As the campus pivots towards summer time and many are returning home, heading for traveling and returning to some normal activities, it’s important to remind ourselves of the things we can do to reduce risks of becoming infected with COVID-19. We are watching case rates, wastewater testing trends, and hospitalization data closely and will provide updates and guidance as things continue to evolve.
May 20, 2022
April 22, 2022
It is still hard for me to believe we are starting the third year of a pandemic. Practically speaking, though, we are in a vastly different situation than when we started. We have vaccinations and oral therapeutics, not to mention the lessons we've learned about physical distancing, masks of all types and how ventilation affects viral particles. And so it is natural that society's response (including the public health response) has changed.
March 18, 2022
As I reflect on the last two years, from the moment we began to shelter in place, I am struck by the courage, commitment and creativity exhibited by the entire campus community: students, staff and faculty. You all showed grace and compassion as we collectively and individually began to manage our lives within the pandemic. I am so grateful for the contributions of all of you to supporting our central missions of research, education and service.