November 19, 2021
We are in the home stretch of the fall semester, and we are succeeding because of you! Thank you.
Higher Positivity Rate Among Unvaccinated
This chart, which shows data collected from Susquehanna students and employees, illustrates the benefit of being fully vaccinated against Covid. The positivity rate (the proportion of tests that are positive for the virus) is about 10x higher in the unvaccinated population than among the vaccinated, and may even be increasing. The risk of severe complications with the disease is also much higher in unvaccinated people.
Give Yourself a Boost(er)
The Food and Drug Administration has given its OK for fully vaccinated Americans who are age 18 and older to receive a Covid-19 booster shot. SU is not able to offer the vaccine/boosters on campus, so you might consider getting your booster while you are home over Thanksgiving. Although not a requirement at this point, students can email an image of your updated Covid vaccination card to firstname.lastname@example.org. Faculty and staff who have received a booster can submit the Faculty and Staff Covid Vaccine Form.
Post-Thanksgiving Testing for Students
Limited return-to-campus testing will be available the week of Nov. 29. If you are already not part of routine testing, please use this link to sign up for a testing time if you have concerns.
Flu Shot Reminder for Students
The Student Health Center is offering students free seasonal flu vaccines. You can get a shot before you head out for Thanksgiving or get one when you return. You can get a flu shot concurrent with a Covid vaccine or booster. The sooner the better. To schedule a flu shot, call the Health Center at 570-372-4385.
Reminder to Mask Up
Members of the Susquehanna community reflect on why they wear a mask on video as we continue to find our way through the Covid-19 pandemic. Let’s go SU – mask up!
One Final Word
Everyone, please stay safe when traveling and while away from campus. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!