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  1. Campus Notes

    Bi-Weekly VP Update April 1

    | by Jeff Dayton-Johnson

    Welcome back to campus. I hope you all had a relaxing break and have returned refreshed. As you know, COVID-19 is slowly transitioning from pandemic to endemic as the trends globally and locally improve. We are glad to offer some additional flexibility in terms of COVID-related policies and will continue to monitor trends in Monterey County. For now, several changes were implemented on March 28 that I want to reiterate below.

  2. Campus Notes

    Honoring Black History Month 2022

    | by Jeff Dayton-Johnson

    As we honor and celebrate Black History Month 2022, on behalf of the global Middlebury Institute community, I want to reflect upon and reaffirm the myriad ways that Black lives matter: in history, and today; at home, and around the world. I want to express my solidarity with the Black members of our campus community, and my gratitude for the contributions they make here every day.

  3. Campus Notes

    Weekly VP Update January 28

    | by Jeff Dayton-Johnson

    We are looking forward to the start of the spring semester on Monday and want to assure that everyone is informed on the latest COVID-19 Omicron guidance so that we can keep members of the campus community as safe as possible. Please make sure you have performed the following measures before coming back to campus.
     

  4. Campus Notes

    Weekly VP Update January 21

    | by Jeff Dayton-Johnson

    As the winter break nears its end – and we look forward to welcoming everyone back to campus – we continue to monitor closely the rapidly-evolving COVID-19 situation, including changes in public health guidance. I encourage you to read these weekly updates carefully to stay informed of campus protocols and practices, which will likely change alongside changes in the Omicron situation. Keep in mind that the best protection against COVID-19 and its variants is to get your booster and wear a well-fitting mask.
     

  5. Campus Notes

    COVID-19 Testing Requirements Following Winter Break for Munras Housing Residents

    | by Jeff Dayton-Johnson

    In an effort to minimize possible transmission of COVID-19 among those living in residential housing, current residents who left Munras Housing over the winter break and students who are new to Munras housing, regardless of vaccination status, must: (1) provide proof of a negative PCR COVID-19 test (also known as a nucleic acid amplification test (NAAT)), taken within 72 hours of their arrival (24 hours before departure for those returning from outside of the U.S.); (2) take a rapid COVID-19 test at arrival; and (3) take a PCR COVID-19 test four days after arrival. Antigen testing is not a NAAT and is not considered a valid pre-arrival test.

  6. Campus Notes

    Weekly VP Update January 14

    | by Jeff Dayton-Johnson

    Cases of the highly transmissible COVID-19 Omicron variant have begun to appear in Monterey County. We are monitoring the rapidly-evolving situation, including changes in public-health guidance. I encourage you to read these weekly updates thoroughly to stay informed of campus protocols and practices, which will likely change alongside changes in the Omicron situation. Keep in mind that the best protection against COVID-19 and its variants is to get your booster and wear a well-fitting mask.
     

  7. Campus Notes

    Weekly VP Update January 7

    | by Jeff Dayton-Johnson

    Happy New Year! Since my last update at the end of the fall semester, there has been a surge in the highly-transmissible COVID-19 Omicron variant. We are monitoring the rapidly evolving situation closely and will modify our safety protocols as needed. You can keep track of any changes in protocols and practices in these weekly campus updates.