7.2.21: Action: Complete COVID Vaccination Status Survey

Dear Colleagues,

As we are eagerly anticipating our return to a more typical campus setting in the fall, we continue to recommend all faculties and staff to get a COVID vaccine as soon as possible if they have not already done so. Vaccinations are the best way to ensure the health and safety of our community now and in the days and months to come, especially given new and more communicable varieties.

Share your vaccination status

As we plan for the fall, an important variable will be our community’s vaccination rate. As we previously stated, we require vaccination of all students (allowing medical and religious exemption applications), so we expect the student vaccination rate to be very high. For better information about the vaccination rate in faculty and staff, we ask you to Complete this Bethlehem Health Bureau (BHB) survey as soon as possible and provide your vaccination status. The information made available to the university will be in an aggregated form without personal data and will allow us to better understand the overall vaccination rate in our campus community. This information will guide our health and safety plans for the fall semester and will allow us to make changes if necessary.

Vaccination Clinic on Campus – Express your interest

We also want to make vaccination as easy as possible for unvaccinated teachers and staff. If you have not yet been vaccinated, the survey also gives you the opportunity to show the BHB your interest in a mobile vaccination clinic on campus for employees and their families (children from 12 years). We hope that you will use the opportunity to have a vaccination as soon as possible. Information about available dates and times of an upcoming on-campus clinic will be published shortly and will depend on answering the survey. The information at the end of the BHB survey will also enable you to register for a vaccine right away.

Thank you to those who have already had a vaccine or are planning to vaccinate, and to those who encourage others to do the same. A vaccinated campus is a stronger and safer campus, and our joint efforts at vaccination will help ensure a successful return to the campus we all know and love.

– COVID response team

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