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COVID-19 Response Plan

The college’s “Culture of Care” COVID-19 Response Plan underscores the core value that must guide every member of the Smith community—caring for ourselves and for one another to promote a safe and healthy campus environment.

What You Need to Know

Vaccinations

As announced on April 21, 2021, Smith College will require all undergraduate and graduate students to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 before returning to campus for the fall 2021 semester. All employees must be fully vaccinated by August 1, 2021. Further guidance can be found here.

Regular Community Screenings

Students and employees are required to participate in the college’s COVID-19 screening program and will be screened once per week until at least October 1, 2021. Aggregated screening results will be reported via the college’s Coronavirus Screening Activity dashboard.

Masking

You are welcome to wear masks both indoors and outdoors. Masks are required indoors for those not fully vaccinated.

Buildings and Campus Areas

As of August 1, the majority of buildings on Smiths campus are open to the public. Information about access to specific buildings will be updated as it becomes available. Masks are welcome in all locations, and required indoors for those not fully vaccinated. The new Neilson library is limited to One Card holders at this time. For more information, please see the libraries website.

Learning on Campus

Classes will be taught in person on campus, in Smith classrooms, labs, studios and other facilities. We will continue to monitor COVID on campus and in the community and could change operations based on those conditions. Questions should be directed to the department chair and/or the Class Deans’ Office.

Living on Campus

This fall we will maintain the COVID-related health and safety of the Smith community using an approach that includes the vaccine requirement for all students and employees, some testing and continued monitoring of external conditions to manage COVID-related health and safety of our campus community. Up to date information on arrival and orientation is available on the Student Affairs page. Students are required to participate in the college’s COVID-19 testing program once a week until at least October 1.

Working on Campus

All staff are in the process of returning to on-campus work according to the schedule available on the Human Resources site. Staff and faculty will be required to participate in the college’s COVID-19 testing program once a week until at least October 1. Staff and faculty with disabilities, including those experiencing significant health or mental health challenges, may request job-related accommodations necessary for them to return to work by reaching out to their supervisors and/or the Office of Human Resources.


To the Community

July 26 Weekly CIRT Campus Update

July 26, 2021 | CIRT Update, COVID Response, Spring 2021

July 6 Weekly CIRT Campus Update

July 6, 2021 | CIRT Update, COVID Response, Spring 2021

July 19 Weekly CIRT Campus Update

July 19, 2021 | CIRT Update, COVID Response, Spring 2021

June 29 Weekly CIRT Campus Update

June 29, 2021 | CIRT Update, COVID Response, Spring 2021

July 12 Weekly CIRT Campus Update

July 12, 2021 | CIRT Update, COVID Response, Spring 2021

June 15 Weekly CIRT Campus Update

June 15, 2021 | CIRT Update, COVID Response, Spring 2021

Letters to the Community

Letters to Students

Letters to Staff

Letters to Faculty

Letters to Alumnae

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