I’m sure you heard Governor Scott’s announcement today that Vermont schools will close beginning Wednesday through April 6. We expect this will present challenges for many of you. It may be difficult for you to work on-site at the College during this period. We wanted to write immediately with a short-term approach while we take a few days to develop longer-term solutions this week.
While current conditions in Addison County and Middlebury are not such that we are requiring remote work, the College still encourages “teleworking” in this time of disruption and will be as accommodating as possible.
Those whose jobs can be done remotely, please consult with your manager to make this possible. We ask that you and your manager put a plan in place—by Wednesday—that anticipates any equipment or materials you will need to be up and running at home.
Those of you whose jobs require you to work on campus, and who will experience childcare challenges, please consult with your managers regarding possible shift changes, flexible schedules, or other ways that we may help you. We continue to expect people whose jobs require them to be on campus to come to work.
We recognize that some of you may be keeping your children at home as early as tomorrow. We encourage you to begin your remote working arrangement as soon as you can.
We are developing longer-term solutions around work and will share those with you later this week.
As always things may change quickly. Thank you for continuing the vital work of the College during this difficult time. We’re grateful for all that you are handling. We will get through this together.
Karen L. Miller
Vice President for Human Resources and Chief Risk Officer