Weekly Address from Mary Faria: Holiday Break Week

AOMA weekly updates (week of 12/14/20)

1. AOMA’s desire to combat racism and healthcare disparities –

- No new updates this week

2. Plans and issues related to COVID-19 crisis including clinic and campus re-openings

- Plans are in place to safely open clinics and hands-on student classes when Winter term opens Jan. 4. If the City of Austin goes to Stage 5, we will have to re-evaluate our plan

Key operational issues or updates

- This week we celebrated service at AOMA and recognized the following:

Reagan Taylor – 5 years

Aline Cline – 5 years

Lesley Hamilton – 15 years

Song Luo – 15 years

Joel Cone – 15 years

Mandyam Tirumalachar – 15 years (he hit this milestone just before retiring so we wanted to recognize him)

Yan He – 20 years

Qian Zhi Wu – 25 years!!!!

-AOMA Staff receive the benefit of Christmas week as a holiday week, so all Administrative Offices will be closed Dec. 21-25.

4. Important announcements or answers to questions sent in by students, faculty or staff

- Just a reminder, our food pantry is still operating. Just call the Herbal Dispensary, Clinic, Mary Faria or Michael Jewell and make arrangements for pick-up if you find yourself needing some assistance during this Holiday week.

Take care, stay safe and stay healthy (mind, body and spirit).

With Love and Peace,


Got a question for Mary? Don’t hesitate to send her an email at mfaria@aoma.edu and you will receive a response in a timely fashion. If your question involves another department, we will make sure they receive the question and respond.

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