This update from the Ready & Resilient Committee offers details on the goal for at least 80 percent of the Elon campus community to be vaccinated by the end of April.
Members of the Elon community,
Great news this week about COVID-19 vaccinations: North Carolina has moved up the dates on its vaccination plan. All Elon faculty, staff and student employees are now eligible to receive the vaccine. As of April 7, students living in residence halls and apartment complexes will be eligible.
Today we announce our campus goal for at least 80% of our campus community to be vaccinated by the end of April.
Until we reach that goal, all of us – whether we are vaccinated or not – must:
- Continue wearing masks, distancing, and limiting gathering sizes.
- Get Ready, Get Vaccinated, Get Records Uploaded, & Help Others.
Get ready now by learning about your eligibility date, familiarizing yourself with possible vaccine sites, and planning how you will get to the vaccination site.
The updated Ready & Resilient vaccine website contains the latest information about eligibility and vaccination site locations. (just click the “information for employees” or information for students” buttons).
Survey: Please complete this quick vaccination survey to share your needs for support in securing vaccines, recommended vaccine sites, etc.
Students, staff, and faculty are strongly encouraged to get the vaccine wherever and whenever it is available to them, even if that means traveling to neighboring counties or cities. Check the updated vaccine page (with student/fac/staff links) for updates about sites and appointments.
- Faculty, staff, and student employees: Now eligible as frontline essential workers in Group 3.
- Students with certain high-risk medical conditions: Eligible beginning March 17 in Group 4.
- Students who live in residence halls and other group living situations: Eligible beginning April 7 in Group 4.
The Infectious Disease Team continues working to obtain vaccine doses to be administered on campus. We will notify the campus if this opportunity arises.
Get Your Vaccine Record Uploaded
Students, faculty, and staff must complete the COVID-19 Testing Exception form and attach their vaccination record card to be considered fully vaccinated.
- IT staff are creating a process for uploading vaccine record cards while visiting the testing site in Alumni Gym.
- Click here to read requirements about testing and quarantine until 14 days after being fully vaccinated.
Share Information and Skills
We encourage everyone to share information about appointments, test sites, and available doses as well as to volunteer at vaccine sites. Student orgs, departments, and residence halls can identify captains/leaders to help their own group members get appointments or volunteer to help local communities who do not have access, services, or expertise to navigate online registration systems.
- CityGate Dream Center in Burlington will need volunteers, starting next week at a new vaccine site. Details and a signup link will be shared soon.
- The Infectious Disease Team will need many volunteers to help, if we receive supplies for a campus vaccine clinic.
- Staff Volunteer Hours: With supervisor approval, staff may use the 16 annual volunteer hours to support COVID-19 related needs in our communities. To report leave hours, click on the “Disaster Relief” category under volunteer hours.
- Volunteers should follow guidelines for masking, distancing, and limiting group size.
We will share more information as it becomes available. Thank you for getting ready, getting vaccinated, getting your documentation uploaded, and helping others to do the same,
Jeff Stein, Ready & Resilient Committee Chair
The Ready & Resilient Committee
- Jeff Stein, Vice President for Strategic Initiatives and Assistant Professor of English (Chair)
- Dan Anderson, Vice President of University Communications
- Ginette Archinal, Medical Director of Student Health and University Physician
- MarQuita Barker, Director of Residence Life
- John Barnhill, Associate Vice President for University Advancement
- Tom Flood, Assistant Vice President of Physical Plant
- Jason Husser, Associate Professor of Political Science and Policy Studies, and Director of the Elon Poll (Academic Council Representative)
- Deandra Little, Assistant Provost, Director of the Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning and Professor of English
- Paul Miller, Assistant Provost for Academic Operations and Communications and Professor of Exercise Science
- Kelly Reimer, Director of Teaching and Learning Technologies (Staff Council Representative)
- Carrie Ryan, Director of Auxiliary Services
- Kelli Shuman, Associate Vice President for Human Resources & Chief Human Resources Officer
- Gabie Smith, Dean of Elon College, the College of Arts and Sciences and Professor of Psychology
- Mary Southern, Project Manager for Provost and Academic Affairs Operations (Project Manager)
- Mike Ward, Deputy Director of Athletics
- Randy Williams, Vice President and Associate Provost for Inclusive Excellence and Assistant Professor of Education