Smith College A Culture of Care

August 24 Weekly CIRT Campus Update

Letters to the Community
August 24, 2021

Dear students, staff and faculty:

Below, please find important campus, regional and national updates from the COVID-19 Incident Response Team (CIRT).

Campus Status

Over the past seven days, there have been zero positive cases of COVID-19 reported through the on-campus campus screening program. For more data on the screening program, please visit please visit Coronavirus Screening.

All-Community Meeting

Our next all-community update meeting will take place this Wednesday, August 25, at 12:30 p.m. on Zoom:

COVID-19 Booster Update

Following the CDC recommendation that immunocompromised individuals receive a booster dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, the college is investigating opportunities to provide booster doses to eligible members of its community.

For the time being, students and employees should contact their primary care provider for guidance on obtaining a booster dose. The college will provide an update at its next community meeting on on-campus booster availability.

As always, please send any questions to

COVID-19 Incident Response Team (CIRT)