COVID-19 Prevention & Response Plan


November 12, 2021

Dear students, faculty, and staff,

Below, we report to you two things you need to know today.

  • NEW COVID-19 CASES: This week, we were notified of two new COVID-19 cases in Reed community members. The positive individuals were contacted promptly and given instructions to isolate. Contact tracing activities quickly identified any potentially exposed individuals, who were notified by the college but not required to quarantine, per current CDC and Oregon guidelines. We continue to report all associated COVID-19 cases online, found in the "Total Cases" section of the dashboard.
  • SURVEILLANCE TESTING NEXT WEEK: Next week's surveillance testing schedule is below. Testing is a self-service process; prior to attending testing, please know how to access your Predictive Labs account at
    • Tuesday, November 16, 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Greenwood
    • Thursday, November 18, 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Greenwood

If you have questions, please don't hesitate to reach out to the COVID-19 Risk Assessment Group at

In health,

Madison Riethman, MPH, CPH
COVID-19 Response Coordinator
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.