Smith College A Culture of Care

July 19 Weekly CIRT Campus Update

Letters to the Community
July 19, 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 Coronavirus Screening.

Vaccine Update

Students or employees who have received a vaccination that is not currently authorized by the FDA or WHO must be re-vaccinated as soon as possible after arrival on campus (but after the recommended 28-day waiting period following the administration of their last dose.) Students and employees who need assistance acquiring a vaccine or who have questions regarding this expectation should contact the Schacht Center. This is the most current recommendation from the CDC and is subject to change should updated information become available.

Masking Update

Masks continue to be welcome indoors and outdoors. Until further notice, masks are required indoors for those not fully vaccinated.

Community Meeting

Please note that our next all community update meeting will take place on July 28 at 12:30 p.m. Eastern. Please keep an eye out for a reminder invitation via email.

As always, please send any questions to

COVID-19 Incident Response Team (CIRT)