-time faculty, excluding adjuncts, at all campuses. New hires have 60 days to report vaccination status; those who have not yet provided documentation are included in the “Unknown” category, which is why this number fluctuates.
[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] Numbers include all active students, regardless of their participation in on-campus or online classes, and may include students who are in the process of having their degrees signed off.

News you can use

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has updated its “Holidays and COVID-19” page with tips for gathering safely this holiday season.

Reminder of the week 

In anticipation of Thanksgiving break, please remember the decisions you make related to COVID-19 risk management will impact our community. Please be cautious and consider getting tested before leaving and after returning to campus. Given the spike in COVID-19 cases across the country following national holidays, after the break, it will be especially important to continue wearing face coverings indoors to protect fellow Bulldogs. Thank you for your help keeping our community safe!

Recommended read

Journalist Sarah Zhang of The Atlantic writes that we need to confront the hardest questions about living with the coronavirus long term in “America Has Lost the Plot on COVID.”

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