Friday Nurse Notes

October 28, 2022

To Pitzer Staff:

Good afternoon Pitzer Community,

Covid-19 cases remain low on Pitzer campus; however, the holiday season is coming up, with a projected increase in positive Covid-19 cases nationwide. This week I will talk about some simple ways we can stay protected.

Updated Booster’s and Flu Shots:

  • The updated booster, also called the Bivalent booster, provides increased protection against the original strain of Covid, as well as the Omicron variant.
  • It is possible to get covid and the flu at the same time! The CDC recommends receiving the updated booster and the flu shot.
  • Students may receive the updated boosters and the flu shot through SHS, and Staff/Faculty may receive the updated booster and the flu shot at the campus clinic.

Gatherings for the Holidays:

  • As we gather for Halloween and future holidays, consider testing yourself for Covid-19 before gathering.
  • PCR tests provide the most accurate results for screening purposes, as they will test positive with a lower viral load. However, if you have tested positive within in the last 90 days, you may test with an at home test (antigen) before gathering.

The Pitzer COVID Dashboard reports weekly cases on campus pending results from the lab.

I hope everyone has a wonderful Halloween weekend! As always, if you have any questions, comments, or concerns please feel free to reach out to me.

Best Regards,

Nurse Zephyr