Dear Students, Faculty, Staff and Families: Late yesterday afternoon, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) identified Onondaga County as a region of substantial transmission due to an increase in confirmed COVID-19 cases. In response, a short time…
First Weekend of October: Enjoy Yourself but Stay Safe!
The first weekend of October is upon us. We hope you’re enjoying your Syracuse University experience—inside and outside the classroom.
As we head into the fall months, please know that your persistence in following good health practices is more important now than ever. With fall comes flu season. This year, it’s particularly concerning because the flu and COVID-19 have very similar symptoms and, together, they can create a very dangerous situation for anyone, even a healthy young person. So please, I implore you: get a flu shot! It’s quick and easy, and is a simple thing to do to keep yourself and our campus community safe and healthy. To learn how and where you can get a flu shot, read this message from Dr. Karen Nardella.
Enjoy Yourself but Stay Safe!
Keep in mind: Staying healthy and safe doesn’t mean sacrificing fun; it just requires that you continue to take the necessary steps to protect yourself, those around you and our community. You’re doing a great job! Keep following these easy steps:
- Wear your mask or face covering, always!
- Maintain 6 feet of distance.
- Limit the size of social gatherings.
- Stay in Central New York!
- Do not invite family or friends from outside Central New York to visit.
- Wash your hands often.
So Much to Do this Weekend!
Remember: there is never a dull moment on the Syracuse University campus—pandemic or not! Here are some of the great events going on this weekend and as always, be sure to visit the University’s events calendar to learn what’s happening on any given day or night.
Thursday, Oct. 1
Friday, Oct. 2
Saturday, Oct. 3
Sunday, Oct. 4
At the time of this writing, we have less than eight active cases of COVID-19 in our community. That’s a result of your hard work and commitment to your health and the health of those around you. This continues to be the most unusual of semesters, but together, our community is making it one we will never forget!
Robert D. Hradsky, Ed.D.
Vice President for the Student Experience