Updates from HR: COVID-19 vaccines, SneezSafe, workshops, programs and events
COVID-19 vaccine update
Earlier this week, Human Resources sent a COVID-19 Vaccine Update informing faculty and staff that Group 3 is now eligible for vaccinations. North Carolina Gov. Cooper also announced that Group 4 is expected to become eligible March 24.
What does this mean for WFU? Colleagues should use the NC DHHS Find My Vaccine Group tool if they need help determining which group they may be eligible for. We have also included some guidance below:
- If any portion of a faculty or staff member’s work requires them to be on-campus or on-site, they are eligible for Group 3 (now eligible).
- All faculty and staff employed by WFU, regardless of whether they are on-site or remote are eligible for Group 4 (eligible March 24).
Where do I get a vaccine? Yesterday’s message outlined a number of community providers who may have appointments available. Additionally, Gov. Cooper announced that a FEMA-supported COVID-19 Community Vaccination Center will open at Four Seasons Town Centre in Greensboro on March 10. Information about scheduling appointments for this site has not yet been released. Full- and part-time staff (scheduled to work at least 1,000 hours per year) may use Release Time for their vaccination appointment(s).
I’ve been vaccinated, now what? To aid in our vaccine distribution planning efforts, faculty and staff are encouraged to inform HR that they have received a vaccine by re-submitting the Employee Survey. Some colleagues may want to request Paid Time Off (PTO) following a vaccine appointment in case they experience side effects. Even after receiving the vaccine, everyone should continue to practice safety measures, including wearing a mask and social distancing.
What about student workers? Human Resources is in the process of identifying student workers who may be eligible for Group 3. Students who are not employed by the University will be eligible for either Group 4 or Group 5, depending on their current residential arrangement.
When will I learn more? Join the Faculty and Staff Forum this Friday, March 5, at 4 p.m. for an update on the University’s COVID-19 vaccine planning. Check your email for the Zoom Webinar details.
Is that sneeze really safe?
There is a significant overlap between allergy symptoms and mild COVID-19 symptoms, making it especially important for colleagues to continue to accurately identify their symptoms while completing the SneezSafe daily wellness screening as we enter into allergy season this spring.
Learn more on the CDC website.
Inclusive Excellence for Leaders: March 8
Move More! Move Often! starts next week
The Office of Wellbeing and Campus Recreation are partnering to bring back “Move More! Move Often!” Enrollment is now open for Wake Forest University faculty, staff and students.
Move More! Move Often! is an 8-week program engaging and encouraging individuals to increase their daily physical activity. Participants monitor active minutes either by using their own activity tracker or manually logging active time, no device required. Throughout the 8-week challenge, participants can access performance incentives, receive supplemental resources and materials, and join the campus community for opportunities to get more active.
The program caters to all activity levels and activity types, and it runs from March 1 through April 30.
Move More! Move Often! supports participants seeking to increase activity toward the CDC’s recommended 150 active minutes per week or maintain current activity levels.
Learn more and register here for the session beginning next week.
Wellbeing Center open for faculty, staff and retirees
A message from Campus Recreation:
Whether working from home or on campus, you can work out at the Wellbeing Center! The weight rooms, pool and climbing wall are open and available for use by reservation. Group fitness classes are offered both in-person and by livestream.
To ensure compliance with capacity limitations, reservations are required to use the facilities and join in-person fitness programs. You can book space up to 48 hours in advance via the campus recreation website.
Please direct questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Campus Recreation hosts faculty-staff RECESS
Faculty and staff are invited to join monthly RECESS events hosted by Campus Recreation. Join Campus Recreation for charades on March 13, wiffle ball on April 24 and kickball on May 15. Lunch will be provided on May 15. All events will be held between 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. in the Wake Forest Wellbeing Center and registration is required.
Contact Lexie McClure, event and activities coordinator, for more information.
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WFU Wellbeing Center's 'January JumpStart' begins Jan. 6
A message from Wake Forest Campus Recreation
The Wake Forest Wellbeing Center and campus partners will be offering January JumpStart, free wellbeing programming for all Reynolda campus employees and their spouses/partners from Monday through Saturday, January 6 – 11. Bring your WFU ID to participate.
There will be more than 70 group exercise classes including the popular noontime yoga, midday massage therapy Tuesday through Friday, and Deacon Family Hours when employees can bring their children and grandchildren. And, of course, it includes access to the pool and cardio and weight equipment. Here is a link to the January JumpStart website that outlines the programs.
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