July 23, 2021
Dear students, faculty, and staff,
I write to you with our weekly update from the COVID-19 Risk Assessment Group (CRAG). We have highlighted essential points in yellow.
New Cases at Reed
Since our last update, we have identified no new confirmed COVID-19 cases at Reed. We continue to report all associated COVID-19 cases online, found in the "Total Cases" section of the dashboard.
Updates to COVID-19 Data Dashboard
In light of changing practices and metrics for Reed's COVID-19 response, we have updated our data dashboard to include additional information on vaccination coverage, while removing some components that are no longer relevant. The dashboard can still be found in the same place on our COVID prevention and response plan webpage here, and will be updated weekly or as needed.
Surveillance testing next week
Next week, surveillance testing will take place on Monday, July 26 from 8 AM to 11 AM, and Thursday, July 29 from 12 PM to 2 PM in the Student Union. The sign up invitation for these dates will be sent via email today.
At this time, all community members who have not submitted vaccination records to HR (faculty/staff) or the HCC (students) are required to test once during each week in which they will be on campus. Individuals do not need to test during weeks they are not coming to campus, or if they have submitted records of full COVID-19 vaccination to the appropriate office. For more information about the Reed COVID-19 surveillance testing program, please visit our website here.
To inform the development of a safe and healthy campus, Reed asks all community members to share their COVID vaccination records with the HCC (students) or HR (staff and faculty).
Currently, 93% of Reed staff and faculty have been verified as fully vaccinated by the Reed Human Resources team, along with 100% of Bon Appetit staff members.
96% of students who are currently living on or accessing campus have reported full vaccination against COVID-19 to the HCC. Preliminarily, 76% of all potential students (registered or eligible to register for the fall 2021 semester) have submitted records of vaccination to the HCC; 74% of all potential students have been verified as fully vaccinated.
Staff will be working over the next month to contact and obtain records from the 23% of students who have not yet engaged with this process. Students have until August 1 to submit records or contact the HCC to make a vaccination plan upon arrival. We will continue to share updated data on vaccination rates in our weekly updates.
If you have questions, please don't hesitate to reach out to the COVID-19 Risk Assessment Group at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Madison Riethman, MPH, CPH
COVID-19 Response Coordinator and Health Project Manager
Health & Counseling Services
Reporting on behalf of the COVID-19 Risk Assessment Group
PS: As a reminder, you can track all our COVID-19 communications to members of the Reed Community here.