To: Faculty, Staff and Students
From: Provost Sue Ott Rowlands
Subject: Update from COVID-19 Preparedness Team
Dear Campus Community,
We have a few reminders to share everyone this week. NKU students, faculty, staff and visitors are required to wear facial coverings and observe social distancing criteria on campus for as long as CDC and Kentucky health guidelines advise. For additional information, including qualifications for limited accommodations, please see NKU’s facial coverings FAQ webpage. Through the end of the semester, reusable facial coverings provided by NKU may be picked up from the Student Union Information Desk located on the 2nd floor. Faculty and staff are eligible to receive two facial coverings and students are eligible to receive one facial covering.
We encourage you to wear the facial coverings provided by NKU. However, if you wear a facial covering not provided by NKU, please assure the following:
As the weather begins to change, we are reinforcing the message from public health officials to get your flu shot. Heading into the influenza season, this is very important because evidence shows vaccination can reduce flu severity and prevent hospitalizations. NKU’s Health Services hopes to receive their supply soon. Once the vaccine is available on campus, they will send out an announcement.
Please remember the Norse Nine principals that reinforce good health habits and keep an eye on your email for our weekly updates. In the coming week, we will share updates about plans for Commencement and the Spring Semester.Sincerely,
Sue Ott Rowlands
Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs
Northern Kentucky University