by Jeff Dayton-Johnson

Dear MIIS Campus Community,

Happy June! Here’s your weekly update on our return to campus plans. You can access previous messages on our return to campus website.

Monterey County is Now in the Yellow Tier: As of June 2, Monterey County has officially entered the Yellow/Minimal tier of California’s Blueprint for a Safer Economy. This is a good indicator that our case numbers and hospitalizations are moving in a positive direction. We still await the reopening announcement from the California Department of Public Health expected on June 15. Based on the guidance released on June 15, we will make our final plans for fall semester.

Welcoming First Student Group to Campus Next Week: We are excited to welcome our first group of in-person students back to campus next week. Students in our Professional Certificate in Spanish Community Interpreting program will attend their final course modules the weeks of June 7 for the Medical Interpreting Workshop and June 14 for the Legal Interpreting Workshop. Participants are required to follow strict masking and distancing guidelines while indoors. Hosting these students gives us a chance to do a “soft open” to make sure all our systems are in place as we continue preparing for fall.

Pride Month: As we enter June, we take time to celebrate our LGBTQ+ community. The Middlebury Library has linked to a LGBTQ+ studies research guide from the Library of Congress and over 20 movies you can stream. Want to show your support for our community? Give our Queers and Allies at MIIS a follow @instaqaaam on Instagram, and check out Monterey Peninsula Pride and Salinas Valley Pride to see how our local community is celebrating. You can  find more resources here.

That’s all for now. We hope you get out and enjoy the beautiful weather.

Jeff Dayton-Johnson
Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Institute

Monterey County - Yellow Tier