We are writing with updates about Fall Break preparations, post-travel testing opportunities for students, office hours for faculty and staff, use of athletic facilities, and opportunities for flu vaccination.
As we welcome students, faculty, and staff back to campus for the fall semester, the health and safety of our entire community continues to be our highest priority. Scientific research tells us that vaccination of the vast majority of our community will provide the best possible protection against COVID-19. This is critical for communities with shared living and dining spaces, such as colleges and universities. All students, employees, and visitors who will be on campus this fall must be fully vaccinated or have an approved religious or medical exemption on file. Fully vaccinated means that two weeks have passed since a person received the final dose of their vaccine.
As always, we will continue to be guided by science and the latest conditions. We know from our experiences of the last 18 months that we all must work together, remain flexible, and be ready to adjust at any time. Middlebury will continue to monitor state and federal COVID-19-related guidance, local, and regional health conditions, including local health system capacity, cases in the broader community, and variants of concern. If conditions change, additional health measures may be implemented to protect our community.
Our Campus Status web page will serve as the primary source of information about current health measures and campus requirements, and we urge students and employees to reference it for the latest updates. Staying informed about the latest campus health conditions and requirements will be essential during this academic year as the global pandemic evolves.
For general COVID-19-related inquiries, please email email@example.com.
The information herein is subject to change depending on health conditions and state of Vermont guidance. Students, staff, and faculty should consult this website and the Campus Status web page regularly for updates.
| by Derek Doucet
| by Sandy Robinson
Flu vaccination is required for all students living or learning on the Middlebury campus, and will be provided free of charge.