Dashboard: COVID-19 Alert Levels

Updated October 16, 2021

Current status: Campus vaccination rates published; CDC shares data on rates among vaccinated and unvaccinated populations

Augsburg had another week of very low cases on campus even as regional and statewide transmission rates remained high (above 200 cases per 100,000 population in both Hennepin and Ramsey counties). The good news is that the week-over-week growth rate (so far) has not continued at the accelerated pace noted last week.

This week, we are also publishing vaccination data for Augsburg University. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published August data showing that unvaccinated people had more than 6 times more risk of testing positive for and 11 times more risk of dying from COVID-19 than vaccinated populations. Public health officials continue to state that getting vaccinated is the best way to protect yourself and those around you.

As of October 15, 2021 All Students Faculty/Staff
Vaccinated (as a % of all reported) 86.80% 96.31%
Reported to date 97.92% 87.15%

Below are the current COVID-19 dashboard data as of October 16, except where noted. For prior weeks’ data, see Augsburg’s COVID-19 Dashboard Metrics report.

Metric Status
Cases within the on-campus community New confirmed cases this week:
1 employee
0 on-campus students

On-campus student cases over 14 days = 0.04%

% of isolation beds full 0%
Change in 7-day case rate per 10,000
(for the week of September 26 – October 2)
+4.1 Hennepin County
+2.3 Ramsey County

+6.3 statewide

Regional test positivity rate
(as of October 14)
6.26% Hennepin County
5.71% Ramsey County
Regional 7-day case rate per 100,000 228.31 Hennepin County
203.15 Ramsey County


    • Due to standard delays in receiving and confirming case reports, recent data in this report may be incomplete.
    • The total student number used to calculate the percent of on-campus student cases for each week is 2,613. This includes all students with courses that meet in person or who live on campus or participate in on-campus activities even is none of their courses are in-person.
    • Change in regional 7-day case rate per 10,000 is reported by the Minnesota Department of Health.
    • Regional test positivity and 7-day case rate per 100,000 are reported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Key: COVID-19 Transmission Level Metrics

Transmission Level On-campus student cases % of isolation beds full Change in regional 7-day case rate per 10,000 Regional test positivity rate Regional 7-day case rate per 100,000
Low <1% over 14 days < 50% Steady or declining 0 – 4.99% 0 – 9.99
Moderate 1% – 3% over 14 days 50% – 75% Increasing 5 – 7.99% 10 – 49.99
Substantial 3%+ over 14 days 75% + Continued local case rate increases 8 – 9.99% 50 – 99.99
Sustained/High No improvement over 2-week period following implementation of High Transmission Level mitigation efforts 10% + 100+