Subject: COVID-19: Important Reminders
Dear campus community,
I hope you are all well and having a great semester. Yesterday, we sent a communication to students to commend them for helping keep the BSU community safe during COVID-19 and to repeat our public health protocols for good health practices. We encouraged all students to get a booster shot at the Wellness Center; reminded them about BSU’s vaccine and attestation mandate; underscored our requirement to wear a mask in classrooms and other instructional spaces (unless otherwise instructed by faculty); promoted the utilization of our robust availability of rapid tests and masks; and, lastly, advised students to report any positive COVID results.
Let me reiterate a few of those reminders to you, our outstanding faculty, librarians and staff.
Get Your Booster!
Being vaccinated and boosted is proven to be effective in protecting people from the COVID-19 virus and the Omicron variant. If you wish to make an appointment for the new bivalent COVID-19 booster on campus, please choose the first link on the COVID-19 page. While we may like to wish it away, COVID-19 is unfortunately still with us. We have plenty of boosters available and this is the best way to protect yourself from current variants.
Rapid Test Availability
BSU strongly encourages all members of our community to test regularly and especially if you have COVID-19 symptoms or have been in contact with someone who tested positive. BSU has thousands of free rapid tests on hand that can be obtained at the Wellness Center, RSU information desk and the Tinsley Center.
Let Us Know: Reporting
We ask that all members of our campus community who are COVID-positive or want to report exposure to COVID, please complete our COVID 19 reporting form, which can be easily found on the COVID-19 page. Using this form also allows residents to inform residence life of their positivity and provides all students with a link to the most up-to-date information on isolation.
Thank you again for all you have done to keep yourself and those around you safe during the pandemic. While we are clearly emerging from its grip, it is still highly advisable to be vigilant. Remember, you can find all the latest information and links to complete your vaccine attestation, sign up for a booster vaccination and report a positive COVID-19 test result on our COVID-19 page.
With warmest regards,
Dr. Chris Frazer
The Wellness Center
Bridgewater State University