Savannah State hosts public well being boards
SAVANNAH, Georgia (WTOC) – Throughout the week, faculties from about 16 universities across the state of Georgia are calling on the Council of Regency to give a masked mandate on campus.
Savannah State is participating, but they are taking a different approach. Each day during the allotted time, the SSU hosts a public health forum to involve both staff and students.
For 30 minutes every day this week – the university calls in experts to talk about the virus, vaccine, and protection.
Andrea Moore, associate professor of biology at Savannah State, says they’d love to see a mask mandate come out of their efforts this week, but their primary goal is education.
“It was important for us to be able to involve the students, the staff and the faculty as one body, we are a united institution, Savannah State United is our motto. We recognize that there are health disparities that disproportionately affect minority communities and that it was important to us to ensure that the relevant information is passed on from experts to the community, ”said Andrea Moore.
Savannah State offers COVID-19 tests and vaccines on campus. In the past week, 18 cases of COVID were reported among students, making a total of 155 confirmed cases for the first month of the fall semester.
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