Required COVID-19 Test Today; Get Your Flu Shot Too

To Our Undergraduates:

As we wrote you before Thanksgiving—and reminded you Sunday—those students living on campus MUST take a COVID-19 test this week. The testing sites at Wade and Fribley are open until 3 p.m. today. If you haven’t received yours, please go as soon as possible today.

Also, our health services team has seen an uptick in influenza (“flu”) cases this week. While the numbers are still small, we urge you to take two steps now to protect yourself and those around you during your final exams.

  • If you haven’t received your flu vaccine, get your shot now.
  • If you feel flu symptoms, isolate from those around you and contact University Health & Counseling Services.

Getting Your Flu Shot

You can schedule an appointment for a free flu shot online through Students participating in rapid antigen testing at Wade or Fribley Commons can also receive a free flu shot (without an appointment) at those testing locations through Friday, Dec. 10.

If You Feel Symptoms

Flu symptoms typically come on suddenly. They include:

  • Fever or feeling feverish/chills
  • Cough
  • Sore throat
  • Runny or stuffy nose
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headaches

If you have ANY SYMPTOMS, please isolate in your residence hall or home and notify us by sending a secure message (through to the COVID nurse that requests a COVID/flu assessment. 

A nurse will respond to your message between 9 a.m. and 4:30 pm.  If you need immediate medical advice, please call 216.368.2450 to speak with the nurse on-call. For emergencies, call 216.368.2450 if you are on campus; if off campus, please dial 911.

Again, your best protection against influenza is the vaccine. Get your shot now!

Sara Lee, MD
Executive Director, University Health and Counseling Services

Megan Koeth
Executive Director, Office of Resiliency