For individuals arriving on the Middlebury or Monterey campuses from abroad - specifically, from China - or those who may have been in contact with individuals who have been exposed to coronavirus.

  • If you are traveling directly from China, please be aware that you may experience delays at both Chinese and U.S. airports upon your return to Middlebury or Monterey.  If you encounter difficulties that will delay your arrival to your programs, please contact Global Operations (global@middlebury.edu) who will share that information with the appropriate people on campus.
  • If you think that you may have been exposed to coronavirus, please contact your healthcare provider immediately.  Individuals on the Vermont campus can reach out to Parton Health Center (8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (EST), Monday – Friday) [802-443-3290] or Porter Medical Center [802-388-4701].  Those on the Monterey campus, should reach out to the Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula [831-624-5311].
  • Please use the following guidelines for travelers coming from affected areas:

Traveled to an affected area in the past 14 days and has fever/cough/shortness of breath

These individuals are advised to call a doctor’s office or an emergency room to arrange assessment.   Calling ahead allows the medical facility to prepare for your arrival.

Traveled to an affected area in the past 14 days but feels fine/no symptoms

There are no restrictions on activity for these individuals at this time.  Please monitor and report if you develop symptoms within 14 days of travel to the affected area.  You are advised to call a doctor’s office or an emergency room to arrange assessment.   Calling ahead allows the medical facility to prepare for your arrival.

Had close contact* with someone who is confirmed to have, or being evaluated for, coronavirus (2019-nCoV infection) and has fever, cough, or feels sick

These individuals are advised to call a doctor’s office or an emergency room to arrange assessment.   Calling ahead allows the medical facility to prepare for your arrival.

Had close contact* with someone who is confirmed to have, or being evaluated for, coronavirus (2019-nCoV infection) and feels well

CDC advises that these individuals can continue with daily activities, such as going to work, school, or other public areas.  They should monitor and report symptoms immediately. 

*Close contact is defined as

a) being within approximately 6 feet (2 meters), or within the room or care area, of a confirmed case for a prolonged period of time (such as caring for, living with, visiting, or sharing a healthcare waiting area or room with, a confirmed case) while not wearing recommended personal protective equipment or PPE (e.g., gowns, gloves, NIOSH-certified disposable N95 respirator, eye protection); or

b) having direct contact with infectious secretions of a confirmed case (e.g., being coughed on) while not wearing recommended PPE.  Transient interactions, such as walking by an infected person, are not thought to constitute an exposure; however, final determination should be made in consultation with public health authorities.

If you have any questions, please feel free to email global@middlebury.edu.

For individuals from the Middlebury or Monterey campuses with plans to travel to China in the coming weeks.

Currently, there is a CDC Level 3 warning (avoid nonessential travel) for Hubei Province, China.  Travel in and out of Wuhan and surrounding cities is restricted.   Other cities in China have seen cases of the coronavirus, though in smaller numbers, and at this point haven’t implemented any travel restrictions.

  • If you are currently on campus and plan to travel to China during the February break, we strongly recommend that you make alternate plans (which may include remaining on campus for students in Vermont) and avoid travel to China.  While travel isn’t restricted in most cities in China, there is the possibility that you could be delayed on your return into the U.S. which could impact your ability to be on campus for the start of the spring semester.  
  • If you are planning to study abroad in China for the spring semester, you will be receiving direct communication from the International Programs Office at Middlebury.

All travelers should continue to monitor the situation through the Center for Disease Control, the World Health Organization, as well as the US State Department

If you have any questions, please feel free to email global@middlebury.edu.