12月已经到来. Ten days from now, fall exams will be over and most students will have departed for winter break. We eagerly await the holidays -- a month to refresh ourselves and the campus before spring term commences. We are encouraged that COVID infection rates in the southeast remain low.
This time next week many of us will be home with family or friends enjoying Thanksgiving festivities. It is a time for great food, warm hugs, lively conversation and laughter. 然而, 我们知道有些人是这样的, holidays are hard due to separation, loneliness and challenging circumstances.
Many thanks to everyone for your cooperation and goodwill during our transition to a mask optional policy for campus. What a pleasant surprise to see full faces again!
Some members of our community continue to wear masks because of personal or family needs and continued concern about the COVID virus. Some classes have maintained a mask requirement. These are not easy decisions; let’s support and encourage others as we strive to be healthy together.
Locally and regionally, COVID cases continue to trend down. 因此，从7点开始.m. 11月. 5, the college waives the general requirement to wear masks indoors. 然而, faculty and staff may continue to require masks in their individual classrooms or personal offices and workspaces.
Locally and regionally, COVID cases continue to decline markedly. We have not yet returned to the low levels of 6月, but we certainly seem to be headed there. Our collective diligence is paying off.
Fall Break is this Saturday through Tuesday (Oct. 16-19), 但如果你在罗马地区, there are home games this weekend for football (Sewanee) and soccer (Millsaps) as well as a cross country invitational meet. 当类的简历, we will be in the 9th week of the semester, and looking forward to the remaining 5 weeks of classes.
10月 has arrived, the weather is turning cooler and fall break is 10 days away. As we begin the 7th week of classes, we are delighted and relieved to see evidence that the COVID threat is beginning to wane. All of us hope that we will soon be able to relax some of our mitigation measures.
A year ago, most campus activities were curtailed. Fall sports seasons were canceled as were all large public events and gatherings. Let's be vigilant with regard to COVID, recognizing that it is a persistent menace. 一年的变化真是太大了!
This week we look forward to celebrating signature Berry traditions with a full range of Mountain Day activities 包括奥运会, 选秀节目, 3月大, 足球和排球比赛, 一个剧院生产, 和Marthapalooza. First and second year students alike will be able to experience this strange and wonderful form of homecoming, as we will celebrate with parents, friends and alumni.
再过10天就到了, we look forward to a full range of Mountain Day activities this year, 包括奥运会, 3月大, 足球和排球比赛, 和Marthapalooza. 我们聚在一起庆祝, we are mindful that Berry’s distinctive homecoming occurs in a context complicated by COVID.
Vaccinations are the single best way to protect yourself and others from COVID. 周五(9月. 17) a.m.-2 p.m. 在Krannert舞厅E we are offering both Pfizer and the Johnson & 约翰逊的疫苗.
Our local region is red hot in terms of COVID cases. Yesterday, a local teenage boy died from COVID. This week, a Berry alum and mother with young children died. As you plan for your Labor Day weekend, whether here in Rome or perhaps at home, please double your caution when you leave campus. When indoors in public places, please wear a mask. 帮助维护我们的校园安全.
It is great to see the campus full and thriving. 在过去的几天里, hundreds have attended events ranging from BCC campfire night to an evening of Karaoke under the tent outside Sisters Theatre. Our goal remains the same: for Berry to provide as normal of an educational and campus experience as possible while staying as safe as possible in the midst of a challenging national health crisis.
A warm welcome to our new students and a hearty welcome back to our returning students. Already this year feels fresh and invigorating. Now begins the hard work of operating as normally as possible even as the regional COVID situation continues to deteriorate.
Dr. 肯•琼斯, Chief Medical Officer at Floyd Medical Center and an emergency physician, recommends the following video to help explain the urgency of vaccinations for younger adults.
贝瑞会要求所有的学生, 员工, 和游客, 无论疫苗接种状况如何, to wear masks in indoor public spaces on campus, 有效的星期天, 8月. 8.
7月 31, 2021 - Important COVID Update
Please do your part to prepare for a safe and normal fall semester by getting the vaccine. Getting the vaccine now will limit any disruption to your class, work and activities schedule after the semester starts.