Spring 2021 Commitment to Communication
Ongoing and enhanced communication with the entire Skidmore campus community of students,
faculty and staff, the Board of Trustees and our students’ parents and families will
be crucial during the process of returning to campus.
The College will continue to provide updates in all areas of the spring planning process,
including new guidance on health and safety requirements and new information about
student residential life.
As President Conner shared yesterday, we are excited to be offering an on-campus vaccination clinic tomorrow, Wednesday, April 14, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Intramural Gym in Williamson Sports Center.
I write to inform you that effective immediately, Skidmore will move from COVID-19 safety Alert Level 2 to Alert Level 3.
As a follow-up to yesterday’s email, I write to share that, for now, the College will remain at Alert Level 2. However, effective immediately, we will implement Alert Level 3 guidelines regarding visitors to campus housing.
Today we have seen a concerning increase in positive COVID-19 cases following this week’s on-campus testing.
We write to share the news that beginning Tuesday, April 6, New Yorkers age 16 and older can begin to schedule appointments and get vaccinated against COVID-19.
I’m happy to report that due to declining case numbers on campus, in large part thanks to our community’s continued diligence and caution, the College remains at an Alert Level 2.
As we eagerly look forward to the return of warmer days, I would like to provide an update regarding the College’s summer planning.
I’m pleased to report that effective today, the College will move from safety Alert Level 3 to Alert Level 2.
I know our recent move to safety Alert Level 3 was concerning as well as frustrating. We’ve been doing so well this spring semester and our positive case counts seem to be relatively low.
I write to inform you that effective immediately, Skidmore will move from COVID safety Alert Level 2 to Alert Level 3.
I’m pleased to report that after beginning the semester in “safe shelter” mode and maintaining enhanced precautions throughout this week, we currently have just two students in isolation and three in quarantine.
President Conner reports on the College’s initial return-to-campus process and plans for week two and advises continued vigilance.
Important information for a safe, healthy semester ahead and best wishes for the start of classes.
I write to welcome all of you back for the spring semester, and to welcome many of you back to campus.
In a video message, President Marc Conner extends a warm welcome to faculty, staff and students to a new semester on Skidmore’s beautiful campus, while also emphasizing the need for heightened vigilance to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
I hope you have had a restorative and enjoyable break! The time goes so fast, and the spring semester is already upon us.
We are now within two weeks of having our students back on campus, and although the vaccine progress is encouraging, it is clear that it will be months before vaccinations are sufficiently widespread to make a palpable difference in living with the pandemic.
I write to provide an update about COVID-19 vaccinations in New York state based on information provided to us today by the Commission on Independent Colleges and Universities (CICU).
I write to provide an update on how the COVID-19 vaccine will be rolled out to our campus community. Members of our community will be eligible to receive the vaccine, however, it appears availability will not be imminent.
Plans and requirements to welcome students back to campus for spring 2021 are in place to help ensure the health and safety of the Skidmore community.
We are now more than halfway through the fall semester and our collegewide efforts to comply with weekly testing protocols, follow all health and safety guidelines, and make responsible choices continue to put us in a strong position to manage and contain COVID-19 cases on campus.