COVID-19 Fall 2022 Update
Updated: August 1, 2022
Our Fall semester will begin on Monday August 22, 2022. There are some specific actions you can take now so that together we can minimize the impact of COVID-19 on our campus community.
Testing Before Your Return to Campus
All are urged to complete a COVID-19 test prior to your return to campus and, if positive, stay home and complete the isolation period. A rapid antigen test will be provided to each enrolled student during the first week of classes since identifying a positive case early, ideally before arrival, will contribute to a successful start of the semester.
Complete Your Vaccination Requirement
Our community has benefited from the high vaccination rate of students and employees. The safety of our students, employees, and local community members is our top priority as we continue to respond to the ongoing pandemic.
All students enrolled in the 2022-2023 academic year are required to meet the Castleton COVID-19 vaccination requirement unless they qualify for an exemption. The vaccine requirement does not apply to students who will not come on to the physical campus for any reason during the 2022-2023 academic year, such as those who are taking classes exclusively online
Isolation For Positive Cases This Semester
Castleton has adopted the new CDC guidelines for isolation periods in the event of COVID-19 positive test. We have maintained limited separate isolation housing for residential students. In the event that COVID-19 cases outpace the room availability, we will allow for recovery in place. All isolation and recovery policies and practices will be made in consultation with the Vermont Department of Health.
A Successful and Safe Semester Ahead
With the anticipated return to a vibrant and active campus this semester we must remember how we got here. Therefore, this is an excellent time to review our basic protections against the spread of COVID-19: