SGA appoint VP, advocate for return of weekly COVID screening in first meeting of academic year

The Student Government Association had their first business meeting on Sept. 2.

Elon University Student Government Association’s first business meeting of the 2021-22 academic year started off with the open forum where Elon student Trinity Dixon ’22 spoke about weekly covid testing for Elon students.

Dixon advocated for Elon to return to its weekly testing schedule from the spring 2021 semester, saying that none of the vaccines offered in the United States are fully effective and cited capacity rates for North Carolina hospitals.

For the President’s report from Student Body President Jack Corby ’22, was the appointment of Ireland Horan ’22 to the vice president position for the Class of 2022. Horan was passed with a vote of 31-2-0.

The advisor’s report from Jana Lynn Patterson centered around COVID-19 and Patterson provided updates from the Healthy Elon committee regarding testing requirements for traveling organizations, close contact tracing and the newly announced flu vaccine requirement for the fall semester.

Patterson also said that Healthy Elon is monitoring the idea of booster COVID-19 shots and expanding asymptomatic testing for students. Under the vice president’s report was the appointment of Madison Holmes to chair the Elections Committee. The appointment passed with a vote of 34-0.