Campus Safety Update

Monday, November 22, 2021

From the desk of

William 'Terry' Brown, Ph.D.

Chief Executive Officer

Fellow Educators,

Since our last Campus Safety Update, two members of the college community have reported testing positive for COVID19. This brings our total to 23 cases for the fall semester. On-site testing and vaccinations continue. Last week, President Cheng announced that, as of November 16, 83% of the community college students that are exclusively on-campus learners this fall are fully or partially vaccinated an increase from 80% one month ago. IDs will be deactivated, and these students will not be able to enter the buildings until such time as they have achieved compliance.
I want to thank everyone who has been diligent about filling following all of the required protocols, including out the Attestation form, getting vaccinated or being tested on a weekly basis. You are making a difference and you are keeping our campus safe.

A reminder that weekly testing takes place on campus on Tuesdays from 8:30 a.m. to 1: 30 p.m. and Wednesdays from 1:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in N101 and can be scheduled online.

We also continue to host Cornell Scott Hill Health Center Vaccination Clinics (COVID/Booster/Flu) on campus in N102. The remaining clinics for this month will take place 11/23 and 11/30 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

I strongly encourage everyone who is able to also get their flu shots this year. With a greater return to in-person and larger group celebrations, we must continue to take all possible precautions to keep ourselves, our loved ones and our friends as safe as possible. While flu rates plummeted over the past two years, we should remain as diligent in order to keep up that trend.

The coronavirus is opportunistic, and we have seen increases in COVID cases over past holiday breaks when people are more likely to travel and gather. As we enter into the Thanksgiving Recess, I want to encourage everyone to remain vigilant to take all the appropriate steps to prevent and mitigate spread of COVID.
I wish everyone a safe and restful Thanksgiving recess.

William 'Terry' Brown, Ph.D.
Chief Executive Officer