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A Healthy Hartwick


COVID-19 Plan

Updated May 13, 2022

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Pre-arrival Covid testing will NOT be required for Fall, 2022.
Help keep our community safe and get tested before arriving to campus if you have any symptoms or if you have had any COVID exposure in the 10 days prior to arrival.

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: All students and employees must either submit a record of full vaccination or receive a medical or religious accommodation. The original deadline for that was August 1, 2021. New employees and students must submit a record of full vaccination or an approved accommodation before beginning work or starting classes. All individuals who are eligible for a booster shot must receive a shot and submit documentation of the same by March 1, 2022 if applicable; for those individuals who become eligible for a booster shot after March 1, 2022, evidence of the booster shot must be provided to the college within 30 days of eligibility.

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.

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: Inform your immediate supervisor and Human Resources

Masking for fully vaccinated students, employees or visitors:

Effective Thursday, March 3, 2022, any student, employee or visitor who has provided the College with evidence of an up to date vaccination status will no longer need to wear a mask in indoor settings on the Hartwick campus. Up to date vaccination includes a booster shot for those who are eligible.


COVID Vaccination Policy

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Hear directly from faculty and staff at Hartwick talk about why they chose to get vaccinated.


  • • 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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Alumni are building on the strength of their education to make a difference: one patient, one problem, and one breakthrough at a time.

We’re here for you

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.

Call Perrella Health Center at 607-431-4120
Call Campus Safety at 607-431-4111

Beyond Campus

Get the latest information on Covid-19 beyond Hartwick’s campus with reliable and current virus updates.