SPRINGFIELD, Mo., July 16, 2021 — Drury University is incentivizing students attending its residential day school to get vaccinated to help fight the spread of COVID-19.
“Our students showed incredible leadership and community spirit last year in doing everything possible to keep one another safe as we held in-person classes,” says Drury President Dr. Tim Cloyd. “We were encouraged to see nearly a third of students get vaccinated in just a few weeks’ time once they became eligible this spring. Still, we want to do everything we can to encourage vaccination and that’s why we’ve put together these incentives for students who take this important step to protect themselves and others.”
Drury’s incentives include:
Drury is also offering two rewards for the entire student body if certain vaccination goals are reached:
All students who submit proof of vaccination to the Dean of Students office will be entered into a drawing to win one of these prizes. To submit proof of vaccination, students can email an image of their vaccine card to DOS@drury.edu or stop by the Dean of Students office to show it in person.
To help make vaccination easy, Drury will host a vaccine clinic on campus the day before classes begin on Monday, Aug. 23. The university held a clinic in June during a summer orientation day for new students.
Drury is also incentivizing employee vaccinations through health care premium reimbursements and cash incentives for those who are not on the university health care plan.
In addition to encouraging all students and employees to vaccinate, Drury will take steps to protect community health during the coming school year, including:
“Just like last year, Drury will continue to do everything possible to keep our campus safe and healthy while offering a robust in-person learning experience,” says Provost Dr. Beth Harville. “We will adjust protocols as necessary based on the latest recommendations from the CDC and in close consultation with local public health officials.”
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