PRESIDENT THOMAS (FACSTAFF): The Impact of Your Decisions

Welcome back, Bulldogs!

I hope your break was everything you wanted it to be and more!  While we once again begin a semester with the challenges of the pandemic, I am confident that we can successfully get on the other side of this surge if we strongly consider the impact of our decisions on others.

It is essential that individually, and as groups, we continue to make community-affirming decisions to provide the best opportunity to have the type of semester we all want to have.

While all of us wish we did not have to continue to do so, we must continue to practice multiple mitigation methods, including correctly wearing masks indoors, social distancing when possible, and frequent hand washing.

It is important to stay home if you are not feeling well or have recently been exposed to someone who has tested positive for COVID.  Your instructor/supervisor/coach will work with you about your absence.  Please also consider limiting gatherings during the first few weeks of the semester.

While it has always been the case, it has become even more clear during the pandemic that the decisions you make impact others.  Let’s all make sure it is a positive impact.

Have a happy, healthy and successful semester,

Susan L. Thomas, Ph.D.
President
200 McClain Hall
100 E. Normal Avenue
Kirksville, MO 63501
(660) 785-4100
www.truman.edu


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Human Resources: Starting the Semester with Care

Dear Truman Community,

An eleven-minute video walks through omicron, upgrading your masks, and the start of the semester.

https://zoom.us/rec/play/nr0FA5MHb1DxHf6X1auhf5p-X1Bpm0_cj7rBhEKauCmvhTAxK6RpSeONv9HnnNaX-GgX296TT-NJh452.qemn2gXoxLWna7I9

Highlights from the video:

  • We don’t have Truman case numbers due to the holiday, but if you’ve checked any news at all, you know that omicron numbers are shooting up nationally and in Adair County. Cases do seem more mild (at least among those who are vaccinated and boosted), but seem to spread faster. This gives us some hope that the peak will be sharp, but quick, which might actually be good news, if we can stay safe for the next few weeks.
  • We should all be encouraging each other to think about how to be safe. Although Truman classrooms remain among the safest public places to be, given our good ventilation and strict mask policies on campus, we know that omicron is more contagious than earlier variants. Avoid large gatherings, parties, and even restaurants, as much as you can. If you aren’t up-to-date on your vaccinations, now is a great time to take that step. For some, that’s getting the booster, but if you haven’t gotten your first vaccine, right now is the perfect time to get a vaccine. We especially recommend the two-dose mRNA vaccine (Pfizer or Moderna), since it seems to have strong protection.
  • Now is also the time to consider your masks and upgrade them as you can. You can boost a simple cloth mask with a filter or disposable mask, or consider getting better masks like N95s, KN95s, or KF94s. Local supplies do seem limited right now, we’re afraid.
  • In-person classes are starting next week, with the same policies we’ve been having, including the campus mask mandate. In some circumstances, it might make sense to move a course online for day or a few days — faculty members who are considering a temporary change in modality should consult with their chairs, and students who aren’t able to attend class in person should talk to their faculty members right away, since the semester is close at hand. Good communication among campus members has done pretty well of helping us reasonable and accommodating throughout the various hurdles of the 22 months. If a class does change modality, please be sure to communicate early and often with your students, and remember that all campus policies are still in effect, such as the expectation for substantive interaction. Students, if you need to be online, please do talk to your faculty and advisors as soon as you can, so that accommodations can be worked out.
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  • The guidelines for isolation and quarantine have changed, based on CDC recommendations. You should have received another e-mail with those specifications.

While there is cause for concern, especially with omicron, we are still hopeful that we can have another successful semester at Truman, especially if we all continue to be diligent in applying the mitigation layers, the “swiss cheese” that helps stop the spread of COVID, as much as we can.

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Although we aim these updates at our faculty and the campus community, please do share this information or the video with students in your classes, with parents, and elsewhere. This information is shared with all students via their COVID Blackboard page, sent directly to all Truman faculty and staff, and shared on our public web page here:

https://www.truman.edu/coronavirus/covid-19-working-group-videos/

If you have questions or topics you’d like to know more about, please contact us at: ndmoore@truman.edu

-Faculty Senate COVID-19 Working Group
Nancy Daley-Moore, PhD, Health Science
Christine Harker, PhD, English

Scott Alberts, PhD, Statistics


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COVID-19 Update: Starting the Semester with Care

Dear Truman Community,

An eleven-minute video walks through omicron, upgrading your masks, and the start of the semester.

