By: Abigail Wise
Adrian College now has an electrocardiogram (EKG) unit in the Health Center on campus. This EKG unit comes from Dr. Gornowicz at ProMedica Physicians Family Medicine, who lended it to the school in August because of all of the follow up testing that had to be done on athletes who had tested positive for COVID-19.
Head Athletic Trainer at Adrian College, Jamie Fetter, has said that all Adrian College student athletes are required to get an EKG test done if they have tested positive for COVID-19. Additionally, even if you are not an athlete, you can also request to have an EKG test done if you also have tested positive for COVID-19. Students would need to request this test through the Student Health Center on campus.
Adrian College is one of the only college campuses that has an EKG unit right here for use to anyone who requests it. When Fetter was asked about other colleges and their EKG units, he stated, “If at another school, they would have to make an appointment with a hospital and would be billed.”
Students and faculty at Adrian College received an email from the AC Announcements account with a link to a video on Vimeo on September 30 that was one of the many COVID-19 updates from President Jeffrey Docking. Fetter makes an appearance in this specific video, explaining the many things that an EKG unit does and how beneficial it is to have right here on campus.
The latest update on COVID-19 cases states that there is only one total net active case on campus that the health center knows of as of October 12. Adrian College has had a total of 254 cases on campus this semester according to the AC health center. This is 11.365 percent of Adrian Colleges total of 2,235 students and staff members.
Emily Kist, the health clinics director, has the same reminders for all of the Adrian College community at the end of every update. These being to wash your hands often, stay six feet away from people who do not live in your residence, avoid large gatherings, cover your nose and mouth with a face mask or shield in all indoor gatherings as well as outdoor places where social distancing cannot take place, clean and disinfect objects often, and monitor your symptoms daily on the Michigan Symptoms App. Also, this year at Adrian College, the annual flu shot is now mandatory just like COVID-19 testing before students and staff came back on campus. Students must submit that they have received the flu shot to the Magnus health portal no later than October 31. Students can call the Health Center on campus and schedule an appointment today. The cost of the flu shot is $20. Students can also get their flu shots off campus. Places like Walgreens let you book an appointment online and it is free through most insurance companies. To book an appointment with the Adrian College Health Center, students can call the number (517) 265-5161 extension 4214.