COVID-19 Prevention & Response Plan


October 22, 2021

Dear students, faculty, and staff,

We are excited to welcome everyone back to campus for the second half of the fall 2021 semester next week! 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.
  • POST BREAK TESTING: Next week, we invite and encourage everyone who traveled over fall break to stop in for COVID-19 surveillance testing. Testing will be available Tuesday, October 26 and Thursday, October 28 from 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM in Greenwood. Prior to attending testing, please know how to access your Predictive Labs account at

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.