https://zoom.us/rec/play/nr0FA5MHb1DxHf6X1auhf5p-X1Bpm0_cj7rBhEKauCmvhTAxK6RpSeONv9HnnNaX-GgX296TT-NJh452.qemn2gXoxLWna7I9

Highlights from the video:

  • We don’t have Truman case numbers due to the holiday, but if you’ve checked any news at all, you know that omicron numbers are shooting up nationally and in Adair County. Cases do seem more mild (at least among those who are vaccinated and boosted), but seem to spread faster. This gives us some hope that the peak will be sharp, but quick, which might actually be good news, if we can stay safe for the next few weeks.
  • We should all be encouraging each other to think about how to be safe. Although Truman classrooms remain among the safest public places to be, given our good ventilation and strict mask policies on campus, we know that omicron is more contagious than earlier variants. Avoid large gatherings, parties, and even restaurants, as much as you can.If you aren’t up-to-date on your vaccinations, now is a great time to take that step. For some, that’s getting the booster, but if you haven’t gotten your first vaccine, right now is the perfect time to get a vaccine. We especially recommend the two-dose mRNA vaccine (Pfizer or Moderna), since it seems to have strong protection.
  • Now is also the time to consider your masks and upgrade them as you can. You can boost a simple cloth mask with a filter or disposable mask, or consider getting better masks like N95s, KN95s, or KF94s. Local supplies do seem limited right now, we’re afraid.
  • In-person classes are starting next week, with the same policies we’ve been having, including the campus mask mandate. In some circumstances, it might make sense to move a course online for day or a few days — faculty members who are considering a temporary change in modality should consult with their chairs, and students who aren’t able to attend class in person should talk to their faculty members right away, since the semester is close at hand.Good communication among campus members has done pretty well of helping us reasonable and accommodating throughout the various hurdles of the 22 months. If a class does change modality, please be sure to communicate early and often with your students, and remember that all campus policies are still in effect, such as the expectation for substantive interaction. Students, if you need to be online, please do talk to your faculty and advisors as soon as you can, so that accommodations can be worked out.
  • The guidelines for isolation and quarantine have changed, based on CDC recommendations. You should have received another e-mail with those specifications.

While there is cause for concern, especially with omicron, we are still hopeful that we can have another successful semester at Truman, especially if we all continue to be diligent in applying the mitigation layers, the “swiss cheese” that helps stop the spread of COVID, as much as we can.

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Although we aim these updates at our faculty and the campus community, please do share this information or the video with students in your classes, with parents, and elsewhere. This information is shared with all students via their COVID Blackboard page, sent directly to all Truman faculty and staff, and shared on our public web page here:

https://www.truman.edu/coronavirus/covid-19-working-group-videos/

If you have questions or topics you’d like to know more about, please contact us at: ndmoore@truman.edu

-Faculty Senate COVID-19 Working Group
Nancy Daley-Moore, PhD, Health Science
Christine Harker, PhD, English
Scott Alberts, PhD, Statistics


Related Links:

Faculty Senate COVID-19 Working Group Videos and Emails

All COVID-19 Campus Communications

Coronavirus Updates and Resources Website

PRESIDENT’S OFFICE: Spring 2022 COVID-19 Guidelines

As the Spring 2022 semester begins, Truman will return under the same guidelines that were in place during Fall 2021. Given the minimal risk of COVID-19 transmission in the classroom, we believe we can safely return to campus by adhering to our mitigation strategies.

The indoor mask policy remains in effect, but due to the Omicron variant’s increased infectiousness, you are encouraged to upgrade your cloth masks by adding a filter and/or adding a surgical mask underneath your cloth mask to enhance protection.  More protective options include KN95 masks and N95 masks.

It is essential to practice multiple mitigation methods, including social distancing and frequent hand washing. Consider limiting gatherings during the first few weeks back to campus.

These precautions continue to be necessary given the rise in cases due to the Omicron variant and have proven to be very effective for Truman to this point. The next review of the mask policy will take place on or before January 28.

It is anticipated that some students may be unable to return to campus safely due to exposure or illness while on break. Truman will continue to be flexible and understanding if students need to be absent to ensure their own health and the health of others. Anyone feeling ill or with recent exposure to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 should stay home and take the proper precautions. Students who are in quarantine or isolation should notify their instructors and report their case to the Student Health Center at (660) 785-4182 or studenthealth@cfmcares.com. We strongly recommend that, regardless of symptoms, students who have been isolating or quarantining get tested before returning to campus.

