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The University of Louisiana at Lafayette Vaccination Push Continues

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UL’s efforts to get as many people vaccinated is crucial right now as the spike of covid-19 cases continues to rise in Acadiana.

Posted: Aug 17, 2021 3:54 PM
Updated: Aug 18, 2021 8:35 AM

LAFAYETTE, LA — The University of Louisiana at Lafayette will be hosting a Covid-19 testing and vaccination clinic all week.

UL’s efforts to get as many people vaccinated is crucial right now as the spike of covid-19 cases continues to rise in Acadiana.

“We need to get our vaccination rates higher, so that we can create the memorable experience that all college students want.” Margarita Perez Said.

Students are rolling up their sleeves taking the incentive to get vaccinated for the upcoming semester.

“I heard the news during a group chat with my friends. I feel like everybody is just passing the message and people are constantly moving back out here because moving week is coming.”

The fight to beat covid-19 is something that dean of students, margarita perez is hoping for during this fourth surge.

“I think we are having a conversation with every member of our community that we each have to do our part to end Covid. Covid is not going to go away on its own. It requires us to mask up and requires us to social distance. We all have to do our part.” Margarita Perez Said.

The University of Louisiana at Lafayette covid clinic is located in Burke-Hawthorne Hall Theater and is open Monday thru Friday from 8 a.m to 7 p.m.

If you experience any symptoms related to COVID-19, please do the following:

Isolate at home/stay in your residence,
contact your medical provider or call the Student Health Services at (337) 482-1328; and
inform your roommates and avoid contact with them.

If you are told to quarantine or isolate because you have been exposed to COVID-19 or are presumed positive because of symptoms and testing, complete the isolation and quarantine form only. (You do not need to complete the Anticipated or Unplanned Absence form.

Students and faculty and staff members who have been exposed to COVID-19 should adhere to the following guidelines:
If you are fully vaccinated and are:

Asymptomatic, you do not need to quarantine and testing may be required.
Symptomatic, you must test.
If your test result is negative, quarantine and isolation will be determined by your healthcare provider.
If your test result is positive, you must be isolated for at least 10 days.
If you are not vaccinated and are:
Asymptomatic, you must quarantine for 14 days.
Symptomatic, you must test.
If your test result is negative, you must quarantine for 14 days or follow the recommendations of your health care provider.
If your test result is positive, you must be isolated for at least 10 days.
The above guidelines follow recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Louisiana Department of Health, and other agencies and are subject to change.

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