This page will provide the Middlebury community with the most up-to-date information about requirements on campus.

     
Activity/Service Current Status Date and Time Updated

Athletic Facilities

The athletic facilities are open for use only to students, faculty, staff, alumni, and retirees with Middlebury College ID cards. All individuals must be in compliance with Middlebury College’s COVID-19 policies, including its vaccination policy. Guests may accompany ID card holders on a one-on-one basis only and sign in at the front desk upon arrival. Children of faculty and staff age 15 and younger must be accompanied and supervised by an ID card holder and may use the facility during off-peak times only (peak times are Mondays-Fridays 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.). Please see Facility Hours & Information.

ID card questions should be directed to middcard@middlebury.edu. Information about alumni ID cards is available here.

Spectators are permitted to attend all home athletics events and must comply with the Visitors Policy and Middlebury Athletics Spectator Policy.

August 30, 2022
9:00 p.m.

Building Access and Capacities

All students have access to campus residence halls except small houses and townhouses.

August 30, 2022
9:00 p.m.

Classes and Research

In-person classes are permitted. Faculty have the option to maintain flexibility in teaching modality as circumstances warrant.

August 30, 2022
9:00 p.m.

Dining

In-person dining is permitted for all students except those in quarantine, isolation or in-room recovery or those completing a masking requirement.

Students in quarantine, isolation, and those within their 10-day recovery period must wear a mask and pick up grab-and-go meals. 

Faculty, staff, and approved visitors may eat in the dining halls.

August 30, 2022
9:00 p.m.

Gatherings and Events

College-sponsored events require approval by Event Management and all COVID-19-related protocols must be followed. Please see the Event Management web page for further information.

August 30, 2022
9:00 p.m.

Libraries

Open. Check the schedule for hours.

August 30, 2022
9:00 p.m.

Masks

Masks are required under the following circumstances:

  • If faculty require masks in their classroom
  • While at the Center for Health and Wellness and other spaces where signs indicate masks are required   
  • When individuals diagnosed with COVID-19 or with COVID-19 symptoms are around others.
  • During the 10-day COVID-19 recovery period   
  • When students in isolation or quarantine must leave their room for permitted reasons such as picking up meals at the dining halls, walking to and from the bathroom, or seeking medical attention
  • When required by individual departments 

See also CDC guidance regarding the type of mask that should be worn. 

August 30, 2022
9:00 p.m.

Quarantine, Isolation, In-Room Recovery or Off-Campus Recovery

Quarantine

In-room or home quarantine is required for symptomatic individuals who are waiting for their COVID-19 test results. For detailed information, see Instructions for Those Exposed, Symptomatic or Who Have Tested Positive for COVID-19.

Isolation, In-Room Recovery or Off-Campus Recovery

Isolation (or in-room recovery, home recovery or recovery at another off-campus location) is required when a student or employee tests positive for COVID-19. Per CDC guidance, the isolation period will normally last five full days, ending on Day 6 (Day 0 is either the first day that an individual experiences COVID-19 symptoms or, if asymptomatic, the day an individual took their COVID-19 test). Some individuals may require additional time for recovery.

Students and employees must remain in isolation (or in-room, home, or off-campus recovery, as applicable) until they meet the criteria below:

  • Five full days have passed (Day 6) since their COVID-19 symptoms appeared (or since they took the test that came back positive for COVID-19 if they are without symptoms), and:
    • They never had symptoms or their symptoms have improved.
    • They have had no fever for at least 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medicine.
    • Students and employees must continue to wear a well-fitted, high quality mask through Day 10. See instructions for students and employees who test positive for COVID-19.

August 30, 2022
9:00 p.m.

Student Employment, Volunteer Work, and Community Engagement

Students are required to follow all applicable COVID-19-related requirements.

August 30, 2022
9:00 p.m.

Testing

Required Symptomatic and/or Exposure Testing

Students and employees with symptoms and those who are identified as close contacts are required to test. See Instructions for Those Exposed, Symptomatic or Who Have Tested Positive for COVID-19.

See also COVID-19 Testing at Middlebury.

Access to PCR and Antigen Tests

Antigen tests for students and employees are available at the circulation desk at Davis Family Library, dining hall check-in, and at Human Resources in Marbleworks.

Self-administered PCR tests are available for students and employees at Davis Family Library during business hours. Tests can be dropped off at Health Services (Centeno House, ground level drop off box) Mondays - Fridays between 8:30 am. and 3:30 pm.

November 28, 2022
8:30 a.m.

Travel

Employees and students must follow CDC guidance for domestic and international travel. 

Institutional travel (i.e., College-funded travel) is permitted with departmental approval and adherence to all CDC guidelines.

Middlebury-sponsored international travel for faculty, staff, and students is permitted under the rules of the College’s international travel policy. All travelers must follow CDC travel guidelines. See also Middlebury’s COVID-19 Travel Policy.

August 30, 2022
9:00 p.m.

Vaccination and Boosters

All students, employees, and visitors must be up to date on their COVID-19 vaccines as defined by Middlebury’s COVID-19 Vaccination Policy, unless they have approved medical or religious exemptions. “Up to date” means that the individual has received all recommended doses in their primary COVID-19 vaccine series and a booster dose, when eligible.

Students and employees are required to provide information regarding their vaccination status in accordance with the instructions in Middlebury’s COVID-19 Vaccination Policy.

Visitors should be prepared to show proof of vaccination and their booster shot or certify that they have a valid medical or religious exemption.

Information about where to obtain a COVID-19 vaccine or booster shot is available here

August 30, 2022
9:00 p.m.

Visitors

Visitors are permitted.

Students may have overnight guests once classes start. Overnight guests must be registered

Visitors and guests must comply with all applicable Middlebury College COVID-19 policies, including required vaccination

Visitors cannot come to campus if any of the following apply:

  • They have tested positive for COVID-19 within five days of their arrival date.
  • They are experiencing COVID-19-like symptoms.  

Visitors may not come to campus until they have recovered from COVID-19 and can end isolation as defined by the CDC. They must also wear a well-fitted high quality mask through Day 10 of their recovery. 

September 7, 2022
3:56 p.m.