COVID-19 Information for Faculty




Update:  January 4, 2021

Dear Faculty,

I was hoping that I wouldn’t have to send another letter to you about Covid 19, but unfortunately it is still with us.

I want to start by thanking you for helping the students who needed extensions to complete their courses.  I know, many of you just like our students, are trying to manage family responsibilities and teaching responsibilities, along with the stress of Covid.

If you become ill, please let us know right away.  We still have our Covid hotline: 860-515-3702; additionally, you can email  Likewise, if you have a student tell you that they are being impacted by Covid, tell them to do the same thing.  We will then reach out to see what they need. 

If a student just needs one or two days extra to submit an assignment, go ahead and allow that.  However, it they need more time than that or request extra time again later on, we are requiring them to provide documentation of their illness. They need to send that documentation and request to the email above.  If they need extra time to do their work or will not be able to return to class, we will let you know. 

If you have students who are not showing up in your courses for a week, again use this phone number or email to let us know so we can contact them.

We will update you if there is any change in our practice.

Take care and stay safe,

Shirley M. Adams, Ph.D.