Academic Year 2021-22 Archives


August 28, 2020 10:29 am

Aug. 28: COVID-19 testing update

The college’s COVID-19 testing program has conducted 577 employee tests and 1,168 student tests, Aug. 18–26, 2020. While presenting no COVID-19 symptoms upon arrival at Bates, one student has tested positive for the virus and has moved to isolation housing to receive all necessary care from Bates Health Services.


August 27, 2020 9:29 am

Aug. 27: Timeline for Updating COVID-19 Dashboard

I write with an update about our dashboard to track key data elements associated with COVID-19. The timeline of testing,…


August 21, 2020 8:23 am

Aug. 21: It’s up to you — important reminders before coming to campus

Your decisions will have a huge impact on whether we are forced to close campus and go to remote learning or instead are able to be successful in continuing the on-campus student experience.