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  1. News Stories

    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.
     

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    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.

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    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.
     

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    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.

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    COVID-19 Booster Requirement

    | by Jeff Dayton-Johnson

    I am writing with updates on COVID-19 Middlebury booster requirements, testing and travel guidelines, and indoor masking update for the campus community. In this email we will address:

    - Booster Requirements: January 28, 2022 Deadline
    - Testing Guidelines
    - Travel Guidelines
    - California Masking Mandate

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    Bi-weekly VP Update December 10

    | by Jeff Dayton-Johnson

    The recent increase in COVID-19 cases at Middlebury College reminds us, in case we needed reminding, of the importance of continuing to follow our safety protocols with discipline.  In the meantime, the new Omicron variant was detected over the Thanksgiving holiday, and many cases have now been reported in the U.S. Omicron is thought to be even more transmissible than the Delta variant and might evade some of the protection provided by vaccines.