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Middlebury College will ask all students returning to campus to self-quarantine at home for 14 days prior to returning to campus. At the end of the 14-day quarantine period, students may return to campus only if they do not have any symptoms of COVID-19 and have had no known exposure to COVID-19. This will reduce their exposure while at home and reduce the risk of their bringing COVID-19 to campus.
We are implementing a robust testing program in partnership with the Cambridge, Massachusetts-based Broad Institute that will allow us to deliver tests for COVID-19 infection. Two rounds of COVID-19 viral tests are being planned for each student, including an anterior nares specimen on day 0 and again on day 7. (See also the Broad Institute’s description of their COVID-19 diagnostic testing.) Any positive tests will result in immediate isolation of the student followed by contact tracing. After two negative tests and a 14-day at-home self-isolation, the likelihood of this student bringing COVID-19 to campus is exceedingly low. This procedure currently exceeds state guidelines.
Students who are not able to do the 14-day quarantine at home before their arrival will be required do so in their dorm rooms on campus.
In addition, students will be required to prescreen for COVID-19 symptoms each day, wear cloth face coverings, practice good hand hygiene, practice physical distancing, and follow all other applicable health guidelines in order to limit the spread of COVID-19.
We are considering a plan for periodic testing throughout the semester.