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COVID-19 Update: Read latest guidance for Fall 2022 campus residential programs.

Coronavirus Response

Our guidelines and protocols continue to be based on the recommendations from the CDC, State of Vermont Department of Health, and Higher Education Health Care partners (VT College & University health care providers, ACHA) and take into consideration the congregate living environment on campus. This approach has allowed to College to maintain operations while experiencing a very low prevalence of cases on campus.

If you have any questions, please feel free to send them to PublicHealth@landmark.edu.

For the fall 2022 semester, the College has established the following guidelines related to minimizing the impact of COVID-19.

  1. Vaccinations: All students and employees are required to be up to date with a COVID vaccination by the time they arrive on campus (primary series + 1 booster).
  2. Masking guidelines: The College currently maintains a "mask-optional" policy, which means each individual can and should make a personal choice regarding wearing a mask.
  3. Self-monitoring health: Students and employees should monitor their health on a daily basis before interacting with others and stay home if they are sick.
    1. Students who are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms should not go to class. Instead, they should make an appointment to see Health Services in the Strauch Family Student Center. Appointments are required and can be made by emailing HealthServices@landmark.edu or by calling (802) 387-1636.
    2. Employees who are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms should not come to campus; however, they should call their healthcare provider for further guidance, and then contact their direct supervisor and Human Resources.
  4. Isolation for positive cases: Students who test positive for COVID-19 will be required to isolate on campus. Employees who test positive for COVID-19 should isolate at home.

Please see below for more details on this summary of our requirements.


Critical Incident Response Team (CIRT) Guidelines for Campus Operations for 2022 Fall Semester (as of 8/16/2022)

  • All students and employees are required to be up to date with a COVID vaccination by the time they arrive on campus (primary series + 1 booster).

    At this time, receiving additional boosters that may be recommended by the CDC are at the discretion of individuals in consultation with their health care providers. This position may change in the future with the release of vaccinations that target new variants.

    Medical Exemption and Religious Exemption request forms can be found on the College’s COVID-19 response web page.

    If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact CampusLife@Landmark.edu.

  • The College currently maintains a "mask-optional" policy, which means each individual can and should make a personal choice regarding wearing a mask.

  • Students who test positive for COVID-19 will be required to isolate on campus.  Depending on the circumstances and at the discretion of Health Services, students may be moved to separate housing on campus reserved for isolation or may be allowed to isolate in their residential assignment. Students may also choose to travel home during their isolation period if it is practical.

    While in isolation:

    1. Academic instruction and support will be available remotely.
    2. Support, monitoring, and check-ins will be available through Health Services, Residential Life, and Campus Safety.
    3. Students will be able to leave isolation for short walks outdoors or to go to the dining hall to get their meal to-go.

    Ending Isolation: Isolation can end at least 5 days after symptom onset if an individual:

    1. receives a negative antigen test, and
    2. has been fever-free for 24 hours (without the use of fever-reducing medication) and
    3. symptoms are improving, and
    4. wears a well-fitting mask indoors and around others until day 10.
    5. Students will be tested after 5 days from symptom onset or positive test, and , if still positive, will continue to be tested daily until a negative test is received or isolation lasts 10 days.

    Employees who test positive for COVID-19 should isolate at home.  Employees can end isolation after day 5 if their symptoms have improved AND they have had no fever for at least 24 hours without the use of medicine that reduces fevers. Employees should wear a well-fitting mask indoors and around others until day 10.

  • Health Services will conduct contact tracing in positive cases for students.

    Employees will be directed to follow contact tracing guidelines to inform potential close contacts.

  • Roommates/suitemates of a student who tested positive:

    1. do not need to quarantine;
    2. should wear a well-fitting mask around others for 10 days from the date of their last close contact with someone with COVID-19 (the date of last close contact is considered day 0);
    3. should get tested at Health Services at least 5 days after they had close contact with someone with COVID-19.
    4. should get tested immediately if they develop COVID-19 symptoms at any time.

    All other close contacts of a positive student (as opposed to roommates)

    1. do not need to quarantine;
    2. should get tested if they develop symptoms at any time – even if vaccinated or recently have had COVID-19.
    3. should get tested immediately if they develop COVID-19 symptoms at any time.
  • Students and employees should monitor their health on a daily basis before interacting with others and stay home if they are sick.

    Students who are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms should not go to class. Instead, they should make an appointment to see Health Services in the Strauch Family Student Center. Appointments are required and can be made by e-mailing HealthServices@landmark.edu or by calling (802) 387-1636.

    It is highly recommended that students return to campus with 2 – 4 sets of COVID-19 Antigen tests (home test kits) for personal use.

    Employees who are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms should not come to campus; however, they should call their health care provider for further guidance, and then contact their direct supervisor and Human Resources.

  • 7/11/2022 - High School Program Testing Update Employees | High School Program Students & Families

    7/1/2022 - Summer Program Arrival Information (Summer High School Program, Summer College Readiness Program, Summer Bridge Experience Program, and Summer Session II for current LC students).

    3/22/2022—Shifting to 'mask optional' Students & Employees | Parents & Families

    3/16/2022—CIRT Information Session Students & Families

    3/11/2022—Return from Spring Break Students & Families

    1/21/2022—Returning Student Arrival Information Students | Parents & Families

    1/19/2022&—New Student Arrival Information Students | Parents & Families

    12/22/2021—JTerm & Spring Semester Campus Guidelines—Parents & Families

    12/21/2021—JTerm & Spring Semester Campus Guidelines—Students | Employees

    10/15/2021—COVID-19 Policy Update Students | Parents & Families

    9/11/2021—COVID-19 Masking Policy Update Students | Parents & Families

    9/07/2021—COVID-19 Update—Week 1 Students | Parents & Families

    8/18/2021—Online Town-Hall Meeting on 8/20 Students | Parents & Families

    8/18/2021—Reminder: Complete the Vaccination Requirement Status Form before Arrival Students | Parents & Families

    8/07/2021—Fall COVID-19 Guidelines Update Students | Parents & Families

    7/28/2021—Returning Students: What you need to know about returning to campus

As part of the College’s Emergency Operations Plan, the Critical Incident Response Team (CIRT) is a small, focused team that is called on to manage threats that require efforts beyond the capacity of the College’s daily operations. The CIRT was activated in March 2020 to coordinate the College’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic and continues to meet regularly.

CIRT Members:

  • Peter Eden, President
  • Michael Luciani, Vice President for Student Affairs
  • Gail Gibson Sheffield, Vice President for Academic Affairs
  • Mark DiPietro, Vice President for Marketing & Communications
  • David LaValley, Vice President for Administration & Finance and Chief Financial Officer
  • Michael Giannetto, Director of Campus Safety
  • Luis Rosa, Director of Counseling, Health, and Wellness

If you have any questions, please feel free to send them to PublicHealth@landmark.edu. These emails are received by the entire CIRT membership.

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