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This past week, Augsburg’s on-campus transmission rate again moved up to the moderate transmission range, and we continue to receive reports of positive COVID-19 cases and exposures to people with COVID-19.
Augsburg already is largely operating according to Minnesota Department of Health recommendations for moderate transmission levels. We continue to monitor the on-campus case rates to determine whether additional action will be needed. (See the COVID-19 status blog for a link to the MDH transmission level guidance.)
Your best protection, as always, is to avoid close contact by wearing masks and maintaining 6 feet of distance when gathering with others.
In addition, over the next two weeks, Augsburg is offering free, on-campus saliva testing in coordination with the State of Minnesota. State health officials have expanded testing across Minnesota in an effort to help people (particularly 18-to-35 year olds, who often don’t have symptoms and don’t even know they are infectious) to determine whether they have the virus before traveling or visiting family and friends at Thanksgiving.