March 18, 2021
Dear Tulane Community:
Governor John Bel Edwards announced today a further expansion of vaccine eligibility to include all higher education faculty and staff starting Monday, March 22. While this expansion does not yet include all university students, it does include student workers.
In preparation for making the COVID-19 vaccine available to all Tulane University employees, it is important to know who has been vaccinated outside of the Tulane University COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic.
If you HAVE BEEN vaccinated at a location OTHER than the Tulane University COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic, please fill out this simple survey:
We have requested more vaccines for distribution at the Tulane Vaccine Clinic, but the current supply is very limited. Although we hope to receive more doses in the coming weeks and we have sufficient supply for all scheduled second doses, we are certain that the expanding number of eligible individuals within the Tulane community, and other universities with whom we have partnered, will far outstrip our supply in the short run. We continue to urge members of the Tulane community who meet the state’s criteria to also seek appointments beyond those offered by our vaccine clinic. Please note that the uptown Health Center for Student Care is not a point of distribution for the COVID-19 vaccine.
Before being vaccinated at the Tulane Vaccine Clinic, this attestation form will need to be completed by each person with any of the qualifying conditions listed on the Louisiana Department of Health site below. This vaccine consent form will also need to be completed by each vaccine recipient. Tulane faculty, staff and student workers must show their Splash Card to receive a vaccine. Those eligible can make an appointment either through the Tulane Vaccine Clinic or through the more than 400 pharmacies and other provider vaccine locations throughout the state. Eligible Tulanians are also urged to seek vaccines through mass vaccinations locations such as Ernest N. Morial Convention Center and other sites throughout our area.
This is likely the state’s last expansion based on occupation or age. It is expected that the next expansion of eligibility will be all adults and that should occur before May 1. As a state designated point of distribution for the vaccine, Tulane must strictly adhere to the state’s guidelines regarding who may receive vaccines. All groups who are currently eligible in Louisiana are listed here.
It is imperative that we all continue to do our part to fight the spread of COVID-19. Everyone must remain 100% committed to following our health strategies. We are in this together – all of us need to do our part to keep our community as safe as possible.
This means each of us must continue to:
Face coverings must be worn while inside or outside any university facility or on any university property when in the presence of others (e.g., residence halls, classrooms, common workspaces, etc.). Appropriate use of face coverings is absolutely critical to minimize risks to others near you.
Maintain 6 Feet
Everyone is responsible for maintaining social distancing. This means keeping a minimum of 6 feet between yourself and other people who are not from your household.
This includes very basic steps such as:
Remember, if you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 or believe you are a close contact who needs testing, please schedule a telehealth visit with Student Health.