February 2 update from Vice President for Student Life Jon Dooley

Vice President for Student Life Jon Dooley is providing regular email update messages to keep students and parents informed about the efforts for a healthy Spring Semester.

Dear Students, Faculty, and Staff,

Summary of updates in this message

  • Status updates
  • On-campus booster clinics
  • Weekly testing information
  • Isolation and quarantine information

Status updates

The university dashboard is updated on the Healthy Elon website each weekday morning.

  • 70 new COVID-19 cases were confirmed among Elon students and employees over the past week, January 26 – February 1. This compares to 76 new cases the week prior.
  • As of yesterday, February 1, there were an estimated 53 active cases among Elon students and employees. This compares to 56 active cases a week ago.
  • All North Carolina counties are in the “high” community transmission category. The CDC and state health officials continue to recommend wearing masks in public indoor settings, including stores, restaurants, and other businesses.
  • The indoor mask requirement continues on campus for everyone, regardless of vaccination status, due to the high rates of transmission in the community and across the region.

On-campus booster clinics this week

  • Three booster clinics will be held on campus this week, Wednesday through Friday, February 2-4, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. each day in Alumni Gym.
  • After this week, booster clinics will be held on-campus each Friday until the beginning of Spring Break.
  • Advance registration for all on-campus booster clinics is available online.

Weekly testing information

  • All individuals who are not vaccinated or who are eligible for the booster but have not uploaded their documentation are required to participate in weekly asymptomatic testing. Individuals who submit documentation of a positive test result are exempt from weekly testing for 90 days.
  • Visit the Healthy Elon website for information about asymptomatic and symptomatic testing.

Isolation and quarantine information

  • Individuals who are eligible for the booster shot and have not uploaded their documentation (including those with an exemption from the requirement) must quarantine if they are a close contact (including being a roommate) of someone who tests positive.
  • Visit the Healthy Elon website for information about isolation and quarantine protocols for those who test positive for COVID-19 as well as those individuals (including roommates) who are identified as close contacts with a positive case.

Detailed information is always available on the Healthy Elon website, which provides important health and wellness information for students and employees, including what to do if you feel ill, test positive, or have close contact with a positive case. The site also offers responses to frequently asked questions about academics, vaccination, and employee information.

The next email update will be sent Wednesday, February 9, at 10:45 a.m., unless an additional message is warranted before then.

Dr. Jon Dooley

Vice President for Student Life