Reopening Updates

October 20, 2020 at 10:00 a.m.: Hartwick College Daily COVID-19 Update

On Tuesday, October 20, Hartwick College reported no new cases of COVID-19 have been detected. The current number of active cases is zero; the total number of cases detected on campus since August 1, 2020 is 21.


October 19, 2020 at 10:00 a.m.: Hartwick College Daily COVID-19 Update

On Monday, October 19, Hartwick College reported no new cases of COVID-19 have been detected. The current number of active cases is zero; the total number of cases detected on campus since August 1, 2020 is 21.


October 18, 2020 at 10:00 a.m.: Hartwick College Daily COVID-19 Update

On Sunday, October 18, Hartwick College reported no new cases of COVID-19 have been detected. The current number of active cases is zero; the total number of cases detected on campus since August 1, 2020 is 21.


October 17, 2020 at 10:00 a.m.: Hartwick College Daily COVID-19 Update

On Saturday, October 17, Hartwick College reported no new cases of COVID-19 have been detected. The current number of active cases is zero; the total number of cases detected on campus since August 1, 2020 is 21.


October 16, 2020 at 10:00 a.m.: Hartwick College Daily COVID-19 Update

On Friday, October 16, Hartwick College reported no new cases of COVID-19 have been detected. The current number of active cases is zero; the total number of cases detected on campus since August 1, 2020 is 21.


October 15, 2020 at 10:00 a.m.: Hartwick College Daily COVID-19 Update

On Thursday, October 15, Hartwick College reported no new cases of COVID-19 have been detected. The current number of active cases is zero; the total number of cases detected on campus since August 1, 2020 is 21.


October 14, 2020 at 10:00 a.m.: Hartwick College Daily COVID-19 Update

On Wednesday, October 14, Hartwick College reported no new cases of COVID-19 have been detected. The current number of active cases is zero; the total number of cases detected on campus since August 1, 2020 is 21.


October 13, 2020 at 10:00 a.m.: Hartwick College Daily COVID-19 Update

On Tuesday, October 13, Hartwick College reported no new cases of COVID-19 have been detected. The current number of active cases is zero; the total number of cases detected on campus since August 1, 2020 is 21.


October 12, 2020 at 10:00 a.m.: Hartwick College Daily COVID-19 Update

On Monday, October 12, Hartwick College reported no new cases of COVID-19 have been detected. The current number of active cases is zero; the total number of cases detected on campus since August 1, 2020 is 21.


October 11, 2020 at 10:00 a.m.: Hartwick College Daily COVID-19 Update

On Sunday, October 11, Hartwick College reported no new cases of COVID-19 have been detected. The current number of active cases is zero; the total number of cases detected on campus since August 1, 2020 is 21.


October 10, 2020 at 10:00 a.m.: Hartwick College Daily COVID-19 Update

On Saturday, October 10, Hartwick College reported one new case of COVID-19 has been detected. The current number of active cases is zero; the total number of cases detected on campus since August 1, 2020 is 21.


October 9, 2020 at 10:00 a.m.: Hartwick College Daily COVID-19 Update

On Friday, October 9, Hartwick College reported no new cases of COVID-19 have been detected. The current number of active cases is zero; the total number of cases detected on campus since August 1, 2020 is 20.


October 8, 2020 at 10:00 a.m.: Hartwick College Daily COVID-19 Update

On Thursday, October 8, Hartwick College reported no new cases of COVID-19 have been detected. The current number of active cases is one; the total number of cases detected on campus since August 1, 2020 is 20.


October 7, 2020 at 10:00 a.m.: Hartwick College Daily COVID-19 Update

On Wednesday, October 7, Hartwick College reported no new cases of COVID-19 have been detected. The current number of active cases is one; the total number of cases detected on campus since August 1, 2020 is 20.


October 6, 2020 at 10:00 a.m.: Hartwick College Daily COVID-19 Update

On Tuesday, October 6, Hartwick College reported no new cases of COVID-19 have been detected. The current number of active cases is one; the total number of cases detected on campus since August 1, 2020 is 20.


October 5, 2020 at 10:00 a.m.: Hartwick College Daily COVID-19 Update

On Monday, October 5, Hartwick College reported no new cases of COVID-19 have been detected. The current number of active cases is one; the total number of cases detected on campus since August 1, 2020 is 20.


October 5, 2020 at 9:00 a.m.: Important information about the Hartwick College 2021 J Term and Spring Term

Dear Hartwick Colleagues and Students,

The Strategic Response Team has had a number of discussions about how and when to start the 2021 JTerm and the 2021 Spring term. Many thanks to all of the members of our community who have stepped forward with insights that have helped us to craft a calendar that is responsive to the complexities posed by the COVID-19 virus.

The schedule for the 2021 JTerm and 2021 Spring term will run as follows:

The first day of classes in the 2021 JTerm will be Monday January 18, 2021. Special programming will be provided to commemorate the Dr. Martin Luther King holiday.

The last day of classes in the 2021 JTerm will be Thursday 2/11.

Friday 2/12 will be a break day.

The first day of classes in the 2021 Spring term will be Monday February 15.

There will be five days of break scheduled during the Spring 2021 term. Those days of break will be:
– Tuesday 2/23
– Monday 3/15
– Friday 4/2
– Thursday 4/22
– Wednesday 5/12

The last day of classes in the 2021 Spring term will be Friday May 21.

Exams for the Spring term will be scheduled on Monday 5/24 through Thursday 5/27.

Please see a table that illustrates this schedule at the end of this email.

More details about the JTerm and Spring term, for both students and employees, will follow in the coming weeks. However, please note that, as was the case for fall, our principal mode of instruction will be campus-based and in-person for both JTerm and Spring term, with plans for synchronous remote instruction in each course as community conditions related to the pandemic may require.

A note about breaks: the SRT reflected carefully on the feedback we received about the need for restful breaks during the spring term. We hope that the significantly lengthened December Break (an additional two weeks) will afford all faculty and professional employees the time to prepare for both JTerm and Spring term and will provide a reasonable off-set to the simple three day break between JTerm and Spring term. Given the challenges posed by COVID, the periodic days off throughout the spring term will provide mini-breaks without the complication of having many students leave campus for longer breaks that will require more testing, quarantine and/or isolation upon return.

