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COVID-19 Update | Five Things, April 8, 2021


From the Office of the Vice President for Administration:

Dear Members of the Campus Community:

Here are this week’s five things you need to know about Fordham’s COVID-19 precautions, vaccinations, and University operations:

  • In the last 14 days 88 people in the University community tested positive for COVID-19, an overall on-ground positivity rate of 1.2%, as listed on the University dashboard.
  • The pandemic is not over. The B.1.1.7 strain of COVID-19 is now the dominant variant in the U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control: it is both more contagious and potentially deadlier. Please continue to observe COVID-19 precautions.
  • Vaccination is the best protection against all COVID-19 variants. The University strongly recommends every member of the campus community be vaccinated as soon as possible. (Students who are fully vaccinated will not be required to quarantine if they are exposed to someone who is COVID-19 positive.)
  • COVID-19 vaccinations are now available on the Rose Hill and Lincoln Center campuses. Register at: Vaccinations are also available at Doctor Urgent Medical Care, 538 E. Fordham Road, near Bathgate Avenue. To register, please send your name, cell number and email address to Nancy Perri at for an appointment.
  • If you are registered for a vaccination in more than one location, please cancel your other appointment once you have been vaccinated (this applies to duplicate registrations, not second vaccinations). Students should not register for a first dose if they will not be in New York City to receive the second.

You are required to use VitalCheck to verify your COVID-19 status. For more information, please see the COVID-19 Guidelines on the web.

Marco Valera
Vice President for Administration & COVID-19 Coordinator


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