Weekly Coronavirus Communications Update - Nov. 13

Colleagues:

Leaders across campus are collaborating and putting in place plans for a health-informed spring semester. This week, we began communicating some of those plans, and over the next several weeks we will be sharing additional details with you and our campus community.

Important Updates

  • Monday, President Stanley sent a letter to the MSU community regarding Michigan State’s COVID-19 policies for next semester. This includes requiring students, staff and faculty to be vaccinated against COVID-19 and continuing to require all individuals to wear a face covering while inside MSU affiliated buildings.
  • Thursday, Associate Provost Mark Largent sent a message to students with online-only exemptions for the university’s vaccination requirement this fall. Students with this exemption who are studying solely online this spring and have not been vaccinated must reapply for their exemption.
  • Last week, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) authorized and recommended the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for adolescents ages 5-11 years old. Ingham County Health Department issued a news release Wednesday informing the public of more COVID-19 vaccine clinic dates and appointments.
  • The state of Michigan shared resources, including a recorded news conference and town hall, to help promote vaccination and answer questions from the community:
  • This week, MSU Health Care began offering COVID-19 vaccinations to patients ages 5 to 11 in MSU Health Care Pediatric Clinics. If your child is a patient, you can register for an appointment here.

Spartan Stories

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.

 

Best,
Emily