We have learned so much about how to manage the challenges that come with this pandemic. Though I fully expect that adjustment to the pandemic related conditions will continue throughout spring, we know that we can manage the virus if we each have the will to do so and each of us acts responsibly. You have done a great job so far and our future success – for this term, JTerm, and Spring Term – continues to rest in your hands. Let’s continue to work together to assure that our learning can continue; when we look back on this time, we will be proud of what we accomplished.

Have a great Monday.

Best,
President Drugovich

J Term & Spring Term Schedule


October 4, 2020 at 10:00 a.m.: Hartwick College Daily COVID-19 Update

On Sunday, October 4, Hartwick College reported no new cases of COVID-19 have been detected. The current number of active cases is one; the total number of cases detected on campus since August 1, 2020 is 20.


October 3, 2020 at 10:00 a.m.: Hartwick College Daily COVID-19 Update

On Saturday, October 3, Hartwick College reported no new cases of COVID-19 have been detected. The current number of active cases is one; the total number of cases detected on campus since August 1, 2020 is 20.


October 2, 2020 at 10:00 a.m.: Hartwick College Daily COVID-19 Update

On Friday, October 2, Hartwick College reported one new case of COVID-19 has been detected. The current number of active cases is one; the total number of cases detected on campus since August 1, 2020 is 20.


October 1, 2020 at 10:00 a.m.: Hartwick College Daily COVID-19 Update

On Thursday, October 1, Hartwick College reported no new cases of COVID-19 have been detected. There are currently no active cases on campus; the total number of cases detected on campus since August 1, 2020 is 19.


September 30, 2020 at 10:00 a.m.: Hartwick College Daily COVID-19 Update

On Wednesday, September 30, Hartwick College reported no new cases of COVID-19 have been detected. The current number of active cases is one; the total number of cases detected on campus since August 1, 2020 is 19.


September 29, 2020 at 10:00 a.m.: Hartwick College Daily COVID-19 Update

On Tuesday, September 29, Hartwick College reported one new case of COVID-19 has been detected. The current number of active cases is three; the total number of cases detected on campus since August 1, 2020 is 19.


September 28, 2020 at 10:00 a.m.: Hartwick College Daily COVID-19 Update

On Monday, September 28, Hartwick College reported no new cases of COVID-19 have been detected. The current number of active cases is two; the total number of cases detected on campus since August 1, 2020 is 18.


September 27, 2020 at 10:00 a.m.: Hartwick College Daily COVID-19 Update

On Sunday, September 27, Hartwick College reported no new cases of COVID-19 have been detected. The current number of active cases is two; the total number of cases detected on campus since August 1, 2020 is 18.


September 26, 2020 at 10:00 a.m.: Hartwick College Daily COVID-19 Update

On Saturday, September 26, Hartwick College reported no new cases of COVID-19 have been detected. The current number of active cases is two; the total number of cases detected on campus since August 1, 2020 is 18.


September 25, 2020 at 10:00 a.m.: Hartwick College Daily COVID-19 Update

On Friday, September 25, Hartwick College reported one new case of COVID-19 has been detected. The current number of active cases is two; the total number of cases detected on campus since August 1, 2020 is 18.


September 24, 2020 at 10:00 a.m.: Hartwick College Daily COVID-19 Update

On Thursday, September 24, Hartwick College reported no new cases of COVID-19 have been detected. The current number of active cases is two; the total number of cases detected on campus since August 1, 2020 is 17.


September 23, 2020 at 10:00 a.m.: Hartwick College Daily COVID-19 Update

On Wednesday, September 23, Hartwick College has a total of two active cases. There is one new active case today. This student has been in quarantine so there were no new exposures. The total number of cases detected on campus since August 1, 2020 is 17.


September 22, 2020 at 10:00 a.m.: Hartwick College Daily COVID-19 Update

On Tuesday, September 22, Hartwick College reported no new cases of COVID-19 have been detected. The current number of active cases has lowered to one; the total number of cases detected on campus since August 1, 2020 is 16.


September 21, 2020 at 10:00 a.m.: Hartwick College Daily COVID-19 Update

On Monday, September 21, Hartwick College reported no new cases of COVID-19 have been detected. The current number of active cases has lowered to four; the total number of cases detected on campus since August 1, 2020 is 16.


September 20, 2020 at 10:00 a.m.: Hartwick College Daily COVID-19 Update

On Sunday, September 20, Hartwick College reported no new cases of COVID-19 have been detected. The current number of active cases has lowered to five; the total number of cases detected on campus since August 1, 2020 is 16.


September 19, 2020 at 10:00 a.m.: Hartwick College Daily COVID-19 Update

On Saturday, September 19, Hartwick College reported no new cases of COVID-19 have been detected. The current number of active cases remains at six; the total number of cases detected on campus since August 1, 2020 is 16.


September 18, 2020 at 10:00 a.m.: Hartwick College Daily COVID-19 Update

On Friday, September 18, Hartwick College reported no new cases of COVID-19 have been detected. The current number of active cases is six; the total number of cases detected on campus since August 1, 2020 is 16.


September 17, 2020 at 10:04 a.m.: Hartwick College Daily COVID-19 Update

On Thursday, September 17, Hartwick College reported no new cases of COVID-19 have been detected. The current number of active cases is seven.


September 16, 2020 at 10:14 a.m.: Hartwick College Daily COVID-19 Update

On Wednesday, September 16, Hartwick College reported one new case of COVID-19 has been detected. The current number of active cases remains at eight.


September 15, 2020 at 10:41 a.m.: Hartwick College Daily COVID-19 Update

On Tuesday, September 15, Hartwick College reported two new cases of COVID-19 have been detected. The current number of active cases is eight.


September 14, 2020 at 11:52 a.m.: Hartwick returns to in-person instruction

Dear Hartwick Student,

I am pleased to announce that Hartwick will return to in-person instruction this Wednesday, September 16, 2020. Faculty will continue to provide remote/hybrid instruction for students who are not on campus.

