Update for Fall Term - Law Students

To: W&L Law Students
From: Trenya Mason, Assistant Dean of Law Student Affairs
Date: Friday, October 23

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

Earlier today, the COVID-19 Committee announced a change in the COVID-19 Environment Level from yellow-middle to yellow-high. While there is not an adjustment in restrictions for gathering sizes (the limits remain 10 people indoors, 25 people outdoors), we are re-emphasizing the importance of everyone maintaining physical distancing, wearing face coverings, limiting the number of close contacts, reporting COVID-like symptoms, and completing the daily attestation. Thank you for your engagement in supporting the health and safety of our campus community.

COVID-19 Committee Office Hours

As referenced in last week's communication, members of the COVID-19 Committee will make themselves available at points during the remainder of the term to continue their dialogue with law students and field additional questions. To that end, the COVID-19 Committee is hosting a series of office hours in the coming weeks.

For now, the office hours will be held via Zoom and you can use the links below to drop in. We look forward to seeing you!

COVID-19 Testing Update

Last week, the university increased capacity with our testing partner, Bode Technologies, and we are now testing up to 600 students and employees each week as part of W&L's ongoing testing program, which includes asymptomatic testing of identified close contacts of known cases, as well as surveillance testing. Previously, on-campus clinics were testing 50 law students per week, so this figure will expand with the recent increase in overall capacity.

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

Public Safety has started a fun recognition program to "catch" students doing the right things - distancing, wearing face coverings - with a raffle beginning soon. Keep an eye out for public safety officers on the lookout for COVID-safe behaviors. They'll be recognizing students on the spot, and handing out raffle tickets for great prizes!

Reminder: Get Your Seasonal Flu Shot

If you did not get an opportunity to attend one of the flu shot clinics on campus, flu vaccinations are also available at the Student Health Center by appointment any time 24/7 (except 12-1 p.m. and 6-7 p.m. daily). Please call ahead for a nurse appointment as there are no walk-ins for flu shots at the SHC.