The following information reflects the most recent data from tests administered through the University of St. Thomas Center for Well-Being (CWB) and employee and student COVID-19 self-reporting for the past two reporting periods. (You can also see the historical listing of all data collected.) The university strives to update the dashboard weekly by end of day on Monday.
|WEEK OF||Total Positive||Employee Positive||Student Positive||Primary Campus (Minneapolis)||Primary Campus (St. Paul)|
|Apr. 17 - Apr. 23||9||0||9||1||8|
Apr. 24 - Apr. 30
May 4 Notes: 15 Positive Tests Reported
Fifteen positive, lab-confirmed COVID-19 tests were reported to St. Thomas' Center for Well-Being for the week ending April 30, 2021. The totals included:
- Fifteen students and no employees
- Fifteen individuals from the St. Paul campus and none from Minneapolis
Information collected by our contact tracers indicate most of these new cases were spread among individuals living together or congregating closely indoors. Please note that face coverings and social distancing remain required in most indoor spaces.
St. Thomas strongly encourages all community members to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. If you need your first dose or need a second dose after reciving your first dose on April 23,24 or 26 you may schedule an appointment to receive it at St. Thomas at McCarthy Gym, south campus. Tommies: see your email for a registration link.
- Friday, May 14 (registration closes May 12 at 1 p.m.)
- Saturday, May 15 (registration closes May 14 at 1 p.m.)
- Monday, May 17 (registration closes May 16 at 1 p.m.)
Visit Find My Vaccine to learn more about where to get a vaccination, or our OneStThomas page on COVID-19 vaccines. This page will connect you to State of Minnesota information about availability and eligibility for vaccines For more information about vaccines in Minnesota, please visit the MDH vaccine dashboard.
The number of cases this week is within a manageable range based on a range of factors:
- St. Thomas continues to report more than 50% availability of its quarantine and isolation space on campus.
- The contact tracing team has been able to interview 90-100% of positive cases reported to the university within 24 hours of test results over a 7-day average.
For more information about the numbers of statewide infections, please visit the following Minnesota Department of Health and county websites:
- The MDH Situation Update for COVID-19
- The MDH 14-Day COVID-19 Case Rate by County report
- The Ramsey County COVID-19 Situation Update
- The Hennepin County COVID-19 Public Dashboard
*Last Update: May 4, 2021
The University of St. Thomas is adhering to guidance provided by the Minnesota Department of Health and Centers for Disease Control.
The Campus Preparedness Plan requires community members who are living, learning, working or otherwise spending time on campus to report a positive test result. Students and employees who are entirely remote are not required to self-report.
All known active cases and close contacts have been instructed to isolate or quarantine per Minnesota Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control guidelines. Individuals who have been instructed to isolate or quarantine may only participate in work, class and campus activities virtually until their period of isolation or quarantine is completed.
*Historical data captures all cases tested at the Center for Well-Being (CWB) and self-reports by students and employees made after the self-report form became available on August 17, 2020, regardless of whether the person has spent time on campus.