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Protecting our Volunteer community this spring

January 21, 2022

Our semester is beginning at a time when case counts are high locally and around the country, caused by the emergence of the Omicron variant. This variant appears to be causing milder symptoms—especially in patients who are vaccinated and boosted—and experts anticipate the surge will peak soon. In some areas of the country, communities that experienced surges are already seeing rapid declines. It remains important for each of us to take steps to protect ourselves and our Volunteer community.

The best way for you to do this is to get vaccinated and, if eligible, receive your booster. At least 70 percent of our community has been vaccinated, and we will provide several opportunities for those who need a vaccine or a booster to get one on campus. Over the next few weeks, we will partner with Knox County to hold vaccination clinics on campus, and the Student Health Center has appointments available most days.

Read the full message on the Chancellor’s website.

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