I am delighted that many of you will see your families in Cortland this weekend. From sporting events to cider mills, our campus and our region offer many wonderful outdoor activities in the fall – some of which are listed on the Family Weekend webpage – and I hope you will enjoy them together.
With that in mind, remember to follow COVID-19 safety guidelines both on campus and in the community. Please encourage your families and visitors to do the same.
Currently, the seven-day COVID-19 infection rate for campus is 0.45%, which is a testament to the university’s emphasis on vaccination, testing and masking. However, Cortland County currently shows a high rate of transmission, with an infection rate of 5.28% for the past week. The Delta variant still poses a threat so please be vigilant, especially off campus.
Some reminders about this weekend:
As a campus, we have made good progress over the past several weeks by increasing our COVID-19 vaccination rate and testing capacity. I truly appreciate your continued efforts and I hope you will enjoy the upcoming weekend, especially if your family is visiting. Make the most of the time spent with your loved ones and please do so safely.
All the best,
Erik J. Bitterbaum