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Ahead of our Fall Homecoming and CE Weekend, here is some important COVID-related information to share. The ongoing challenges related to the Delta variant wave of COVID mean that the college is exercising the utmost caution around our live events. Not only is our goal to make sure that our attendees are safe as possible, but we also must safeguard the health of our employees and others who work at these events.
Our strong preference is that attendees at our upcoming Fall Homecoming and CE program be fully vaccinated. At SCO, nearly all our faculty, staff, and students are now vaccinated, so achieving a completely vaccinated campus by November 1 remains a priority on campus.
Regardless of your vaccination status, here are protocols that will apply to this event:
Masks are mandatory on campus, per Shelby County Health Department’s masking requirements.
If you’re experiencing symptoms or if you’ve been around someone with COVID prior or during this event, please exercise sound judgment and don’t put others at risk.
We want you to socialize and enjoy seeing classmates, but wearing your mask and maintaining a safe distance when appropriate is also encouraged.
If you choose not to participate because of these protocols, we will be happy to issue full refunds for your registration.
As healthcare providers, you can understand that safely hosting live events has proven challenging with this highly infectious variant. The college is committed to hosting as safe an event as possible. The COVID-19 transmission and infection rates are extraordinarily high at the moment, and we’ve seen breakthrough infections even in our vaccinated employees and students. Keeping the college open and safely functioning is especially important to our students for their education and our employees for their livelihoods, so we appreciate your cooperation and understanding.