With the exception of the students currently in precautionary quarantine, those students who have remained on campus these last two weeks will be able to restart in-person classes immediately. Note that a small number of classes will continue to be taught online all semester.

Students who chose to study off campus for the last two weeks will be invited to move back to campus on an appointment-only basis from September 16 through September 23. Students may register here for their appointment. Students who return to campus will be required to 1) complete a pre-arrival form, 2) provide proof of a negative COVID (SARS COV2 PCR) test result from a test that is taken within 72 hours of arrival, and 3) be tested again immediately upon arrival.

Those students who spent the remote-only period in a state that is designated as a New York “hot spot” will not be allowed to return to campus this semester. Students who have elected to study remotely for the entire semester, and those students who were required to leave campus for not honoring their commitment to our Social Compact, will also not be permitted to return to campus.

All students studying on-campus, all approved commuter students, and all faculty and staff working on campus are required to have a SARS COV2 PCR testing every other week through November 20. This testing is available on campus. You will receive a reminder email the day before the test you have scheduled. If you have questions please contact John Czarnecki at czarneckij@hartwick.edu.

We are able to return to in-person instruction because, as individuals, we have taken the threat of the spread of COVID seriously. I am grateful to all students who have adhered to the rules that we put in place to keep everyone safe. Thank you.

It is our intention to continue in-person instruction through November 20. Our ability to continue will be dependent on your compliance with our strict campus COVID guidelines. If we each take our responsibility seriously, we will have a successful and productive fall semester. Our infection rate is less than 1 percent – let’s work together to make our campus an example for others who want to learn together while managing COVID-19.

Thank you.
President Drugovich

Details of our Re-opening Plan are available here.


September 13, 2020 at 10:00 a.m.: Hartwick College Daily COVID-19 Update

On Sunday, September 13, Hartwick College reported one new case of COVID-19 has been detected. The current number of active cases is eight.


September 12, 2020 at 10:00 a.m.: Hartwick College Daily COVID-19 Update

On Saturday, September 12, Hartwick College reported no new cases of COVID-19 have been detected. The current number of active cases is 9.


September 11, 2020 at 3:12 p.m.: ACTION ITEM – COVID TESTING REQUIREMENTS – MUST READ

The below is a reminder of the COVID testing requirements that Hartwick College has put in place at the beginning of the semester.  The requirements have not changed, but there may be some confusion that still exists.  All employees who work on campus (full-time, part-time, and occasionally) must get tested every two weeks.

If you have already signed up for all of your tests per the below, you do not need to sign up or change anything.  You just need to show up for your appointments!

If you are an individual who has been approved to work 100% fully remote, you are not required to test per these guidelines. If you are unclear as to whether or not you are approved to work 100% remotely, please contact your supervisor or VP. 

If you are an individual who is working on campus and/or not officially a remote employee you must test once every two weeks on campus, in Dewar, with our contracted WellNow staff.  You cannot substitute a test taken somewhere else. The two week periods are each of the following: 9/14-9/24, 9/28-10/8, 10/12-10/22, and so on through 11/20. Testing occurs Mon-Wed 730a-730p and Thur 730a-330p on the 3rd floor of Dewar.

You must sign up for the rest of your appointments for the semester using the below links.  The calendar will not automatically assign you to future dates. You should sign up for one appointment during each two week period – that means you are scheduling more than one test. 

GROUP A CALENDAR LINKS
https://calendly.com/hartwickcollege/hartwickgroupa 
Additional group A times if those are full
https://calendly.com/hartwicktests/extragroupa 

GROUP B CALENDAR LINKS
https://calendly.com/hartwickcollege/groupb
Additional group B times if those are full
https://calendly.com/extragroupb/groupb  

If there is a reason to change your appointment, you must follow the link on the calendar invite that is emailed to you after you sign up.  You can reschedule and cancel on your own, you do not need assistance to do that. Do not just decline the invite, you must click the appropriate link.  Choose days and times that you know will work, because you will have difficulty rescheduling later on.

Please continue to bring a photo ID and your insurance card.  As a reminder, you will not be paying anything out of pocket for these tests.

Employees who do not complete the mandatory Covid-19 testing will not be able to work on campus, will be out of compliance with our Social Compact, and will be subject to unpaid suspension.


September 11, 2020 at 10:00 a.m.: Hartwick College Daily COVID-19 Update

On Friday, September 11, Hartwick College reported no new cases of COVID-19 have been detected. The current number of active cases is 9.


September 10, 2020 at 10:00 a.m.: Hartwick College Daily COVID-19 Update

On Thursday, September 10, Hartwick College reported no new cases of COVID-19 have been detected. The current number of positive cases remains at 11.


September 9, 2020 at 11:00 a.m.: Hartwick College Daily COVID-19 Update

On Wednesday, September 9, Hartwick College reported no new cases of COVID-19 have been detected. The current number of positive cases remains at 11.


September 8, 2020 at 10:00 a.m.: Hartwick College Daily COVID-19 Update

On Tuesday, September 8, Hartwick College reported no new cases of COVID-19 have been detected. The current number of positive cases remains at 11.


September 7, 2020 at 10 a.m.: Hartwick College Daily COVID-19 Update

On Monday, September 7, Hartwick College determined that its 11th student has tested positive for COVID-19. The DOH is responsible for contact tracing and will notify individuals with whom the student may have had contact.


September 6, 2020 at 10 a.m.: Hartwick College Daily COVID-19 Update

On Sunday, September 6, Hartwick College determined that its 10th student has tested positive for COVID-19. The DOH is responsible for contact tracing and will notify individuals with whom the student may have had contact.


September 5, 2020 at 10 a.m.: Hartwick College Daily COVID-19 Update

On Saturday, September 5, Hartwick College determined that its 8th student has tested positive for COVID-19. The DOH is responsible for contact tracing and will notify individuals with whom the student may have had contact.


