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COVID-19 | Message from the Dean

As we welcome in 2021, there is a sense of hope for a possible light at the end of the COVID-19 tunnel with vaccines becoming available.

I am very proud of our university and college for the measures taken and the resources provided since the beginning of the pandemic. This allowed us to continue to educate our students and care for our patients while keeping everyone as safe as possible. NSU has continued to take actions to improve our work and learning environments. In addition to all the hand sanitation stations and signs, they have installed ionization units and MERV13 high filtration filters to improve the air quality in our buildings.

Members of the NSU community have begun receiving their vaccinations and we are very excited about this possible vaccine distribution opportunity for NSU. In the meantime, please remain vigilant in using face coverings, practicing physical distancing, and avoiding large gatherings. Our local cases are still very high, and the new more contagious virus variant is now in Florida. We are getting closer every day to the possibility of putting COVID-19 behind us, so hang in there and keep yourself safe and healthy!

I will keep you all posted as new information becomes available. The links below also have additional information for you to reference.


Take care and stay safe,

Linda S. Rouse, O.D., M.B.A., FAAO



Helpful Resources

 NSU Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

 NSU Office of International Affairs Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention   

 Florida Department of Health     

 World Health Organization (WHO)  

 Henderson Student Counseling Center for NSU Students

Office: 954-424-6911 or 954-262-7050

Hotline: 954-424-6911 or 954-262-7050 (available 24 hours, 7 days a week)

Henderson Student Counseling

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