LimerickNewsCovid testing to take place at University of Limerick following rise in cases among student communityBy David Raleigh – February 9, 2021 550 Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Print Roisin Upton excited by “hockey talent coming through” in Limerick Linkedin Previous articleA Valentine’s bouquet that hits all the right notesNext article“It’s like someone handed in a purse to gardai and they waited for someone to come and claim it” — Family of ‘missing’ Denis Walsh expresses disappointment over 25-year gap in identifying remains David Raleigh WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads WhatsApp Facebook TAGSKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick Post Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Twitter Email Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live University you Limerick campus aerialsPhoto: True MediaUNIVERSITY of Limerick (UL) is to facilitate on-campus COVID-19 testing by HSE Mid-West Community Healthcare in a bid to prevent further transmission of the potentially deadly virus among the student population.The move is in response to a rise in cases of COVID-19 in recent weeks in the Castletroy area of Limerick city, believed to be associated with students living in off-campus accommodation.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up UL said it “has a strong relationship with Public Health Mid-West and An Garda Siochana, and consistently liaises and works with them to remind students of their personal responsibility to follow government and institutional guidelines“.In a statement, UL President Professor Kerstin Mey, strongly urged students to understand their roles “in keeping our communities safe and to be aware of the consequences of breaking current government COVID-19 restrictions”.The Department of Public Health Mid-West said it has seen some evidence in recent weeks of an increase in COVID-19 cases among the student population living in the immediate vicinity of the campus – largely based around simple household visits.“In the next few weeks it is crucial that community transmission is suppressed to the maximum to ensure the safe reopening of society and to protect the population while the immunisation programme is being implemented,” the Department stated.“The Department of Public Health is aggressively investigating and managing clusters such as this one to enable this to happen.“UL said it has “moved quickly” to facilitate free on-campus COVID-19 tests to students who will be invited to register without needing to display symptoms of the virus at a testing centre being established on the UL campus this week.“As a result of constant engagement and close ties between UL and Public Health Mid-West we are in a position to act very swiftly now at the first signs of a possible increase of cases among students living off campus,” said Professor Mey.“We have reduced on campus activity to approximately 2% of what would normally take place so there are barely any students or staff on campus under Level 5 restrictions.”“Where we can put any further measure in place to protect our own and the surrounding communities we will do so,” Prof Mey added.Dr Marie Casey, Mid West Public Health Medicine Specialist, said there had been “a noticeable increase in COVID-19 clusters among the student population, particularly in housing estates in the Castletroy area with links to some households in Limerick city, as a result of household transmission in the past three weeks”.“The student population is unique insofar that they can often live with a number of housemates in large households. Some students have part-time jobs, and many will go home on the weekends to visit family and friends,” Dr Casey said.“With the onset of the dominant UK COVID-19 variant, which is more transmissible than the original strain, there is now a high level of risk of transmission in the student community,” she warned.“Because many young people will carry the virus without any symptoms, this presents an increased risk of infection to household, workplace and family contacts. Outbreaks arising out of household transmission is starting to become a worrying trend across the Mid-West, at a crucial time when we need to suppress the virus’ spread in the community.”“We are urging everyone in the region to avoid household visits and social gatherings of any kind, as we have seen far too many times how a single episode of social contact has led to serious illness and death,” added Dr Casey.Students at UL have been repeatedly advised to follow public health guidelines, to download the COVID tracker app and to self-isolate if they display any symptoms while they await a test.UL said that, overall, it has seen a high level of compliance on campus with the COVID-19 precautions it had put in place.Students have been contacted with full details on how to register online for an on-campus test.All tests will be processed by the HSE. Advertisement RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR
7SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr I read a wonderful “Q and A” interview in the NYT recently. It hit on two important themes.The Times interviewed Kenneth Ziegler of Logicworks. He discussed the power of “our” compared to “Their” or “your.”There’s a big mistake that I’ve seen some people make. They come in from the outside, talking about their 100-day plan to interview every employee and then come up with their grand strategy.The one thing that I found consistently painful was they would keep talking about their old company: “At this company, we did this, we did that.” It was never about what we have. It was about what we didn’t have, and why we were unlike another company. People just get sick of that.It’s natural to gravitate to things that worked in the past. But just remove the “At my old company… .” Phrase it as a question: “Have we thought about this?” Then people get jazzed about it because now it’s our idea, not your old company’s idea. (Emphasis added.)It reminds me of a saying. I’ll have to paraphrase it. continue reading »
Judy Spurlock, 61, of Dillsboro, IN, passed away at home on Wednesday, March 2, 2016 in Dillsboro, IN.She was born Wednesday, July 21, 1954 in Milan, Indiana, daughter of Irene Bowman Martin and the late Lewis Martin.Judy was the Co-owner and operator of Professional Janitorial Services for 36 years. Prior to that she was the secretary for the Dean at the University of Cincinnati.She was a member of Dearborn Baptist Church and in the past had also taught Sunday School. Her church was family to her. Judy loved to bike ride and hike with Steve in the parks. She also really enjoyed bantering with Steve. She loved the ocean, really any water, and loved boating. She enjoyed time with her grandson, nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. Her ministry was writing cards and thoughtful notes to people, and during her 3 year cancer battle many folks responded in kind, she received several cards everyday. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.Surviving are her husband of almost 44 years, Steve Spurlock; Mother, Irene Martin of Bennington, IN; children, Justin (Sarah) Spurlock of Parker, CO, Jennifer (Charlie) Simmons of Fort Wayne, IN; Sister, Patsy Martin Eaves of Greendale, IN; Grandchild, Cayson Spurlock.Friends will be received 10:00 am-1:00 pm, Saturday, March 12, 2016 at the Dearborn Baptist Church, 9638 St. Rd. 48, Aurora, Indiana 47001.Services will be held at the Church, at 1:00 pm with Pastor Darrell Sparks officiating.Interment will follow in the Pleasant Cemetery, Vevay, Indiana.Contributions may be made to the Dearborn Baptist Church or Margaret Mary Health Foundation. Please call the funeral home office at (812) 926-1450 and we will notify the family of your donation with a card.Visit: www.rullmans.com
Tipp FM will have full live coverage of Saturday’s match which will be played at Semple Stadium…throw in time has yet to be confirmed Liam Kearns lost the services of a number of stalwarts since he took charge of the Premier County…as a result; several additions have been made to the side. Tipperary are continuing their preparations for the Munster Championship clash against Cork this weekendKearns says the new members of the senior football panel are doing well
Several international players are rested while Keith Earls is suspended.Ronan O’Mahony and Andrew Conway are in the back 3 and Duncan Williams comes in for Conor Murray at scrum-half.Nenagh man Donnacha Ryan is also in the XV for the trip to Belfast.