COVID-19 response weekly update: Week of April 19

COVID-19 response weekly update

Dear colleagues,

Vaccines. If you still need to schedule your first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, you can do so through Baylor St. Luke’s using this link. The vaccine is available through the Baylor St. Luke’s clinic on campus at the BRC.

Rice will host two second-dose vaccine clinics in Tudor Fieldhouse for people who have received their first Pfizer dose through the university this Thursday, April 22, and next Tuesday, April 27. Those who are eligible for the vaccine have received a confirmation email with their appointment date and time, which cannot be changed or rescheduled. Volunteers are needed to help at both clinics, so please consider helping out by signing up using this link.

Vaccine Survey. At this point, 63% of our total population has filled out the vaccine survey. We need the remaining members of our community to provide information on their current vaccine status by completing this short form. As your COVID vaccine status changes (in other words, when you get your first dose or your second dose), please go back to the link and update your record. We are not requiring documentation proving you have been vaccinated.

Testing. Over the past seven days, we administered approximately 4,600 tests for the SARS-CoV-2 virus on the Rice campus. Six people tested positive through the university’s testing program. You can see Rice’s testing statistics, along with isolation and quarantine data, on the COVID-19 website.

Kevin E. Kirby

Chair of the Crisis Management Advisory Committee

Vice President for Administration