| by Smita Ruzicka and Mark Peluso and Caitlin Goss

Dear Middlebury Community,

As the fall semester gets underway, we are writing with some updates about testing and vaccination opportunities on and off campus and reminders about what to do if you test positive for COVID-19. 

Testing for COVID-19

Testing is an important component of our strategy to prevent and reduce the spread of COVID-19 on campus, and students, faculty, and staff are expected to test for COVID-19 if they are experiencing symptoms consistent with the virus or are identified as a close contact. We also recommend exposure testing and other preventative measures in accordance with CDC guidance

Antigen test kits are available for students at the Davis Family Library circulation desk and at dining hall check in, and for employees at the library and at Human Resources in the Marble Works. Self-administered PCR test kits are available for students and employees at the Davis Family Library circulation desk.

What to Do if You Test Positive for COVID-19

Students and employees who test positive for COVID-19 are required to inform Middlebury by completing the COVID-19 Test Result form. The form should be submitted for all positive results, including those from antigen, PCR, or LAMP tests taken on or off campus and from self-administered PCR tests administered through the College. Once the form is submitted, you will receive guidance about isolation and return to regular activities.

More information about testing opportunities on campus can be found on the COVID-19 testing page

Flu and COVID-19 Bivalent Vaccine Clinics on Campus

Students and employees will have many opportunities in coming weeks to receive the flu vaccine and the new COVID-19 bivalent vaccine booster on campus. The bivalent booster is recommended by the CDC for anyone 12 years old or older including individuals who received a  COVID-19 booster at least two months previously. 

For Students

The bivalent booster and the flu vaccine will be offered to students during clinics on campus from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Wilson Hall on the following dates: 

  • Wednesday, October 19
  • Tuesday, October 25
  • Tuesday, November 1

For Students and Employees

Additional COVID-19 bivalent vaccine-only clinics are open to students and employees in Wilson Hall from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the following dates:

  • Friday, October 7
  • Thursday, October 13
  • Friday, October 28

Students and employees may sign up for these clinics via Bookings

For Employees

Human Resources is sponsoring flu and COVID-19 bivalent booster clinics for employees in partnership with Addison County Home Health & Hospice. The clinics for employees will be offered on the following dates, at these times and locations: 

  • Tuesday, October 18, from 7:30 to 10:30 a.m., Mitchell Green
  • Thursday, October 20, from noon to 3 p.m., Abernethy Room, Axinn Center
  • Monday, October 24, from 10 a.m to 1 p.m., McCardell Bicentennial Hall, Great Hall
  • Wednesday, October 26, from 10 am to 1:30 p.m., Abernethy Room, Axinn Center

Employees may sign up for a clinic using this link

Thank you for your attention to these updates. Should you have additional questions, please email COVIDinfo@middlebury.edu.


Mark Peluso
Chief Health Officer and College Physician

Smita Ruzicka
Vice President for Student Affairs

Caitlin Goss
Vice President for Human Resources and Chief People Officer