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  1. News Stories

    Weekly VP Update September 10

    | by Jeff Dayton-Johnson

    It has been wonderful to see and hear the buzz of teaching and learning in classrooms this past week. Despite a few bumps here and there, the campus reopening has been smooth. We’d like to thank you all for your contributions to making the reopening a success and to remind you of the important measures we ask you to take to keep our community safe.

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    Weekly VP Update September 3

    | by Jeff Dayton-Johnson

    It’s showtime! After months of preparation, we open our doors for the fall semester this Tuesday, September 7. There has been a lot of new guidance, procedures and policies announced over the summer and I thought it would be useful to refresh your memory as we start a new academic year.

  3. VP Update August 27

    | by Jeff Dayton-Johnson

    Next week we welcome new and continuing students, both remotely and in-person. As we approach the start of the fall 2021 semester, it is imperative that all members of the campus community are in compliance with our mandatory vaccination policy. This policy is a critical component of our plans to keep the campus safe. As such, the bulk of my weekly update has to do with getting compliance to 100%.

  4. Weekly VP Update August 20

    | by Jeff Dayton-Johnson

    I have an important addition to our health and safety rules to share with you today.
    Mandatory Indoor Masking. Effective Monday, August 20, masks must be worn in all indoor spaces by everyone on campus, both vaccinated and unvaccinated (who have an approved medical or religious exemption). This requirement applies to students, faculty, staff, contractors, and any approved visitors in all areas, including classrooms, offices, and common and public spaces inside campus buildings and Munras Housing. Masks are not required in single-occupancy private offices or single-occupancy Munras Housing rooms. Graduate assistants and other employees working in common areas or at reception desks should be masked.

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    Weekly VP Update August 13

    | by Jeff Dayton-Johnson

    After so many months studying and working from home, we are excited to re-open our doors this Monday, August 16. To ensure the health and safety of our community, please remember to do your part by following these guidelines below.

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    VP Update August 6

    | by Jeff Dayton-Johnson

    Campus is starting to buzz with activity as our facilities and information technology services teams get us ready to reopen. The first day of fall semester is just one month away, and we look forward to seeing more of you on campus as we open our doors on August 16.

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    VP Update July 30

    | by Jeff Dayton-Johnson

    August is nearly here, and we look forward to campus reopening in two weeks. Here are a few reminders to ensure we are ready to welcome our community back to campus on August 16.

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    VP Update July 21

    | by Jeff Dayton-Johnson

    With increased reports of the very infectious Delta variant throughout California, the Monterey County Department of Health released new guidance on Monday recommending that everyone, regardless of vaccination status, wear masks indoors in public places and in crowded outdoor situations.  The press release stated “Businesses are urged to adopt universal masking requirements for customers entering indoor areas of their businesses to provide better protection to their employees and customers.  This will also make it easier for businesses to be sure unvaccinated people are masked.”

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    VP Update June 30

    | by Jeff Dayton-Johnson

    I am writing to share with you our plans for the staged return to activity at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies campus this fall. With the reopening of California on June 15 and the widespread availability of the COVID-19 vaccine, many of the restrictions of the past 15 months on the use of campus space will be substantially eliminated. Our campus will partially reopen on July 1, with a more complete reopening beginning on August 16. Our plans are predicated on continuing public health guidance and requirements to protect and promote your safety and that of the entire campus community.