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COVID-19 Information

To: Faculty, Staff and Students
From: Provost Matt Cecil
Date:  03/24/2022
Subject: COVID-19 Campus Update: March 24th, 2022

Good morning,

The downward trend in COVID-19 infections and hospitalizations continues this week. All of northern Kentucky and greater Cincinnati have low or medium COVID-19 levels according to the CDC. Case counts in the northern three counties stand at 4 new cases per 100,000 population per day. The transmission factor remains very low and total case counts continue to drop.

We are getting signals from a few places that there are rising case rates overseas, and we can anticipate a possible rise in COVID cases in the U.S. at some point in the coming weeks or months. We cannot predict what that might look like, but NKU will follow public health guidance and we may add mitigations as challenges arise to keep our campus community safe.

Virtual Options: While many meetings for faculty and staff are transitioning back to in person, we ask that you continue to provide a virtual option for attendees. This is in line with the flexibility we have all been asked to demonstrate as we move through various phases of the pandemic.

Testing: Today, March 24, is the last day Gravity Diagnostics will be on campus for free, walk-in COVID testing. Testing is available in University Center 204 from 12:30-3:30 p.m. and is open to all students, faculty and staff. Don’t forget to bring your All Card.

Vaccines and Boosters: We should continue to be mindful of and protect the immunosuppressed in our campus community. Pfizer vaccines and boosters are readily available at NKU Health, Counseling and Student Wellness (HCSW). Call (859) 572-5650 to make an appointment to receive your vaccine or booster.

It has been exciting to see everyone’s faces during the past two weeks. Thank you to everyone, especially faculty and staff, for all that you do to support our students.

Kind Regards,

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