Ball State reported 23 positive COVID-19 cases among students and employees Feb. 14-20, according to the Ball State COVID-19 dashboard.
Cases continue to drop for the fourth week in a row. This is a 42.5 percent decrease from the Feb. 7-13 positive case count, which was 40.
Campus vaccination rates for full- and part-time employees dropped to 74 percent. A spokesperson for the university explained, because the number of employees at Ball State fluctuates, it's common for the vaccination percentage to fluctuate as well. This number indicates all those faculty, professional, service and staff employees who are fully vaccinated. Ball State does not currently publicly report the number of students who have received their full vaccination series.
People ages 5 and older are eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. Everyone ages 12 and older are eligible for a Pfizer booster shot at least five months after their second dose, and adults ages 18 and older are eligible for a Moderna shot at least five months after their second dose. Those ages 18 and older who received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine are eligible for a second dose at least two months after their first.
If you have not yet received your COVID-19 vaccine, you can find a vaccination location near you and sign up for an appointment at ourshot.in.gov.