May 13, 2021
Dear RVU Family:
Nationally, COVID-19 cases have risen 1.80% from last week. Reported positive cases in Colorado have increased 1.23% over last week and cases in Utah are up .56%. While more people are becoming vaccinated, we are not out of the woods yet, so please remember to continue to take precautions as appropriate. The sooner more people are vaccinated, the sooner we can get back to “normal!”
Save the Date
The next CRT Town Hall is scheduled for Wednesday, June 16th at noon. An invitation will be sent out shortly. This employee-focused meeting will include important information regarding the reintegration process.
Nationwide 46.4% of the population has received at least one dose of the vaccine and 35.4% have been fully vaccinated. In Colorado, 49% of the population has received at least one dose of the vaccine, and 35.4% are fully vaccinated. Forty-two percent of Utah’s population has received at least one dose and 28% are fully vaccinated.
RVU joins 341 colleges/universities across the nation that have decided to require or strongly encourage students to be vaccinated against COVID-19. At least 3 dozen of the schools have reported that they are requiring the vaccine. The complete list can be found here. Currently, 54% of our student body is fully vaccinated. RVU employee vaccination compliance is at 42% for Utah and 41% for Colorado. Let’s all do our part to ensure compliance so we can transition to Phase Green on July 1.
Students and employees who still aren’t vaccinated and who intend to get one of the two-dose vaccines, must start that process quickly as we are nearing the deadline for compliance. Members of the RVU Community who have not yet received their vaccination may do so at our vaccine clinic (remember the clinics are also open to the community, so please invite friends and family to make an appointment as well). In Colorado, please visit the RVHC website at www.rockyvistahc.com to schedule an appointment. The Utah vaccine clinic will hold a Moderna clinic (for first and second doses) and Johnson & Johnson this Saturday, May 15th from 8:00 -9:30 a.m. You can receive your 2nd dose of Moderna from us even if you received your first dose elsewhere. To register, please use the following link https://inet.rvu.edu/faculty-and-staff/forms/covid-vaccination-registration-form/
Employees upload their proof of vaccine on the iNet: Log in to the iNet, go to Faculty and Staff tab, then Forms. Complete the Proof of Vaccination Form located under the COVID-19 Related Forms section. The form is found here. Employees seeking a vaccine accommodation for religious or medical reasons, may access the applicable forms on the iNet. They can also be found in the COVID-19 Related Forms section here as stated above. Please contact the HR Department with any questions.
Students are to upload a copy of the vaccine record at the SentryMD site found here. If an exemption for medical or religious reasons is needed, please complete the exemption form found at the bottom of the page at Rocky Vista University | Sentry MD.
For information on how to protect yourself and others after you have been fully vaccinated, please see the CDC guidelines here.
Thank you for your patience and your commitment to keeping our community safe. We hope everyone has a safe and enjoyable weekend.
The COVID-19 Response Team