We were notified that an employee on the Williston Campus has a confirmed positive cases of COVID-19. With this confirmation, college staff have notified all employees who came into close contact with the employee to quarantine (PDF) and monitor themselves for symptoms.
If any additional employees are deemed a close contact, college staff will be in contact to discuss next steps and guidance. We are in contact with the Vermont Department of Health (VDOH) and are taking necessary steps to protect the health of our students and staff.
Employees who are unvaccinated or not fully vaccinated are encouraged to wear a mask when indoors and when social distancing isn’t possible or if you are more comfortable doing so. Employees need to monitor themselves daily for symptoms, and should stay home if you are unwell or have a fever, regardless of vaccination status. Symptoms include: fever, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, sore throat, new loss of taste or smell.
If you haven’t yet received your COVID-19 vaccine and would like one, you can register for an appointment or find upcoming walk-in clinics.
Because of our community’s tremendous effort and sacrifice, we are increasingly confident in providing a campus and academic experience that is much closer to our traditional operations. While we don’t yet have all of the details, we eagerly anticipate a much-improved public health situation and a significant reduction in state mandates and restrictions this fall.
We strongly encourage everyone – students, alumni, staff and faculty – to get vaccinated. As a reminder, we will mandate the vaccine for enrolled students once vaccines are approved for permanent approval by the FDA. This will be in addition to the other vaccines currently required by the Vermont Department of Health. Once the COVID-19 vaccine is required, requests for medical and religious exemptions will be considered, in accordance with Vermont law.