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IU-Bloomington reports 37 COVID-19 cases during Thanksgiving week

IU-Bloomington reported 37 positive COVID-19 cases for the week of Nov. 18 to Nov. 24, according to IU’s COVID-19 dashboard update Friday. The number includes 29 student cases and eight faculty and staff cases.

The dashboard reports 94.6% of people on the Bloomington campus have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, same as the week before. As of Thursday, 94.9% of all students and 93.1% of faculty and staff are partially or fully vaccinated.

The COVID-19 vaccination is required for all IU students, faculty and staff, unless they have a medical, religious or ethical exemption or are enrolled in a 100% online program, according to IU's COVID-19 policy. Individuals can report their vaccination status or request an exemption using IU’s online vaccine reporting form.

Individuals wanting to schedule a vaccination or booster shot appointment can visit the Indiana State Department of Health website for an in-state vaccination site, or visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website to search for sites across the United States.

The CDC expanded the eligibility of the Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech booster shots Nov. 19 to all adults 18 or older who have received two doses of either vaccine at least six months ago.

The CDC had also previously recommended the Pfizer vaccine for children 5 to 11 years old Nov. 2. The vaccine is so far the only one to receive the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s emergency use authorization for the age group.

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