Dear GSAS students,
I hope that my message finds you taking good care of yourself and one another.
Dr. Carlo Ciotoli, who leads NYU’s COVID-19 Prevention and Response team, recently sent this message detailing rising infection rates across NY City and within our community and asking us to stay vigilant in our adherence to mask wearing and social distancing. I write to echo Dr. Ciotoli’s request for all of us to continue doing our part in keeping each other safe.
I know the pandemic has been an extremely difficult, drawn out period, one marked with grief, loss, and holding back. We have sacrificed time and experiences. We all yearn to be in the presence of friends. While we can see the light at the end of the tunnel, the pandemic is not yet over. We are not there yet. So please continue to follow the multilayered safety plan designed by NYU, which includes wearing a mask, maintaining social distancing, and avoiding large social gatherings to mitigate the public exposure and spread of the virus. Even as venues re-open, please be strong and diligent for a little longer.
As more vaccines become available, NYU has now also begun to be able to administer vaccines to students in person in NY. This message from Dr. Ciotoli details how you can participate.
Thank you for taking care of yourselves and others.
Susan C. Antón,
Interim Dean, Graduate School of Arts & Science