COVID-19 Information

Within this site, you'll find details on COVID safety protocols, testing, our visitor policy, and much more.

Our highest priority is the health and safety of our entire Wells College community. We have a shared responsibility to keep the Wells community healthy and safe.

Wells College COVID-19 Protocol and Resources:

Wells College students, faculty, and staff are no longer required to be vaccinated for the virus that causes COVID-19. Additionally, new, and current students, faculty, and staff will not be required to provide vaccination or immunization records related to the virus that causes COVID-19.

Vaccination and Immunization Information and Availability:

Wells College strongly encourages all students, faculty, and staff to become vaccinated and keep current with available and applicable vaccinations and boosters. Vaccination is a proven and effective method to help reduce or mitigate the adverse health effects of COVID-19.

Click/tap here for the latest information on vaccinations from the Center for Disease Control

Continuing Resources and Protocols:

Wells College will continue past practices related to several important COVID-19 resources and protocols proven to support health and well-being on campus and in the community. These include, but are not limited to, the following:

  1. Providing free antigen COVID-19 test kits and KN95 masks.
  2. Continuing enhanced cleaning of campus facilities.
  3. Ongoing monitoring by the Wells College COVID-19 Response Team.
  4. Dedicating isolation spaces for on-campus students that test positive for COVID-19.

For additional information about Wells College COVID-19, please visit https://www.wells.edu/about/covid-19-info/

If you have any questions about this update to our protocol, please contact Geoffrey Gabriel, COVID-19 Coordinator, at ggabriel@wells.edu.

Thank you all for continuing to do your part to keep our campus community safe!

COVID-19 Response Team

The COVID-19 Response Team (the Team) was created in 2020 with the charge of meeting regularly to make suggested COVID-19 protocols and revisions to President Gibralter, as appropriate. In so doing, the Team frequently meets to monitor data from New York State, surrounding counties, the Center for Disease Control (CDC), and the World Health Organization (WHO), among other sources, and communicate with other colleges and universities regarding their COVID-19 protocols.

The Team strongly encourages all Wells College Community members to receive all eligible and applicable immunizations to prevent the contraction of COVID-19.

Free Antigen Test Kits and KN95 Masks:

Free antigen COVID-19 test kits and KN95 masks are located in Sommer Center. To schedule a time to have a trained Wells College personnel administer an antigen COVID-19 test, please contact Geoffrey Gabriel, COVID-19 Coordinator, at ggabriel@wells.edu, or via telephone at 1-315-364-3313.


We strongly recommend wearing a mask inside any of our campus buildings. Please be respectful of those who choose to wear a mask. Free KN95 masks are available at the COVID-Testing station in Sommer Center’s atrium.

Social Distancing:

It is important to continue practicing social distancing. Social distancing limits physical closeness and contact with others to avoid catching or transmitting an infectious disease.

Contact Information:

If you need more information or have questions, please contact Geoffrey Gabriel, COVID-19 Coordinator, at ggabriel@wells.edu or via telephone at 1-315-364-3313