Weekly Coronavirus Communications Update - Nov. 6

Colleagues:

Beginning next week, our communications will focus on spring semester COVID-19 directives to ensure students, faculty and staff can prepare for a successful and safe spring 2022 semester.

I hope you all are able to enjoy a relaxing fall weekend. Here is this week’s COVID-19 communications recap, which covers the past two weeks.

Important updates:

  • Wednesday, Ingham County Health Department shared the exciting news that Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine is now available for children ages 5-11. Attached is a news release from the health department sharing vaccination clinics available to get children vaccinated. If you’re not near the Ingham County region and are looking for a vaccination appointment for a child, please visit https://www.vaccines.gov/search/.
  • During the week of Oct. 24, nearly 200 callers reached out to COVID-19 Triage line. On average calls were answered within 30 seconds.
  • Last week, the Ingham County Health Department announced that they will now be providing booster shots for all three types of COVID-19 vaccines at their clinics.  President Stanley and our healthcare experts on campus are encouraging those who are eligible for a booster to get one as soon as they are able. Read more here.

Spartan stories:

  • The COVID-19 pandemic has created enormous challenges for public education and Michigan State University’s Institute for Public Policy and Social Research will explore those challenges on Wednesday, Nov. 17 through two new research reports. Register for the online forum here.

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