Landmark College takes the health and safety of our community seriously and has activated policies and protocols in response to the current pandemic through LC's Critical Incident Management Team (CIRT). The College will be sending out more information on a weekly basis (or more frequently as developments require). In the meantime, if you have any questions, please feel free to send them to PublicHealth@landmark.edu. These emails are received by the entire CIRT:
Peter Eden, President
Michael Luciani, Vice President for Student Affairs
Gail Gibson Sheffield, Vice President for Academic Affairs
Jon MacClaren, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Mark DiPietro, Vice President for Marketing & Communications
Terence White, Director of Campus Safety
Information about COVID-19 testing and incidence can be found on our COVID-19 Dashboard.
Please visit our Fall 2020 Return to Campus page for current information about COVID-19 related changes to academics, student life, and more.
The College is following the guidance of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). At this time, the best course of action is to follow our procedures and protocols that are in place for influenza (which were also used in 2009 with the H1N1 virus). This response plan includes:
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing. If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.
- Cover your cough or sneeze. Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or the upper sleeve of your flexed elbow when you cough or sneeze. Throw the tissue away and immediately wash your hands.
- Practice Social Distancing - Limiting face-to-face contact with others is the best way to reduce the spread of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). To practice social or physical distancing:
- Stay at least 6 feet (2 meters) from other people
- Do not gather in groups
- Stay out of crowded places and avoid mass gatherings
- Isolate yourself if you have flu-like symptoms (fever, nausea, cough). Students who begin to feel symptoms should report to the College’s Health Services Office for further evaluation. Faculty and staff should consult with their own health care providers and remain home until they are no longer symptomatic.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe (your laptop, mobile phone, etc.).
- Face Coverings - In light of new evidence regarding COVID-19 transmission, the CDC recommends wearing cloth face coverings in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain (e.g., grocery stores and pharmacies) especially in areas of significant community-based transmission. It is critical to emphasize that maintaining 6-feet social distancing remains important to slowing the spread of the virus.
- Centers for Disease Control Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
- CDC information for Travel
- Medical Recommendations for Travelers
- Vermont Department of Health 2019 Novel Coronavirus page
- Vermont Cross-State Travel Guidance