If you are six months past the last dose of a Pfizer or Moderna vaccine or two months past the last dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, we strongly encourage you to get a booster shot. If you are unvaccinated, now would be a very good time to start getting vaccinated.

In accordance with updated CDC guidelines, the University is changing the time for isolation and quarantine to a minimum of five days. Students will be provided with a KN95 mask to wear after release from isolation and quarantine.

Isolation: Everyone who has presumed or confirmed COVID-19 should stay home and isolate from other people for at least five full days (day 0 is the first day of symptoms or the date of the day of the positive viral test for asymptomatic persons). They should wear a well-fitting mask when around others for an additional five days. People who are confirmed to have COVID-19 or are showing symptoms of COVID-19 need to isolate regardless of their vaccination status.

Quarantine: Individuals who are not fully vaccinated, including boosters, who come into close contact with someone with COVID-19 must quarantine for five days and wear a well-fitting mask for an additional five days to minimize the risk of infecting others. Individuals who have received all recommended vaccine doses, including boosters, are not required to quarantine. They should wear a well-fitting mask around others for 10 days from the date of their last close contact with someone with COVID-19.

Decisions regarding the University’s COVID-19 policies are made by the President in consultation with the Executive Leadership Team. Factors taken into consideration include, but are not limited to: the number of active cases related to the University; the transmission rate in Adair County; the campus vaccination rate; Truman’s capacity to effectively accommodate students in isolation and quarantine; guidance of the CDC and the local health department; and the advice of Faculty Senate, Staff Council and Student Government.

Office of the President
200 McClain Hall
100 E. Normal Avenue
Kirksville, MO 63501
(660) 785-4100
www.truman.edu


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COVID-19 Update: Semester Ends, Data Worries

Dear Truman community,

Our current cases dropped this week (see table below), but because of changes to how county-level data is being reported, we have less confidence in these numbers than we had before. Our Adair County Health Department has not made a public decision about how these changes were implemented, but we have seen news reports detailing the effects in other counties.

https://www.kmzu.com/more-local-health-departments-curtailing-covid-19-services/

This five-minute video explains our current numbers, our data worries, and some glimmers about omicron.

https://zoom.us/rec/share/tZCXDgC92Hj0Ak93fKEMuzYJkvr3PMAdKM54SOjwvqsCre7He4UM4jzlUDiFbNzH.8QIzyx5KeSSVYFKM?startTime=1639522271000

Overall, our semester count of ~80 campus cases is much better than last year, when we had about 300 campus cases in the fall and 200 in the spring. Still, Adair county is showing a huge spike right now, so please do be thoughtful and intentional as you think about your holiday travel: https://covidactnow.org/us/missouri-mo/county/adair_county/?s=26811580

As we wind down the semester, we hope you have a relaxing break, and that you do take steps to reduce stress where you can. Similarly, additional Sleep, Exercise, and healthy eating are good for your general health, and also help your body’s immune system stay strong.

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This is our last update of the fall semester. In the spring, we will continue to do occasional updates and videos as we can.

Although we aim these updates at our faculty and the campus community, please do share this information or the video with students in your classes, with parents, and elsewhere. This information is shared with all students via their COVID Blackboard page, sent directly to all Truman faculty and staff, and shared on our public web page here:

https://www.truman.edu/coronavirus/covid-19-working-group-videos/

If you have questions or topics you’d like to know more about, please contact us at: ndmoore@truman.edu

-Faculty Senate COVID-19 Working Group
Nancy Daley-Moore, PhD, Health Science
Christine Harker, PhD, English
Scott Alberts, PhD, Statistics

Active Cases
in Isolation
Recovered
Cases
Recovered
Cases
Week Student Fac/Staff Fall 2021 Total
Aug 24 6 2 0 525
Aug 31 21 0 8 533
Sep 7 13 1 23 548
Sep 14 9 0 33 558
Sep 21 3 0 42 567
Sep 28 1 0 46 571
Oct 5 5 0 46 571
Oct 12 3 0 51 576
Oct 19 0 0 54 579
Oct 26 0 0 54 579
Nov 2 3 0 54 579
Nov 9 1 0 56 581
Nov 16 0 0 57 582
Nov 23 1 1 57 582
Nov 30 4 2 57 582
Dec 7 10 0 65 590
Dec 14 3 3 73 598

 

From December 14th onward, some county-level data may not be included in our counts.

