August 5, 2022
Dear Faculty, Staff, and Students,
We have been closely following the trajectory of COVID-19, as well as developments related to monkeypox this summer, and giving careful thought to the most appropriate health and safety protocols for our community as we come together for the start of the new academic year. As we are all well aware, COVID-19 is ever-evolving, as are the tools we have to respond to it, from vaccines and boosters to available treatments. This communication will address COVID-19 protocols that will be in place at the start of the semester. Additional details will be communicated closer to the start of classes.
Our goal is to balance the need for continued attention to the health of our community with a strong desire to return to the activities and interactions that are central to building community, as well as teaching, learning and collaborating. We recognize and respect that members of our community have made, and will continue to make, individual choices to follow more stringent–or relaxed, for that matter–protocols based on their individual and family health circumstances.