Thursday, April 22, 2021
In addition to previously-announced vaccination eligibility across a wide range of categories, Governor Murphy announced that everyone 16 or older is eligible starting April 19. We strongly encourage you to get vaccinated - for yourselves and all those around you.
With upcoming spring season events, including Commencement, we encourage you to read New Jersey's Restrictions on Travel, along with CDC Travel Recommendations for Domestic Travel and for International Travel during COVID-19.
We continue to prepare return to campus and fall 2021 plans and will communicate those as they are developed.
We are close to arranging with an outside partner a pop-up COVID vaccine clinic to be held on the South Orange campus in early May. Details are being finalized. Please know that there may be a short window between announcement of the clinic's details and its delivery due to the ways in which vaccines are distributed. We remain committed to doing all we can to provide faculty, students, staff and administrators this service if at all possible. In the meantime, we encourage you to consult the vaccination scheduling information below to make your own appointment.
Better days are ahead. But they are not here yet. Please continue to do your part. Do not let your guard down. Do not fall victim to pandemic fatigue. Follow the Seton Hall Pledge, whether you are vaccinated or not.
The Washington Post has an excellent article "All about your coronavirus vaccine card (and what to do if you lose it)"
The State released information about a new vaccine appointment finder. The Vaccine Call Center (855-568-0545) is available to register individuals in the NJ Vaccine Scheduling System, answer questions about the vaccine, provide contact information for sites, check registration status, and update registration information.
FEMA launched a vaccination site at nearby NJIT, with a focus on vulnerable communities. To register and schedule an appointment call 855-568-0545 or visit covidvaccine.nj.gov.
Here is a list of the vaccination sites throughout the state.
Another site provides information to Find COVID-19 Vaccines Near You. This site provides nationwide information.
Essex County has received high marks for its vaccination process. You can learn more at the Essex County COVID site. As of this morning there were hundreds of open spots available.
The State Department of Health provides a full array of vaccine and vaccination-related information, some of it in multiple languages. Please check it out and share it with those you know who have concerns about being vaccinated.
Keeping Ourselves and Each Other Healthy
Remember to use #CampusClear every day, whether coming to campus or not.
Shawna Cooper-Gibson, Ed.D.
Vice President of Student Services
Vice President of University Relations
Co-chairs, Health Intervention and Communication Team
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