To: Faculty, Staff and Students
From: Provost Matt Cecil
Subject: COVID-19 Campus Update: December 2, 2021
The drop in regional COVID-19 cases has plateaued, and the U.S. has its first confirmed case of the emerging Omicron coronavirus variant. As health experts work to learn more about this variant, we should remain vigilant. The best way to protect yourself against COVID is to get vaccinated, get your booster, and wear a face mask.
NKU’s Health, Counseling, and Student Wellness has appointments for the COVID-19 vaccine or booster. Call 859-572-5650 or email email@example.com. Health Services also is reporting more cases of the flu on campus. Please remember, Health Services has the Influenza vaccine in addition to the COVID vaccine.
Because the two illnesses have similar symptoms, we encourage everyone to get their flu shot as well as their COVID vaccine and/or booster. If you feel sick, please stay home and contact your health provider. Health Services has the COVID-19 PCR testing by appointment. The Northern Kentucky Health Department runs a drive-through testing center in Covington. Although Omicron is dominating headlines, Delta is the most prominent variant in the country, and we know the vaccine is highly effective in preventing serious illness with this variant.
The holiday season in full swing, and colder weather upon us. I am asking everyone to continue to take precautions. Masks are required indoors on campus. Please continue to be careful and avoid situations in which others are not being safe. By remaining vigilant, we can finish our fall semester and celebrate with Commencement in a few weeks. Thank you for all you do each day for our university.
Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs
Northern Kentucky University