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Army Spc. Angel Laureano holds a vial of the COVID-19 vaccine, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Bethesda, Md., Dec. 14, 2020. Free for use photo by Lisa Ferdinando.

Mercer to participate in White House vaccine challenge

Micah Johnston, Managing Editor June 17, 2021

Mercer officially joined the COVID-19 College Vaccine Challenge last Thursday, according to the university. The school will participate in the program at the request of the White House and the U.S...

Students not required to receive COVID-19 vaccine, unvaccinated to be tested weekly

Students not required to receive COVID-19 vaccine, unvaccinated to be tested weekly

Mary Helene Hall, Editor-in-Chief June 10, 2021

Students and faculty will not be required to have their COVID-19 vaccines for the fall semester, according to an email Thursday from university President Bill Underwood. Vaccinated students and...

Lucia Gutierrez wears a mask in the University Center.

Masks off, Mercer: Masks no longer required once fully vaccinated

Mary Helene Hall, Editor-in-Chief May 21, 2021

Mercer will no longer require students, faculty and staff who are fully vaccinated to wear masks on any of its campuses, according to an email from the university Monday. The updated guidance is a stark...

BREAKING: Macon campus accepting appointments for COVID-19 vaccine

BREAKING: Macon campus accepting appointments for COVID-19 vaccine

Mary Helene Hall, Managing Editor March 29, 2021
Mercer University’s Macon campus received its first shipment of the COVID-19 vaccine, according to a Monday night email from the Provost’s office. 
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Mercer students vaccinated in COVID-19 health efforts

Dean Yusuf, Staff Writer March 9, 2021
As COVID-19 vaccines roll out around the United States, some students and faculty at Mercer have been offered the opportunity to get vaccinated against the virus. Throughout the Columbus, Macon and Savannah campuses, medical teams have received vaccinations from their regional health districts in Columbus, Memorial Health in Savannah and Coliseum and Navicent Health in Macon.
Ocmulgee Brewpub is located at 484 Second Street in downtown Macon, Ga. Photo via Facebook

COVID-19 has made service industry jobs tougher. These Mercer students say Macon’s restaurants are no exception

Nadia Pressley, News Editor March 4, 2021
According to the National Restaurant Association, restaurant employment has decreased and $240 billion in sales have been lost. This isn’t just a national impact; the effects of COVID-19 have impacted local restaurants right here in Macon. 
Members of the Mercer community are directed to call Mercer Medicine at (478) 301-4111 or the Student Health Center 24/7 hotline at (478) 301-7425 if they begin displaying symptoms.

Mercer approved for COVID-19 vaccine distribution

Mary Helene Hall, Managing Editor February 28, 2021
Mercer Medicine will begin distributing COVID-19 vaccines in Macon, likely in the next few weeks.
Members of the Mercer community are directed to call Mercer Medicine at (478) 301-4111 or the Student Health Center 24/7 hotline at (478) 301-7425 if they begin displaying symptoms.

Mercer’s COVID-19 case numbers remain low throughout first month of spring semester

Emily Rose Thorne, Editor in Chief February 5, 2021

Four weeks into the spring semester, Mercer University continues to report relatively low rates of COVID-19 on its Macon, Atlanta and Savannah campuses. In a weekly report released Friday, the university...

BREAKING: Mercer reports first student hospitalization related to COVID-19

BREAKING: Mercer reports first student hospitalization related to COVID-19

Emily Rose Thorne, Editor in Chief January 22, 2021
Mercer University recorded the first COVID-19 hospitalization among the Mercer community in its weekly case numbers update Friday.
Student convicted of violating quarantine released from custody in Cayman Islands, future at Mercer unclear

Student convicted of violating quarantine released from custody in Cayman Islands, future at Mercer unclear

Lars Lonnroth, News Editor January 20, 2021
The Mercer University student convicted of violating local COVID-19 quarantine laws in the Cayman Islands was released from custody Friday, but her status as a Mercer student is not yet publicly known.
Mercer University announces 232 cases of COVID-19 since December 30

Mercer University announces 232 cases of COVID-19 since December 30

Emily Rose Thorne, Editor-in-Chief January 15, 2021
The university announced that between Dec. 30 and Jan. 14, a total of 4,251 students, faculty and staff were tested for the novel coronavirus across Mercer’s campuses. Of those, 232 people tested positive for COVID-19. 
Mercer's Baptist Collegiate Ministries chapter meets in Newton Chapel Thursdays at 8 p.m.

Campus worship organizations adjust to pandemic reality 

Samantha Homcy, Contributing Writer November 10, 2020
At a time when large gatherings must be held carefully, religious groups have had to change the way they hold worship. 
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