September 4, 2020 at 10 a.m.: Hartwick College Daily COVID-19 Update

On Friday, September 4, Hartwick College determined that its fifth student has tested positive for COVID-19. The DOH is responsible for contact tracing and will notify individuals with whom the student may have had contact.


September 3, 2020 at 11:02 a.m.: Third Hartwick College Student Tests Positive for COVID-19

On Thursday, September 3, Hartwick College determined that its third student has tested positive for COVID-19. This student is isolating at home.

The DOH is responsible for contact tracing and will notify individuals with whom the student may have had contact.


September 2, 2020 at 6:43 p.m.: CampusClear App Reset

The CampusClear company reset their app Wednesday afternoon, 9/2/20, following a change to larger servers for the software.

The next time you go to the app, you’ll find that it is asking you to set it up again. This only takes about 20 seconds. Your accumulated history of responses remains intact.

Repeating the registration does not take up any more room on your cell phone.

The webpage interface–for those not using the cell phone app–appears unaffected.
 
Tom Warger
Interim Executive Director of Information Technology

September 2, 2020 at 2:05 p.m.: Employee Support Resources

Good afternoon,

I hope that this message finds you well.

The Office of Human Resources has put together some resources to support you during this challenging time, including information on counseling, wellness practices, relaxing music, meditation, art, yoga and coloring pages. Included are a variety of things that you may wish to try when you have a few moments to spare or to help you unwind after a day’s work.

The list of support resources was sent on May 4, 2020. See the archived list.


September 1, 2020 at 1:34 p.m.: Effective Immediately: We Are Switching to Remote Instruction for 14 Days

Because of the sudden and steep increase in the number of COVID-19 cases in the Oneonta community, and the fact that we now have two Hartwick students who have tested positive, we have made the decision to switch to all-remote instruction for the next 14 days. This change is effective immediately and will continue through September 15. All faculty should immediately take the necessary steps to implement this change at the start of your next scheduled class.

We are taking this step as a precautionary measure to protect the health of our campus-based community. This adaptation is consistent with our Reopening Plan.

Both Hartwick students who have tested positive are isolating at their homes (not on campus). Even so, we know that they each had contact with others. Contact tracing is being conducted by the Department of Health with the assistance of the Perrella Health Center and continues. We want to take every step that we can now to stop possible further spread of the virus.

We will reevaluate this decision in 14 days.

Residential students should plan to remain on campus. At this time, dining remains available in the Commons and through all previously established take-out options. Students not in quarantine will continue to have access to the campus and its facilities.

Our campus based testing protocol (every two weeks until November 20) will continue. If you have any concerns about your health or potential exposure, I encourage you to also take advantage of the rapid testing sites that have been established by NYS in Oneonta. These sites are located at:

  • The Armory at 4 Academy Street
  • Foothills on Market Street
  • St. James Church at 305 Main Street

You must call for an appointment. The number to call is 833-697-8764. It has been reported that these sites will be available through Saturday, but you must have an appointment.

If you have any questions, please contact the Perrella Health Center or your faculty member.

Stay well.


September 1, 2020 at 10:17 a.m.: Second Hartwick College Student Tests Positive for COVID-19

On Monday, August 31, Hartwick College determined that its second student has tested positive for COVID-19. This second case is unrelated to the first case, and the student is isolating at home.

The DOH is responsible for contact tracing and will notify individuals with whom the student may have had contact.


August 31, 2020 at 3:02 p.m.: Reminder about the CampusClear app (for the COVID screening questions)

REMINDER: You need to complete the questions seven days per week. It only takes a couple of clicks.

The College has adopted the #CampusClear mobile app to gather daily information about the health of everyone in the Hartwick community.

Please download the app and follow the start-up instructions. You will get a prompt seven days per week to fill out the health survey. If you have no symptoms, it is just one click and you are good to go. If you have one or more symptoms, the app will reply with instructions about what you need to do.

Here is where to find your app and get started.

If you have an iPhone…

If you have any make/model of Android phone…

If you have neither…

If you will be using the web app, please also fill out this form so we can be sure you get the daily reminder.


August 31, 2020 at 1:31 p.m.: On Campus Testing Update – Additional Times Available

Good afternoon,

We need your help. Your attention to detail while signing up and arriving for your testing appointments will make things easier and more safe for everyone.

The entire campus community is required to be tested every-other-week unless you have been approved to study or work remotely.

First, choose either Group A or B. This is your group for the whole semester.
Please pick Group A if possible to assist in balance of appointments.

Group A means you make an appointment for each of the weeks 8/31, 9/14, 9/28, and so on until the end of the semester. You need to book 6 total appointments for the semester.
https://calendly.com/hartwickcollege/hartwickgroupa

Additional times for Group A have been added here:
https://calendly.com/hartwicktests/extragroupa

Group B testing means you will select one time during each of the weeks 9/7, 9/21, 10/5 and so on until the end of the semester. You need to book 6 total appointments for the semester.
https://calendly.com/hartwickcollege/groupb

Additional times for Group B have been added here:
https://calendly.com/extragroupb/groupb

After you have signed up for 6 tests there is nothing left to do but show up on time!

Please do not cancel appointments unless unavoidable as they slow things down for everyone. Also, be sure to “Cancel” not just say “No” to the email invitation when canceling. The cancel option is right in the description of the calendar invite you receive for each appointment made.

Thank you very much!


August 30, 2020 at 9:36 p.m.: COVID-19 Case confirmation on Hartwick Campus

Tonight, the College determined that a student has tested positive for COVID-19, the first confirmed case of COVID-19 on the Hartwick campus.

The student has returned home to isolate. The affected student will be able to resume normal activities upon the express approval of the Department of Health (DOH). The DOH is responsible for contract tracing and will notify individuals with whom she/he may have had contact.

The College’s leadership and the Strategic Response team have been preparing for this possibility since March 2020. Today’s quick response to this case is the result of the significant effort that our campus has invested in our Fall 2020 Reopening Campus Plan.

This pandemic has been, and will continue to be, a challenge. Hartwick is strong and prepared to meet this newest test as a community that cares for its members.

