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IU-Bloomington reports 105 COVID-19 cases last week, highest in fall semester

IU-Bloomington reported 105 positive COVID-19 cases for the week of Dec. 2 to Dec. 8, according to IU’s COVID-19 dashboard update Friday. The number includes 85 student cases and 20 faculty and staff cases.

The case count is the highest since the fall semester began.

The dashboard reports 94.7% of people on the Bloomington campus have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, a 0.1% increase from the week before. As of Thursday, 95.1% of all students and 93.3% 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 or religious 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.

IU has removed the ethical exemption as an acceptable exemption from receiving the COVID-19 vaccine in November.

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.

IU will offer the Moderna booster shot and the two doses of the Moderna vaccine from 3 to 8 p.m. from Monday to Wednesday at Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall. Appointments are required and can be scheduled through oneshot.in.gov.

The CDC expanded the eligibility of the Pfizer-BioNTech booster shot Dec. 9 to everyone 16 years old or older who have received two doses of either vaccine at least six months ago.

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