Important Information Regarding COVID-19 Vaccinations – Undergraduate Students, Faculty and Staff

To: W&L Undergraduate Students, Faculty, and Staff
From: Steve McAllister, Vice President for Finance and Treasurer; Elizabeth Oliver, Interim Provost; and Sidney Evans, Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students
Date: Monday, May 3

Achieving a high level of COVID-19 vaccination coverage among our campus community affords us the best chance of being on campus with fewer requirements for masking and distancing. Over the past two weeks, vaccinations reported by our students, faculty, and staff in the Daily Attestation application have slowed, and we currently sit at just under 66% of our campus population being at least partially vaccinated. This means we have some work to do still to get our campus community to a level of widespread vaccination coverage.

We continue to strongly encourage all of our students, faculty, and staff to get a COVID-19 vaccine as soon as possible. This includes individuals who have previously been infected with COVID-19, who can get vaccinated any time after COVID infection once they are out of isolation and acute symptoms have resolved.

There are numerous opportunities to get vaccinated in our area. A vaccine information page has been added to the COVID-19 Resources website, which features information for finding and scheduling a local vaccination appointment.

There are still appointments available for the Central Shenandoah Health District's two clinics at the Old Peebles/Gordmans in Lexington tomorrow, Tuesday, May 4:

Additional clinics can be found using the Virginia Department of Health's vaccination finder at vaccineappointments.virginia.gov.

In addition, in order to accurately reflect the percentage of our campus population that has been vaccinated, it is important that everyone log their vaccination dates in the Daily Attestation application. If you have not already done so, please report your vaccine dates as soon as possible.