Weekly Coronavirus Communications Update - April 23

Colleagues:

More and more students, faculty and staff continued to receive a vaccine through the MSU Pavilion this week. The drive-through clinic — a partnership between MSU and Ingham County Health Department — has been open for a combined 73 days and has helped vaccinate more than 73,000 local residents. This partnership wouldn’t be possible without the help and support of the more than 750 MSU volunteers who donated a combined 15,000 hours of their time. And our walk-through clinic for MSU students, faculty and staff has been able to vaccinate more than 3,400 Spartans thanks to the help of 22 MSU volunteers who have donated 1,500 hours of their time.

These numbers are incredibly impressive and are something to truly be proud of. Vaccinations are key to a more typical fall semester and more face-to-face learning and working.

For those who are watching the Spring Football game today, either in person or virtually, enjoy and Go Green!  

Important updates

  • Monday, Ingham County Health Department announced that it is welcoming all Michigan residents to receive the COVID-19 vaccine at the MSU Pavilion drive-through clinic.
  • Also Monday, President Stanley sent an email informing all faculty and staff that they are now eligible to schedule an appointment to receive a vaccine through the walk-through clinic on the north side of the MSU Pavilion.
  • On Wednesday, University Physician David Weismantel asked all students, faculty and staff to complete a survey to determine interest levels in receiving the COVID-19. This is part of the university’s efforts to ensure it is doing the best job to meet the needs of the community.
  • PLEASE NOTE, MSU will pause its walk-through clinic during finals week. While the walk-through clinic is paused, students, faculty and staff may still get a COVID-19 vaccine through the Ingham County Health Department’s drive-through clinic at the Pavilion. Those without a personal vehicle are permitted to walk up to the clinic to receive a vaccine.

Spartan Stories

  • MSU Senior Ri’An Jackson shares why she is getting vaccinated and why her fellow Spartans should too in a State News guest column.
  • Spartans in Shanghai help out at a vaccination site for Global Day of Service.
  • Alumnus Vince Nguyen shares his experience navigating life as an English teaching assistant in Taiwan during the pandemic. Read his story here.

As always, please continue to check our Together We Will website for the latest information on our response to the pandemic, and MISpartan Impact for stories on partnerships and collaborations across the state. Attached is an updated 800 script for you and your units to use when responding to callers or those who have questions about MSU’s response to COVID-19. 

 

Best,

Emily