Thank you for taking care of yourself, for following our Social Compact, and for supporting one another.

For questions or concerns please contact Perrella Health Center at healthcenter@hartwick.edu.


August 28, 2020 at 3:40 p.m.: Hartwick College Strengthens Campus Visitation Policy

This is a precautionary step only. There are no reported cases of COVID-19 on the Hartwick campus.

Effective immediately, only the following persons are permitted on the College’s 425-acre private property (including Table Rock and Strawberry Fields, Elmore Field and running track, and the Pine Lake Environmental Campus):

  • Currently enrolled Hartwick students – residents and authorized commuters – and campus residents (students will be asked to show their WickIt cards at campus entrances). Remote learners are not permitted to enter campus;
  • Parents and families of Hartwick students participating in controlled move-in through August 31;
  • Hartwick employees;
  • Scheduled Admissions or College Advancement visitors;
  • People making regularly scheduled parcel deliveries (e.g. Fed Ex, UPS, etc.) or food deliveries, and;
  • People with written authorization directly from a Hartwick College Vice President or the Chief Human Resource Officer.

The campus is closed to all other visitors until further notice. Anyone found in violation of this order will be charged with trespassing.

In an e-mail to the student body this morning, Vice President for Enrollment & Student Experience Karen McGrath said, “We will continue to take every necessary step to ensure that you can remain on campus through November 20, and receive face-to-face instruction whenever possible. Our collective success will depend on your actions.”

The College further reminded students to wear masks at all times while on campus, unless in private spaces such as residential hall rooms or cars. If students refuse to wear masks on campus, they will be sent home. Students are also being asked to be respectful of the Oneonta community by wearing masks and limiting their time off campus.

The College’s opening Wick Week continues through Sunday. Tonight, the annual Opening Convocation will be held virtually. Pre-recorded presentations and remarks by President Margaret L. Drugovich, faculty and staff will air at 7 p.m. through the College’s webpage.


August 27, 2020 at 2:49 p.m.: Join the Advocacy Effort for Student Financial Aid

The New York State Higher Education Services Corporation (HESC) has announced that 20% of student aid award payments will be withheld, including the New York State Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) awards. New York State reports it is facing a $14 billion revenue shortfall due to Covid-19. NYS Governor Cuomo has said that if the federal government does not provide sufficient aid directly to states through the next relief package that these withholdings will not be reversed.

In response, the Commission on Independent Colleges and Universities (CICU) is activating their e-advocacy platform, so that students and members of the campus community can reach out to their state legislators to let them know how important this financial aid is. There are more than 60,000 TAP recipients in the NYS private higher education sector alone. Every message will have a tremendous impact.

It only takes 5 minutes.

The e-advocacy letter can be found at this link.

  1. Click on the link.
  2. Follow the instructions for filling out your zip code and contact information.
  3. Click submit. You will automatically get a list of your representatives based on the address you submitted.
  4. On this same screen, a pre-written letter will load that asks your representatives for their support on this issue.
  5. There is a section at the bottom labeled “your message” with a pre-loaded message. You may also customize this portion of the letter.
  6. Click submit and your letter will be sent automatically to your representatives.

Students, please note:
If you choose, you can send this message from your home address and/or your Hartwick College address, ensuring that all legislators who represent you get this important message.

Thank you for your assistance,

Lisa Iannello
Director of Corporate, Foundation and Government Relations for Hartwick College
IannelloL@hartwick.edu


August 25, 2020 at 11:58 a.m.: Action Item- Sign Up for COVID Testing Now Available

Dear Hartwick Employees,
As you are aware, the entire campus community will be required to have a SARS-CoV-2 RT PCR test administered on an every-other-week basis, unless you have been approved to study or work remotely. Please pay careful attention to the instructions below on signing up for appointments.

You may choose to be tested either as part of Calendar A or Calendar B; you can only choose one. Once you have decided, please select the appropriate link. Once slots are full in one calendar, you must use the other. Do not sign up on multiple calendars, choose only one.

Calendar A testing means you will select one time during each of the weeks 8/31, 9/14, 9/28, and so on until the end of the semester. Select just one day and time for each week available (each week is highlighted for convenience). You will end up booking 6 total appointments for the semester.
https://calendly.com/hartwickcollege/hartwickgroupa

Calendar B testing means you will select one time during each of the weeks 9/7, 9/21, 10/5 and so on until the end of the semester. Select just one day and time for each week available (each week is highlighted for convenience) . You will end up booking 6 total appointments for the semester.
https://calendly.com/hartwickcollege/groupb

After you have signed up with one of these links, there is nothing left to do but to show up for your test on time – no more signups! All of the previous information applies but some helpful and important tips are below. Making changes will be difficult, please do not count on having flexibility to adjust unless there is an absolute emergency.

Thank you,

  • It is highly recommended that you pick a day and time that will work all semester. Staying consistent will help you remember your appointment every other week.
  • Please sign up for the rest of the semester now…do not wait to sign up each week.
  • Check in will be the 3rd floor Dewar Union lobby (right near the information desk, across from dispatch).
  • Entrance is the Barnes and Noble awning door next to Campus Dispatch
  • After you check in, you will be directed to a testing room down the hall. After the test is administered, please exit from the metal stairway right next to the testing rooms facing Shineman Chapel. Signage will be present to direct you.
  • Please do not arrive late to your appointment.

Will I be responsible for any costs associated with these tests?
No. Your insurance will be billed, and any uncovered amount (up to and including the full cost) will be covered by Hartwick College. You may receive an Explanation of Benefits from your provider outlining “your responsibility” but you should not receive a bill for anything. If on the off chance you do receive a bill, please scan and forward a copy to healthcenter@hartwick.edu and it will be handled appropriately.

Can I be tested if I have been approved for remote work or studying?
If you have been approved to work or study remotely, you should not sign up for these tests because you are not permitted to access campus. If you have already done so, please contact czarneckij@hartwick.edu to have your appointment removed.


