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Skidmore COVID-19 Information

This website outlines Skidmore’s latest guidelines and plans concerning COVID-19. Please carefully review all information as it applies to you. 


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Informed and prepared

2023 - 2024 

Plans are consistent with guidance issued by the American College Health Association, Centers for Disease Control, and state and local health departments. They are subject to change at any time. As we navigate this together, our efforts continue to be guided by two key principles:  

  • Protecting the health and safety of our community of students, faculty and staff, and the greater Saratoga Springs community
  • Providing access to a residential, excellent liberal arts education

Current Policies and Guidelines

Skidmore continues to be a mask-supportive and mask-friendly community. Individuals should feel free and comfortable to wear a mask whenever and wherever they wish. The College will continue to monitor and follow CDC recommendations as circumstances evolve.

Students, Faculty, and Staff: Effective as of May, 12 2023, the College will no longer require the COVID-19 vaccination for faculty, staff, or students. However, the College highly recommends that all community members receive their vaccinations, including the updated COVID-19 vaccine, as recommended by the CDC and individuals' healthcare providers.  Please see this message for additional information.

Visitors: All visitors to campus are strongly encouraged to be up to date with their COVID-19 vaccinations. Review Visitor guidelines.

Effective as of the fall 2022 semester, the campus discontinued the use of PCR surveillance testing (both optional and mandatory) via the Broad Institute. Free rapid tests are available from Campus Safety to all students who are concerned about symptoms or exposure. Health Services may perform rapid and/or PCR testing depending on a student's individual symptoms and circumstances.

All visitors to campus are strongly encouraged to be up to date with their COVID-19 vaccinations. LEARN MORE  

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