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COVID-19 Update | Five Things, July 22, 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 (You can read the State of New York’s most recent COVID-19 guidelines on its Novel Coronavirus page):

  • In the last 14 days, 1 member of the University community tested positive for COVID-19, a positivity rate of 1.54% of 65 tests administered, as listed on the University dashboard.
  • Members of the University community should respond to the daily VitalCheck prompt at least 30 minutes prior to entering campus; doing so ensures quick and seamless access for students, faculty, and staff.
  • Unvaccinated students, faculty, and staff, will not be able to enter campus, nor reside in on-campus housing, after September 1, 2021, unless they have received a formal accommodation or vaccine exemption from the University.
  • The University will perform rapid tests on individuals who have COVID-19 symptoms or who were exposed to someone who is ill with the virus. Symptomatic individuals who have a negative result on a rapid test will be given a PCR test to confirm whether they have a COVID-19 infection. The University has discontinued PCR tests for community surveillance.
  • Bloomberg News has reported that COVID-19 continues to kill more Americans than guns, cars, and influenza combined: “The U.S. remains a dangerous place for the unvaccinated.”

For more information, please see the COVID-19 Guidelines on the web.  Every issue of Five Things is archived here on our news site.

Marco Valera
Vice President for Administration & COVID-19 Coordinator


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