October 1, 2021

Furman Focused update

Dear Campus Community,

COVID Dashboard

There was 1 positive student case reported this past week by the Earle Student Health Center (ESHC), and there was 1 positive employee case reported by Human Resources. Thank you for your continued diligence in keeping our community healthy and safe.

The Furman Focused Dashboard was updated yesterday and will be updated each Monday and Thursday.

Disposable masks for campus guests only

Effective October 6, disposable masks at the entrances of buildings will only be available for campus guests. Students, faculty and staff are expected to provide their own cloth or disposable mask. Cloth masks should include at least two layers of fabric that fully cover the nose and mouth and fit snugly and comfortably against the side of the face.

Student Life has ordered some cloth masks that will be made available to the student body as soon as the order arrives.

Flu shots for students

Students are encouraged to get a flu shot at the Earle Student Health Center. Please call 864-522-2000 or email furmanstudenthealth@prismahealth.org to schedule an appointment. COVID-19 and flu symptoms are similar, so the ESHC will test for both when students are symptomatic.

Flu shots for employees

Free flu shots are available at the on-site biometric screening events this month at Timmons Arena. No appointment needed. Contact Human Resources with any questions.

  • Tuesday, Oct. 12
  • Wednesday, Oct. 13
  • Thursday, Oct. 14
  • Tuesday, Oct. 19
  • Wednesday, Oct. 20
  • Thursday, Oct. 21
  • Saturday, Oct. 30 (Herring Center)

Upcoming campus activities

  • Friday, 1, 6 p.m. – Women’s Soccer v. Western Carolina. Free admission with Furman ID.
  • Friday, 1, 8 p.m. – Outdoor Movie: VIVO, Trone Student Center Front Patio, sponsored by HOLA
  • Friday, 1, 8 p.m. – Women’s Volleyball v. Chattanooga. Free admission with Furman ID.
  • Saturday, 2, 10 a.m. – Softball vs. Anderson. Free admission with Furman ID.
  • Saturday, 2, 12:30 p.m. – Softball vs. Piedmont. Free admission with Furman ID.
  • Saturday, 2, 4 p.m. – Women’s Volleyball v. East Tennessee State. Free admission with Furman ID.
  • Saturday, 2, 7:30 p.m. – Karaoke Night, Johns Hall 101, sponsored by Pauper Players
  • Sunday, 3, 11:30 a.m. – Bike to Swamp Rabbit Café, meet at the “Rabbit Hole” (FUOC’s storage facility), sponsored by FUOC
  • Sunday, 3, 2 p.m. – Women’s Soccer v. East Tennessee State. Free admission with Furman ID.
  • Tuesday, 5, 4 p.m. – Pretty Patty Day, Trone Student Center Hill Courtyard, sponsored by FUSAB
  • Wednesday, 6, 12:30 p.m. – Furman Opportunity Fair, Watkins Room, sponsored by the Malone Center for Career Engagement
  • Friday, 8, 8 p.m. – Meteor Shower, Stargazing, and Astrophotography!, register in advance – spots are limited! Sponsored by the Astronomy Club

We are closely monitoring the number of positive cases in our campus community to determine the appropriateness of any adjustments or contingencies. If you have any questions, please email furman.focused@furman.edu.

Have a fun, safe weekend!

Sincerely,

The COVID Response Committee