Weekly COVID-19 Update - Undergraduate Students

To: W&L Undergraduate Students
From: The COVID-19 Committee
Date: Thursday, March 18

Below is this week's COVID-related update. 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.

Reminder to Record Vaccinations

Please remember to record your COVID-19 vaccinations in the Daily Attestation application after each dose you receive. We will be adding a page to the university's COVID-19 Dashboard to report the percentage of students and employees who have been fully vaccinated.

Local Vaccination Clinics

The Central Shenandoah Health District (CSHD) is expanding its vaccination efforts this week to include all groups in Phase 1b, which includes those aged 16 through 64 years with a high risk medical condition or disability that increases their risk of severe illness from COVID-19. Invitations for these clinics will come by email or phone call. In addition, they will now post all extra appointments on their website at 12:00 p.m. the day before a clinic. Please review the specific clinic eligibility requirements before you register for an appointment. If you do not meet eligibility requirements, your appointment will be cancelled.

COVID-19 Committee Office Hours

The COVID-19 Committee will hold office hours every Friday afternoon from 3:00 - 3:45 for the remainder of the term. Use the following Zoom link to drop in: https://wlu.zoom.us/j/93089623352. We look forward to seeing you! As always, please reach out with your concerns if you cannot attend one of these office hours.

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

As a reminder, you 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. This includes participating in regular screening testing, unless you are currently exempt from testing. 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.

Caught You! (doing the right thing, that is!)

Public Safety and Residential Life continue their weekly recognition raffle program to "catch" students doing the right things (e.g., physical distancing, wearing face coverings). Public safety officers, CAs, and RAs are recognizing students on the spot for COVID-safe behaviors, and handing out raffle tickets for great prizes! Follow this program on social media: WLUPubSafe on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Here are the recent raffle winners:

  • Clara Albacete (23U)
  • Henry Barden (23U)
  • Caroline Christianson (24U)
  • Charley Colby (23U)
  • Hannah Galbreath (23U)
  • Allen Litvak (21U)
  • Richie Manigault (23U)
  • Georgia McSwain (24U)
  • Kayla Monaghan (24U)
  • Jillian Rosenwasser (23U)
  • Ashwin Suresh (24U)
  • Tiwaniya Tyler (24U)