August 25, 2020 at 11:26 a.m.: Important Screening Update for Employees

Effective immediately, faculty and staff who leave campus for lunch (or other appointments) will need to go back through the screening checkpoint upon return to campus. Please be prepared to show your #CampusClear app “Good to Go” result to the screener, receive a quick temperature check, and then you may proceed onto campus. No employee may enter campus without first going through the screening process at a checkpoint.

As a reminder, Aramark has dining options available as an alternative to going off campus for lunch. Employees may use Hawks Money with the discount at all food locations. Mobile ordering begins on Monday, August 31 and employees will have an opportunity to order through an app in Table Rock Cafe and The Commons. The app and further details will be sent out this week. If you have any questions about dining services, please reach out to Devin White, at whited@hartwick.edu.

In an effort to keep each other safe, if you are comfortable doing so, if you see a community member without their mask on or who are not socially distancing, please give them a friendly reminder.

Thank you for all that you do to help assure for a safe reopening.


August 24, 2020 at 5:58 p.m.: IMPORTANT: COVID Testing Reminder for Employees

Please do not forget the requirement of ALL EMPLOYEES being tested this week. If you have not signed up, please make it a priority!

Dear Hartwick faculty and staff,

Between August 22 and August 31, all students (residents and commuters) and all employees will undergo SARS-CoV-2 RT PCR testing upon their initial arrival on campus.

  • Only sign up for one time slot to avoid your appointment being canceled.
  • Your insurance company will be billed. Hartwick College will pay any costs associated with this test that your insurance does not cover.
  • Reserve your 5-minute appointment slot now: https://calendly.com/hartwickcollege/covid-19-testing

Remember!

You must bring your insurance card and a valid photo ID

  • Check in will be the 3rd floor Dewar Union lobby (right near the information desk, across from dispatch).
  • Entrance is the Barnes and Noble awning door next to Campus Dispatch
  • After you check in, you will be directed to a testing room down the hall. After the test is administered, please exit from the metal stairway right next to the testing rooms facing Shineman Chapel. Signage will be present to direct you.
  • Please do not arrive late to your appointment.

Thank you!


August 21, 2020 at 4:12 p.m.: Testing FAQ
Testing FAQ for STUDENTS

Dear Hartwick Students,
There have been some good questions received since yesterday’s sign up email, please see below for some important information and clarifications. If you have not signed up already, please take a moment to choose a time! All students and employees who are on campus must be tested this week.

Will I be responsible for any costs associated with these tests?
No. Your insurance will be billed, and any uncovered amount (up to and including the full cost) will be covered by Hartwick College. You may receive an Explanation of Benefits from your provider outlining “your responsibility” but you should not receive a bill for anything. If on the off chance you do receive a bill, please scan and forward a copy to healthcenter@hartwick.edu and it will be handled appropriately.

If I do not have my insurance card, what can I do?
Having your physical insurance card is ideal, but if you do not have that but you can get a picture of the front and back to bring with you and show on your phone, that will suffice.

Is the time slot I picked my “permanent” time slot for the semester?
No. The slot that you picked will be for this week only. On Tuesday (8/25) you will receive an email with links to a new calendar that you can choose your times for the rest of the semester. That will be the only other signup you will be asked to complete regarding testing during the fall semester. Specific directions for signing up for the remainder of the semester will be included in that email.

Can I be tested if I have been approved for remote work or studying?
If you have been approved to work or study remotely, you should not sign up for these tests because you are not permitted to access campus. If you have already done so, please contact czarneckij@hartwick.edu to have your appointment removed.

If I am an approved commuter student, do I have to sign up for a test?
Unless you will be on campus throughout the week, you do not have to sign up for this current session. However, you must test on your first day of classes. Sign up for that will come on the 25th.

Can I change my time slot that I have already chosen for this week?
Please do not make any changes on the same day of your appointment, rosters for the day will have already been printed. If your appointment is the next day or further out AND you are picking a new time that is at least the next day, you can make that new appointment. But you must email czarneckij@hartwick.edu and request that your old appointment be removed from the calendar. Please do your best to pick a time you know will work and limit the changes as much as possible.

Can I switch appointments with someone else?
Please do not switch appointments, as this will cause confusion and the potential to mark you “not present” on the day you have signed up for.

Thank you in advance for helping make this process run smoothly. Please continue to check your Hartwick email for any new information that may come out.

Testing FAQ for EMPLOYEES

Dear Hartwick Community,
There have been some good questions received since yesterday’s sign up email, please see below for some important information and clarifications. If you have not signed up already, please take a moment to choose a time! All students and employees who are on campus must be tested this week.

Will I be responsible for any costs associated with these tests?
No. Your insurance will be billed, and any uncovered amount (up to and including the full cost) will be covered by Hartwick College. You may receive an Explanation of Benefits from your provider outlining “your responsibility” but you should not receive a bill for anything. If on the off chance you do receive a bill, please scan and forward a copy to healthcenter@hartwick.edu and it will be handled appropriately.

Is the time slot I picked my “permanent” time slot for the semester?
No. The slot that you picked will be for this week only. On Tuesday (8/25) you will receive an email with links to a new calendar that you can choose your times for the rest of the semester. That will be the only other signup you will be asked to complete regarding testing during the fall semester. Specific directions for signing up for the remainder of the semester will be included in that email.

Can I be tested if I have been approved for remote work or studying?
If you have been approved to work or study remotely, you should not sign up for these tests because you are not permitted to access campus. If you have already done so, please contact czarneckij@hartwick.edu to have your appointment removed.

Can I change my time slot that I have already chosen for this week?
Please do not make any changes on the same day of your appointment, rosters for the day will have already been printed. If your appointment is the next day or further out AND you are picking a new time that is at least the next day, you can make that new appointment. But you must email czarneckij@hartwick.edu and request that your old appointment be removed from the calendar. Please do your best to pick a time you know will work and limit the changes as much as possible.

Can I switch appointments with someone else?
Please do not switch appointments, as this will cause confusion and the potential to mark you “not present” on the day you have signed up for.

In the email that went out to employees, the first bullet point about testing on the day you arrive was inadvertently left in from the student email. You should sign up for a test wherever there is an opening, including as early as this weekend (lots of Sunday slots are still open, let’s get them filled!).

