+ COVID Weekly Update to the Community – Hobart and William Smith Colleges \

Messages to the Community

January 17, 2022

Dear Members of the HWS Community,

As we welcome students back to campus this week, we write to update you on COVID testing requirements. All students are required to test before arriving to campus and immediately upon arrival. Thus, some students may be unable to attend class if their entry PCR test results have not arrived or if they have a positive test result directly before or after arriving on campus. We ask for faculty flexibility around student attendance during the first few days of the semester. 

The Deans’ offices are prepared to send notices out to the relevant faculty about students who need to isolate, but if there is a high number, there could be a delay in getting those notices out. The Deans’ offices will not be able to send a notice if a student has test results still pending, so we ask students to email their faculty directly if they need to miss class due to pending test results or isolation. We expect that students will diligently work through this process, as will the deans and Campus Life staff. 

The Colleges will continue to require face coverings inside all buildings as we did in the Fall, given the extension of NY’s HERO Act at least through Feb. 1, and likely afterwards until positivity rates decrease sufficiently in the area. While we strongly encourage the safest masks possible (e.g., KN95 or N95), we recognize that for some community members, other options, such as surgical masks or double masking with a cloth mask and surgical mask may be preferred. Surgical masks will be available at the testing site this weekend and the Colleges are working to make additional masks, including KN95 and/or N95 masks, available through the Campus Safety Office as the semester commences.

As always, we appreciate your continued flexibility around our measured approach to keeping our campus safe. Please feel free to contact any of us with specific questions in the days ahead, and stay warm through this winter weather!

Sincerely,

Sarah Kirk, Provost and Dean of Faculty
Becca B. Barile, Vice President for Campus Life and Dean of Students
Scott Brophy, Dean of Hobart College
Lisa Kaenzig, Dean of William Smith College

COVID-19 Information and Data

Messages to the Community

Campus Update and Fall Information by President Joyce P. Jacobsen, Provost and Dean of Faculty Sarah Kirk and Vice President for Campus Life and Dean of Students Becca B. Barile - May 2, 2022

Weekly Note to Community by Provost and Dean of Faculty Sarah Kirk and Vice President for Campus Life and Dean of Students Becca B. Barile - April 25, 2022

Weekly Message by Provost and Dean of Faculty Sarah Kirk and Vice President for Campus Life and Dean of Students Becca B. Barile - April 18, 2022

Weekly Message to Community by Provost and Dean of Faculty Sarah Kirk and Vice President for Campus Life and Dean of Students Becca B. Barile - April 11, 2022

Weekly Update by Provost and Dean of Faculty Sarah Kirk and Vice President for Campus Life and Dean of Students Becca B. Barile - April 4, 2022

Welcome Back! by Provost and Dean of Faculty Sarah Kirk and Vice President for Campus Life and Dean of Students Becca B. Barile - March 27, 2022

Weekly Note and Testing Center Hours by Provost and Dean of Faculty Sarah Kirk and Vice President for Campus Life and Dean of Students Becca B. Barile - March 14, 2022

Weekly Update by Provost and Dean of Faculty Sarah Kirk and Vice President for Campus Life and Dean of Students Becca B. Barile - March 7, 2022

Weekly Update by Provost and Dean of Faculty Sarah Kirk and Vice President for Campus Life and Dean of Students Becca B. Barile - February 28, 2022

Weekly Note to the Community by Provost and Dean of Faculty Sarah Kirk and Vice President for Campus Life and Dean of Students Becca B. Barile - February 21, 2022

Weekly Updates by Provost and Dean of Faculty Sarah Kirk and Vice President for Campus Life and Dean of Students Becca B. Barile - February 14, 2022

Mask Policy Updates by President Joyce P. Jacobsen, Provost and Dean of Faculty Sarah Kirk and Vice President for Campus Life and Dean of Students Becca B. Barile - February 10, 2022

Third Week of Classes by Provost and Dean of Faculty Sarah Kirk and Vice President for Campus Life and Dean of Students Becca B. Barile - February 7, 2022

COVID-19 Update at the Start of the Second Week of Classes by Provost and Dean of Faculty Sarah Kirk and Vice President for Campus Life and Dean of Students Becca B. Barile - January 31, 2022

COVID-19 Weekend Testing Update by Provost and Dean of Faculty Sarah Kirk and Vice President for Campus Life and Dean of Students Becca B. Barile - January 24, 2022

COVID Weekly Update to the Community by Provost and Dean of Faculty Sarah Kirk, Vice President for Campus Life and Dean of Students Becca B. Barile, Dean of Hobart College Scott Brophy and Dean of William Smith College Lisa Kaenzig - January 17, 2022

Updates to Spring 2022 Opening by Provost and Dean of Faculty Sarah Kirk and Vice President for Campus Life and Dean of Students Becca B. Barile - January 10, 2022

Message to the HWS Community by President Joyce P. Jacobsen, Provost and Dean of Faculty Sarah Kirk and Vice President for Campus Life and Dean of Students Becca B. Barile - December 28, 2021

Final Week of the Semester by Provost and Dean of Faculty Sarah Kirk and Vice President for Campus Life and Dean of Students Becca B. Barile - December 6, 2021

Weekly Update by Provost and Dean of Faculty Sarah Kirk and Vice President for Campus Life and Dean of Students B.B. Barile - November 29, 2021

Weekly Update by Provost and Dean of Faculty Sarah Kirk and Vice President for Campus Life and Dean of Students B.B. Barile - November 15, 2021

Weekly Update by Provost and Dean of Faculty Sarah Kirk and Vice President for Campus Life and Dean of Students B.B. Barile - November 8, 2021

Weekly Update by Provost and Dean of Faculty Sarah Kirk and Vice President for Campus Life and Dean of Students B.B. Barile - November 1, 2021

Weekly Update by Provost and Dean of Faculty Sarah Kirk and Vice President for Campus Life and Dean of Students B.B. Barile - October 25, 2021

Weekly Update by Provost and Dean of Faculty Sarah Kirk and Vice President for Campus Life and Dean of Students B.B. Barile - October 18, 2021

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