We write today to provide instructions as we prepare to transition to Phase 2 of reopening the Vermont campus later this week.
This week, we welcomed students back for simultaneous remote, hybrid, and in-person classes.
| by Laurie L Patton
Middlebury College partnered with the Town of Middlebury, Porter Medical Center, and the Addison Central School District to produce a special supplement in the Addison Independent, published today (Friday, September 11) and distributed to all students on campus.
The Return to Campus Guide describes Middlebury College’s phased approach to opening our campus for staff, students, and faculty and fulfills a State of Vermont requirement that we publish a return-to-campus plan. It includes the multilayered protective protocols we will operate under for fall 2020, and possibly for the entire 2020–21 academic year. The significant amount of detailed information here is commensurate with the seriousness of the issues before us. We expect you to refer to this guide frequently and thoroughly—and to adhere to every one of its directives.
Key elements of the guide that will require particular attention from the entire campus community include these critical areas: Student Health Pledge, Employee Health Pledge, Prearrival Quarantine, and COVID-19–Related Conduct Policy.