Skidmore COVID-19 Information
This website outlines Skidmore’s guidelines and plans in relation to the evolving COVID-19 pandemic.
Plans are consistent with guidance issued by the American College Health Association, Centers for Disease Control and state and local health departments. They are subject to change at any time. As we navigate this together, our efforts are guided by two key principles:
- Protecting the health and safety of our community of students, faculty and staff, and the greater Saratoga Springs community
- Providing access to a residential, excellent liberal arts education
Current Policies and Guidelines
Indoor masking is currently required in public spaces throughout campus and will remain in place for at least as long as the CDC continues to designate the Saratoga County Community Level as "High." KN95 masks (or equivalent) are required.
Students: All students are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 before arriving on campus for the fall unless exempted from this requirement as a reasonable accommodation of a medical condition or sincerely held religious belief. All eligible students are required to receive a booster shot by Jan. 24, 2022 or within 30 days of becoming eligible. Learn more
Faculty and Staff: All faculty and staff (union and non-union) are required to be fully vaccinated by Sept. 3, 2021, unless exempted from this requirement as a reasonable accommodation of a medical condition or sincerely held religious belief. All eligible faculty and staff are required to receive a booster shot by Jan. 24, 2022 or within 30 days of becoming eligible. Learn more
Visitors: All visitors to campus are required to be fully vaccinated, including booster. Departments, programs, or offices may request proof of vaccination. Review Visitor guidelines.
The last day of optional, drop-in PCR testing on campus will be Wednesday, May 18. Free rapid tests are available to all students upon request through Campus Safety by calling ahead, or by appointment at Health Services for individuals who are symptomatic.
Effective March 28, indoor gatherings and meetings of more than 60 people are permitted indoors and no longer require special approval. (Normal procedures for approving events still apply and limitations may be set due to other factors.) COVID-19 protocols for upcoming campus events will be considered on a case-by-case basis and may include additional required testing and safety measures. Food and drink are still acceptable at events.
- Saratoga County's COVID-19 Community Level continues to be designated as 'High' by CDC
- KN95 masks (or equivalent masks, i.e. N95 or KF94) continue to be required in all indoor public spaces, subject to previously approved exceptions.
- Policies will help to guide planning for the second half of the spring semester.