Congratulations on completing your finals! This has been quite a year. It is our hope that your memory of this year is one filled with faith, kindness, the love of family and friends, compassion, resilience, determination – and pride in having been an Olivetian at this moment in your life. Know that your Olivet College family is here for you, now and always.
This week’s communication includes the following information:
- In-Person Learning Experience Fall Semester – Clarification
- Olivet College Continues to Follow CDC, State and Local Guidelines
- Meijer Now Offering Vaccine Walk-Ins
- Vaccine Resources
In-Person Learning Experience Fall Semester – Clarification
Beginning with the Fall 2021 semester, undergraduate classes will return to being taught entirely face-to-face with safety protocols continuing to be in place. Students will not have the option to take their regular courses online as was offered this past academic year. Students with concerns or who need special assistance for the fall should email the Office of Student Engagement.
Olivet College Continues to Follow CDC, State and Local Guidelines
The Olivet College CARES Plan, developed by the College’s pandemic response team, prioritizes the health and well-being of students and employees and is guided by advice from medical and health associations and professionals. The plan is a living document that will continually be revised as the world continues to understand the coronavirus better. Olivet College will continue to align with the public health guidelines developed by local, state and federal sources including the Barry Eaton County Health Department, the State of Michigan, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Meijer Now Offering Vaccine Walk-Ins
Meijer is now offering COVID-19 vaccinations for walk-in or by appointment, making it even more convenient for you to receive a shot. Click here to learn more.
We encourage you to continue to educate yourself on the COVID-19 vaccine and weigh its benefits to you, your family, friends and community.
- If you have questions about the vaccine or potential side effects, you are encouraged to speak to your medical provider or a pharmacist.
- If you experience side effects after having a vaccine that you believe are not common side effects, call or visit your family doctor or visit an urgent care.
To find other vaccine providers near you, click on the links below. Appointments are required.
- Olivet Pharmacy offers the Moderna (2 shot) vaccine. Students, faculty and staff are welcome to schedule an appointment with the pharmacy for the free vaccination by calling 269-280-5005. Olivet Pharmacy is located at 116 N Main St, across the street from Willow Tree Coffee & Bakery. Hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
- Check your local health department or hospital website to find out their process or for registration forms.
- Check additional vaccination sites, such as local pharmacies like Rite Aid, Kroger, Walmart (Mid/Central and Northern MI) or Snyder Drugs (U.P. residents).
- Residents who don’t have access to the internet or who need assistance navigating the vaccine scheduling process can call the COVID-19 Hotline at 888-535-6136 (press 1) Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
- Ford Field
- Regardless of their county of residence, any Michigan resident may register for an appointment to get their vaccination at Ford Field.
- After the registration process is completed, people who have registered will receive an invitation either by voice or text when it’s their turn to schedule the appointment. Vaccine appointments will be scheduled a few days in advance.
- The Ford Field site will operate from 8 a.m. to 8:30 p.m., seven days a week, for eight weeks under the federal government’s vaccination pilot program. The State of Michigan manages the facility with support from FEMA, Wayne County, the City of Detroit, Ford Field, Meijer, Henry Ford Health System and the Detroit Lions.
- Sign-up is available through these three options:
- Online registration (through the Meijer portal)
- Text EndCOVID to 75049
- Call the MDHHS COVID-19 Hotline at 888-535-6136 (press 1)
- The vaccine is offered at no cost, and insurance is not required, nor will it be requested at the vaccination center.
- Michigan residents seeking more information about the COVID-19 vaccine can visit Michigan.gov/COVIDvaccine.
- Click here to learn more from the CDC about the COVID-19 vaccine.
- COVID-19 Vaccines Frequently Asked Questions, State of Michigan.
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