The following changes will take effect Tuesday, September 7.
- Access to the campus for all faculty, staff, students, and guests will be limited to the north doors of the Dillon Mall and the West Mall.
- The West Mall entrance will be open from 7:00 AM – 8:00 PM Monday – Thursday and 7:00 AM – 2:00 PM on Friday.
- The Dillon Mall entrance will be open from 7:00 AM – 4:00 PM Monday – Thursday and 7:00 AM – 2:00 PM on Friday.
- Persons vaccinated are encouraged to use the Dillon Mall entrance.
- Faculty and staff requiring access to the campus before or after these hours must have supervisor approval to use Door 21 on the far west end of campus near the loading dock.
- All faculty, staff, students, and guests will be screened for vaccination status upon entering the campus. Everyone not vaccinated will be required to take the SHIELD test upon entering the campus and weekly thereafter.
- Beginning Tuesday, September 7, SHIELD testing will be available at its current location in the West Mall from 7:00 AM – 7:00 PM Monday – Thursday and 7:00 AM – 2:00 PM on Friday.
- While everyone is encouraged to create a SHIELD account, persons not vaccinated need to create a SHIELD account. This link has step-by-step instructions.
- Faculty, staff, and students should have received a one-time email from Eric Epps with a QR code (Subject line: Important QR Code for Campus Access). You will need to scan that code (either on your phone or a printout) at the entry to verify your vaccination or testing status prior to entering the building. If you did not receive this email, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The safety of everyone at Sauk is of paramount importance! Thus, I encourage everyone to get vaccinated. As a reminder, the FDA has recently given full approval to Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine. Click here to learn more about the stringent FDA approval process and the vaccine's efficacy. The Moderna and J&J vaccines have emergency authorization from the FDA and have been proven to be effective in preventing the most serious symptoms of COVID-19 and hospitalization.
Please contact your local health department or doctor if you have any questions or concerns about vaccine safety or efficacy.