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With each Covid-19 test priced at $25, the college projects it will spend roughly $750,000 on testing for the year, including transportation and personnel costs.

How did Middlebury complete 10,000 Covid-19 tests this semester?

By Tony Sjodin November 19, 2020
The college set a goal of testing 750 individuals per week throughout the semester, with some weeks surpassing and some weeks dipping below that tally. Middlebury has less stringent testing measures than some other colleges.
In accordance with Gov. Phil Scotts executive order on Friday limiting in-person activities, the college restricted social gatherings to housemates as of 10 pm Saturday.

Campus returns to modified Phase One as Vermont Covid-19 cases surge

By Charlie Keohane November 19, 2020
The college adjusted Covid-19 protocol at the end of last week, confining students to campus quarantine on the evening of Nov. 13 and implementing a number of restrictions on social gatherings in line with new Vermont guidelines.
The college reported one new positive Covid-19 case in its second day of exit testing.

Breaking: One student tests positive for Covid-19 on second day of exit testing

By Bochu Ding November 18, 2020

One student tested positive for Covid-19 on the second day of exit testing, according to an email from Director of Health Services Mark Peluso. The school moved eleven students into quarantine after contract...

2 students tested positive for Covid-19 after 506 people were tested on Monday, the first positive results among students since the beginning of the semester.

Two students test positive for Covid-19, 17 quarantined

By James Finn November 17, 2020

Two Middlebury students tested positive for Covid-19 according to early results from Covid-19 testing held Monday, the school announced in an email Tuesday morning.  The cases were the first among...

Rainbow Pediatrics, located on Court St, was founded in 2000 by Jack Meyer, MD and offers patient care to anyone from infancy to twenty-four years old.

Rainbow Pediatrics stops in-person operations due to Covid-19 case

By Lucy Townend November 13, 2020
A staff member tested positive for Covid-19 on Nov. 2.
Vermont has seen a 46% increase in Covid-19 cases this week, in line with a national increase in cases and hospitalizations.

Vermont breaks single-day Covid-19 record, adopts mandatory quarantine

By Florence Wu November 11, 2020
With 47 cases, Vermont saw a record high of single-day cases since April. Yesterday, Gov. Phil Scott implemented a mandatory quarantine order for anyone returning or traveling to the state.
Some Middlebury restaurants, like Mad Taco, are responding to the pandemic by forgoing seating and sticking with takeout.

As seasons change, Middlebury restaurants and cafes adjust operations

By Florence Wu October 22, 2020
As the recent dips in temperature foreshadow the upcoming winter, restaurants and cafes in Middlebury make plans for the colder weather and flu season.
Remote learners balance online courses, jobs and other responsibilities from different time zones, all while trying to connect with on-campus classmates and student organizations.

Distant but not disconnected: Zooming in on remote learners

By Genny Gottdiener October 15, 2020
Students studying remotely, by choice or by circumstance, are adjusting to a new type of college education.
Staff relocated students’ belongings several times throughout the spring and summer, but some students returned to find items had not made it to their new rooms.

After spring exodus, students and staff scramble to account for belongings left behind

By Tony Sjodin and Katie Futterman October 15, 2020
When Middlebury students dispersed around the globe last March, they had to “Box, Label and Leave” their belongings. This summer staff had to scramble to get everything to the right place in time.
All students will be invited back for the spring 2021 semester, according to an Oct. 8 announcement from the college. J-Term will be remote, and the spring semester will have a delayed start, with classes beginning March 1.

Middlebury to hold delayed on-campus spring semester, remote J-Term

By Riley Board and Hattie LeFavour October 8, 2020

This is a developing story and will be updated accordingly.  Middlebury plans to welcome all students back to campus for the spring semester. Students will arrive on Feb. 24 and 25 after a two-week...

While cuts to the library’s budget began over the summer, the full impacts will likely not be felt until the start of 2021.

‘Contrary to our ethos’: Deep budget cuts force librarians to make tough decisions

By Sarah Miller October 8, 2020
The library faced a 25% budget cut in July and further cuts in the fall, forcing library staff to end subscriptions to certain resources.
The Mail Center has been operating out of a warehouse behind McCullough and adjusting to stay safe for students.

Mail Center relocates to the warehouse to ensure social distancing

By Emily Hogan October 8, 2020
Given social distancing protocol, the Mail Center has moved from its home in McCullough to a warehouse behind the student center.
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