April 1, 2022
Dear students, faculty, and staff,
Below, we report to you three things you need to know today.
Additional booster recommendations
This week, the CDC updated their COVID vaccination guidance to include a second booster for certain groups. Individuals 50 and over or those who are immunocompromised are now eligible for a fourth dose of mRNA vaccine (most commonly distributed by Pfizer or Moderna). In addition, individuals who have received 1 or 2 doses of Johnson & Johnson vaccine are now eligible to receive a third dose of an mRNA vaccine. Eligible individuals should reach out to their healthcare provider or the HCC to discuss.
Next week, COVID-19 surveillance testing will be available on Tuesday and Thursday (April 5 and 7) from 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM in Greenwood. Individuals may also participate in testing using one of the two satellite testing sites on campus, available in the Student Union and the Biology building.
New COVID-19 cases
Since our last report, we have been notified of six new COVID-19 cases in Reed community members who were on campus in the previous 14 days. All of these individuals are isolating and any Reed community members identified as potentially exposed were notified and provided with guidance on testing and quarantine, as appropriate for their individual situations.
If you have questions, please don't hesitate to reach out to the COVID-19 Risk Assessment Group at email@example.com.
Reporting on behalf of the COVID-19 Risk Assessment Group
Gary Granger, Director of Community Safety
Mandy Heaton, Executive Director of Communications & Public Affairs
Karnell McConnell-Black, Vice President for Student Life
Kathy Oleson, Dean of the Faculty & Professor of Psychology
Tawana Parks, Dean of Students
Hugh Porter, Vice President for College Relations & Planning
Madison Riethman, COVID-19 Response Coordinator & Health Project Manager
Suzy Renn, Professor of Biology
Timmie Rochon, Medical Services Director
April Sams, Director of Risk Management & Environmental Health and Safety
Lynn Valenter, Vice President of Finance and Treasurer
PS: Our COVID-19 dashboard includes current information on the total number of cases, vaccination rate, and other public health indicators. Additionally, all our COVID-19 communications are cataloged here.