Trent University has launched the “One More Shot” campaign, leveraging the collective energy of the University’s Excalibur athletes, to rally for COVID-19 booster shots. The campaign is designed to further elevate campus health and safety, and increase peace of mind for students, faculty and staff returning to in-person learning this term.
“The Trent saying goes, ‘Together we are 1Excalibur.’ In support of our shared responsibilities and collective efforts, this ‘One More Shot’ campaign aims to get everyone possible to have their booster,” says Dr. Leo Groarke, president and vice-chancellor of Trent University. “We are reviewing our vaccine policies as we do this, and are excited to have our varsity athletes lead the campaign. They will mobilize the Trent community for boosters, in a way which will protect our community as we continue to respond to the challenges of COVID-19.”
The campaign, which will run across the University’s campus and social media accounts in February, amplifies ongoing calls for students, staff and faculty to get their booster: a third dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. To help them and the rest of our community do this, the University will hold on-campus booster clinics February 8 and 9 at the Trent Athletics Centre on the Symons Campus. In Durham, members of the Trent community can register for the clinic at the Oshawa Centre, located one block from campus. Vaccines are also available through Ontario’s booking portal and at local pharmacies.
Trent appreciates the support of Public Health Peterborough as we launch this new campaign. We have also launched a new self-reporting tool now available for students who wish to report a positive result on a PCR or Rapid Antigen Test and have attended in-person classes. The information will be used by the University, out of an abundance of caution, to notify instructors and classes in the case of possible exposure to COVID-19.
The “One Excalibur: One More Shot” campaign and the University’s vaccination requirement for all students, staff and faculty are among the comprehensive and robust health and safety measures in place across Trent’s campuses, including: mandatory daily screening for symptoms, face masks required in all indoor spaces and outdoors where physical distancing cannot be maintained, enhanced cleaning and sanitization, comprehensive testing and isolation procedures for students in residence, frequent wastewater testing to track campus incidence levels, and a new online self-reporting process for students testing positive for the University to notify classes of potential exposure.
Updates on Trent’s response to COVID-19 can be found on the Trent Forward website.
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Celia Grimbly, Communications & Media Relations Officer, Trent University, (705) 748-1011 x6180 or firstname.lastname@example.org