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Message from Interim Provost Durojaiye: March 2

To: Faculty, Staff and Students
From: Interim Provost Ande Durojaiye
Date:  3/2/21
Subject: Update from COVID-19 Preparedness Team

Dear Campus Community,

COVID-19 vaccinations for Kentucky residents in Phase 1C opened this week, along with individuals in Phase 1A and 1B. As we shared on Friday, we don’t expect an increase in the number of doses for this week, so finding an appointment will continue to be a challenge. 

At this point, St. Elizabeth Healthcare and the Kroger Clinic at the Northern Kentucky Convention Center in Covington are accepting anyone who meets the Phase 1C criteria. Other sites are only accepting those age 60 or older or those age 16 or older with high-risk conditions defined by the CDC. Here is the list of sites in our area to receive a COVID vaccine. Appointments fill quickly, and we encourage anyone who lives in Kentucky to keep checking for openings. The supply of doses should ramp up in the coming weeks with the Johnson & Johnson vaccine being distributed along with Pfizer and Moderna. As more doses become available, you should see more appointments.

We have had many questions if NKU employees who live in Ohio or Indiana can receive their vaccine in Kentucky. Gov. Beshear has not adjusted the residency requirement for vaccinations. Only individuals who live in Kentucky can receive a Kentucky vaccine, and you are required to show proof of residency at your vaccination appointment. 

Ohio has announced it will begin its Phase 1C on Thursday, March 4, but higher education is not included in this phase for the Buckeye State. It includes those 60 and over or those age 16 or older with some of the CDC’s listed high-risk conditions. Ohio is not prioritizing professions at this point but rather age categories and health risks. Employees who live in Ohio can register for the vaccine online, and Indiana residents can register for the vaccine here

 

As you come to campus, please remember these important points: 

  • Check in on the Healthy@NKU app to complete the COVID-19 self-screen on the days you plan to be on campus. The Healthy@NKU app is available through myNKU for both standard platforms and mobile devices.  
  • Remember your facial covering. You are required to wear a facial covering while you are on campus. 
  • If you’re sick or not feeling well, please stay home and contact Health Services or your healthcare provider. Do not come to campus or visit the Student Health Center without calling.
  • If you do have close contact with someone who is positive for COVID-19, or you test positive for the virus, follow the student and/or employee flow chart for guidance. And remember, if you test positive, we ask you to self-report it to NKU via the COVID-19 Online Reporting Form.
  • Refresh yourself on the Norse Nine principles to stay healthy. Health Officials agree these steps are the best protection against spreading or catching the virus. 

 

Thank you for everything you do each day to support our campus community. Stay healthy and safe.


Sincerely,

Ande Durojaiye

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