COVID-19 Information

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During the COVID-19 pandemic we are all called to be committed to the safety, health, and wellbeing of every member of the Gustavus community. This year, we will rely on the Gustavus tradition of stepping up as a community to care for one another, to reduce the chance of a widespread outbreak on campus, and to protect those who are the most vulnerable amongst us. Participation by every member of our community will allow us to be together this year. We will continue to use evidence-based information from the Minnesota Department of Health and Center for Disease Control to inform the expected behaviors for all members of the Gustavus community. Following these expectations shows how Gusties will ROAR - Respect Others, Act Responsibly.

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Information is updated each Monday and Thursday night. View past numbers

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Total positive cases since Aug. 15
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Current positive student cases
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Current positive employee cases
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Current students in isolation/quarantine
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Current employees in isolation/quarantine
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Current students in isolation/quarantine on campus

Campus Status

Current: Standard Phase


Lay Low

Clock Icon January 31 - February 14, 2021 and when announced.

Announcement mega phone Areas below change during Lay Low Phase, all other COVID expectations remain the same.


  • Students (on- and off-campus) and employees should stop in-person social activities and move group work and meetings to a virtual format.
  • Athletic and Fine Arts groups may request to continue and will be subject to more stringent guidelines dictating practices/rehearsals and may be required to stop all activities due to COVID-19 cases.
  • Recognized student groups and organizations as well as informal groups will cease all in-person activities and transition to a virtual format.
  • Courses (with few exceptions) will be delivered in online formats. One (1) person in a room to study.


  • No off-campus visitors are allowed on campus.
  • Students will only have access to their own residence halls.
  • Only the occupants of your assigned residence hall space may be present in your room/suite/apartment. No other Gusties or visitors may be in your assigned space at any time.
  • Students will only have access to their own residence halls and are not allowed to visit other residence halls.

Standard COVID Conditions

Clock Icon After February 14, 2021 and when announced.

Announcement mega phone All other COVID expectations remain the same.


  • Meetings and gatherings may happen when face coverings are worn and with appropriate physical distancing. Groups of 20 or more people must complete a COVID safety plan.
  • Recognized student groups and organizations as well as informal groups may meet.
  • Courses will be delivered in the format determined by the faculty member.
  • Study spaces open to the posted room capacity and occupants keeping physical distance


  • Registered guests are welcome to visit campus in public buildings or outside areas. You can register your guests online.
  • Students may visit other residence halls when hosted by a student who lives in that building.
  • Off-campus visitors are NOT allowed in residence halls.


  • Face coverings are NOT required inside your own residence hall room unless you are hosting another student in your room. At those times, all present must wear a face covering.

Community Expectations

Maintain Distance
Maintain physical distance of six (6) feet from others both indoors and outdoors.
Wear a Face Covering
Wear a face covering both indoors and outdoors.
Limit Close Contact
Limit close contacts to limit the spread.
Good Hand Hygiene
Wash hands for 20 seconds or use hand sanitizer when entering and leaving a building.
Daily COVID Self-screening
Complete a daily COVID self-screening and report any COVID-19 symptoms or exposure.
Stay Home When Sick
Quarantine and isolate if you or someone in your household have symptoms, an exposure to, or are diagnosed with COVID-19.
Limit Travel
Limit unnecessary travel by remaining on campus/close to home.
Sanitize personal objects and limit sharing.

Information Center

The Gustavus COVID-19 Information Center, is managed by the Office of Marketing and Communication and may be reached by calling 507-933-7520, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday or email

If you’re a journalist with a question, email JJ Akin

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