Some important information about staying safe, helpful resources, and making preparations for those who will return to work on campus in January.
We write to provide important health and safety information and instructions for preparing to return to work after the holiday break.
Dear Faculty and Staff: We write to provide some guidance on how to prepare for a safe holiday break.
This afternoon, Vermont Governor Phil Scott issued an executive order in response to a record number of COVID-19 cases in the state, placing further restrictions on social gatherings, recreational sports, and other group activities, effective at 10 p.m. Saturday, November 14.
We are writing today about the surge in COVID-19 cases in Vermont (mirroring the rise nationwide), and the important actions we must take during the final week of in-person instruction on the Vermont campus.
As we approach the final weeks of in-person instruction and prepare to leave campus for the fall semester, we write with guidance to help you prepare for a safe and healthy departure, travel to various destinations, and reunite with family and friends.
This week, we welcomed students back for simultaneous remote, hybrid, and in-person classes.
I’m writing with information about our new mandated health-screening mobile app called PolicyPath, which is available to download today. The state of Vermont requires health screenings prior to arrival as well as on a daily basis, and Middlebury requires all students living on campus—or commuting to classes from the surrounding area—to use this app every day. The app is part of the Student Health Pledge that every student must sign before starting the fall semester at Middlebury.
Like most of us, you’re probably feeling pent up and tired of not getting out to socialize with friends and family, especially as the weather gets nicer. We’re all missing many things we love these days. But we also hope you’re aware that the social distancing so many of us have been practicing is starting to produce glimmers of hope that we may be flattening the curve.