COVID-19 Prevention & Response Plan


May 13, 2022

Dear students, faculty, and staff,

Below, we offer two things you should know today:

  • NEW COVID-19 CASES: Since our last report, we have identified 9 new COVID-19 cases among Reed community members who were on campus in the previous 14 days. All cases have been contacted by the HCC or HR, as appropriate. If you test positive, develop symptoms, or believe you may have been exposed, please reach out to the HCC (students) or HR (employees) for support and further guidance.
  • SURVEILLANCE TESTING: Next week, COVID-19 surveillance testing will be available on Wednesday (May 18) from 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM in Greenwood. Reed community members may also participate in testing using one of the two satellite testing sites on campus, available in the Student Union and the Biology building. PLEASE NOTE: As campus operations slow for the summer months, this will be the final scheduled day of surveillance testing on campus. CRAG will continue to discuss future testing strategies and provide additional information as these decisions are made.

The next COVID Risk Assessment Group meeting and email update is currently scheduled for Friday, May 27. If you have questions in the meantime, please don't hesitate to reach out to the COVID-19 Risk Assessment Group at

In health,

Madison Riethman
Reporting on behalf of the COVID-19 Risk Assessment Group

Gary Granger, Director of Community Safety
Mandy Heaton, Executive Director of Communications & Public Affairs
Karnell McConnell-Black, Vice President for Student Life
Kathy Oleson, Dean of the Faculty & Professor of Psychology
Tawana Parks, Dean of Students
Hugh Porter, Vice President for College Relations & Planning
Madison Riethman, COVID-19 Response Coordinator & Health Project Manager
Suzy Renn, Professor of Biology
Timmie Rochon, Medical Services Director
April Sams, Director of Risk Management & Environmental Health and Safety
Lynn Valenter, Vice President of Finance and Treasurer

PS: Our COVID-19 dashboard includes current information on the total number of cases, vaccination rate, and other public health indicators. Additionally, all our COVID-19 communications are cataloged here.