Messages for Faculty and Staff

Face Coverings–August 3, 2020 (Spoerri)
This is a reminder that all employees are required to wear face coverings on campus to help protect others, including those at high risk for COVID-19.

COVID-19 Testing Town Hall–July 31, 2020 (Orlando)
As you know, the College is partnering with the Broad Institute in Cambridge, MA, for our COVID-19 testing program this fall. I will host a town hall for faculty and staff next Wednesday, August 5, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. to explain how the test will work, as well as the scheduling and logistics of the testing program.

COVID-19 Campus Update–March 18, 2020(Orlando)
With those students who are departing having left or about to leave campus later today, with many faculty and staff already working remotely, and to continue to follow the evolving best practices for preventing the spread of COVID-19, the College will limit employees on campus to essential personnel only, effective at 5:00 p.m. today.

COVID-19 Phishing Awareness Alert–March 17, 2020 (Berube) 
There have been reported cases of phishing and fraud at Bowdoin and other institutions, aimed at taking advantage of the uncertainty surrounding COVID-19. Cyber criminals are always looking for new opportunities and we must be vigilant to prevent them from taking advantage of the situation we find ourselves in.

School Closings–March 15, 2020 (Orlando)
As many of you know, officials announced late yesterday that schools in Cumberland and other counties—including schools in Brunswick and MSAD-75—will be closed for at least two weeks beginning tomorrow as a precaution to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

COVID-19 Updates–March 7, 2020 (Orlando, Lohmann) 
We learned yesterday that a student who had been studying in Italy, and who returned home following the outbreak of COVID-19 in that country, visited campus from 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 5, until 5:30 p.m. on Friday, March 6, when we became aware of their presence and they were asked to leave campus and return home.

COVID-19 FAQ Updates–March 6, 2020 (Orlando)
As you know, the College has posted responses to frequently asked questions (FAQ) as we prepare for the possibility that COVID-19 appears in our community. The FAQ is being updated frequently and will continue to be updated and expanded during spring break as events warrant.

Message to Bowdoin Students, Faculty, and Staff–January 27, 2020 (Lohmann, Spoerri)
The College is actively monitoring the outbreak of respiratory illness linked to a novel (new) coronavirus first identified in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China.