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Nov. 5, 2021, COVID-19 Task Force Update

November 5, 2021 | by the Elmhurst University COVID-19 Task Force

Dear Elmhurst Community:

This is a brief update on the COVID-19 Task Force work for the past month.

Since August 1, 2021, we have had 56 reported positive cases of COVID-19.

  • 44 cases have been reported by students.
  • 8 cases have been reported by staff.
  • 4 cases have been reported by faculty.

Testing

  • To date, 383 PCR tests have been administered. We have had 382 negative results and 1 positive result.
  • To date, 1,023 rapid tests have been administered. We have had 1,013 negative results and 10 positive results.
  • PCR testing occurs every Wednesday from 11:00 a.m. until 1:45 p.m. in the lobby of Faganel Hall. Reservations are required in advance at PCR Test Request.
  • Rapid testing happens every Thursday from 11:00 a.m. until 1:45 p.m. in the lobby of Faganel Hall. Reservations are not required.

Face Masks

  • Your face mask needs to completely cover your nose and mouth; otherwise, you are not wearing it properly. The campus mask mandate is still in place, and masks must be worn inside all University-owned and –operated facilities.

Booster Shots and Flu Shots

  • The Task Force is working with Jewel-Osco to provide booster shots and flu shots to anyone who would like to have one. Please stay tuned for more information on this, as we hope to have something in place prior to Thanksgiving.
  • If you have received your booster shot, you are more than welcome to upload your card through the Etrieve system.
  • If you have received your second dose of vaccine, please remember to upload your card through the Etrieve system.

We will continue to provide updates as we monitor the pandemic and the changing health and government guidelines.

As always, please be safe and healthy.

Bluejay Proud,

The COVID-19 Task Force

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