COVID Information 2022-2023

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COVID Information 2022–2023

Here you will find information about Mitchell College’s current health and safety protocols. 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.

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

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

Questions? Please email

COVID-19 Vaccination & Booster Requirements


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


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

Booster Eligibility:

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

Proof of Vaccination—Vaccination Card

All students must provide proof of vaccination.

Upload: Upload vaccination card with proof of boosters using the CoVerified app

Email: Send copy of vaccination card with proof of boosters to

Keep Yourself and Others Safe

Help reduce the risk of getting and spreading both the COVID-19 and flu virus:

  • Wear face coverings properly, covering nose, mouth and chin.
  • Remember to social distance.
  • Wash hands frequently.
  • Visit to schedule a COVID-19 vaccine/booster and flu shot.



The following protocols are currently in place:

  • Masks are currently not required but may be worn at the discretion of an individual. 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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