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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

COVID-19 Information and Data

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Implementation of Airborne Infectious Disease Plan by Provost and Dean of Faculty Sarah Kirk, Vice President for Campus Life and Dean of Students B.B. Barile and Deborah M. Drain, Director of Human Resources - September 9, 2021

Weekly Update to the Community by Provost and Dean of Faculty Sarah Kirk and Vice President for Campus Life and Dean of Students B.B. Barile - September 6, 2021

COVID-19 Update and Vaccination Requirements by President Joyce P. Jacobsen, Provost and Dean of Faculty Sarah Kirk and Vice President for Campus Life and Dean of Students B.B. Barile - August 30, 2021

New Positive Cases Identified by Provost and Dean of Faculty Sarah Kirk and Vice President for Campus Life and Dean of Students B.B. Barile - August 25, 2021

Vaccinations and COVID Cases by President Joyce P. Jacobsen, Provost and Dean of Faculty Sarah Kirk and Vice President for Campus Life and Dean of Students B.B. Barile - August 23, 2021

Community Update: First Day of Classes by Provost and Dean of Faculty Sarah Kirk and Vice President for Campus Life and Dean of Students B.B. Barile - August 23, 2021

COVID-19 Dashboard and Vaccination Reporting by Provost and Dean of Faculty Sarah Kirk and Vice President for Campus Life and Dean of Students B.B. Barile - August 16, 2021

Ontario County Transmission Rate Moved to Substantial by Provost and Dean of Faculty Sarah Kirk and Vice President for Campus Life and Dean of Students B.B. Barile - August 12, 2021

Update to the campus community by Provost and Dean of Faculty Sarah Kirk and Vice President for Campus Life and Dean of Students B.B. Barile - August 9, 2021

Ontario County Moved to Substantial Transmission by Provost and Dean of Faculty Sarah Kirk and Vice President for Campus Life and Dean of Students B.B. Barile - August 2, 2021

COVID-19 Safety and Management by Provost and Dean of Faculty Sarah Kirk and Vice President for Campus Life and Dean of Students B.B. Barile - August 2, 2021

Summer 2021 update by Provost and Dean of Faculty Sarah Kirk and Vice President for Campus Life Robb Flowers - July 20, 2021

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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