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Message from Interim Provost Durojaiye: April 13

To: Faculty, Staff and Students
From: Interim Provost Ande Durojaiye
Date:  4/13/21
Subject: COVID-19 Vaccination Update

Dear Campus Community,

Just yesterday, Kentucky opened eligibility for COVID-19 vaccinations to everyone age 16 and older, entering our community into the final stage of the Commonwealth’s vaccine rollout. Students who live in Kentucky are now able to sign up for their COVID vaccine. Ohio and Indiana had already extended vaccine eligibility to ages 16 and older last month, meaning our entire student population may receive their vaccine.

We encourage all students to make an appointment as soon as possible. Appointments fill very quickly, so check the websites often. For Kentucky residents, here are the locations that offer COVID-19 vaccinations in our area: 

Visit the Vaccine FAQ for more information

Also, if you need a ride, six area healthcare systems are working with United Way to sponsor free Lyft rides for vaccination appointments for community residents in the Greater Cincinnati area. That’s in both Kentucky and Ohio. For more information, please click here.

As the work to vaccinate our community proceeds, the fight against the pandemic will continue this summer and fall with proven methods to prevent spread such as the use of personal protective equipment. In an effort to provide quality and effective PPE going forward, NKU has decided to purchase and distribute through a centralized location. Quantities may be limited based upon the overall university requirements and availability. For guidance, please click here or email COVID19@nku.edu for additional information.

Finally, it is always worth reminding the community that we must continue to follow our Norse Nine principles on campus and off. When you do come to campus, please complete the COVID-19 self-screen on the Healthy@NKU app to ensure everyone on NKU’s campus is well. Let us remain diligent and keep up the great work we have been doing to keep our campus community healthy and safe. 

Sincerely,

Ande Durojaiye

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