COVID-19 Digest: Vaccine, booster clinic is Jan. 26

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COVID-19 Digest: Vaccine, booster clinic is Jan. 26

Spring 2022 edition
Students took time to pose with Herbie Husker after getting vaccinated in the on-campus Pfizer vaccination clinic on April 20. [Craig Chandler | University Communication]
Craig Chandler | University Communication
Students took time to pose with Herbie Husker after getting vaccinated in the on-campus Pfizer vaccination clinic in the spring.

Welcome to the Nebraska Today COVID-19 Digest (2022 spring semester edition). This is a regular feature intended to deliver the university’s most current pandemic-related news and help you navigate campus.

These briefs are updated regularly and appear in the Nebraska Today newsletter.

The most recent update, which posted at 7 p.m. Jan. 13, outlines details of a vaccine and booster clinic on campus on Jan. 26.

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Vaccine, booster clinic scheduled for Jan. 26

Working with the Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department, the university will offer on-campus vaccination/booster clinics on Jan. 26. The vaccine will be available from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Nebraska Union Ballroom and 3 to 5 p.m. in the East Nebraska Union’s Prairie Suite.

Registration is available. Drop in appointments are welcome.


Positive test? Follow these isolation guidelines.

A recent update from the Centers for Disease Control has adjusted isolation guidance for all individuals who have tested positive for COVID-19. This guidance should be followed by all Huskers — students, faculty and staff — during the spring semester.

If you test positive:

• Stay home, mask and monitor for at least five full days — with that count starting on the first full day AFTER a positive test or when symptoms started.

• If you start out asymptomatic and symptoms begin within the five full-day isolation period, restart the count. The first full day AFTER symptoms start is your new Day 1.

• By Day 6, if you've had no fever for 24 hours and your symptoms are gone or getting better, then you can leave your house and return to regular activities (fully masked).

• By Day 6, if you have a fever, continue to stay home until the fever is gone and symptoms improve.

• Regardless of fever status, continue to wear a mask when around others for at least five more days (that would be 10 total days after the positive test or symptoms started)

• On Day 10, if you have no fever or symptoms, it will be the last day for masking around others.

• If fever or symptoms continue on Day 10, continue to mask until fever is gone.

Additional isolation guidance

• Give space to people who live with you.

• Do not host visitors.

• Stay in a separate part of the home if possible and use a different restroom if you can.

• Wear a mask over your mouth and nose for 10 days — especially if you are living with others.

• Wash your hands with soap and water for 20 seconds each time.

• Clean all “high touch” surfaces — Wipe down and sanitize all shared spaces often.

• Watch for symptoms of COVID-19.


Re-entry testing for students, faculty, staff begins

The university has started it's required round of student, faculty and staff re-entry testing for the spring semester. The testing was announced Jan. 5 and is required for all Huskers who will be on campus during the spring semester.

The testing — which must be completed through the university’s on-campus, saliva-based testing program — will be staggered, starting the week of Jan. 9-13 for faculty, staff and student workers. All other students are asked to complete the testing during the first week of the semester, Jan. 14-21.

Appointments for the on-campus testing can be made through the Safer Community app,/a> or online testing portal. To accommodate the testing, expanded hours will be available Jan. 14-21.

Additional information regarding on-campus testing is available on the university’s COVID-19 website.

Individuals who have tested positive for COVID-19 with a PCR test in the last 90 days can claim a testing exemption.

Also, students traveling back to Lincoln are being asked to test prior to returning to campus. Huskers who test positive must delay their return to campus as required by the Centers for Disease Control.


University event policy updated

Due to the current surge of the COVID-19 Omicron variant, the University of Nebraska–Lincoln is recommending that all campus events through Feb. 4 take place in a virtual manner whenever possible.

The recommendation is part of a temporary update to the university’s policy for events that take place in any university facility. The update, which includes a number of measures to structure events as safely as possible, is available for review online.

The policy is in effect through Feb. 4 but may be adjusted or extended if necessary.

Learn more about the university’s ongoing response to COVID-19.


Questions about quarantine, isolation protocols?

The university offers students, faculty and staff the most recent information about quarantine and isolation protocols on the COVID-19 website. Click here for quarantine protocols. Click here for isolation protocols. Broader information regarding health and safety on campus during the pandemic is available here.


What if I test positive?

Members of the campus community who test positive for COVID-19 can find the most current protocols on the university’s COVID-19 website. Details are available in the “Testing, Reporting and Contact Tracing” section.


Dashboard offers regular updates regarding virus cases

The university’s COVID-19 Dashboard provides regular updates on daily cases, positivity rates and other trends regarding the virus in the campus community. The dashboard is updated daily.


What if I have a question related to the university’s pandemic response?

The university’s COVID-19 website is intended to be a resource for any question regarding our ongoing pandemic response. If you are unable to find an answer on the site, send your inquiry via email to covid19@unl.edu.

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