Thank you in advance for helping make this process run smoothly. Please continue to check your Hartwick email for any new information that may come out.


August 21, 2020 at 10:39 a.m.: CampusClear Sign-Up

The College has adopted the #CampusClear mobile app to gather daily information about the health of everyone in the Hartwick community.

Please download the app and follow the start-up instructions. You will get a prompt seven days per week to fill out the health survey. If you have no symptoms, it is just one click and you are good to go. If you have one or more symptoms, the app will reply with instructions about what you need to do.

Here is where to find your app and get started.

If you have an iPhone…

If you have any make/model of Android phone…

If you have neither…

If you will be using the web app, please also fill out this form so we can be sure you get the daily reminder.


August 20, 2020 at 7:40 p.m.: Urgent: Sign up for Required COVID-19 Test

Between August 22 and August 31, all students (residents and commuters) and all employees will undergo SARS-CoV-2 RT PCR testing upon their initial arrival on campus.

  • You must complete testing on the day you arrive to campus, so please sign up accordingly.
  • Only sign up for one time slot to avoid your appointment being canceled.
  • Your insurance company will be billed. Hartwick College will pay any costs associated with this test that your insurance does not cover.

Reserve your 5-minute appointment slot now: https://calendly.com/hartwickcollege/covid-19-testing

Remember!

  • You must bring your insurance card and a valid photo ID
  • Check in will be the 3rd floor Dewar Union lobby (right near the information desk, across from dispatch).
  • Entrance is the Barnes and Noble awning door next to Campus Dispatch
  • After you check in, you will be directed to a testing room down the hall. After the test is administered, please exit from the metal stairway right next to the testing rooms facing Shineman Chapel. Signage will be present to direct you.
  • Please do not arrive late to your appointment.

Thank you!


August 17, 2020 at 10:42 a.m.: Free Drive Up COVID-19 Testing for Otsego County Residents

The Otsego County Department of Health is offering free drive up COVID-19 testing to residents of Otsego County who are NOT sick and want to be tested on Thursday, August 20 from 9:00 a.m. to noon at the Southside Mall Parking Lot, 5006 State Hwy 23, Oneonta, NY. Call 607-547-4279 to register. Masks are required.


August 13, 2020 at 3:06 p.m.: IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR IMMEDIATE REVIEW- Hartwick College Reopening Plan Summary and Training for Employees- Due August 20

Dear Hartwick College Employee,

Attached to this email you will find the document entitled Hartwick College Reopening Plan Summary for Employees. This summary highlights important information and expectations for employees; it is not an all-inclusive summary of the Reopening Plan. If you have not already done so, please read the entire Reopening Plan because compliance with every section of the plan will be required for us to safely reopen our campus.

All Hartwick College employees are required to complete COVID-19 Prevention Training no later than August 20. This requirement will be met by reviewing the training document and confirming your completion. Supervisors will be required to verify that their direct reports have complied with this important obligation. Any employee who does not complete the training by August 20 will not be permitted to return to work and are subject to unpaid suspension.

Please mark your calendar now to attend an open forum so that you may ask any questions that you have regarding the Reopening Plan. The forum for staff will be on Monday, August 17 at 1:00 p.m. and the forum for faculty will be on Tuesday, August 18 at 2:00 p.m. Your email invitation to attend the forum is forthcoming.

Thank you for your time and commitment to the health and safety of yourself, our students, and the Hartwick College Community.


August 11, 2020 at 10:54 a.m.: Free Six-Week Support Group Sessions Offered by NYS Office of Mental Health

The NYS Office of Mental Health is providing a first-in-the-nation program to help New Yorkers affected by the pandemic. The program, called Coping Circles, consists of free six-week support group sessions, facilitated by volunteer licensed mental health professionals, that are available to all New Yorkers ages 18 and up. Most Circles are open to the general public but if there is demand, Specialized Circles will be available for healthcare workers and first responders, survivors of COVID-19 infections, those who have experienced job loss due to COVID-19, and those who have experienced loss of a loved one to COVID-19. New Yorkers interested in participating in a Coping Circle can learn more here.


August 5, 2020 at 12:24 p.m.: Required Action Revised

We have learned from a number of students, parents, and families that the requirement for all students to provide the College with evidence of negative results from SARS-COV-2 PCR testing within a maximum of 5 days prior to arrival on the Hartwick campus may not be possible.

Therefore, Hartwick is modifying its testing requirement to provide evidence of negative results from SARS-COV-2 PCR testing within a maximum of 14 days prior to arrival on the Hartwick campus. All students (including those who live on campus and those who live off campus but will attend in-person classes) must present this evidence.

Modified Timeline:
For returning students who live off campus but will attend classes in person, testing must be performed on or later than August 17, which is within a maximum of 14 days prior to the August 31 start of classes.

For first-year students who live off campus but will attend classes in person, testing must be performed within a maximum of 14 days prior to the first day on campus, which is within a maximum of 14 days of arrival for any orientation activities prior to the first week of class.

Students must present proof of their negative test results at the check-in station upon arrival on campus. Please note: students may be subject to future testing.

Hartwick will host an online Forum about the testing requirement for students, parents, and families on Thursday, August 13 at 6 p.m. You will receive an invitation to attend.

Should you have questions about this testing requirement, please contact the Perrella Health Center at healthcenter@hartwick.edu


August 4, 2020 at 5:00 p.m.: Action Required for Hartwick Students

To protect our campus community given the steady increase of coronavirus cases across the country, all students will be required to provide the College with evidence of negative results from SARS-COV-2 PCR testing. These results must be linked to a test that was performed within a maximum of 5 days prior to arrival on the Hartwick campus. All students (including those who live on campus and those who live off campus but will attend in-person classes) must present this evidence.

Students must present proof of their negative test results at the check-in station upon arrival on campus.

Timeline:

For returning students who live off campus but will attend classes in person, testing must be performed on or later than August 26, which is within a maximum of five days prior to the August 31 start of classes.

