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COVID-19 Fall 2021 Plan

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Campus COVID-19 Data

Monday, November 29, 2021

0 Active Cases

Note: Cases for those who are living, working and/or studying on campus.

Based on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention designation of Otsego County as having a "High" level of COVID-19 transmission, Hartwick College is temporarily modifying its mask wearing policy. All employees, students, and visitors must wear a mask when inside of a campus building (as of August 10, updated 09/20/21).

All students will provide a negative COVID-19 test result from a test taken no more than 48 hours prior to their return to campus. 

Visitors: Based on the recent CDC report about the transmissibility of the COVID-19 Delta variant, Hartwick College is modifying its visitor policy. Effective today, August 5, 2021, all campus visitors must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. If a visitor requires an exception to this requirement they need to complete this form.

Required proof of vaccination: The deadline for submitting a record of full vaccination was August 1.  All students and employees who have not been granted a College approved medical or religious accommodation are required to submit their vaccination record.

Special requirements for those who apply for and are granted an accommodation from the vaccination requirement based upon medical necessity or closely held religious beliefs: The College will continue to evaluate CDC guidance for unvaccinated individuals. Requirements for unvaccinated students or employees may change as circumstances require. At this time, any unvaccinated person will be required to wear a face mask at all times while on campus, including outdoors, except when eating or drinking or in the privacy of their own room, office or vehicle.  Compliance with this requirement will be monitored and enforced.

Students who return to campus under an accommodation will be required to submit the results of a negative COVID test upon arrival to campus.  This test must have been taken within 48 hours of arrival. Regular COVID-19 testing will not be required by, or provided by the College.

Students or employees who express COVID-19 symptoms:

Students: Any student who expresses symptoms of COVID-19, regardless of vaccination status, must report these symptoms and obtain a COVID-19 rapid test at the Perrella Wellness Center. There will be no charge for this test.

Employees: If the CampusClear app informs you not to go to campus:

Inform your immediate supervisor and Human Resources

COVID-19 surveillance testing in the fall semester: Except as noted above for those who are symptomatic, regular (surveillance) testing for COVID-19 will not be conducted by the College.  Exceptions to this plan may be made as required by health, governmental or associational authorities such as the NCAA.

Masking for fully vaccinated students and employees:

Masking is temporarily required of fully vaccinated employees or students when inside of a campus building (as of August 10).


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  • • Fever or chills
  • • Respiratory symptoms, such as dry cough or shortness of breath
  • • Sore throat
  • • Fatigue
  • • Headache
  • • Body or muscle aches
  • • Loss of taste or smell
  • • Congestion or runny nose
  • • Nausea or vomiting
  • • Diarrhea
  • Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure. Many people with COVID-19 have mild symptoms and are able to recover at home.

Or think you might have been exposed to someone with a confirmed COVID-19 case? Stay home. Avoid spreading the virus to others. Contact your primary care physician. You can also call the Perrella Health Center at 607-431-4120

  • • Call 911 and seek medical attention if you have:
  • • Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
  • • Persistent pain or pressure in your chest
  • • New confusion
  • • Blush lips or face

Social distancing, also called “physical distancing,” means keeping a safe space between yourself and other people who are not from your household. To practice social or physical distancing, stay at least 6 feet from other people who are not from your household in both indoor and outdoor spaces.


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For your emotional support, mental health, counseling needs, and beyond. Personal Counseling and Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner appointments can be made by contacting 607-431-4120. You can ask any faculty/staff member for help getting resources. Hartwick College acknowledges the many issues students face today.

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