+ COVID and Homecoming & Family Weekend Updates – Hobart and William Smith Colleges \

Messages to the Community

September 20, 2021

Dear Members of the Hobart and William Smith Community, 

As we enter Week 5 of the fall semester, our number of positive COVID-19 cases has been falling and we are cautiously optimistic that this trend will persist. We continue to urge all members of our community who have not already done so to become fully vaccinated. Our next Pfizer clinic is on Sept. 27 in the Field House and is for those receiving their first, second or booster shot. Sign up is required. 

All employees (including all faculty and staff) and students (including those living on and off campus, but not those studying abroad) must fill out a daily Wellness Assessment every day. Both forms are also linked on the COVID-19 Dashboard. After filling out the form, should an employee have any questions about whether or not to report to work, they should contact their supervisor for clarification. 

Homecoming & Family Weekend begins on Friday with nearly every event outdoors, including the President’s State of the Colleges on Saturday morning. All visitors must wear a face covering while in any campus buildings, and visitors are not allowed in residence halls. Outdoors, we are asking visitors to maintain a physical distance of at least three feet or wear a face covering. We hope these safety measures will ensure that everyone has a good experience at the many events happening this weekend. Events include the student research symposium, numerous athletics contests, a Davis Gallery art exhibition, the campus resource fair, the Dance Department’s informal showing, a theatrical walking tour, and the Perkins Observatory open house, as well as many opportunities to experience our campus and community. All members of the HWS community are welcome to all Homecoming & Family Weekend events. Information and registration information can be found at the Homecoming & Family Weekend homepage

Finally, a recording of last Friday’s Zoom presentation and the slide deck regarding the NY HERO Act Exposure Prevention Plan are now available online on the COVID-19 Dashboard site. Should you have any further questions or concerns, please contact us. 

Sincerely, 

Sarah Kirk
Provost and Dean of Faculty 

B. B. Barile
Vice President for Campus Life and Dean of Students

COVID-19 Information and Data

Messages to the Community

COVID Update and Fall Break by Provost and Dean of Faculty Sarah Kirk and Vice President for Campus Life and Dean of Students B.B. Barile - October 4, 2021

Reflections and Updates from Campus by President Joyce P. Jacobsen - September 27, 2021

COVID and Homecoming & Family Weekend Updates by Provost and Dean of Faculty Sarah Kirk and Vice President for Campus Life and Dean of Students B.B. Barile - September 20, 2021

Campus Update 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 13, 2021

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

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