Elon University / Today in Elon / October 12 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,

Key health information in this week’s update includes:

  • Safety and services on campus during the fall holidays
  • Get your flu shot!
  • Community health update

Safety and services on campus during the fall holidays

As we prepare for fall vacation this week, the university offices on main campus will be closed this Friday, October 14. Elon Law School continues with regular operations.

Information was shared with the university community on Monday about campus safety and services during the fall vacation.

Asymptomatic testing will be available at McCoy Commons 207 (Oaks Neighborhood) during regular hours (9 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.) until Thursday, October 13. No tests will be offered on Friday, October 14. Details on diagnostic testing (for those with symptoms) and other testing resources are available on the COVID-19 page of the Campus Health Status and Alerts website.

Student Health Services will maintain weekend hours during the break. Free virtual medical and mental health services through TimelyCare remain available to students 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, no matter where you are in the United States.

Get your flu shot!

If you haven’t already, now is the time to get your annual flu shot. The first confirmed case of the flu on campus was diagnosed at Student Health Services last week, and experts are predicting this could be a tough flu season.

Fall vacation can be a good time to get your flu and COVID-19 booster. Upcoming on-campus clinics after the break will allow students, faculty, and staff to receive the flu shot, the COVID-19 booster, or both at the same time.

Community health update

Every Tuesday afternoon at 4 p.m., the University COVID-19 webpage is updated with information about the status of COVID-19 in our community. The site also includes a link to the latest information on CDC COVID-19 community levels, which are currently medium in Alamance County and low in Guilford County.

Our next Community Health Update will be next Wednesday, October 19 at 10:45 a.m.

Jon Dooley, Ph.D.

Vice President of Student Life

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