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COVID-19 Information

To: Faculty, Staff and Students
From: Provost Matt Cecil
Date:  9/21/21
Subject: Vaccination Incentive Contest Update

Vaccination Incentive Contest UpdateWe want to thank everyone who has used NKU’s self-reporting tool to submit their vaccination status. Unfortunately, only 36 percent of our campus community has reported a positive vaccination status. Regional vaccination rates range from 67 percent (Kenton County) to 72 percent (Campbell County). Clearly many vaccinated individuals have chosen not to report their vaccination status.

This is very disappointing news—especially considering how aggressive the Delta variant is in our region and across the nation. We need quality data to inform our decision-making.

As of today, Tuesday, Sept. 21, we are pausing the vaccination incentive contest. 

When 50 percent of the campus community has self-reported their vaccination status, we will resume the incentive context. At that time, the weekly incentive will increase from $100 to $500.

We want to keep our campus safe and vibrant. The vaccine is a proven mitigation against the virus, so we strongly encourage anyone who can receive it to do so. Vaccinations are available on campus at NKU’s Health Services. You can make an appointment by calling (859) 572-5650, and walk-in vaccinations are also available on Thursdays from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in Student Union 324. If you are already vaccinated, report your status online.

Kind Regards,
Matt Cecil
Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs
Northern Kentucky University