+ Weekly Update for 11/8/21 – Hobart and William Smith Colleges \

Messages to the Community

November 8, 2021

Good morning,

This weekend, Ontario County Public Health reported that the transmission of COVID-19 in the county remains high with most recent cases happening among families and those who live together. We know that at HWS, our on-campus precautions remain effective with zero cases reported among students. Of the four active cases we have right now, two are members of the Geneva community not affiliated with HWS but who were tested in Hubbs. The other two are employees who had already been self-quarantining since their exposure, greatly reducing the risk of transmission on-campus.

For students, the Hubbs Health Center remains open 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, for appointments. If you have COVID-19 symptoms, please call Hubbs to set up an appointment with their medical team at (315) 781-3600. The COVID-19 Resource and Testing Center, located on the east side of the building, is open Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 10:00 am to 2:00 p.m. for asymptomatic, walk-in testing.

The Colleges are also planning for the Biden administration’s new policy for employers with 100+ employees, which could begin in January. The policy would require weekly testing of all employees who are unvaccinated. We are discussing now how to handle this requirement and will share details as soon as we have them. 

Finally, as we move into the final weeks of the semester, to support students’ academic success more fully, we are altering the academic building/classroom lock-up times to provide expanded access to study space.  Sunday through Thursday, the following academic buildings will be open until midnight:

  • Delancey House
  • Seneca Room
  • Demarest Hall
  • Trinity Hall
  • Merritt Hall
  • Science Building Complex (Lansing, Eaton, Rosenberg, Napier)
  • Gulick Hall
  • Smith Hall
  • Stern Hall
  •  Emerson Hall Classrooms

As a reminder, the library (1st floor) and Scandling are open until 1 a.m. and the Baron Computer lab in the Melly library atrium is open 24/7.

As always, please let us know if you have any questions or concerns.

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

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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

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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