September 22, 2022
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Community Health Updates
Our culture of well-being is strong! We have so much gratitude for our community and students who helped each other during the first weeks of school. This practice of compassion contributes to the community we seek to cultivate at Reed.
COVID-19: Students are practicing primary prevention, and our increased positive cases in the first weeks of school have dissipated. At our peak, we had 27 positive students; currently, we have four positive cases, mostly self-reported. We adhere to a 10 day isolation period with the option to test out on day six if negative. For students, the secure Student Health Portal is the best place to upload test results, including results from home test kits.
Bivalent COVID-19 vaccines have been ordered by the HCC. They are being distributed to larger pharmacies first, so we encourage students and community members to make appointments with these community facilities while we wait for our supply to arrive.
hMPXV (Monkeypox): The vaccine is available in many health centers in the community. Students are staying informed about how to minimize their risk, and HCC nurses are available to answer questions. We have had no reported cases on our campus.
FLU: We are working on setting up an influenza vaccine clinic for students in October. Stay tuned!
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