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Chrysalin Martin, president of the Associated Students of the University of Missouri (ASUM) sent the following message to students on July 6:
My name is Chrysalin Martin and I am the president of the Associated Students of the University of Missouri (ASUM). This past year we have faced many challenges not only within our organization but all of the campus community. The transition to online learning was definitely tough and I can’t wait to see everyone in person and actually enjoy our beautiful campus!
ASUM would also love to get back to normal as our interns saw quite a change in curriculum this last semester. One of the biggest goals of our organization is to advocate for the students of the UM System in the Missouri Capitol and it is so much easier and more engaging to be able to do that in person, which is why I encourage everyone to get vaccinated!
As an organization, we are excited to get back to having in person meetings, voter registration drives, and all of our awesome events! We would love to bring legislators to campus again as well as be able to meet with and talk to campus officials as well.
If we reach our goal of 85% of students who have reported their COVID-19 vaccinations, we will be able to resume all normal activities. This would mean that classes, meetings, and campus events could take place safely and in person!
If you want to be vaccinated and are not sure how to proceed, vaccinations can be found at your local pharmacies or doctors’ offices. The CDC has a few tools available, ranging from websites to text message services and more to help you locate a vaccine wherever you may be this summer. Visit their site for more information: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/How-Do-I-Get-a-COVID-19-Vaccine.html
How can your vaccination be counted towards our goal? Please make sure you upload your COVID-19 vaccination cards onto your student health portal so that we can get an accurate number. These vaccinations need to be reported via mst.studenthealthportal.com, otherwise they won’t be counted. In the next message, we will be able to provide an update on the campus vaccination status.
The campus is in a point of flux as we progress toward different precautions and recommended practices. The best place to locate our current campus guidance is coronavirus.mst.edu. For current CDC guidance please visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index.html.
Super excited to see everyone happy and more importantly healthy in August!