March 2, 2021
To: Faculty, Staff, and Administrators
From: Mackenzie Dawes, Vaccination Clinic Site Manager and Interim Director of Event and Office Services; Michelle Rogers, Vice President for Administration
Subject: COVID Vaccination Clinic Opens this Friday (3/5); Volunteer Portal Launched
We are excited to announce that the first day of our new vaccination clinic, a partnership of the University of Redlands, Redlands Community Hospital (RCH), and other organizations, will be this Friday, March 5, beginning at 9 a.m.
For opening day, U of R faculty, staff, and administrators will have priority registration until Wednesday, March 3 at 5 p.m., after which time RCH will fill the remaining slots. U of R faculty, staff, and administrators can use the code that was sent to employees via email March 2 to register on the RCH website (click the “Schedule Your Reservation Here” button). Please note this code will only work for RCH-administered vaccination sites and can only be used by University of Redlands employees; do not share this code. Family members of employees who are 65+ years of age can register for Friday as well using the OVER65 code.
After you register at the RCH website, you will receive a text message from RCH with a link to the AxS Health app RCH staff use for tracking appointments. Please follow the link and complete the preregistration process before coming to the clinic. This will ensure a quick on-site check in process.
The vaccination clinic will be held in Orton Center, which is located off of Brockton Avenue, between N. University and N. Grove Streets, on the main U of R campus. Note the drive between Merriam and North Halls will be closed to through traffic on clinic days. At check in, you will need to provide a photo ID and proof of employment at the University (ID badge, virtual ID badge available in Redlands App, pay stub, etc.).
Please see the University’s Vaccination Clinic web page for more information about the clinic, vaccine eligibility, type of vaccine, and COVID-19 vaccine facts.
Yesterday we successfully operated a live test run of the COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic at Orton Center on the University of Redlands’ main campus – including vaccinating and training over 75 volunteers! As mentioned in previous announcements, the University must provide the staff to operate the clinic, so please consider volunteering, beginning with this Friday.
The new volunteer portal at https://gobulldogs.ivolunteer.com/ is now ready, so please go there to sign up for desired shifts (morning or afternoon) and indicate your preferred role from a list of position descriptions (online and attached to this email). While many volunteers will be from our University community, we will also seek volunteers from the larger Redlands community to sustain clinic operations.
For more information on the University’s COVID-19 response, see the UR Ready web pages.