Messages to the Community

January 8, 2021

Dear Faculty and Staff,

As we begin to welcome students, faculty and staff to campus for the start the spring 2021 semester, HWS will again provide free COVID-19 testing to all employees who are asymptomatic. To protect the health and wellbeing of all members of the community, including staff who will be administering the tests, if you are symptomatic, we ask that you reach out to your health care provider for guidance and alternate testing options.

Tests for faculty and staff will be administered concurrently with students on a walk-in basis from January 15-24, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., in the Winn-Seeley Gymnasium. As we did in the fall, the Colleges have partnered with the Broad Institute in Cambridge, Mass., which will process the tests generally within 24 hours. Results will be communicated directly to employees, with negative results delivered via email and positive results via a phone call to determine next steps regarding isolation and contact tracing. Positive results will also be sent to the Ontario County and New York State Departments of Health. Testing for faculty and staff is not mandatory and is offered as a service to employees only.

As we wrote earlier this week, we will communicate any information regarding vaccine distribution as soon as it becomes available. If you have any questions about the Colleges’ testing plan or any other matter related to the start of the spring semester, please feel free to reach out us any time either directly or via Spring2021@hws.edu.

Thank you in advance for your continued efforts to keep our community safe and healthy.

Sincerely,

Mary Coffey
Provost and Dean of Faculty

Robb Flowers
Vice President for Campus Life

Spring 2021 Opening

Messages to the Community

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