The next update will be in January.


Related Links:

Faculty Senate COVID-19 Working Group Videos and Emails

All COVID-19 Campus Communications

Coronavirus Updates and Resources Website

 

COVID-19 Update: A Spike in Cases on Campus and in Town

Dear Truman Community,

While Truman loves Spike the Bulldog, we sure don’t like the spike in cases we saw this week, both on campus and in the county. With 10 active cases on campus and over 130 active cases in Adair County, with the fastest spike we’ve seen at the county level and sadly, four county-level deaths in the past week. We still don’t have as many cases as we did last fall, but it’s definitely concerning. As we finish the semester and prepare to travel for the holiday, we worry both about taking COVID out to the community and bringing it back to Kirksville afterwards.

The president announced yesterday that we will start the spring semester with masks. Given the increased cases and the worries about the omicron variant, it was probably the only choice, but we hope Truman and the region is in a better place at the end of January, when the policy is next reconsidered.

We still don’t know as much as we’d like about omicron, but some initial data is hopeful that, while it spreads more than delta or other variants, it causes a less severe version of the disease. This combination would be good news, since it would help us move into the endemic state without having so many hospitalizations and deaths. On the other hand, omicron does seem to re-infect more, especially those who were relying on a previous infection for immunity. So, if you were skipping the vaccine because you had COVID last year, we strongly encourage you to get the vaccine now.

Even if you are vaccinated, we encourage you to get tested before you travel, perhaps with a drive-thru test a local pharmacy a few days before you leave. We are hearing that rapid tests will soon be much more available, but currently, they don’t seem very easy to find around town.

We also encourage you to think intentionally about your plans over the holiday. While we imagine that most all of us will travel, please do be careful if you are planning to be around those who are vulnerable or unvaccinated.

We also hope that you can relax over break, and even try to minimize your stress for the upcoming finals week. While pulling an all-nighter to study or finish that paper seems like a good idea, your health, even beyond COVID, is supported by getting enough sleep, exercise, healthy food, and being able to relax and rejuvenate when you can.

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Although we aim these updates at our faculty and the campus community, please do share this information or the video with students in your classes, with parents, and elsewhere. This information is shared with all students via their COVID Blackboard page, sent directly to all Truman faculty and staff, and shared on our public web page here:

https://www.truman.edu/coronavirus/covid-19-working-group-videos/

If you have questions or topics you’d like to know more about, please contact us at: ndmoore@truman.edu

-Faculty Senate COVID-19 Working Group
Nancy Daley-Moore, PhD, Health Science
Christine Harker, PhD, English
Scott Alberts, PhD, Statistics

Active Cases
in Isolation
Recovered
Cases
Recovered
Cases
Week Student Fac/Staff Fall 2021 Total
Aug 24 6 2 0 525
Aug 31 21 0 8 533
Sep 7 13 1 23 548
Sep 14 9 0 33 558
Sep 21 3 0 42 567
Sep 28 1 0 46 571
Oct 5 5 0 46 571
Oct 12 3 0 51 576
Oct 19 0 0 54 579
Oct 26 0 0 54 579
Nov 2 3 0 54 579
Nov 9 1 0 56 581
Nov 16 0 0 57 582
Nov 23 1 1 57 582
Nov 30 4 2 57 582
Dec 7 10 0 65 590

Related Links:

Faculty Senate COVID-19 Working Group Videos and Emails

All COVID-19 Campus Communications

Coronavirus Updates and Resources Website

 

 

PRESIDENT’S OFFICE: Mask Policy to be Reviewed January 28

Moving Forward - Fall 2021 Plan
Truman will continue the indoor mask policy into the beginning of the Spring 2022 Semester, with the next review of the policy occurring on or before January 28.

With a large portion of the campus community traveling during winter break, setting the review date three class weeks into the semester will allow for time to properly assess the rate of students and employees exposed to the virus.

Decisions regarding the mask policy are made by the president in consultation with the executive leadership team.  Factors taken into consideration include, but are not limited to: the number of active cases related to the University; the transmission rate in Adair County; the campus vaccination rate; Truman’s capacity to effectively accommodate students in isolation and quarantine; guidance of the CDC and the local health department; and the advice of Faculty Senate, Staff Council, and Student Government.

