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Flu Shots, Student Support and Updated COVID-19 Numbers

Campus COVID-19 Numbers

As we conclude the month of October, we’re staying strong together!  Keep up the good work!

As of Friday afternoon, October 30, Gardner-Webb continues to have no (zero) confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 on campus. We have three residential undergraduate students who have tested positive and are in isolation at home.  We have one commuter/graduate student who has tested positive for COVID-19 and is in isolation at home. We currently have no (zero) positive cases of COVID-19 among our faculty. We have three staff members currently positive for COVID-19 in isolation at home.

Flu Shots

Flu shots administered by CVS Boiling Springs staff will be available for students on November 10th in the Tucker Student Center. Students can come by the Student Development Suite ​on the second floor of the Tucker Student Center to complete a Flu Vaccine Consent Form and to get a copy of their insurance card made. Flu shot appointments will not be necessary if all the paperwork is complete in advance. The flu shots are free with medical coverage and insurance. If students have questions about their coverage, they can call the phone number on their insurance card.

Notification Processes

As a reminder to faculty and staff, individuals with actual or potential exposure to COVID-19 should notify their supervisor immediately, and their supervisor will then notify David Wacaster (704.406.3235), Barry Lane (704.406.2266) and Human Resources—Scott White (704.406.4259) or Frances Sizemore (704.406.3502). Faculty may also use [email protected] for any questions or concerns you may have regarding quarantine dates for your students.

As a reminder, if you are a residential undergraduate student who has tested positive or who has had exposure to a positive case of COVID-19, contact Interim Vice President of Student Development Brian Arnold (704.406.3552).

If you are a commuter or graduate student who has tested positive or who has had exposure to a positive case of COVID-19, contact the Director of Safety, Barry Lane (704.406.2266).

Student Support

As part of North Carolina’s 2020 COVID-19 Recovery Act, Gardner-Webb University was provided state funds designated as financial aid awards to help NC students impacted by COVID-19. As of October 30, 2020, $457,127 has been awarded to 99 GWU students. Combined with the previous Federal CARES funds, GWU Emergency Funds and Flex account refunds, Gardner-Webb has to date distributed $2,430,303 directly to support students and their families.

Stay safe and be well, Bulldogs!

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