Campus experiences no new COVID cases; vaccine rate remains the same

by Amelia Schafer, Editor-in-Chief

For the first time this semester, there are no active cases of COVID-19 on campus. Meanwhile, the vaccination rate among on-campus students remains at 79%. 

Campus COVID cases

No 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 also no active cases of COVID-19 among students, faculty and staff. 

The campus positivity rate is 0%. 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. 11, 79% of the on-campus student body and 85% of faculty and staff have been fully vaccinated. The on-campus rate of student vaccinations has not changed in two weeks.

West Des Moines Campus 

67% of students have been fully vaccinated within the West Des Moines campus. Faculty and staff maintained a vaccination rate of 91%.