March 7, 2022
I am writing with an update to our campus masking policy. During the Spring Break period (starting today until Monday, March 21st), our campus will be mask-optional for all employees, including faculty, and students. We are loosening our masking guidelines during this period because there are significantly fewer people on campus and I have heard from many that being mask-optional during Spring Break would be a significant morale booster.
When we resume classes on Monday, March 21st, our previous masking guidelines will go back into effect as we wait for the results of the COVID-19 tests that students will take 3-5 days after arriving back to campus. We will re-evaluate our masking guidelines once we receive the results of those tests.
As always, our goal is to keep the campus safe for everyone--including individuals who are not vaccinated or immunocompromised. Of course, we all can choose to wear a mask whenever and wherever we would like. KN95 masks are available at the ROC for students and for employees please contact Facilities Operations here.
Thanks and enjoy Spring Break,
Elizabeth H. Bradley, President
Poughkeepsie, NY 12604