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Feb. 17, 2021 – Faculty Return to Campus Update

Posted by on Wednesday, February 17, 2021 in Community Messages.

COVID-19 public dashboard update

Over the past week (Feb. 7-13), the asymptomatic positive rate was low—0.22 percent. We applaud your efforts to follow health and safety protocols during the early weeks of the spring semester and beyond. Keep up the excellent work, especially in your interactions off campus. 

  • The dashboard will be updated every Wednesday. 
  • Each week’s numbers will include tests and results from Sunday to Saturday of the previous week. 

Read: Vaccine distribution in Tennessee

Vaccine distribution in Tennessee is determined by the Tennessee Department of Health. Information about the state’s vaccination plan can be found on  the  Tennessee Department of Health website. 

New CDC guidelines on best mask fit

Wearing a mask continues to be one of the most important ways to slow the spread of the coronavirus, and the CDC has issued new recommendations on proper mask fit and numbers of layers for ultimate fit, filtration and effectiveness: Improve How Your Mask Protects You.  

Ask an expert: Creech discusses COVID-19 vaccine timing, impact

In these two videos, Buddy Creech, BS’95, MPH’06, director of the Vanderbilt Vaccine Research Program and associate professor of pediatrics, discusses expected timing for college student COVID-19 vaccinations and the lasting impact COVID-19 may have on behavior and health care.

Other news and updates

Feb. 17: Undergraduate student Return to Campus Update
Feb. 17: Graduate and professional student Return to Campus Update

Feb. 17: Postdoc Return to Campus Update
Feb. 17: Staff Return to Campus Update  

-The Return to Campus Team