Coronavirus Campus Communication 1/27/2022 – Official Message from the Office of the President
Dear Students, Faculty, and Staff,
We are already in our second week of classes, and I am grateful to everyone for helping to ensure that a healthy, safe and vibrant campus remains our top priority. Over this last week, it has been wonderful to see high levels of joy, enthusiasm, and camaraderie on display in our hallways, classrooms, and across other spaces on our campus.
As a public state college, we have the responsibility to provide our students with experiences that foster their academic and social development, as well as their overall well-being. We are also obligated to contribute to the well-being of our surrounding communities. The College is doing its part with over 94% of our students and 89% of our employees who are vaccinated–and soon to be boosted. I share this with you because, by being vaccinated and boosted, we are safeguarding ourselves against the potential worst of this virus, contributing to the health of our neighboring communities, and becoming even better equipped to deliver on our promise to our students.
Yes, we will continue to experience cases on our campus, and we will continue to take integrated measures such as:
These measures will help mitigate transmission on our campus and in our surrounding communities. We will also continue to be humble, follow the science, and adjust as necessary.
I want to emphasize the importance of each of us doing our part to adhere to protocols as outlined in last week’s message from our Pandemic Assessment Team. While each protocol might seem small, like properly wearing a face covering, taken together, they have a proven and tremendous impact on the health of our campus and beyond. Next week, I will be joined by leaders across our college in a Healthy Campus video series in which they will share how they are moving through the semester and adhering to protocols.
Thank you to all members of our community for contributing to a healthy, safe, and vibrant campus. Have a wonderful rest of the week, and let’s continue being bold, being kind, and being good teammates.