The on-campus vaccine clinic opened on April 7, students received vaccines from their COPHS peers
Butler faculty and staff coordinate the new COVID-19 clinic with pharmacy student volunteers.
These next few weeks will be a big step in advancing the country to herd immunity and allowing students, Indiana residents or not, to be vaccinated before they return home.
In collaboration with the Indiana Department of Health, Butler has been selected to host a two-dose vaccine distribution site on campus for Indiana and out-of-state students, as well as international students. The Pfizer vaccine will be distributed to students between April 7–9 and May 4–6.
Governor Holcomb announced that all Indiana residents over the age of 16 will be eligible starting March 31. Additionally, state capacity and social event restrictions will now be determined by local officials, and the statewide mask mandate will become an advisory.
“I think it’s a really good idea,” Grace Roberts said. “We should be worried about our faculty and staff because they’re the reason why we’re all here and the backbone of our school.”
With COVID-19 outbreaks on campus, Butler Ballet dancers can be forced to quarantine and miss key performances.
Butler’s first-year residence hall was placed under a mandatory quarantine to determine whether there was community spread of COVID-19.
Butler protocol institutes a 10 day quarantine with three days of testing throughout
The first-year residential hall has been put under a mandatory lockdown as the result of a burst of positive tests. Students will receive tests beginning at 9 a.m. on Feb. 20.