Campus Safety Update 2/26/21

Friday, February 26, 2021
 
Fellow Educators,
 
This week we had one report of a member of the college community testing positive for COVID-19.  All notification protocols were followed, and we strongly encourage anyone who feels ill with any of the symptoms indicative of the coronavirus to please get tested

This week, Governor Lamont issued a new vaccine roll out plan that prioritizes vaccines according to age group:
  • March 1, 2021: Expands to age group 55 to 64
     
  • March 22, 2021: Expands to age group 45 to 54
     
  • April 12, 2021: Expands to age group 35 to 44
     
  • May 3, 2021: Expands to age group 16 to 34
The only exception is PreK -12 employees and CSCU and other higher education employees working in campus-based childcare centers and student teachers.  For more information on CT's vaccine stages and rollout plan, visit the COVID-19 Vaccine in Connecticut: Main Portal.
Information on vaccine scheduling can be found at https://portal.ct.gov/Coronavirus/COVID-19-Vaccination-Scheduling-Options, and there is detailed information about the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines available on the CDC website.

I strongly encourage everyone to schedule their vaccine appointments as soon as they are eligible. If we are going to reach herd immunity and get back to robust on-site operations, it will be critical that as many of us as possible are protected against COVID-19 and its variants. 
Please direct all questions or concerns about COVID-19 related issues to Dean, Jill McDowell (JMcDowell@GatewayCT.edu)

Thank you, everyone, for taking this matter seriously and for doing all that you can to keep our college community safe. 

Be well, 
Terry
 
William T. Brown, Ph.D.

Chief Executive Officer