Update for Fall Term - Law Students

To: W&L Law Students
From: Trenya Mason, Assistant Dean of Law Student Affairs
Date: Friday, October 9

I wanted to share a brief status on the current COVID-19 cases on campus. This past week, W&L experienced a small number of new cases, several of which appear to be a new cluster unrelated to the previously identified clusters from mid-September. The law student and dining services employee who received positive test results last week do not appear to be related to any of these known clusters.

Fortunately, since these new cases surfaced last Thursday, testing based on contact tracing and symptomatic testing in the Student Health Center have only identified a few additional positive cases, all of which are quarantining undergraduate students and appear to be related to the new cluster. This is a positive trend we hope we're able to maintain as we move into the second half of the term. You can access current testing data on W&L's COVID-19 Testing Dashboard.

The Law School administration is grateful to our students, faculty and staff for their continued vigilance in following the current guidance and doing their Daily Attestation. While we know this has not been an easy term thus far, the steps we're taking together as a community to keep one another safe and slow the spread of COVID-19 on our campus have helped us to keep the virus at a level that has not overwhelmed our resources, and which we have been able to successfully manage. We appreciate all that you're doing and continue to do to make this unusual semester a success!

Law Student Town Hall with COVID-19 Committee Members - Monday, Oct. 12 at 6 p.m.

Members of the COVID-19 Committee are inviting all law students to join them in a virtual Town Hall to answer questions related to the current COVID-19 response. The Town Hall will be held via Zoom on Monday, Oct. 12 at 6 p.m. Registration is required; please register in advance with your W&L email address, using the following link: https://wlu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJApcOmgqjMuH9zrj4m3laO7zwzbsnxD3WCR. Once you register, please submit your questions to the committee members in advance of the session. I encourage all of you to participate!

Get Your Seasonal Flu Shot

Receiving a flu vaccine this season is more important than ever. Protect yourself from the seasonal flu by taking advantage of the on campus flu shot clinic being held Tuesday, Oct. 13 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Leyburn Library (main floor).

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 no walk ins for flu shots at the SHC.

Your Suggestions and Feedback Are Appreciated

Thank you again to those who have shared their comments and constructive feedback, which helps us shape these information-driven updates each week. Please continue to send me your thoughts, or let me now if you have COVID-19-related questions.