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COVID-19 Update: Read latest guidance for Summer 2021 campus residential programs.

Coronavirus Response

Landmark College is lifting many of its COVID-19 guidelines and requirements for all summer programs effective immediately.

These changes result from Vermont’s decision on June 14, 2021, to move to Step 4 of the Vermont Forward Plan, lifting business, gathering, and travel-related restrictions.

In some limited cases, the College will maintain restrictions above those required by the state—primarily related to arrival and departure days and overnight guests in the residence halls. The College will still require students and employees to be fully vaccinated for the fall.

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


Guidelines for Campus Operations for 2021 Summer Programs (as of 6/18/2021)

  • On any program arrival/move-in day, unvaccinated individuals (students, families, guests, and any employee living in a residence hall) will be required to mask and distance themselves from others who are not in their household while they are in any campus building. After 5 p.m. on arrival/move-in days, masking and distancing for unvaccinated individuals is optional but strongly encouraged.

    For students, family members, and guests traveling from within the United States and for all staff living in the residence hall during any program:

    1. Unvaccinated individuals will be required to arrive with proof of a negative PCR test for COVID-19 infection administered within three (3) days before arriving on campus. There are no quarantine requirements upon arrival.

    2. Fully vaccinated individuals or those who have recovered from COVID-19 in the 90 days prior to June 6, 2021, do not need to provide a pre-arrival test. Being fully vaccinated means a person is 14 days past their final dose of the vaccine. There are no quarantine requirements upon arrival.

    For students, families, and guests traveling from international locations:

    1. Unvaccinated individuals are required to get tested with a PCR test for COVID-19 infection 3 – 5 days after travel AND stay home and self-quarantine for a full 7 days after travel (even if you test negative).

    2. Vaccinated individuals who are fully vaccinated with an FDA-authorized vaccine (Pfizer, Moderna, Janssen/Johnson & Johnson) or a vaccine authorized for emergency use by the World Health Organization are required to get tested with a PCR test for COVID-19 infection 3 – 5 days after travel. Being fully vaccinated means a person is 14 days past their final dose of the vaccine. No self-quarantine is required, but if the test is positive, isolation will be required.

    3. All individuals traveling from an international location should self-monitor for COVID-19 symptoms; isolate and get tested if they develop symptoms.

    If you have any additional questions, feel free to direct them to PublicHealth@landmark.edu.

  • During the summer programs, to protect the health and safety of all members of the Landmark community:

    1. All students, families, and guests are required to complete our Summer Program Vaccination Status Form before arrival to provide one of the following:

      • Proof that the student, family member, or guest will be fully vaccinated on their arrival to campus;
      • Proof of a negative PCR test for COVID-19 infection administered within 3 days prior to arrival:
      • Proof they have recovered from COVID-19 in the past 90 days.
    2. Employees living in a residence hall are required to provide a copy of their vaccination card or proof of a negative PCR test for COVID-19 infection to HumanResources@landmark.edu.

    3. While all other employees are not required to show proof of vaccination until August 11, 2021, it is requested that fully vaccinated employees who are on campus during the summer sessions provide a copy of their vaccination card to HumanResources@landmark.edu as soon as it is available. Knowing our vaccination rate on campus gives the College a better understanding of how protected we are from the virus as a campus community.

    As held by the College, employee and student vaccination records and status are not considered protected health information (PHI) and may be shared with others at the College as needed to manage public health and safety standards. For students, this may include the disclosure of vaccination status to residential staff, faculty, advisors, and Student Affairs staff. For employees, this may include disclosure to supervisors. Reasons behind an individual’s vaccination status (medical, religious, other) will not be redisclosed.

    If you have any additional questions, feel free to direct them to PublicHealth@landmark.edu

  • To reduce the transmission of COVID-19 and the possibility of acute illness if an individual is infected, Landmark College will require that all employees and students who will be on campus at any time during the fall semester are fully vaccinated (14 days past the final vaccination) by Wednesday, August 11, 2021.

    Exemptions for religious and medical reasons will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Exemption forms for students and employees can be found on the College’s COVID-19 response web page.

    Getting vaccinated is an important step we can all take to help protect the College and the community at large, and one of the better options to return to an active fall semester with the least restrictions.

