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June 10, 2021
COVID-19 Weekly Update

Dear Students, Faculty and Staff:

This weeks' COVID-19 update includes additional details about our summer mobile vaccination clinics, as well as continued reminders about public health requirements for our summer youth programs.

Mobile vaccination clinics begin today at Main Campus, RiverPark

The first of CSU's mobile vaccination clinics, offered through the Georgia Department of Public Health, are scheduled for the afternoon of June 10 at both the Main Campus and RiverPark campuses. They are scheduled in conjunction with our on-campus ROAR new-student orientation sessions to encourage incoming students and their families to be vaccinated. At the same time, these clinics are open to current students and employees. Anyone seeking a vaccine at these clinics must be 18 years of age or older, since these mobile clinics will administer the Moderna vaccine.

The Vaccine Information page on CSU's COVID-19 website provides dates and locations for today's mobile vaccination clinics, future mobile vaccination clinics, and a link for information about other GDPH vaccination opportunities.

Reminder: face coverings required for all CSU youth camps and outreach programs

CSU's summer camps and outreach centers serve a wide variety of individuals - including those who are not yet eligible to be vaccinated. For those reasons, and per GDPH guidelines, masks should be worn by all minors under the age of 12 when feasible, and by all employees when interacting with minors. Masks are most essential at times when physical distancing is difficult. Masks are still recommended in these settings regardless of vaccination status of participants because children under the age of 12 cannot be vaccinated.

Observed failure to follow these guidelines - and more importantly, positive COVID-19 cases and/or possible exposures among participants of these camps - can result in full closure of one of these youth camps or outreach programs.

Other reminders

As we continue to navigate the changing landscape of this pandemic, it is always helpful to be reminded of current guidelines and expectations of students, employees and campus visitors:

Fully vaccinated individuals no longer need to wear face coverings or maintain physical distancing. Individuals are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after their second shot of the Moderna or Pfizer vaccines, or after the single shot of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

Unvaccinated individuals should continue to wear face coverings and maintain physical distancing while indoors or when near others while outside.

Self-reporting is still essential to our efforts to track the effects of COVID-19 on our campuses. As of Monday, June 7, we had no active positive case of COVID-19 and no individuals being monitored for active exposures or symptoms.

Questions? Ideas?

Your suggestions through our online Questions and Ideas Form continue to help us respond to immediate needs and ready for the fall semester. Your feedback will also help inform a series of Q&A sessions our COVID-19 Response Team has planned for later in the summer as the USG and CSU plan for the fall semester. The first of those will be during the Office of Human Resources' weekly Q&A session on Friday, June 18.

Until then, thank you for your continued diligence in protecting yourself and Cougars everywhere.

Sincerely,

Shana Young and Julio Llanos, Co-Chairs
COVID-19 Response Team

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