Cases of COVID-19 are decreasing in the state of Vermont. However, COVID-19 is still present in our community. The campus is preparing to welcome a new group of students, faculty, and staff for our summer programs. It is therefore essential that we all continue the required health and safety practices needed to minimize exposure to and spread of the virus while vaccination of our community continues.

Updated June 16, 2021
3:30 PM

Activity/Service Current Status Date and Time Updated

Athletic Facilities

Indoor athletic facilities are closed between 5 p.m. May 28 and July 5 and will reopen by reservation for students, and faculty and staff living on campus only. No guests are permitted. For additional information and to make reservations, check HERE.

Outdoor facilities, such as the track, tennis courts, and paddle tennis courts are open to students only. 

The golf course and the TAM are open to the public.


May 27, 2021 3:30 p.m.

Building Access and Capacities

Building access information is located HERE.

Use of public or shared space, such as residence hall lounges and hallways and tents, must follow posted capacity or gathering size restrictions (whichever are lower), and physical distancing must be maintained.


May 27, 2021 3:30 p.m.

Classes and Research

Classes are remote during the first week of the Language Schools.

Other activities follow the Vermont Forward Plan: Business Operations Universal Guidance, unless otherwise indicated on the Campus Status webpage

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Dining is open with takeout options and some in-person seating available following Vermont Forward Plan: Business Operations Universal Guidance.

Dining halls are assigned by each Language School. Undergraduate students living on campus may use any campus dining hall.


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Face Covering

Face coverings are required for all faculty, staff, and students at the Language Schools Arrival Center.

Well-fitting face coverings are required indoors for unvaccinated individuals, except when alone in a private space or work area, when eating or drinking (with physical distance from others), or when attending to personal hygiene needs in the bathroom.

When outdoors, face coverings are only required for unvaccinated individuals when in a crowded place or when you are unable to avoid sustained or prolonged close contact with others. Face coverings should be carried on the person in the event circumstances require their use. 

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Gatherings and Events

Informal indoor social gatherings must comply with any applicable room occupancy limits. As a reminder, face coverings are still required in indoor spaces for unvaccinated individuals.

All gatherings and events must follow Vermont Forward Plan: Business Operations Universal Guidance

College sponsored events require approval by the COVID Event Review Team.


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Libraries will be closed from May 28 at 5:00 p.m. until June 21. Only faculty, staff, and students approved to be on campus will be allowed in-person access to the libraries. Check the schedule for hours.

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Physical Distancing

Individuals must respect one another’s personal space and maintain physical distances of six feet from others, including in common spaces throughout buildings such as entryways, hallways, stairways, and restrooms. 

Employees may perform necessary work tasks within six feet of another employee when the activity is approved by a supervisor as part of the departmental COVID-19 Exposure Control Plan.


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Student Employment, Volunteer Work, and Community Engagement

Fully vaccinated students, or those with a documented religious or medical exemption, who remain on campus after the Spring 2021 semester may begin work immediately. This includes work outside Addison County, and in adjacent states.

Students who are traveling back to campus may begin in-person work (on or off campus) if they are fully vaccinated (absent a documented medical or religious exemption). If a student cannot access a vaccine in their current location they must arrange for a vaccination in Vermont and produce a Day 0, and Day 7 negative test result prior to starting work. These negative test results are to be submitted to the Center for Health and Wellness nursing team.

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Pre-arrival and arrival testing required for: 

-Individuals who are unvaccinated

-Individuals who have traveled from an international destination, regardless of vaccination status

Symptomatic testing regardless of vaccination status per guidance from Health Services or by an individual’s healthcare provider

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Personal travel (for employees and students) must follow Vermont and CDC requirements for domestic and international travel. 

Institutional travel (i.e., College-funded travel) remains by prior VP approval only, and is limited.

NOTE: Unvaccinated individuals should remain on campus until they receive a negative Day 7 test, except for leaving for essentials within the town of Middlebury. Follow guidance for Traveling Safely with others.

June 15, 2021 4:00 p.m.


Campus remains closed to the general public. Guests may be allowed with departmental permission (fully vaccinated or with approved mitigation measures In place). 

Guests of students are not allowed at this time. 


June 16, 2021 3:30 p.m.