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.
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