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COVID Information 2021-2022

*Plans are subject to change in accordance with public health conditions or guidance.

Here you will find information about Mitchell College’s current health and safety protocols, as we continue to follow guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control, State of Connecticut and our local Ledge Light Health District. Please check this page regularly for updates.

Mitchell College requires all Mitchell and Thames students, both resident and commuter, to be fully vaccinated with the COVID-19 vaccine, unless approved for a religious or medical exemption.

Read the Mariner Promise to learn how our students are committing to keep each other healthy.

Questions? Please email CRTeam@mitchell.edu.

COVID-19 Booster Requirement

Mitchell College requires all vaccinated students to have received the COVID-19 booster by the date of their return to campus following winter break or within 14 days of becoming eligible for a booster.

You are eligible for a booster:

  • At least 5 months after receiving your second primary COVID-19 vaccination of Moderna or Pfizer-BioNTech.
  • At least 2 months after completing your single primary COVID-19 vaccination of Johnson & Johnson Janssen.

Updated vaccination cards with proof of boosters should be uploaded to the CoVerfied app or submitted to healthservices@mitchell.edu.

Visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website for more information about booster shots. Unvaccinated students with approved exemptions will be required to test weekly for the duration of the spring semester.

COVID-19 Pre-Test Required for Return to School

  • All students – both vaccinated and unvaccinated – will be required to test within 48 hours prior to returning to campus from winter break.
  • Take a PCR test at a facility near your home (pharmacy, clinic, etc.) and upload your test results through the CoVerified app or to covidresults@mitchell.edu.
  • If you have not received the results by your first day back on campus, please contact Abby Weymouth, RN, at healthservices@mitchell.edu to let her know that you have been tested but results are still pending.
  • Locate a testing site

Keep Yourself and Others Safe

  • Wear face coverings properly, covering nose, mouth and chin. Remember to social distance and continue to wash hands frequently!
  • Visit vaccines.gov to schedule a COVID-19 vaccine/booster and flu shot. Help reduce the risk of getting and spreading both the COVID-19 and flu virus!
  • Questions? Please contact CRTeam@mitchell.edu.
2021-2022 Communications

April 26, 2022 - Important Health & Safety Reminders
March 28, 2022 -  COVID-19 Face Covering Protocol Change
February 25 2022 - Return from Spring Break - Mitchell Thames Students Families
January 11, 2021 - Return from Winter Break 2022: Your First Days Back on Campus
December 22, 2021 - Return from Winter Break Vaccination Requirements
December 16, 2021 - Return from Winter Break COVID-19 Testing Requirements
December 10, 2021 - Health & Safety Reminders
November 26, 2021 - Thanksgiving Break COVID-19 Protocols
November 19, 2021 - Thanksgiving Break COVID-19 Protocols

November 12, 2021 - Return from Thanksgiving COVID-19 Testing Requirements
September 7, 2021 - Covid-19 Protocol Reminders (revised 10/18/21) 
August 27, 2021 - Covid-19 Testing Information for Unvaccinated Students, Faculty and Staff
August 19, 2021 - Anchors Aweigh! Schedule and Move-in Information for Thames at Mitchell Students and Families
August 19, 2021 - Fall 2021 Reminders for all Mitchell and Thames at Mitchell Students and Families
August 13, 2021 - COVID-19 Update
August 5, 2021 - Registrar's Office: Welcome to Fall 2021 to Thames at Mitchell Students and Parents
August 5, 2021 - Registrar's Office: Welcome to Fall 2021 to Mitchell Students and Parents
July 30, 2021 - Fall 2021 Webinar Announced for August 16 - Registration Required
July 29, 2021 - Welcome to the Mystic Program to Parents of Mystic Students
July 27, 2021 - Welcome to Thames at Mitchell to Students and Parents
July 22, 2021 - Move-In Information for Resident Students & Families
July 16, 2021 - Uploading Vaccination Record to Incoming Students
July 16, 2021 - Uploading Vaccination Record to Returning Students
July 6, 2021 - Transition Mentor Welcome to Incoming Mitchell Students
July 1, 2021 - Preparing for Fall to Students & Families
June 28, 2021 - Vaccination Update to Students & Families
June 6, 2021 - Information for Returning Students & Families

The following protocols are currently in place:

  •  Face coverings (masks) are required in all classrooms, labs and at indoor events open to the public.
  • Face coverings (masks) may be worn in other indoor spaces at an individual’s discretion.
  • Spectators are allowed at athletic events. View Athletics Spectator Policy.
  • Mitchell College may make changes in guidelines and policies in the future, including reinstating a mask mandate, based on the level of spread in the community and on campus.

Alert Level Descriptions


Alert Level 1 (Green)

This is considered the College’s COVID-19 “normal” level with vaccines widely available. Here, the College is fully populated with students, faculty and staff and operating with some protocols in place that address the existence of COVID-19. This baseline state of operations may change as the circumstances with COVID-19 improve or if the prevalence of COVID-19 changes on campus, in the region and in the state.


Alert Level 2 (Yellow)

This alert level indicates that operations need to be modified, though the number of individuals testing positive for COVID-19 is still manageable and contact tracing suggests that exposures are confined to a small number of people. Effective contact tracing remains possible, and there is confidence in the ability to contain, isolate and remediate small clusters. Here, the campus continues to be populated with faculty, staff and students with adjustments to baseline operations in order to reduce density and in-person contacts.


Alert Level 3 (Orange)

This alert level indicates that on-campus operations must be reduced in response to a rising number of both positive tests and potential exposures. Isolation capacity is decreasing and confidence in the ability to complete contact tracing is moderate. As a result, parts of the College or the entire campus may need to shift into “cautionary quarantine” to limit movement on campus and minimize in-person contact.


Alert Level 4 (Red)

This alert level indicates the need for significantly reducing campus operations to a minimum, with students either operating in a remote learning format on-campus or transitioning to off-campus remote. The College shifts to this alert level when there is ongoing campus or community transmission occurring at an accelerating rate and there are limited strategies to contain or control the spread of COVID-19.

For a detailed description of each status level, view the Covid-19 Campus Alert Status and Response PDF:

Covid Response, Mitchell College

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