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Message from Interim Provost Durojaiye: February 2

To: Faculty, Staff and Students
From: Interim Provost Ande Durojaiye
Date:  2/2/21
Subject: Update from COVID-19 Preparedness Team

Dear Campus Community,

We learned last week that Kentucky has delayed implementation of Phase 1C on the state vaccination schedule because of a lack of vaccinations to distribute. As you will recall, faculty and staff at NKU are part of that phase. Unfortunately as of today, we have no estimated timeline for starting Phase 1C to share.

Kentucky has also announced the locations of three mass vaccination sites, although none are near campus. The closest will be in Lexington with another in Danville and two more in Paducah/the southwestern part of the state.

In the meantime, you can sign up to receive updates from the state as we move through the phases. Just complete a survey in which you’ll answer a few questions about yourself and provide your contact information. To participate, simply go to vaccine.ky.gov. It is important to note that submitting the form will not reserve a COVID-19 vaccine.

We are also continuing to monitor the new and more contagious COVID-19 variants in the United States. While infection numbers are lower in our region this week than in recent weeks, we must remain vigilant in this fight by continuing to wear facial coverings, social distancing and using proper health hygiene. These important strategies are part of our Norse Nine principles and are always available online. 

Finally, please continue to check in on the Healthy@NKU app before coming to campus. If you are sick, please stay home and contact your health care provider. Follow the student and/or employee flow chart for guidance if you are required to quarantine or test positive for the virus. If you do have a positive test, please self-report it to NKU via the COVID-19 Online Reporting Form

As always, thank you all for working to keep our community safe and healthy. 

Sincerely,

Ande Durojaiye