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Friday, October 7, 2022

Baylor updates COVID-19 guidelines, continues to offer free testing and vaccination for students

After the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced its new COVID-19 guidelines, Baylor has updated its recommendations for students, staff and faculty who may have tested positive or been exposed to the virus.

FDA authorizes second booster shot amid spread of new variant

The Food and Drug Administration has now authorized a second booster dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna COVID-19 vaccines for adults over 50 years old and immunocompromised individuals at least four months after their last dose was administered.

End of pandemic leads to beginning of endemic

According to clinical associate professor Dr. Benjamin Ryan, in terms of the endemic phase, the virus is in a more steady state. He said the spread of the omicron variant was a step toward the pandemic becoming an endemic.

Students travel again after two years of lockdown

With spring break on the horizon, the first week of March is looking to be a big travel year for students. Now, Baylor students are sharing their thoughts on the safety of travel during spring break.