I’m writing this evening to share information about three topics: a vaccine/booster clinic on campus, the results of our most recent round of COVID testing, and an update to our Health & Safety Plan.
As you know, we tested students and employees for COVID upon their return to campus on January 3 and 4. I’m writing now to share a picture of the COVID positive cases in our community as of today. This message will serve as this week’s community COVID update and will also be linked in Just the Facts under the COVID Data header. The table below describes the numbers and percentage of active COVID cases in four subsets of our population.These totals include both the results of our testing and the results provided to us by individuals who did not return to campus because they had recently tested positive on their own.
I'm writing on the cusp of the new year to share the most recent version of our 2021-2022 Health and Safety Plan and offer some information about what will help our community navigate this next stage of our pandemic experience most successfully.
Give our planet a gift this holiday season by making an effort to be more intentional with how you wrap your presents. Each year, about 227,000 miles worth of wrapping paper gets thrown away: that is enough to circle the planet nine times! Not only does wrapping gifts create waste, but also consumers end up throwing away about $12.7 billion of wrapping paper, tissue paper, and gift bags .
Perception determines and drives our approach, attitude, and actions in any given situation. The current global pandemic we are facing —and our varying responses to it— is a testament to the power of perception and how it impacts our experience, our behaviors, and the choices we make moment to moment. Read more!
In response to the violence of systemic racism that we have witnessed this year, Marissa Colston, our Equity and Inclusion Specialist, offers ways in which all of us can engage in nonviolent action. Read more!