Important Message to Students – Hobart and William Smith Colleges \

Messages to the Community

February 2, 2021

Dear Students,

We write to you today with great concern about the behavior of some students who are electing not to follow social distancing and the use of face coverings. The Colleges identified 16 new cases of COVID-19 yesterday and virtually all of these cases are connected to students gathering in direct violation of the Colleges’ Community Standards and all public health advice. Not only have these students put themselves at risk for serious and long term health issues, they have unconscionably risked the health of our community and placed at risk the in-person model of education we have worked so hard collectively to maintain.

While students who intentionally behave in contrast to our Community Standards and public health policies will face disciplinary action, it is our hope that you will hold one another accountable for the collective good of our campus community. We are doing everything we can to ensure that these consequences do not extend to shutting down campus by requiring every student to enter quarantine for two weeks, a move that would be mandated by the State of New York.

This pandemic is hard. It’s demanding that we call upon our better selves every minute of every day to behave responsibly by prioritizing the health and well-being of others over our individual fatigue and our impulses to behave the way we did before COVID. It’s daily work. We have to continue to wear masks, practice social distancing and behave responsibly. Vaccines are being distributed and there’s great hope that the end of the pandemic is in sight. We ask for your renewed commitment and cooperation.

Sincerely,

Mary Coffey
Provost and Dean of Faculty

Robb Flowers
Vice President for Campus Life

COVID-19 Information and Data

Messages to the Community

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

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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