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Saturday, December 02, 2023

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

The college’s Vaccine Incentive Program has closed, with 2,083 and 661 employees participating

Santa Fe College reported two positive cases from students and one positive case from an employee from Nov. 2 to Monday.

The total number of reported cases on campus dropped by 25% compared to last week’s four cases.

There have been 396 reported positive cases since the Delta surge in March 2021, which represents about 36% of all 1,092 cases since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a report provided by Santa Fe director of human resources Lela Frye.

Last week, Santa Fe College opened 44 student COVID-19 case investigations and two employee case investigations. Since 2020, the college has opened 3,333 student case investigations and 549 employee case investigations.

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

The college asks all students, faculty and staff to 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 has closed. There were 2,083 student participants and 661 employee participants. Forty students received a $250 bookstore voucher in addition to the $60 incentive.

Contact Eve Thompson at 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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