Dashboard

St. Thomas reported 67 new COVID-19 cases for the week ending May 13, 2022, including:

  • 46 student cases
  • 21 employee cases

The rate of positive tests reported to the university saw an additional rise last week, on par with increases across the Twin Cities. There remains no evidence of transmission in classroom or lab environments.

Be diligent with face coverings and reporting: Given the rise in test positive cases over the last couple of weeks, UART and the Center for Well-Being ask for everyone to do their part to keep our community safe as we head into finals, commencement and other year-end celebrations. As a reminder, face coverings remain required during classroom instruction and labs, on the St. Thomas shuttle and in the Center for Well-Being.

St. Thomas continues to strongly encourage all who are eligible to receive their vaccine boosters. Individuals who are exposed to the virus and are vaccinated but have not received their boosters should quarantine, per health guidelines. Additionally, the FDA recently approved a second booster dose for individuals age 50 and over. Please see our COVID-19 website for more information about St. Thomas’ vaccine requirements.

92.5%

Confirmed University-Wide Vaccination Rate (May 16)

COVID-19 Cases Breakdown

The following information reflects the most recent data from tests administered through the University of St. Thomas Center for Well-Being (CWB), data from the Minnesota Department of Health, and self-reports from employees and students. The university strives to update this dashboard weekly by end of day on Mondays, and will include information from the two most-recent reporting periods. See historical data from the COVID-19 Cases Dashboard.

WEEK OF TOTAL POSITIVE EMPLOYEE POSITIVE STUDENT POSITIVE MINNEAPOLIS CAMPUS ST. PAUL CAMPUS
May 7 - May 13, 2022 67 21 46 2 65
April 30 - May 6, 2022 55 15 40 10 45

Vaccination Rates as of May 16, 2022

92.5%
University-Wide vaccination rate
95.7%
of employees are vaccinated
91.6%
of students are vaccinated

Resources

  • Reporting Positive Cases
  • How to Get a Vaccine
  • State and County Information
  • What to Do if You Have COVID-19
  • Reporting Positive Cases

    Please note: If you receive a positive test and are currently living, learning or working on campus, you must self-report using either the student or employee self-report forms on OneStThomas.

    The Campus Response 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.

    How to Get a Vaccine

    The University of St. Thomas is requiring all students, faculty and staff to be vaccinated for the fall 2021 term in addition to wearing face coverings in indoor public spaces when others are present. This decision is driven by our desire to provide a safe, high-quality and uninterruped experience for everyone this fall.

    How to Get a Vaccine on Campus

    The university has a limited amount of COVID-19 vaccine doses available through the Center for Well-Being. You may register for a vaccination online at the Center for Well-Being MyHealth Portal. Please call (651)-962-6750 for additional options if you do not see a date and time that works for you.

    COVID-19 Vaccine Connector

    We have added a OneStThomas page on COVID-19 vaccines. This page will connect you to State of Minnesota information about availability and eligibility for vaccines.

    Visit Find My Vaccine to learn more about where to get a vaccination. For more information about vaccines in Minnesota, please visit the MDH vaccine dashboard.

    State and County Information

    For more information about the numbers of statewide infections, please visit the following Minnesota Department of Health and county websites:

    What to Do if You Have COVID-19

    Individuals who are feeling sick should not come to campus. If you are already on campus and start to feel ill, you must go home.

    Call the Center for Well-Being at 651-962-6750 to schedule an appointment to get tested. The Center for Well-Being is currently prioritizing testing of symptomatic patients for COVID-19 using molecular (PCR) tests; asymptomatic testing may be available at the Center for Well-Being as space permits.

    Please note: If you receive a positive test and are currently living, learning or working on campus, you must notify the Center for Well-Being and follow these steps:

    1. Complete the student or employee COVID-19 self report form
    2. Isolate and quarantine yourself by staying in your residence hall/home and separate yourself from others
    3. Wear a mask or cloth face-covering around campus
    4. Wash your hands often
    5. Clean surfaces that you touch often

    Read more about St. Thomas' protocol for responding to confirmed cases of COVID-19.

    Reporting Positive Cases

    Reporting Positive Cases

    Please note: If you receive a positive test and are currently living, learning or working on campus, you must self-report using either the student or employee self-report forms on OneStThomas.

    The Campus Response 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.

    How to Get a Vaccine

    How to Get a Vaccine

    The University of St. Thomas is requiring all students, faculty and staff to be vaccinated for the fall 2021 term in addition to wearing face coverings in indoor public spaces when others are present. This decision is driven by our desire to provide a safe, high-quality and uninterruped experience for everyone this fall.

    How to Get a Vaccine on Campus

    The university has a limited amount of COVID-19 vaccine doses available through the Center for Well-Being. You may register for a vaccination online at the Center for Well-Being MyHealth Portal. Please call (651)-962-6750 for additional options if you do not see a date and time that works for you.

    COVID-19 Vaccine Connector

    We have added a OneStThomas page on COVID-19 vaccines. This page will connect you to State of Minnesota information about availability and eligibility for vaccines.

    Visit Find My Vaccine to learn more about where to get a vaccination. For more information about vaccines in Minnesota, please visit the MDH vaccine dashboard.

    State and County Information

    State and County Information

    For more information about the numbers of statewide infections, please visit the following Minnesota Department of Health and county websites:

    What to Do if You Have COVID-19

    What to Do if You Have COVID-19

    Individuals who are feeling sick should not come to campus. If you are already on campus and start to feel ill, you must go home.

    Call the Center for Well-Being at 651-962-6750 to schedule an appointment to get tested. The Center for Well-Being is currently prioritizing testing of symptomatic patients for COVID-19 using molecular (PCR) tests; asymptomatic testing may be available at the Center for Well-Being as space permits.

    Please note: If you receive a positive test and are currently living, learning or working on campus, you must notify the Center for Well-Being and follow these steps:

    1. Complete the student or employee COVID-19 self report form
    2. Isolate and quarantine yourself by staying in your residence hall/home and separate yourself from others
    3. Wear a mask or cloth face-covering around campus
    4. Wash your hands often
    5. Clean surfaces that you touch often

    Read more about St. Thomas' protocol for responding to confirmed cases of COVID-19.