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November 4, 2021

Dear Campus Community,

We are quickly approaching the holiday season. We know everyone is excited to spend time with loved ones, which is why it is important we all remain vigilant and do our part to help stop the spread of COVID-19.

We encourage the campus community to test prior to and after returning from Thanksgiving break if traveling or hosting visitors. We also recommend that indoor parties be kept to smaller groups and to ensure invited guests have not been notified of a recent COVID-19 exposure.

COVID-19 is still circulating in the broader community and dozens are still hospitalized. Take these actions to protect yourself and others, including cleaning your hands often, avoid sharing cups, eating utensils and other personal household items and limit larger group gatherings.

We also ask that the campus community consider receiving a COVID-19 vaccination, COVID-19 booster and flu vaccination. CMU will offer on-campus COVID-19 vaccine clinics on Nov. 19 from 2-6pm, Nov. 20 and 21 from 10am-6pm at The Plaza on campus.

If you want to get your COVID-19 vaccine before then, Mesa County Public Health offers vaccines free of charge by appointment or walk-in. You may also consult with your primary care provider, local pharmacy or find COVID-19 vaccine sites at vaccines.gov/search/.

CMU nursing students will host a flu vaccine clinic on November 17 from 10am-2pm in University Center 221 and 222. Bring your insurance card (if you do not have insurance, the cost is $30). You do not need to make an appointment.

If you have additional COVID-19 or other communicable disease questions, tune in to the CMU Live on Thursday, Nov. 4 at 2pm to hear directly from Infectious and Communicable Disease Committee Chair Dr. Amy Bronson and guests.

It will continue to take all of us to keep the campus and broader community safe. Thank you for your continued efforts.

CMU Safety Team