Task Force Message: Safe return to campus in 2022

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The following message was distributed to the Webster University community on Dec. 15, 2021.

To the Webster University Community, 

In the coming weeks, many members of our community will travel to celebrate holidays with family and friends while taking some well-earned rest and relaxation. We would like to raise a toast to our entire community which – despite the ongoing pandemic – has kept COVID-19 infections in our community to a minimum. In addition, more than 98 percent of our students, faculty and staff in our classrooms have been fully vaccinated, further reducing the risks of illness in our community. Congratulations to all! 

With recent news reports highlighting breakout positive cases among those who are vaccinated, it is important that we continue to use multiple layers of safety to keep transmission to a minimum. That’s why we remind everyone to follow health protocols during winter break, like wearing face masks, maintaining social distance, and staying home when we have symptoms. Looking ahead to 2022, we ask anyone concerned that they may have been exposed to COVID-19 to get tested for the virus before returning to campus after the break. By continuing to adhere to local health guidelines and University protocols, we hope to extend our safe educational environment through 2022. 

We wish everyone a happy and safe holiday and a wonderful new year, and we hope to see you all next year. 

The Task Force on Transition and Adaptability 

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