Weekly COVID-19 Update - Faculty and Staff

To: W&L Faculty and Staff
From: COVID-19 Committee
Date: Thursday, March 4

Below is this week's update on the university's response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Please continue to check the COVID-19 Resources website for the latest campus messages and resources, and to submit your questions to covid19@wlu.edu

NEW! Vaccination Survey and Reporting

The university is asking faculty, staff, and students to indicate their intent to receive the COVID-19 vaccine as it becomes available, and to record COVID-19 vaccinations as they are received. This information will be used to assist in projecting future herd immunity associated with active vaccine prevalence among our campus community. Only ITS database administrators with elevated rights will have access to employee data in order to maintain university security protocols. The data will be made available in aggregate to members of the COVID-19 Committee for the purposes of projecting, modeling, and making policy recommendations. Personally identifiable information will not be accessible to members of the committee.

On Monday, March 8, when you log into the Daily Attestation App, you will be asked a multiple-choice question related to your intent to get the COVID-19 vaccine. Also beginning Monday, the app will include a place to record COVID-19 vaccinations for those who have gotten or choose to get them. Please refer to your COVID-19 vaccination card and select the type of vaccine you received, and the date administered for each dose.

Guidance for Those Who Have Had COVID-19 or Been Vaccinated

As a reminder, members of our campus community are still expected to follow all university guidelines and safety measures even if you have previously had COVID-19 or have received the COVID-19 vaccination. The CDC continues to advise that whether you have had COVID-19 or not, the best way to prevent infection is to take steps to protect yourself and others, including wearing face coverings, maintaining a distance of at least 6 feet from others, washing your hands, and avoiding crowds and confined spaces.