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Santa Fe College COVID-19 Update: Six positive cases reported in last week

The college’s total number of reported positive cases since March 2020 is now 1,096

Santa Fe College reported six positive COVID-19 cases from Nov. 9 to Monday. All six positive cases were from students.

There were three more reported cases than the previous week.

There have been 400 reported positive cases since the Delta surge in early March 2021, which represents about 36% of all 1,096 cases since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a report provided by Santa Fe director of human resources Lela Frye.

Four students — but no employees — were on campus while positive, according to Frye’s report. There have been no additional reported on-campus exposures or additional community spread from students or employees.

The college requests that all students, faculty and staff perform a daily self-assessment checklist before going to campus. Masks are not required on campus, but the college encourages anyone visiting Santa Fe property to wear a mask indoors, regardless of vaccination status.

The college also requires students who test positive for COVID-19, experience any symptoms, or believe they have come in close contact with someone who has COVID-19 to fill out a confidential online form, disclosing any potential exposure or positive test results.

Santa Fe strongly encourages anyone who can get the COVID-19 vaccine to do so. 

The Fall 2021 Vaccine Incentive Program closed last week, but the college anticipates having another incentive campaign in the spring, according to Frye’s report.

Contact Eve Thompson at ethompson@alligator.org. Follow her on Twitter @evealanaa.

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Eve Thompson

Eve Thompson is a third-year journalism major covering Santa Fe. In the past, Eve was a News Assistant on the university desk. When she’s not submitting public records requests or staring at a blank Google doc, Eve can be found on a boat, usually listening to 70s music.


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