Elon University / Today in Elon / November 16 Community Health Update
A weekly update from Vice President for Student Life Jon Dooley with community health information, important resources, and announcements of any protocol changes.
Dear students, teachers and staff,
Thanksgiving break comes at an important time in the semester, with projects, papers, and exams on the horizon. It can also be a good time to take a step back and assess your approach to health and wellness. Visit the university Health EU website for a comprehensive set of resources and recommendations. Tabs on the site allow users to view resources by category (students or faculty/staff) or by the six dimensions of well-being. Students, remember that Virtual Mental Health and Medical Resources from TimelyCare stay available during the break, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, from anywhere in the United States
Additional key health information in this week’s update includes:
- Last flu and COVID-19 reminder clinic on campus – November 29
- Asymptomatic testing schedule
- Safety and services on campus during the Thanksgiving holiday
- Community health update – no email update next week
Last flu and COVID-19 reminder clinic on campus – November 29
Due to strong interest in on-campus flu and COVID-19 reminder clinics, we have added an additional clinic date on Tuesday, November 29, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Lakeside 214. Pre-registration is recommended. This will be the last COVID-19 flu shot/reminder clinic of the quarter.
Whether through an on-campus clinic or at home during the Thanksgiving holiday, students, faculty, and staff are strongly encouraged to keep up to date with the latest COVID-19 reminder and annual vaccine against flu.
Asymptomatic testing schedule
The schedule for asymptomatic testing at McCoy Commons, 212 (Oaks Neighborhood) will be adjusted in the coming week, but remains available for those who wish to test before traveling or visiting family.
- Program for the rest of this week:
- Wednesday, November 16 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
- Thursday, November 17 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
- Friday, November 18 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
- Next week’s schedule:
- From Monday, November 21 to Wednesday, November 23, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
- Closed from Thursday 24 November to Sunday 27 November
- Visit the Campus Health Status and Alerts website for other COVID-19 testing options.
Visit the Campus health and alerts website for other COVID-19 testing options.
Safety and services on campus during the Thanksgiving holiday
The University offices will be closed next Thursday and Friday, November 24 and 25, for the Thanksgiving holiday.
Detailed information was shared with the university community in an email yesterday on security and services on campus during the Thanksgiving holiday.
Community health update – no email update next week
Every Tuesday afternoon at 4 p.m., the university COVID-19 webpage is updated with information on the status of COVID-19 in our community. The site also includes a link to the latest CDC COVID-19 information. community levelswhich are presently at Low in Alamance and Guilford counties.
There will be no weekly Community Health Update email next week. Our next message will be Wednesday, November 30 at 10:45 a.m.
Best wishes for a healthy, safe and relaxing break!
Jon Dooley, Ph.D.
Vice President of Student Life