Although students may be able to leave their rooms, they will need to remain on campus and strictly follow all health and safety precautions, including wearing face coverings and maintaining physical distancing. These precautions reduce transmission of the virus and are essential for the protection of our campus community. The campus status web page will have the most up-to-date information on requirements and campus operations.
Students living in off-campus housing and enrolled as in-person learners must stay in their residences and only travel directly to and from campus. Local merchants will be encouraged to deliver goods to campus at a designated drop-off location. Use of personal vehicles will be prohibited except for students living in off-campus housing who are enrolled to study on campus and need to travel to and from campus for activities. Gatherings and guests at off-campus residences are prohibited.
Spring semester begins remotely for all students on February 24. Students will be scheduled for a second COVID-19 test on Day 7, based on their arrival date. In-person classes may convene after the completion of Day 7 testing for all students and as campus health conditions allow.
During the spring semester, the campus status web page will provide the campus community with the most up-to-date information about current requirements on campus. Health conditions in the region, in Addison County, and on campus can change quickly. The state of Vermont or College requirements may change in response. The community will also be kept informed through email announcements and updates. Webinars will be offered throughout the spring semester to provide students, faculty, and staff with an opportunity to learn about current health conditions and changes to the state and College requirements and to ask questions.
The guiding principles for health and safety are critical components of daily life and will contribute to sustaining an in-person residential experience.
What Happens If a Student Receives a Positive Result from Day 0 or Day 7 Test
Students who test positive will be contacted by Health Services and will be temporarily moved to a designated residential space (called isolation housing) to reduce the chance of infecting others. See Supporting Our Students in Isolation and Quarantine.