As we welcome our students, faculty, and staff back to campus this week, we are taking steps to protect everyone’s health and safety. Please join us in minimizing the prevalence and reducing the spread of COVID-19 at Priory and in our wider community. We are grateful that 100% of our faculty and staff are vaccinated, and 96% of our eligible students are vaccinated; however, we recognized the severity of the Delta variant and see the need to remain vigilant.
With that, we will resume our testing program as an additional measure of safety. Testing will be done on campus through Basis Diagnostics. All unvaccinated students and all students living in our dorms will be tested each week. All vaccinated students, faculty, and staff will be tested every other week. We will continue to communicate results with you, but please do not hesitate to reach out with any questions.
Ms. Kate Johansen will share the details of our plan in the next few days.
Thank you for all you have done over the past year to work around all the challenges that have come our way. During this time, I have enjoyed the opportunity to get to know many of you over Zoom and in person, and these experiences have reinforced the care and commitment to one another that is at the heart of our community. This strength is part of what makes Priory distinct and special. I look forward to a year of learning, discovery, and community, and I can’t wait to see you soon.