Weekly Student Communication (TUG) | February 17, 2021

WPU Student community, 

We are heading into the third week of February and we hope that you are looking forward to warmer days ahead ?.

The news across North Carolina and our local area regarding the decrease in COVID-19 case counts is promising. We know that by following the health and safety guidelines of wearing a mask, social distancing and washing hands is imperative for the WPU community. Thanks for doing your part that will enable us to enjoy an in-person experience here at 15 E. Peace St. We are aware that other schools are experiencing significant growth in COVID cases—please stay vigilant and committed to the Pacer Prepared Pledge.

COVID Corner with Dr. Scott, WPU University Physician

Q: Does taking Vitamin D or Zinc protect against COVID-19?

A: My previous readings indicated there was a single study that suggested low levels of Vitamin D may put you at higher risk, but nothing that shows a benefit from supplementing with Vitamin D or Zinc for the average person.  In doing further research— to make sure I wasn’t missing anything—I came across this wonderful article from the Mayo Clinic, which I recommend you read:  Debunking COVID-19 Myths 

We all have much work to do, to make it safely through this pandemic.  We must rely on reputable science to guide us, as opposed to information from less reliable internet sources.

Ask the Expert: Submit your COVID related health questions to Dr. Scott and questions will be answered in future communications. SUBMIT YOUR QUESTIONS

We will continue to send out weekly emails to include updates and highlights of timely information to ensure a successful semester. These communications will continue to be added to

In Peace,

Office of Communications