    Proof of Vaccination

    • Fully vaccinated students should send proof of their COVID-19 vaccination to HealthServices@landmark.edu.

    • Fully vaccinated employees should send proof of their COVID-19 vaccination to HumanResources@landmark.edu (unless a submission has already been uploaded to CoVerified).

    Being fully vaccinated means a person is 14 days past their final dose of the vaccine.

    If the College has not received proof of full vaccination, an individual will be considered unvaccinated.

    As held by the College, employee and student vaccination records and status are not considered protected health information (PHI) and may be shared with others at the College as needed to manage public health and safety standards. For students, this may include the disclosure of vaccination status to residential staff, faculty, advisors, and Student Affairs staff. For employees, this may include disclosure to supervisors. Reasons behind an individual’s vaccination status (medical, religious, other) will not be redisclosed.

    If you have any additional questions, feel free to direct them to PublicHealth@landmark.edu

  • Masking and distancing are no longer required on campus but highly encouraged for individuals who are not fully vaccinated - especially when indoors and in close contact with other unvaccinated individuals.

    There are several reasons why a person may choose to mask, distance, and maintain more cautious practices while on campus, including protecting unvaccinated or at-risk individuals in their home, personal choice, as well as being unvaccinated themselves.

    Therefore, please respect the privacy and personal protective choice of individuals who may be wearing masks and distancing on campus.

    When traveling off-campus, you may be required to wear a mask in some settings even if you are fully vaccinated. Examples include some businesses, health care settings, long-term care facilities, and public transportation.

    If you have any additional questions, feel free to direct them to PublicHealth@landmark.edu

  • The campus is open to all guests and visitors in accordance with College policies.

    1. Students in the College programs (Summer I & II, Bridge Experience, and College Readiness) are required to register their guests on campus (See the Guest & Visitation policy on page 94 of the Student Handbook).

    2. For the remainder of the summer programs, students will not be able to host unvaccinated overnight guests in the residence halls. Unvaccinated guests must leave the residence hall by 7 p.m.

    3. High School Program students are not allowed to host guests on campus.

    Masking and distancing by guests & visitors remain optional but are highly encouraged for unvaccinated individuals (with the exception of any program arrival/move-in day when unvaccinated individuals will be required to mask and distance—see the section on Arrival to Campus (move-in days) above for more details).

    If you have any additional questions, feel free to direct them to PublicHealth@landmark.edu

  • With the exception of program arrival/move-in days, students may travel off-campus (and out of state) without any restrictions on their return to campus.

    The CDC recommends delaying travel until you are fully vaccinated because travel increases your chance of getting and spreading COVID-19.

    When traveling off-campus, you may be required to wear a mask in some settings even if you are fully vaccinated. Examples include some businesses, health care settings, long-term care facilities, and public transportation.

    Travelers should follow the guidelines of the state or country they visit. These rules may be different state by state or country by country.

    If you have any additional questions, feel free to direct them to PublicHealth@landmark.edu

  • All building and room capacity restrictions for classes, dining, gatherings, events, activities, College shuttles, and general operations (indoors and outdoors) have been lifted.

    Masking and distancing are no longer required on campus but highly encouraged for individuals who are not fully vaccinated—especially when indoors and in close contact with others.

  • The most reliable way to prevent infection from surfaces is to wash hands or use hand sanitizer regularly. Hand sanitizer dispensers will be provided in common areas throughout campus and in all classrooms. Handwashing stations with soap and water are available in all bathrooms across campus. Handwashing or hand sanitization is recommended frequently.

  • Students and employees should monitor their health on a daily basis before interacting with others and stay home if they are sick.

    Students should contact Health Services immediately if they are feeling sick—especially if they develop symptoms related to COVID-19.

    Employees who are sick should not come to work and contact their own health care provider—especially if they develop symptoms related to COVID-19.

    Symptoms related to COVID-19 include fever, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, chills, repeated shaking with chills, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, congestion or runny nose, sore throat, the new loss of taste or smell, nausea, or vomiting, and diarrhea.

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.

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

  • Peter Eden, President
  • Michael Luciani, Vice President for Student Affairs
  • Jon MacClaren, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
  • Gail Gibson Sheffield, Vice President for Academic Affairs
  • Mark DiPietro, Vice President for Marketing & Communications
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