April 2, 2021
Dear RVU Family:
As more people are becoming vaccinated, the reported number of active outbreaks and positive cases have been declining. This week the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment reported 578 active outbreaks, which is the fewest since late October. In Utah, reported cases to continue to fall with the highest declines noted in the counties of Utah, Davis, and Salt Lake.
While we all share our excitement over the increased availability of the vaccine and our lives starting to return to normal, it is important to remember that precautions still need to be taken. Even after receipt of the vaccine, safety measures (wearing a face mask, practicing social distancing, etc.) need to be adhered to, especially in public settings where people who haven’t been vaccinated could still become infected. There simply isn’t enough information at this time on how the vaccine will affect the spread of COVID-19. However, new CDC guidelines recently released say that it is OK to gather inside without masks with other fully-vaccinated people as long as it’s been at least two weeks since everyone had their second shot. While this is the CDC’s guideline for personal gatherings, students and employees are required to wear masks while on campus regardless of vaccination status. Other CDC dos and don’ts on what can be done and should be avoided can be found here.
Updates from this week include:
As of today, all RVU employees along with the general public (age 16 and up) are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Rocky Vista Health Center is committed to vaccinating our entire RVU family. Our goal is to vaccinate all employees over the next several weeks. Please look for email messaging on Mondays regarding booking your appointment.
If you have additional questions, please direct your inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org
All Utahns ages 16 and older can now sign up for the COVID-19 vaccine. The state has approved our vaccine clinic, however, we have yet to receive our first shipment. A notification will be sent out shortly as soon as we know when the first clinic can be held.
Information for Utah can be found here.
- CRT Town Hall: Please join us Monday, April 5th at noon for our next CRT Town Hall. Thank you to those who have submitted questions.
We look forward to sharing additional information during the upcoming Town Hall and finding our way to our new normal. We recognize that challenges continue for many members of our community and urge you to take advantage of the many resources available to our employees and students. Please don’t hesitate to reach out. We are all in this together and together we are RVU Strong!
The COVID-19 Response Team