COVID-19 report, 15 October
From 1 November, new guidelines come into effect for testing in connection with suspected coronavirus infection. The University refers to the Public Health Agency of Sweden website for details about the new guidelines on testing.
Ten confirmed cases of COVID-19 were reported last week, six students and four employees.
“In other respects, this week marked a kind of new trend, in that the Security and Safety Division received no coronavirus-related questions or comments. We see this as a sign of calmness about the coronavirus situation at the University,” says Uppsala University's Chief Security Officer Fredrik Blomqvist.
Vaccination initiative at Campus Gotland
Next week, Campus Gotland will be conducting a targeted initiative to increase the vaccination rate among students and employees on campus. On 21 October, Gotland’s mobile vaccination team will be stationed outside the entrance to Almedalsbiblioteket. Vaccination will be provided as a drop-in service on the spot – no appointment is needed.
For more information, visit Campus Gotland’s website.
When vaccination was last offered in this way, 69 individuals were vaccinated.
Infection status report
The infection situation in brief is as follows: as of 15 October there have been 1,116 confirmed cases of COVID-19 at Uppsala University, since the start of the 2020 autumn semester.
This figure breaks down as follows:
- 841 students (+6)
- 275 employees (+4)
- Beginning in the 2021 autumn semester, the statistics for doctoral students are included in the statistics for employees.