Vaccination rate 1% away from goal

by Amelia Schafer, Editor-in-Chief

The vaccination rate amongst students on-campus has risen to 79%, a mere 1% away from the campus-wide goal of 80%. The campus COVID positivity rate remains 1%.

Campus COVID cases

Two members of the Simpson College community have tested positive for COVID-19 in the last week, according to the Simpson College COVID-19 dashboard. 

There are currently two active cases – which include students, faculty and staff. 

The campus positivity rate is identified as 1%  – which is the same as last week. A total of 36 campus community members have tested positive since Aug. 23. Currently, no students are in quarantine either on or off-campus. 

The COVID-19 dashboard, which was updated daily, is now updated once per week each Thursday. The dashboard is only accessible to members of the Simpson College community through SCconnect. 

Minor Change in vaccination rates 

Indianola Campus

As of Nov. 4, 79% of the on-campus student body and 85% of faculty and staff have been fully vaccinated. 

West Des Moines Campus 

65% of students have been fully vaccinated within the West Des Moines campus. Faculty and staff maintained a vaccination rate of 91%.