This page will provide the Middlebury community with the most up-to-date information about current requirements on campus. For a report on active cases on campus, please visit the COVID-19 Reporting Dashboard.

Activity/Service Current Status Date and Time Updated

Athletic Facilities

The athletic facilities are open for use to students and active employees who are in compliance with Middlebury College COVID-19 policies, including its vaccination policy. Use of the facilities is by identification card access only. Please see Facility Hours & Information.

The Middlebury Snow Bowl, Rikert Nordic Center, and the Trail Around Middlebury (TAM) are open to the public.

Spectators are permitted to attend all home athletics events. They must comply with all COVID-19-related policies, including the COVID-19 Vaccination Policy, Visitors Policy, and Middlebury Athletics Spectator Policy.

March 18,  2022
3:50 p.m.

Building Access and Capacities

All residence halls will be open to all students from the hours of 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. After 9 p.m., card access will be to students’ own residence halls only. In situations where there are high case counts in a particular residential building, card access may be limited to residents only.

March 29, 2022
9:01 p.m.

Classes and Research

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

January 11, 2022
8:50 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, or those who have completed their 5 day isolation or in-room recovery period but are still within the required 10-day masking period may come to the dining halls for grab-and-go meals only. Masks must be worn when picking up meals from dining halls.

Meal delivery will continue for certain students moved to designated campus isolation housing who are not feeling well enough to pick up their meals in the dining hall.

The Grille has returned to normal retail operations during lunch. Students, faculty, staff and approved visitors may eat at the Grille.

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

April 13, 2022
12:37 p.m.

Gatherings and Events

College-sponsored events require approval by Event Management and all COVID-19-related protocols must be followed. Student-related events are prioritized, and there may be restrictions on the types of events that can be scheduled.

For planning purposes, organizers should consider mitigation strategies such as scheduling meetings remotely, if possible. Please see the Event Management web page for further information.

Informal gatherings should follow Vermont Department of Health guidance on keeping gatherings safe.

Outdoor gatherings are preferred. Anyone with symptoms should not gather.

Registered parties are not permitted at this time.

January 31, 2022
5:42 p.m.

Libraries

Open to all faculty, staff, and students only. Check the schedule for hours.

August 25, 2021 12:15 p.m.

Masks

Type of Mask

See the guidance from the Vermont Department of Health and the CDC regarding the type of mask that should be worn.

Mask Requirements

Masks are required under the following circumstances:

  • During class
  • While at the Center for Health and Wellness   
  • When individuals with COVID-19 symptoms are around others    
  • 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
  • COVID-19-positive individuals who have completed their isolation period must continue to wear a mask at all times when with others inside and outside for five additional days after they complete their isolation period. (See instructions for COVID-positive students and employees.) 
  • When required by individual departments 

Those who would like to display signs about mask preferences may download them for printing.

Even in situations where masks are not mandatory, we continue to be a mask-friendly campus. Many members of our campus community will choose to wear masks even if not required to, and if so, individuals are supported in their decisions

If a student or employee has a disability or medical condition that requires accommodations for a specific type of mask, they must contact the Disability Resource Center (students) or Human Resources (faculty and staff).

See also Middlebury’s Mask Policy.
 

March 18, 2022
3:00 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, as applicable), is required when a student or employee tests positive for COVID-19. 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 of an individual’s positive COVID-19 test result). Some individuals may require additional time for recovery, depending on the course of their symptoms.

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 first 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 and they feel better.
  • They have had no fever for at least 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medicine.

Students and employees must also meet other criteria in order to return to campus, including wearing a well-fitted mask at all times when with others inside and outside through Day 10. See Instructions for Students who Test positive for COVID-19, Regardless of Vaccination Status and Instructions for Employees who Test positive for COVID-19, Regardless of Vaccination Status.

March 18, 2022
3:00 p.m.

Student Employment, Volunteer Work, and Community Engagement

Students in compliance with Middlebury’s COVID-19 Vaccination Policy, including those with approved religious or medical exemptions, may work or volunteer on or off campus.

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

March 21, 2022
1:15 p.m.

Testing

Students are not required to participate in weekly mandatory PCR surveillance testing.

Required Symptomatic and/or Exposure Testing

In accordance with new Vermont Department of Health guidance, students and employees who are up to date on their COVID-19 vaccines are not required to test after a close contact with someone who has COVID-19 unless they develop symptoms. Asymptomatic individuals in this category always have the option to test.  

Students and employees who not up to date on their vaccines (including those with approved medical or religious exemptions) are required to test after a close contact exposure in accordance with the instructions applicable to students and employees

Students and employees with symptoms COVID-19, including those who have recovered from COVID-19 within the previous 90 days, are required to test for COVID-19. See Instructions for Those Exposed, Symptomatic or Who Have Tested Positive for COVID-19 as applicable to students and employees.

For detailed information about required testing, the type of test that should be taken, and reporting positive test results see COVID-19 Testing and Reporting Instructions.

Access to PCR and AntigenTests

PCR testing is available for students and asymptomatic employees at Centeno House, 136 South Main Street, accessible via the patio facing the Service Building. No appointment is needed. The COVID-19 Testing Schedule is available here.

Employees who are symptomatic cannot access a PCR test on campus. They must secure testing through an antigen test, their healthcare provider, the Vermont Department of Health, or a local pharmacy.

Antigen tests are available to students and employees at various locations on the College campus.

 

 

April 13, 2022
12:22 p.m.

Travel

Employees and students must follow Vermont and CDC requirements for domestic and international travel. 

Institutional travel (i.e., College-funded travel) remains by prior approval from division vice presidents or their designees only and is limited.

For international travel guidance, visit the Travel and Transportation webpage.

NOTE: Students may continue to travel off campus but they should wear masks indoors in locations that are open to the public, and outdoors when in groups where distance cannot be maintained and/or where sustained or prolonged close contact with others is unavoidable.

September 21, 2021
9:00 a.m.

Vaccination and Boosters

All students, employees, and visitors must be up to date on their COVID-19 vaccines as defined by the CDC and 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 must upload to their student health portal a photo of their required COVID-19 vaccine record showing a completed vaccination series and their booster shot.

Employees must upload their vaccine and booster documentation via the Sentry MD portal.

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

March 23, 2022
1:55 p.m.

Visitors

Visitors may attend approved campus events and programs, including athletics competitions. See also the Middlebury Athletics Spectator Policy.

All other visitors, including vendors, contractors, or other service providers are allowed on campus only with departmental permission.

Guests of students are not allowed at this time.

Visitors must comply with all applicable Middlebury College COVID-19 policies, including those pertaining to vaccination and booster shots. Visitors must be up to date on their COVID-19 vaccines as defined by the CDC and Middlebury’s COVID-19 Vaccination Policy, unless they have a valid medical or religious exemption. Visitors should be prepared to show proof of vaccination and their booster shot or certify that they have a valid medical or religious exemption. 

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 must follow CDC guidance and the College’s Visitor Policy before they are permitted on campus.

 

March 23,  2022
1:55 p.m.