Community Updates

Community updates will be posted on this page as new information becomes available.


Keycard access and 20,000 tests

Dear Colleagues, Two updates:  (1) A second update to keycard access and...

By Geoffrey Swift on September 28, 2020

A quick hello and a few notes

Dear Colleagues, As the calendar turns to September 22 and the fall...

By Geoffrey Swift on September 21, 2020

Academic Building Access

Dear Colleagues, As we have gotten into the semester, we have received...

By Geoffrey Swift on September 16, 2020

Important Update to Campus Policy

Dear Colleagues, Early in the summer we distributed the Bates Infectious Disease...

By Geoffrey Swift on August 27, 2020

Sunday Night Commentary

Dear Colleagues, I hope you have had a safe and enjoyable August...

By Geoffrey Swift on August 16, 2020

Sunday Bates Challenge

Dear Colleagues, A Challenge As we enter the last two weeks before...

By Geoffrey Swift on August 9, 2020

Bates testing and consent form

Dear Colleagues, As indicated in the FAQ about employee COVID testing, all employees must sign...

By Geoffrey Swift on August 6, 2020

Employee Testing Information

Dear Colleagues, I hope you’ve had a good weekend. A few quick...

By Geoffrey Swift on July 26, 2020

Important Clarification on Face Covering Policy

Dear Colleagues, Malcolm and I have received many questions about the face...

By Geoffrey Swift on July 14, 2020

June 10 Campus Update: New COVID Policies, and Infectious Disease Preparedness and Response Plan

Dear Colleagues, I wrote May 27 with a campus update that previewed...

By Geoffrey Swift on June 10, 2020