March 11 Update on the COVID-19 Coronavirus

11 Mar 2020

March 11, 2020

As of today, the WHO has declared that the coronavirus as a pandemic. We are monitoring the CDC and Vermont Department of Health for their updates and changes to any guidance because of this announcement. We will update this website with new information that affects the college community as it becomes available.

This week, the college is taking inventory of readiness among employees and students for remote access to work and academics. The Chief Academic Officer, through the Dean of Academic Affairs, gave our faculty members and academic staff resources on how to prepare for instructional continuity in the event we need to move to an online teaching environment. Faculty are working to inventory curriculum for readiness to transition to different modalities.

In addition to taking steps to prepare for continuity of our work, we are taking a proactive approach to the COVID-19 coronavirus situation by curtailing large events of over 50 attendees on our campuses. We are evaluating this rapidly changing situation on a daily basis. We are sorry for any inconvenience this restriction or timing of notification may cause. This restriction applies to any college-sponsored event or organizations that rent space at one of our facilities.