A message from the president: COVID-19

March 13, 2021

Dear all,

I hope you are having a good weekend.

I am fine, but I wanted to let you know that I have tested positive for COVID-19. I will be isolating at home for 10 days, and my only close contact is my husband John, who is feeling fine and being tested regularly.

My symptoms are mild—a slight headache, body aches, and some fatigue. Like others in the Vassar community who have tested positive, I have no idea how I contracted COVID-19, but I am thankful that the symptoms are not too difficult and that I can continue to work remotely.

Luckily, our numbers of COVID-19 cases on campus are low and decreasing, and vaccinations are becoming more abundant. I remain tremendously thankful for the expertise and compassion of our health services staff, and look forward to a time when we can gather together in-person safely again.

Take care,

Elizabeth H. Bradley, President
Vassar College
Poughkeepsie, NY 12604