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- Fall 2022 Return to Campus
- Health and Wellbeing
- Vaccination Policies
- Visitors Policy
Skidmore will continue to follow CDC recommendations for masking on campus. When the Community Level is “low” or “medium,” as it is currently, masking indoors will not be required on campus but will continue to be supported. When the Community Level is “high,” masking indoors will be required.
The College will continue to make free KN95 masks available to all students and employees at Campus Safety.
Skidmore continues to be a mask-supportive and mask-friendly community. Individuals should feel free and comfortable to wear a mask whenever and wherever they wish.
When masking indoors is optional, faculty may continue to require masking in their classrooms or labs, staff and faculty may require masking within their personal office space, and students may require masking of visitors in their individual residence rooms. Everywhere else on campus, masking is optional and generally cannot be required of anyone.
Per current New York state guidelines, masks are required to be worn in healthcare settings, including the Health Center and Counseling Center.
- Health Services may perform PCR testing in symptomatic individuals with negative rapid tests but persistent and/or concerning symptoms. Please note that a testing consent form for students under age 18 will be emailed to students from Health Services for a parent or guardian signature.
- The College continues to have the capacity to offer targeted, group, or campus-wide testing, as needed. Such testing would be determined in consultation with Saratoga County Public Health Services and may be administered through rapid and/or PCR tests, depending on circumstances and timeline.
Employees who test positive must isolate for at least five days and report their positive test to HR, who will provide additional information regarding isolation.
Employees who feel well enough to work, and the nature of their work allows for remote work, may work from home with supervisor approval. If individuals are not feeling well, or the nature of their work does not allow for remote work, the College will provide paid sick time to use during the isolation period.
Yes. Skidmore College is requiring that all students be fully vaccinated, which includes receiving a booster.
Yes. All new and current faculty and staff (union and non-union) are required to be fully vaccinated, which includes receiving a booster, unless exempted from this requirement as a reasonable accommodation of a medical condition or sincerely held religious belief.
Students should speak with their faculty members to let them know they have an approved exemption. Faculty members will work with students to address classroom spaces and group work activities.
Human Resources will work with employees and their supervisors to address any physical space concerns.