Dear Union College Community,
As we near the end of week 3, and our second week of in-person classes, we wanted to offer some updates related to our COVID-19 protocols and performance.
We continue to see positive cases in the community as a result of the highly contagious omicron variant, although there are indications this week that cases may be falling across parts of the country, including the Northeast. Closer to home, we are pleased to report that the vast majority of our students and employees who are testing positive are reporting no, or only mild, symptoms. Additionally, we continue to see no evidence of COVID-19 transmission in the classroom. The latest results of our COVID-19 testing program can be found on our COVID-19 dashboard.
The College’s COVID-19 advisory group, comprising members of faculty, staff and student leaders and senior administration met this week to discuss a range of topics related to our COVID-19 response. Many members of the group reported having heard from students who were extremely grateful to be back in the classroom, a sentiment shared directly by students on the advisory team.