Information for faculty and staff
Skidmore has returned to a fully in-person, residential learning experience on campus while continuing to prioritize our community’s health and safety.
Daily Health Certification
Effective Sept. 6, 2021, New York state has designated COVID-19 as an airborne infectious disease under the NYS HERO Act. As a result, all employees must now complete the Daily Health Certification form at the beginning of every work day, using the Skidmore College web portal (link below) or by completing a hard copy of the form provided by their supervisor. Any employee with symptoms of COVID-19 must provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test to Human Resources at firstname.lastname@example.org before returning to work on campus.
Vaccination policy updated to include booster requirement
To prevent or significantly reduce the risk of transmission of COVID-19 at Skidmore College and protect all members of the College community from infection, all new and current faculty and staff were 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.
At the end of the fall 2021 semester, Skidmore College updated our vaccination policies to require that students, faculty, and staff receive a COVID-19 booster shot by Jan. 24, 2022, or within 30 days of becoming eligible. Please review the employee policy here.
The COVID-19 Vaccination Submission Form has been updated for employees to submit proof of their booster vaccination. Please complete this form as soon as possible and no later than Jan. 24.
FAQs for faculty and staff regarding return to work, various policies, employee vaccination, and employee testing can be found here.
As the Skidmore community returns to campus, it is important to communicate effectively and share best practices to keep our entire community healthy. Ready-made signs and templates are available here for faculty and staff to download, print and post as needed.