On March 13, 2020, the President of the United States declared a Public Health Emergency for COVID-19. Now, the Biden Administration has announced its plan to end the COVID-19 national emergency declarations on May 11, 2023. This announcement relates to the expiration of multiple federal policy and regulatory flexibilities. This is NOT a declaration that the COVID-19 pandemic is over or even that it has changed to endemic or epidemic designations.

So, what will change on the Centenary campus?

  • We will PAUSE weekly screening testing but we will CONTINUE with student diagnostic testing through the Health Center.
  • You will no longer see signage throughout campus related to our color-coded threat analysis or social distancing.
  • We will PAUSE the requirements of remaining up to date but we still strongly recommend everyone stay up to date with their COVID-19 vaccinations and boosters.
  • We will continue to monitor the public health status and make any changes necessary to our policy and protocol as needed.

I am proud (and I know Wee-Gee is proud) of how well the community has done during the pandemic: thank you for your cooperation. And, remember to stay vigilant with your own personal hygiene and wellness.

  • Wash your hands frequently and use hand sanitizer. It still works.
  • Sneeze and blow your nose into your elbow.
  • Don’t be afraid to wear a mask if you feel more comfortable doing so.

Remember to stay safe, Cyclone Safe!!

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