Encouraging Masks and COVID Precautions


August 12, 2022

Dear T’24s,

We write today as we strongly encourage all community members—including T’24s—to establish a regular, personal testing practice and to use a mask when in large groups indoors or close quarter situations. Community members should also mask if feeling symptoms related to COVID-19 but not yet testing positive, if identified as a close contact of a positive case, and of course if having tested positive for COVID-19 and outside of one’s residence for medical care, solo exercise, or to pick up personal items.

Take-home rapid antigen tests and face masks (including KN95s) are available for all students, faculty, and staff at designated pick-up locations throughout campus.  At Tuck, locations include AMOS, the Conway Foyer, and the table outside of Tuck Hall Room 114.  

If you test positive, please notify Dartmouth Health Services (dicks.house.nurse@dartmouth.edu) and tuck.covid.compliance@tuck.dartmouth.edu so that we know you’ll be isolating and not attending sessions in person. If you test positive, wear a face maskisolate immediately, and notify your close contacts

Those students who test positive for COVID will be able to access session recordings when available. Links to available recordings will be sent to those notifying the COVID compliance account of a positive COVID test. Those who test positive and reside on campus will be able to have food delivered to their dorm room to facilitate isolation. Meals can be ordered here: https://byrnecatering.catertrax.com/.

If you feel sick or have COVID-19 symptoms, wear a face mask, limit close contact with others, and continue to test regularly, even if you have already had COVID-19 in the previous 90 days.

If you are a close contact of someone who has tested positive, wear a face mask, monitor for symptoms, and limit close contact with others. 

Beyond adhering to public-health guidelines and recommendations, empathy and respect for one another’s circumstances and decisions will be key to our collective success in the terms ahead. This is a strength of Tuck students, and we thank you in advance for your partnership in keeping our community safe.

T’24s, we are so excited to welcome you Tuck. Our hope is for each of you to be healthy and well as we begin the summer term.

Please take good care and reach out if you have questions. 

The Deans’ Office