Stony Brook University is now offering students the opportunity to get the one-shot Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine at the Student Union. Those who have received another vaccine are not allowed to receive the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.
Editors discuss expansion for vaccine eligibility in New York State, how Stony Brook student organizations are responding to xenophobic attacks against the Asian community and Mark Cuban’s decision to cease playing the national anthem at Dallas Maverick basketball games.
Editors discuss Stony Brook employees who have petitioned against the university’s return to in-person work, a dancing dentist, President Biden’s first month in office and how self autonomy can improve happiness during the pandemic.
Stony Brook University has experienced a small spike in student cases of COVID-19 over the past few weeks. From Feb. 4 to Feb. 24, 117 students tested positive, according to the university’s COVID-19 dashboard.
The university, which has tested more than 3,000 students since Aug. 11, said that 17 students have tested positive for the virus. This brings the total number of confirmed cases on campus to 18, after the first case was reported on Aug. 28.
The plan follows the guidance of New York State and State University of New York Administration guidelines and aims to protect the health and safety of returning students and workers while creating a “transparent” process for a phased return.