BMI Weekly News- July 6, 2021

BMI Weekly News                                                          

July 6, 2021 


• Emeritus faculty member Robert M. (Bob) Johnson:  

◦ Shared by Barry Rosen: Robert Johnson, professor emeritus in the former department of Biochemistry  

and Molecular Biology passed away on June 24, 2021, at the age of 83.  His obituary can be found here:   

◦ From daughter, Elizabeth Johnson: They expect to have a small memorial service later this summer; if you  

or anyone at the department would like the details once they have them, please let them know.  

• BMI July Faculty Meeting is this week, Thursday, July 8, 2021, 11:30 am. 

• From the Office of the President, President M Roy Wilson:  

Effective immediately, masks are no longer required for fully vaccinated individuals when they are indoors on campus.  Individuals who have not been vaccinated are still required to wear masks when inside all campus buildings, except when eating or drinking.  When outdoors, masks are not required for anyone – regardless of vaccination status. See the complete details for the update on campus masks requirements on the following link:   

Event This Week:  

• No events scheduled for this week. 

Upcoming Events: 

• The BMI Department Picnic is Friday, August 27th (the Friday before classes start). It will be at Belle Isle  

Park, Shelter 12, the same large shelter that was used for the 2019 picnic.  Any questions or concerns contact Jillian Green or Taylor Vensko More details to come as we get closer to the event. 

  ♦ For some Belle Isle history:​ or  

  ♦ Belle Isle official website:    

Coronavirus Info:   

•  Website:  

▫ Campus Health Center – The COVID-19 Vaccine: The COVID-19 Vaccine 

♦ Public Health Committee – Reminder the COVID-19 vaccine is available to ALL Faculty, Staff and Students. For appointment process click link: Six Step-by-step process for COVID-19 vaccination appointment   

♦ Campus Health Center announces available appointments for Johnson & Johnson single shot COVID-19 vaccine. Employees and students can call now for vaccine appointment. Click link for five-step process.  

▫ WS students, faculty and staff eligible for COVID-19 testing for no out-of-pocket charge: COVID-19 Testing 

▫ Facts about the COVID-19 VaccineCOVID-19 Vaccine Facts     

▫ Warrior Safe Training  

▫ Campus Daily Screener: Wayne State students, faculty  

and staff should continue to use the existing Campus Daily Screener. 

◦ Guess Campus Screener: Wayne State now require all guests to complete a Guest Campus Screener  

before coming to campus or upon checking in. This tool, which is available at, operates like the Campus Daily Screener, but does not require a WSU AccessID. Individuals cleared to be on campus will receive a notification on their phone, along with a QR code and an email verification. Flagged individuals will be contacted by the Campus Health Center, who can manually clear them if appropriate. 

▫ Medical Campus operations:  

▫ Campus screener/follow-up process    

•  Complete SOM guidelines     

•  COVID-19 SOM return guidelines pdf  

Links (as embedded in items above): 

CHC announces available appointments for Johnson & Johnson vaccine:   

Public Health Committee – Reminder the COVID-19 vaccine is available to ALL Faculty, Staff and Students:   

Campus Health Center – COVID-19 Vaccination  

•  Campus Health Center – Facts about the Covid-19 Vaccine   

•  Domestic & International Travel during the COVID-19 Pandemic:  

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