Office of the President
200 McClain Hall
100 E. Normal Avenue
Kirksville, MO 63501
(660) 785-4100
www.truman.edu


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COVID-19 Update: Cases Up; Omicron is Coming

Dear Campus Community,

We have four active student cases and two active faculty/staff cases, including several carry-overs from last week. Given the increasing numbers in Adair County and our Thanksgiving travel, we’d expect that numbers may increase as the semester ends. With finals coming up, we recommend returning to a level where you wear masks not just on-campus, but going out to the store or other public places. Even if you have a mild (or even asymptomatic) case, no one wants to be quarantined or isolated during finals week if they can help it.

This week, you have probably also seen the discussion of omicron in the news. It’s too early to know much, and there’s no reason to panic right now. Still, we should all keep an eye on it as scientists start to learn more. All signs are that current vaccines do substantially work against the new variant, so those who haven’t gotten vaccinated yet should maybe reconsider given this new outbreak. The other layers of “Swiss Cheese” are still effective against the new variant: masking, distance, hand-washing. We remind you that masks are only effective if they cover both the nose and mouth, and maybe it’s a good time to invest in some better masks that work well, stay in place and are comfortable.

We also discussed the idea that you might want to be tested for COVID before you leave for the long winter holiday. Testing is pretty easy at local pharmacies (Walgreens, Hy-Vee, Walmart, and more), and results usually take a couple of days to find out. But, especially if you’ll be spending the holiday with those who might be vulnerable, testing negative might make you worry a bit less.

This seven minute video discusses the week’s numbers and news, including omicron:

https://zoom.us/rec/share/kZbQb1zrYabe2YyRqmbQ5_nr5Bhj4SgTHgJVEqRkMNYyHI_G2lyb_mpmik0tDg.cT-3bwVChfSBQnRs?startTime=1638312489000

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Although we aim these updates at our faculty and the campus community, please do share this information or the video with students in your classes, with parents, and elsewhere. This information is shared with all students via their COVID Blackboard page, sent directly to all Truman faculty and staff, and shared on our public web page here:

https://www.truman.edu/coronavirus/covid-19-working-group-videos/

If you have questions or topics you’d like to know more about, please contact us at: ndmoore@truman.edu

-Faculty Senate COVID-19 Working Group
Nancy Daley-Moore, PhD, Health Science
Christine Harker, PhD, English
Scott Alberts, PhD, Statistics

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Active Cases
in Isolation
Recovered
Cases
Recovered
Cases
Week Student Fac/Staff Fall 2021 Total
Aug 24 6 2 0 525
Aug 31 21 0 8 533
Sep 7 13 1 23 548
Sep 14 9 0 33 558
Sep 21 3 0 42 567
Sep 28 1 0 46 571
Oct 5 5 0 46 571
Oct 12 3 0 51 576
Oct 19 0 0 54 579
Oct 26 0 0 54 579
Nov 2 3 0 54 579
Nov 9 1 0 56 581
Nov 16 0 0 57 582
Nov 23 1 1 57 582
Nov 30 4 2 57 582

Related Links:

Faculty Senate COVID-19 Working Group Videos and Emails

All COVID-19 Campus Communications

Coronavirus Updates and Resources Website

 

 

 

COVID-19 Update: Back to Zero, But “Zero is Not None”

Dear Campus Community,

Once again, we have zero reported COVID cases on campus, and a month with only three cases (one case was counted over two weeks in the chart at the bottom of this e-mail). Still, zero cases is not the same as “No COVID,” so we do ask that you continue to be thoughtful as we start to see some light at the end of the tunnel.

This five-minute video summaries the numbers and the news.

https://zoom.us/rec/share/coQ1RPvpANcZSgR2MyiPuSFHvJSXza9D0lmm3s31w3jqnv-tAdnFvKtBNufduSaD.-RirgN5B77q-KIFT?startTime=1637103511000

We also talk a bit about the extension of the mask mandate through at least the end of the semester. We were really hoping that our numbers would be good enough to relax it a bit, but the county case counts and our campus verified vaccine rates just weren’t where we hoped they would be.

Please do consider having a COVID test if you are sick, even if you’re pretty sure it isn’t COVID, and if you’re travelling home to people who are vulnerable or if or they are not vaccinated. You probably want to go soon if you want the results before you leave town, since the rapid tests are sometimes still a bit hard to come by, and the regular PCR test takes 2-3 dates to get results.

If you get your first vaccine shot this week, you can still be fully vaccinated by the end of the semester, but time is running out for that as well. COVID and Flu vaccines continue to be available around town and at various clinics and events.

