Messages to the Community

April 5, 2021

Dear Members of the Hobart and William Smith Community,

During the past week, the Colleges administered 912 COVID-19 tests of which four were positive, a .4% positivity rate. Four students are in isolation, and 3 people are considered to have recovered since last week. Through contact tracing, we have identified 14 students who may have been exposed to COVID, and those students are in quarantine at this time.

Our cases on campus remain low, but there are increases happening regionally and nationally. Many epidemiologists and health care officials are warning of a spike that may add to the spread of the pandemic. In the coming weeks, it is critical that we all follow public health guidance regarding social distancing and the use of face coverings, and that we continue to limit social gatherings. For now, as we monitor guidance from the CDC and the State, those who are fully vaccinated must also abide by these guidelines.

Positive news arrived last week when New York State announced that those 16 years of age and older can begin to schedule appointments for vaccinations beginning tomorrow, Tuesday April 6. With this new expansion of eligibility, all students, faculty and staff now have access to the vaccine. New York State has a website for appointments at major regional sites. Ontario County’s Public Health website aggregates other local options for appointments. If students need transportation to a vaccine site, please go to Campus Safety to obtain a taxi voucher. We are still hoping to run a vaccine clinic on campus this month and will notify the community immediately if we are able to do so, but please do not hold off on scheduling an appointment; you can cancel your appointment elsewhere if we are able to do so.

Sincerely,

Mary Coffey
Provost and Dean of Faculty

Robb Flowers
Vice President for Campus Life

Spring 2021 Opening

Messages to the Community

Pfizer vaccination clinic by Vice President for Campus Life Robb Flowers - April 14, 2021

Campus update by Provost and Dean of Faculty Mary Coffey and Vice President for Campus Life Robb Flowers - April 12, 2021

Campus update by Provost and Dean of Faculty Mary Coffey and Vice President for Campus Life Robb Flowers - April 5, 2021

Campus update by Provost and Dean of Faculty Mary Coffey and Vice President for Campus Life Robb Flowers - March 29, 2021

Campus update by Provost and Dean of Faculty Mary Coffey and Vice President for Campus Life Robb Flowers - March 22, 2021

Commencement 2021 by President Joyce P. Jacobsen, Provost and Dean of Faculty Mary Coffey and Vice President for Campus Life Robb Flowers - March 19, 2021

Campus update by President Joyce P. Jacobsen, Provost and Dean of Faculty Mary Coffey and Vice President for Campus Life Robb Flowers - March 15, 2021

Campus update by Provost and Dean of Faculty Mary Coffey and Vice President for Campus Life Robb Flowers - March 11, 2021

Campus update by Provost and Dean of Faculty Mary Coffey and Vice President for Campus Life Robb Flowers - March 8, 2021

Continued Decrease of COVID Cases and Update on Summer Plans by President Joyce P. Jacobsen, Provost and Dean of Faculty Mary Coffey and Vice President for Campus Life Robb Flowers - March 1, 2021

COVID-19 Update: Decreasing Cases on Campus by Provost and Dean of Faculty Mary Coffey and Vice President for Campus Life Robb Flowers - February 22, 2021

Mid-February Update Regarding COVID-19 on Campus by President Joyce P. Jacobsen and Vice President for Campus Life Robb Flowers - February 14, 2021

Update on Covid-19 by Provost and Dean of Faculty Mary Coffey and Vice President for Campus Life Robb Flowers - February 8, 2021

Important message to the HWS community by President Joyce P. Jacobsen, Provost and Dean of Faculty Mary Coffey and Vice President for Campus Life Robb Flowers - February 5, 2021

Important Message to Students by Provost and Dean of Faculty Mary Coffey and Vice President for Campus Life Robb Flowers - February 2, 2021

Campus update by Provost and Dean of Faculty Mary Coffey and Vice President for Campus Life Robb Flowers - February 1, 2021

A Spring Semester Greeting by President Joyce P. Jacobsen - January 25, 2021

Campus update by Provost and Dean of Faculty Mary Coffey and Vice President for Campus Life Robb Flowers - January 19, 2021

Town Hall on Vaccinations by Provost and Dean of Faculty Mary Coffey and Vice President for Campus Life Robb Flowers - January 14, 2021

COVID-19 Update: Jan. 11, 2021 — In-Person Instructors Eligible Today by Provost and Dean of Faculty Mary Coffey and Vice President for Campus Life Robb Flowers - January 11, 2021

COVID-19 testing available for faculty and staff by Provost and Dean of Faculty Mary Coffey and Vice President for Campus Life Robb Flowers - January 8, 2021

Spring 2021 Move-In and Quarantine Information by Assistant Dean of Student Engagement Shelle Basilio-Murray and Associate Vice President and Dean of Students Brandon B. Barile, Ed.D - January 5, 2021

Campus update by Provost and Dean of Faculty Mary Coffey and Vice President for Campus Life Robb Flowers - January 5, 2021

Ending the Fall Semester and Looking Ahead to the Spring by President Joyce P. Jacobsen - December 14, 2020

Fall 2020 Message Archive

CONTACT

General questions and comments should be directed to:

Hobart and William Smith Colleges
Geneva, NY 14456
(315) 781-3000

Questions regarding health issues should be directed to:

Hubbs Health Center
119 St. Clair Street
Geneva, NY 14456
Phone: 315-781-3600
Appt. Phone: 315-781-4530
Fax: 315-781-3802