Communications

Weekly Student Communications (TUG) | January 27, 2021

WPU Student community, 

Thank you for your continued implementation of all the health and safety protocols to keep our community safe and for your commitment to the random required testing, which began last week. 

How the Random Required Testing Works:

  • Every Friday at 3 PM emails are sent to students using a computer-generated, random selection process; 
  • If you receive the email, use the link included to sign up for either Tuesday or Thursday between 1 and 3:30 PM testing that will take place at the white tent behind Joyner House 

Prize Drawing for those Selected in the Random Required Testing:

  • Every week, students who have been randomly selected for required testing will be entered into a drawing to receive one of three $50 gift cards. And, every three weeks, an additional drawing for a larger prize will be given.

Help Us Update our Records with Correct Contact Information:

  • To ensure we have correct contact information in order to send timely communication, please update our records: go to MyPacerNet and click on the “Update Your Contact Information” link listed on the right-hand side of the screen, under WPU Applications. Review the information, and if correct, you can simply hit cancel; If the info is outdated or missing, correct it and hit submit! 
  • Any student that updates incorrect information will be registered to win one of 2, $50 gift cards to the WPU Bookstore and one of 2, $100 Apple Store gift cards! The drawing will take place on Monday, Feb 1st.
COVID Corner with Dr. Scott, WPU University Physician

Q: Can a person get infected more than once with COVID-19?

A: Reinfections with COVID-19 have been reported, but are rare.  Persons with previous infections still need to wear masks and practice social distancing, good hand hygiene, etc. There is still so much about this virus that we do not know, and therefore it is mandatory that we err on the side of caution.

Q: When should an individual get tested after known COVID-19 exposure?

A: It takes 5-7 days for an infection to develop after exposure to COVID-19.  Before this time, an exposed individual would likely test negative.  Therefore it is not recommended to undergo testing until at least 5-7 days have passed since exposure.  We would generally recommend the PCR test (which takes 1-3 days to get results) in this situation, rather than the Rapid Antigen test (same day results) because the PCR test is more sensitive and accurate.  Individuals who have been exposed to COVID-19 must quarantine 14 days from exposure even with a negative test result.

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 covid.peace.edu/communications.

In Peace,

Office of Communications