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Apr. 27, 2021
No Testing? No Quarantine? Normal Fall? Why Should You Get Vaccinated Now?
Baylor Health Services has COVID-19 vaccination appointments available this week, including the one-shot option, and will continue to offer vaccines each week throughout the summer for students, faculty and staff as vaccine availability continues to increase. Why should you get vaccinated, and what difference will it make for you and your family and friends and Baylor University in the fall? We put some of the most frequently asked COVID-19 vaccination questions to Dr. Sharra Hynes, associate vice president for Student Life; Dr. Sharon Stern, medical director of Baylor Health Center; and Dr. Ben Ryan, clinical associate professor of environmental sciences focusing on public health. They also are members of the Baylor Health Management Team, which is responsible for continually assessing community COVID-19 trends to make recommendations to University Administration about the health and safety of campus.
Apr. 20, 2021
Help Baylor Prepare for the Fall: Get Your Vaccine
As of April 19, all adults in every U.S. state, Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico are now eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine, especially important with the emergence of new and more contagious variants. To date, approximately 13.77% of our campus community has reported they are fully vaccinated. Baylor students, faculty and staff are strongly encouraged to pursue vaccination as soon as possible and then report when they are fully vaccinated to Baylor Health Services, so all of us in our campus community are protected and the University can continue planning for a return to normal campus operations and activities in the fall.
Apr. 13, 2021
New Dialing Procedure for Texans in the 254 Area Code
Beginning April 24, 2021, anyone calling a number in the 254 area code (the area code assigned to Waco) is advised to dial all 10 digits of the phone number (area code + telephone number) for all calls, including local calls. This change is necessary to accommodate emergency calls to 988 as a new abbreviated three-digit dialing code for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. Because some numbers within the 254 area code contain 988 in their prefix, the transition from seven-digit phone numbers to 10-digit phone numbers for local dialing is necessary.
Apr. 6, 2021
Help Baylor Plan for Fall: Report Your Vaccination
Vaccination against COVID-19 is a safe and effective way to protect the Baylor community and provides a vital step toward a return to more normal campus operations in the fall. Members of the Baylor Family who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 are asked to share their vaccination status with the Baylor Health Center. By reporting your status, you help the University more accurately understand how well our community is protected.
Mar. 30, 2021
Take the Shot. Win the Game. Help Baylor Dominate COVID-19 and Enjoy Activities on Campus this Fall
With all individuals age 16 and older eligible for COVID-19 vaccines in Texas, we have an important opportunity as the Baylor Family. We can take the shot and take the next step toward a return to more normal campus operations in the fall. Sign up to get the COVID-19 vaccine on campus or elsewhere in the community and then report your vaccine to the Baylor Health Center. By reporting when you are fully vaccinated, you help the University know how well-protected we are as a community.
Sep. 22, 2020
Baylor Students Encouraged to Participate in Census, Register to Vote
Baylor University is committed to ensuring that students have the necessary resources and opportunities for eager and informed civic participation. This year provides students two major chances for national civic engagement: the census and the general election.
Aug. 26, 2020
Healthy Behaviors for a Successful Fall
With the semester underway and as allergy, cold and flu seasons approach, members of the Baylor Family are asked to closely monitor their health and behavior. For COVID-19 prevention and mitigation, faculty, staff and students should get a flu shot, monitor symptoms daily, limit risky behavior, and stay home if you don't feel well.
Aug. 24, 2020
Required emergency notification of positive COVID-19 cases on campus
As we begin the fall semester, Baylor University is required to send an Emergency Notification* under the Clery Act to all students and employees to ensure you are informed about where to access information regarding COVID-19 positive cases on our campus, important personal health and safety precautions and essential sources of information about the coronavirus.