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Although we aim these updates at our faculty and the campus community, please do share this information or the video with students in your classes, with parents, and elsewhere. This information is shared with all students via their COVID Blackboard page, sent directly to all Truman faculty and staff, and shared on our public web page here:

https://www.truman.edu/coronavirus/covid-19-working-group-videos/

If you have questions or topics you’d like to know more about, please contact us at: ndmoore@truman.edu

-Faculty Senate COVID-19 Working Group
Nancy Daley-Moore, PhD, Health Science
Christine Harker, PhD, English
Scott Alberts, PhD, Statistics

 

Active Cases
in Isolation
Recovered
Cases
Recovered
Cases
Week Student Fac/Staff Fall 2021 Total
Aug 24 6 2 0 525
Aug 31 21 0 8 533
Sep 7 13 1 23 548
Sep 14 9 0 33 558
Sep 21 3 0 42 567
Sep 28 1 0 46 571
Oct 5 5 0 46 571
Oct 12 3 0 51 576
Oct 19 0 0 54 579
Oct 26 0 0 54 579
Nov 2 3 0 54 579
Nov 9 1 0 56 581
Nov 16 0 0 57 582

Related Links:

Faculty Senate COVID-19 Working Group Videos and Emails

All COVID-19 Campus Communications

Coronavirus Updates and Resources Website

 

 

COVID-19 Update: Mask Policy Remains

Dear Campus Community,

We have one active case reported this week, a holdover from last week. So, there are no new reported cases, which is good, but we know that COVID is still on our campus.

You have probably heard by now that the campus mask policy was extended through the end of the semester. The decision was influenced by state and local case count trends, which halted their downward trend in the last few weeks, but also because our verification effort did not show the vaccinated percentages we were hoping to see. That’s a bit disappointing to see, but we think that it was probably the best decision for our campus.

The policy remains:

  • Masks are required inside all campus buildings, regardless of an individual’s vaccination status.
  • The only exceptions are for dining and when in a personal residence hall room or office.

This does include evenings and weekends. Although you can be unmasked in your personal office when you are alone, you should wear a mask when others are in the enclosed space with you.

We are hearing cases where the mask policy isn’t being followed, and we really want to encourage you to mask, especially in classrooms. Classrooms are a place where students are present for an extended period in close proximity. While campus ventilation is generally good, wearing masks as that extra layer of “Swiss cheese” really can make a difference in cases spreading, even among those who are vaccinated.

If you do see a class or an office that isn’t following the procedures, please do say something, either to the actual people without a mask, or to the appropriate chair, director, or dean. No one wants to be the tattletale, but we know that our relatively low numbers are due to our good compliance.

We do want to remind you that there are many vaccination options in the community right now, and while you probably can’t be fully vaxxed before leaving for Thanksgiving, the partial immunity of the first shot will still help if you get it soon.

More generally, as you are considering your Thanksgiving plans, please do try to avoid being in enclosed spaces with unvaccinated, unmasked individuals for extended periods of time. Unfortunately, that’s exactly what Thanksgiving means to many of us, so do encourage your family and friends to also consider being vaccinated before the holidays.

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Although we aim these updates at our faculty and the campus community, please do share this information or the video with students in your classes, with parents, and elsewhere. This information is shared with all students via their COVID Blackboard page, sent directly to all Truman faculty and staff, and shared on our public web page here:

https://www.truman.edu/coronavirus/covid-19-working-group-videos/

If you have questions or topics you’d like to know more about, please contact us at: ndmoore@truman.edu

-Faculty Senate COVID-19 Working Group
Nancy Daley-Moore, PhD, Health Science
Christine Harker, PhD, English
Scott Alberts, PhD, Statistics

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Active Cases
in Isolation
Recovered
Cases
Recovered
Cases
Week Student Fac/Staff Fall 2021 Total
Aug 24 6 2 0 525
Aug 31 21 0 8 533
Sep 7 13 1 23 548
Sep 14 9 0 33 558
Sep 21 3 0 42 567
Sep 28 1 0 46 571
Oct 5 5 0 46 571
Oct 12 3 0 51 576
Oct 19 0 0 54 579
Oct 26 0 0 54 579
Nov 2 3 0 54 579
Nov 2 1 0 56 581

Related Links:

Faculty Senate COVID-19 Working Group Videos and Emails

All COVID-19 Campus Communications

Coronavirus Updates and Resources Website