COVID-19 Prevention & Response Plan


October 15, 2021

Dear students, faculty, and staff,

Welcome to fall break! This coming week, I hope everyone has the opportunity to enjoy a few moments of rest as we approach the second half of this semester. Below, we report to you two things you need to know today.

  • NO NEW COVID-19 CASES: We are pleased to report that we have identified no new confirmed COVID-19 cases at Reed this past week. We continue to report all associated COVID-19 cases online, found in the "Total Cases" section of the dashboard.
  • CHANGES TO SURVEILLANCE TESTING NEXT WEEK: Testing will be available next week on Tuesday, October 19 and Thursday, October 21 in Greenwood. Unvaccinated individuals who will be on campus next week are required to come in for a test. Due to fall break, we will not be selecting additional individuals for surveillance testing; however, any community members who wish to test next week may drop into the testing center to do so. Our normal surveillance testing processes will resume after fall break on Tuesday, October 26; anyone wishing to participate in voluntary testing after fall break is welcome and encouraged to do so.

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.