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IU-Bloomington reports 69 cases this week, marking second week of drop in cases

<p>IU then-graduate student Mary Sluder restocks COVID-19 tests Oct. 15, 2020, at Memorial Stadium. IU-Bloomington reported 69 cases this week among faculty, staff and students, marking the second week of cases dropping.</p>

IU then-graduate student Mary Sluder restocks COVID-19 tests Oct. 15, 2020, at Memorial Stadium. IU-Bloomington reported 69 cases this week among faculty, staff and students, marking the second week of cases dropping.

IU-Bloomington reported 69 COVID-19 cases among faculty, staff and students from Feb. 3-9. Of those cases, 50 were from students, and 19 were from faculty and staff.

This is the second week cases have dropped on campus. This week was an 82.1% decrease in cases from last week.

Related: [IU offers 6 types of COVID-19 testing amid Omicron surge]

Vaccination rates dropped from 95.2% to 95%. This number includes those who are fully or partially vaccinated. IU spokesperson Chuck Carney said vaccination numbers can slightly fluctuate as people enter and leave the IU system.

IU does not require documentation of the booster shot, so no data for those shots are currently available. IU will offer $20 in Crimson Cash to those who report their booster shot to the university, according to IU’s COVID-19 website.

​​IU continues to recommend everyone receive a vaccination and a booster shot. People ages 5 and older are eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. Adults 18 and older are eligible for a Moderna booster five months after the initial two-shot series, and everyone ages 12 and older is eligible for a Pfizer booster five months after their initial two-shot series. Adults 18 years and older who received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine can get a booster dose at least two months after their first shot.

Visit ourshot.in.gov to schedule a vaccine appointment or check eligibility criteria.

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