COVID VACCINE UPDATE:
Plans for accelerated distribution
Gov. Asa Hutchinson has announced acceleration of the state’s COVID-19 vaccination distribution plan. Phase 1-B, which includes higher education employees, will begin on Monday, Jan. 18.
However, many details of the distribution from the state level have yet to be announced.
For the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture, this means:
Division of Agriculture faculty, staff and graduate assistants who are required to work on-site are eligible for the vaccine.
Division of Agriculture employees who are completely working remotely and not having face-to-face meetings with clients and others, will not be eligible for the vaccine during this phase.
While the Division of Agriculture does not require COVID-19 vaccination at this time, it is strongly encouraged that each employee consider receiving the vaccine as a part of efforts to enhance the safety of the work, learning and community environments.