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April 15, 2022

April 14: Arcadia COVID Indicators And Response Levels

During the pandemic, Arcadia University has implemented varying restrictions and recommendations designed to protect our community. Early on we published a tiered system indicating which actions would likely be taken when certain benchmarks were reached in the pandemic. With new variants of the...

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December 29, 2021

First Two Weeks of the Spring 2022 Semester Online

Dear Arcadia Community, As the COVID-19 Omicron variant continues to spread and regional hospitals are reporting the number of patients on the rise , Arcadia is sharing the following developments related to the spring 2022 semester: While the spring semester will begin as scheduled on Tuesday, Jan...

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May 31, 2021

Arcadia’s Pandemic Response

Arcadia University took a values-based, community-focused, strategic approach in responding to the disruptions that have been brought by COVID-19 since early 2020. Each initiative enacted and measure taken placed students and those most vulnerable in our community at the center, with...

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May 10, 2021

Keeping Campus Healthy and Safe During COVID-19

For more than a year, health practitioners in education have been faced with the question: How can you maintain a safe and healthy college campus during a pandemic as contagious as COVID? While elementary and high schools have their own challenges, universities with residential students...

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April 26, 2021

Arcadia Distributes First Dose of COVID Vaccine to Community

On April 8, more than 500 Arcadia University community members took advantage of Rite Aid pharmacists visiting campus to administer the first of two Pfizer COVID vaccine shots. Student Health Services (SHS) helped transform the Great Room -- which also serves as the surveillance testing area --...

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January 29, 2021

Arcadia Welcomes Students Back to Campus

Arcadia’s campus, quiet for the past 10 months, again was alive with the sounds and sights of students as 355 approved residential students moved into Oak Summit and residence halls—many at single bedroom occupancy—throughout the week of Jan. 17. In addition to those living on campus, an additional...

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December 22, 2020

Health Services Brings Student COVID Testing to Campus

As the phased reopening of Arcadia’s campus continues into the spring semester, Student Health Services (SHS) is ready to provide the required COVID-19 testing for students approved to reside on campus or visit as a commuter. Through weekly surveillance testing, SHS hopes to limit the transmission...

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April 22, 2020

Henning Provides Wellness, Mental Health Services for Arcadia Community

Final Exam Week is a stressful time for students. It happens each spring and fall when students pour everything they have learned during the semester into measurable assessments. With the pressure to turn in their best academic performance, students often feel anxiety, stress, and worry...

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February 27, 2020

Update on Coronavirus and Academic and International Programs

Dear Arcadia Community, With more cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) being confirmed around the world, the University wants to update the community on how the virus has impacted our academic and international programs. Arcadia has cancelled Preview courses scheduled to travel to high-risk areas (...

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July 26, 2017

McGovern, Smith Publish Immunity Verification Research

Student Health Services Director Kathy McGovern, MSN, CRNP and Assistant Director Theresa Smith, MSN, CRNP published “Proof of Immunity Requirements for Health Care Providers and Students: A Guide” in Consultant360 , a multimedia platform for primary care professionals. Over the past nine years at...

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October 28, 2016

Health Services Hosts Presentations on New HIV/AIDS Medication

Student Health Services will host a series of presentations Nov. 2-3 on Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP), a new medication that can prevent the transmission of HIV/AIDS. All members of the Arcadia University community are invited to attend these presentations hosted by The Bebashi Agency, a full-...

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September 27, 2016

Health Services Staff Publish Hepatitis B Research

Kathy McGovern , CRNP, director of Health Services, and Theresa Smith , CRNP, nurse at Health Services, published their joint research on the decrease in immunity to Hepatitis B over a 15-year period. The study, which compared blood samples from volunteer Physician Assistant and Physical Therapy...

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