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Columbus State University

March 24, 2021 - COVID-19 Weekly Update

Dear Students, Faculty and Staff:

We again regret the misinformation shared with the campus community Tuesday regarding the availability of COVID-19 vaccines at Columbus' mass vaccination site. We apologize for any confusion caused.

In an obvious demonstration of just how quickly situations can change, however, Gov. Brian Kemp announced yesterday afternoon — just hours after CSU sent those email notifications — that beginning Thursday, March 25, all Georgians 16 and older can receive the vaccine.

Appointments for the Columbus mass vaccination sites and other locations throughout the state can be made at myvaccinegeorgia.com.

Although the availability of vaccination opportunities is increasing, so are local positive cases and the reports of possible exposures. As of Monday, March 22, CSU's case management efforts included 13 active positive cases of COVID-19 among students and employees. Another 26 individuals were in case management for active exposures or symptoms.

Making wise choices is vital to reducing your risk of exposure or contracting COVID-19. This includes more than just wearing a face covering and maintaining physical distancing. It also means making wise choices in how you socialize around others. Straying from your “COVID bubble” or sharing food and utensils with others are the most common risks to your health.

Thank you for doing your part to make wise choices, as well as keeping yourselves and Cougars everywhere safe and healthy.

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