Light at the End of the COVID Tunnel, But Do Not Relax Yet


In their weekly meeting, Faculty Senate COVID-19 Working Group committee members Nancy Daley-Moore and Scott Alberts discussed case numbers, vaccines and masks mandates.

Truman reported no active cases during the week of March 16, and while that is a success, Daley-Moore and Alberts cautioned it could be a result of fewer people on campus during break. One good week of case numbers is not a sign people can be lax in their approach to the virus. Everyone should continue to maintain social distance, wash their hands and wear a mask. Regardless of the local ordinance, Truman will keep its mask mandate in place at least until the summer.

Vaccine rollout has gone better than originally expected and Daley-Moore and Alberts encouraged everyone who wants one to call multiple places in order to get a vaccine or onto a waitlist or “dump list.” While the tier system is still in effect, many providers ease guidelines in order to make sure no doses go to waste.

A recording of their conversation can be found here.
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