Friday Nurse Notes

November 11, 2022

Good afternoon Pitzer Community, 

I hope everyone had a wonderful rainy week! This week’s email will provide resources for folks wanting to receive the bivalent booster shot, as well as some health safety reminders for upcoming holidays. 

As we gather for the holidays, please remember to be mindful of others and consider testing for Covid-19 before attending gatherings. Additionally, as students, staff and faculty return to campus life after trips and gatherings, consider testing for Covid-19 with a PCR test prior. Pitzer College may require a negative PCR test prior to return to campus; information will be sent out well before these requirements go into effect. 

Prevention is key! The updated (bivalent) boosters are called “bivalent” because they protect against both the original virus that causes COVID-19 and the Omicron variant BA.4 and BA.5.

Students:

Student Health Services is providing COVID-19 bivalent booster shots at their upcoming clinics! These clinics will be held on November 10, 11, and 17 in the Tranquada Building’s 2nd floor conference room. View available appointments and reserve your booster shot today by visiting myturn.ca.gov. You may also scan the QR code on the graphic below to sign up. 

Staff/Faculty: 

The on-campus clinic is providing COVID-19 bivalent booster shots by appointment only for staff, faculty, and their family members. You can make an appointment here! The clinic is open Monday/Wednesdays from 9am-1pm, and Tuesday/Thursday 9am-12pm, 1pm-3pm. You can always reach out to Nurse Zephyr to report symptoms and/or medical questions and needs. 

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

Thank you for your continued efforts! As always, if you have any question, comments, or concerns, please feel free to reach out.

Best Regards, 

Nurse Zephyr