For first-year students who live off campus but will attend classes in person, testing must be performed within a maximum of 5 days prior to the first day on campus, which is within a maximum of five days of arrival for any orientation activities prior to the first week of class.

Hartwick will host an online Forum about the testing requirement for students, parents, and families on Thursday, August 13 at 6 p.m. You will receive an invitation to attend.

Should you have questions about this testing requirement, please contact the Perrella Health Center at healthcenter@hartwick.edu


July 29, 2020 at 11:16 a.m.: Free Drive Up COVID-19 Testing for County Residents

The Otsego County Department of Health is offering free drive up COVID-19 testing to residents of Otsego County who are NOT sick and want to be tested on Friday, July 31 from 9:00 a.m. to noon at the Exeter Town Barn, 7411 State Hwy 28, Schuyler Lake NY. Call 607-547-4279 to register.

Appointments are offered every ten minutes and as of this morning, there were many openings. Masks are required.


July 20, 2020 at 5:55 p.m.: Employee Support Resources 

The Office of Human Resources is sending you the list of self-care resources again as we want to remind you to take time to care for yourself.

Please do not hesitate to reach out to our office at humres@hartwick.edu, if you need any additional support.

The list of support resources was sent on May 4, 2020.  See the archived list.


July 20, 2020 at 4:20 p.m.: Timely Action Needed: Your Fall Return to Campus Email

With the fall semester just weeks away, it is important for you to complete a few tasks no later than Wednesday, August 5, 2020.

1. Our Social Compact: A Healthy Hartwick Community

As a Hartwick student we need you to partner with our faculty and staff to ensure that we do all we can to reduce the spread of COVID19, and keep our campus community healthy and safe. This compact is designed based on recommendations by health agencies and practices we believe are essential for our community to maintain a healthy and safe campus.

To be eligible to be on campus and remain on campus, you must acknowledge and complete Our Social Compact: A Healthy Hartwick Community.

2. If you wish to Study Remotely for Fall 2020 (all courses)

It is our intent to offer in-person instruction for the Fall 2020 semester. However, we know that there may be circumstances that have arisen that make it necessary for you to complete your academics all remotely during this semester. If you are selecting the all remote option, please complete this form.

3. Your Student Account for Fall 2020

The July billing reflects charges for the first half of the academic year, which includes all of Fall Term and the first two weeks of January Term. If you have any questions regarding your e-bill, please contact Student Accounts directly at studentaccts@hartwick.edu or at 607-431-4300. Payment or plan for your payment is due no later than Wednesday, August 5.

Keep watching your email for additional announcements about the Fall 2020 semester.

Stay strong, stay healthy and be well!


July 17, 2020: FAQ Updates: Where will students be able to hang out together?
If I am coming from out of state, will I need to quarantine when I get to campus? What are the implications for roommates?
Read the answers.


July 16, 2020: Updates to our reopening plan and clarified deadlines for signing the Social Compact.


July 15, 2020: Empire 8 Presidents Council Votes to Postpone Fall Athletics.
Read the news story.


July 15, 2020

With on-campus educational programs planned for the fall 2020 semester—if a change in COVID related circumstances requires a shift to remote learning, will tuition and fees be reduced?

The COVID-19/coronavirus pandemic continues to create risks and uncertainties associated with on-campus educational programs of colleges and universities. The potential continuing impacts of the pandemic are not fully foreseeable, and may impact the feasibility and/or structure of on-campus learning. The tuition rates charged by the College are not dependent on the format of the educational programs for which they are payable. Accordingly, if the College is required to alter the structure of its on-campus educational programs or transition students to remote learning models (in whole or in part) due to restrictions imposed by federal, state or local governmental authorities or applicable law, or if the College determines such action to be warranted in light of continuing or potential impacts of the COVID-19/coronavirus pandemic, no reduction or refund of tuition will be made based on the resulting changes to the programs in which students are enrolled.


July 2, 2020 at 4:53 p.m.

On June 24, 2020, Governor Cuomo announced that along with New Jersey and Connecticut, New York State would be joining an initiative that requires all individuals traveling to NY, NJ, or CT from states identified as high-risk for community spread of COVID-19 to quarantine for a 14-day period upon their arrival.

Additionally, on June 30, 2020, the Governor announced that he signed a new executive order that makes any New York employee who voluntarily travels to high-risk states after June 25, 2020 ineligible for COVID-19 paid sick leave benefits. A 14 day, state imposed, self-quarantine is now required for people traveling to NY from: AL, AR, AZ, CA, FL, GA, IA, ID, LA, MS, NC, NV, SC, TN, TX, UT. This includes residents of NY who have traveled to one of these states.

If employees travel to any of the states noted above, they will not be allowed to enter campus until they have completed the state-mandated 14 day self-quarantine. This list will change. Employees should monitor NYS developments and act accordingly. They can do this at http://coronavirus.health.ny.gov/covid-19-travel-advisory. Employees who are affected by this must contact their supervisors about alternative work arrangements.

The Emergency COVID-19 leave request form has been updated to reflect this eligibility provision. Moving forward, employees requesting COVID-19 related leave will be asked if they have traveled to one of the states on the travel advisory list identified by New York State.

If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Human Resources at humres@hartwick.edu.


July 2, 2020 at 3:29 p.m.

Hello Hawks! We miss you and can’t wait to have you back on campus!

As President Drugovich shared in her weekly video messages, we will bring students back to campus in stages, from Saturday, August 22 through Sunday, August 30. Classes will begin Monday, August 31 and on-campus instruction will end Friday, November 20.

Our new One Hartwick campaign will help you navigate the return to campus and answer many of your questions and clarify expectations, from face masks to social distancing, classes to cuisine.

Before we return, however, every member of the Hartwick community must sign Our Social Compact: A Healthy Hartwick College, as the president described in her weekly videos. Making this commitment will help keep us all safe as we move forward with the upcoming school year.

We will continue to send you updates and reminders via e-mail and text in the coming weeks. In the meantime, you can access Hartwick’s Reopening Our Campus resources webpage for more information.

For now, stay strong, stay safe, and be well. We look forward to seeing you all in August!

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