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Fall 2021 and Campus Operations

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

Here’s what you can expect as we open for Fall 2021:

  • Classrooms will return to full occupancy and a fully in-person instruction model
  • Residence halls will return to full occupancy
  • Both indoor and outdoor gatherings will return to normal capacity, including athletic events
  • Given the increased transmission of variants of COVID-19, face coverings must be worn for all indoor activities and in common areas (classrooms, event spaces, and hallways) except when alone, such as in a private office or in college sponsored housing.
  • Given the increased transmission of variants of COVID-19, face coverings must be worn for all attendees at outdoor college- and student-sponsored events and gatherings. The College has made this change out of an abundance of caution and it will remain in effect for the foreseeable future.
  • While outside and going about daily outdoor activities, members of our community are not required to wear face coverings at this time.
  • Building hours will be restored to pre-pandemic hours
  • Signage on campus will change to be consistent with the latest CDC guidance
  • Visitors and invited guests are welcome on campus; visitors must wear face coverings indoors and at outdoor college- and student-sponsored events and gatherings
  • Domestic travel is allowed
  • International travel is allowed in accordance with CDC guidelines, including possible testing and/or quarantine upon return and arrival

Pre-Test Required for All Students

  • Regardless of vaccination status and prior to arrival on campus: All students, regardless of vaccination statues must submit to the CoVerified app or to healthservices@mitchell.edu, a negative PCR or Antigen test result, taken within 72 hours prior to their first day on campus.

Get vaccinated! Submit your vaccination record.

Students who have not uploaded their vaccination card or who have not been granted an exemption will not be allowed on campus.

For this full in-person experience to happen safely, Mitchell College will require all Mitchell and Thames students, both resident and commuter, to be fully vaccinated with the COVID-19 vaccine prior to returning to campus.

See directions in the FAQ section below on how to submit your vaccination record.

FAQs

Have a question about Fall 2021 campus operations? Review the FAQs below. If you don’t see the answer to your question, email communications@mitchell.edu

I'm a returning student. How do I submit my vaccination record to the College? Is there a deadline?

By August 15, 2021 a vaccination record must be submitted to the College.

Students who have not uploaded their vaccination card or who have not been granted an exemption will not be allowed on campus.

If you haven't already submitted your COVID-19 vaccination record to us, here are the steps. You may submit via email or via the CoVerified app:

Submit via Email:

  • Scan or take a picture of your completed COVID-19 vaccination record/card (2 doses of Pfizer or Moderna/1 dose of Johnson & Johnson)
  • Submit the following to healthservices@mitchell.edu with the subject line “COVID-19 Vaccination Card”:
    • the image of your completed COVID-19 vaccination record/card
    • your full name and date of birth
    • the name of the clinic or facility that administered your vaccine
    • the date your vaccination was given (if the type of vaccination you were given included two doses, enter the final dose date)

Submit via the CoVerified app:

The process is very simple, but if you have any technical difficulty, email Mitchell IT at support@mitchell.edu, and include the best way to contact you, and we will reach out to try to help. Do not email vaccination records to this address. If you have trouble accessing the app, log out and log back in – there has been an update to the system, and this should get you back on track.

Use these steps to upload to CoVerified:

  1. Log into the CoVerified app either on your phone or computer
  2. If you haven’t already done so, update your CoVerified app
  3. Click on “Report”
  4. Click “Upload Vaccine Record” from the menu
  5. Click “Select Vaccine Type” and then click “COVID-19 Vaccine”
  6. Under “Date performed”, enter the date your vaccination was given (if the type of vaccination you were given included two doses, enter the final dose date)
  7. Under “Name of healthcare facility”, enter the name of the clinic or facility that administered your vaccine
  8. Under “Attachment,” click “Choose”. A menu will appear allowing you to choose how to add your record. You can:
  • Load a file from device, which allows you to choose a file on your phone or computer
  • Load image from device, which allows you to choose an image saved on your phone or computer
  • Take a picture – perhaps the easiest way to add your record via your cell phone. Simply click this option, allow access to your camera, and your phone camera will open; take a photo of your record (ensure the entire record is visible in the picture) 
  • Click “Submit”
I'm an incoming student. How do I submit my vaccination record to the College? Is there a deadline?

By August 15, 2021 a vaccination record must be submitted to the College.

Students who have not uploaded their vaccination card or who have not been granted an exemption will not be allowed on campus.

If you haven't already submitted your COVID-19 vaccination record to us, here are the steps:

  • Scan or take a picture of your completed COVID-19 vaccination record/card (2 doses of Pfizer or Moderna/1 dose of Johnson & Johnson)
  • Submit the following to healthservices@mitchell.edu with the subject line “COVID-19 Vaccination Card”:
    • the image of your completed COVID-19 vaccination record/card
    • your full name and date of birth
    • the name of the clinic or facility that administered your vaccine
    • the date your vaccination was given (if the type of vaccination you were given included two doses, enter the final dose date)
Are there any restrictions for vaccinated or unvaccinated students?

Mitchell is requiring COVID-19 vaccinations for students to return to campus. If you would like to request a vaccine exemption form, you must first email academicaffairs@mitchell.edu; the deadline to submit a completed forms is August 1, 2021.

This fall, unvaccinated students with a College approved exemption must:

  • Prior to arrival on campus: Submit to the CoVerified app or to healthservices@mitchell.edu, a negative PCR or Antigen test result, taken within 72 hours prior to their first day on campus
  • Given the increased transmission of variants of COVID-19, face coverings must be worn for all indoor activities and in common areas (classrooms, event spaces, and hallways) except when alone, such as in a private office or in college sponsored housing.
  • Given the increased transmission of variants of COVID-19, face coverings must be worn for all attendees at outdoor college- and student-sponsored events and gatherings. The College has made this change out of an abundance of caution and it will remain in effect for the foreseeable future.
  • Maintain social distancing when in all indoor spaces
  • Get tested weekly for COVID-19 on campus through Health and Wellness (see details under “Will there be regular on-campus Covid testing?” below)
  • Self-report their temperature and symptoms daily, using the CoVerified health tracker application

Vaccinated students must:

  • Prior to arrival on campus: Submit to the CoVerified app or to healthservices@mitchell.edu, a negative PCR or Antigen test result, taken within 72 hours prior to their first day on campus
  • Given the increased transmission of variants of COVID-19, face coverings must be worn for all indoor activities and in common areas (classrooms, event spaces, and hallways) except when alone, such as in a private office or in college sponsored housing.
  • Given the increased transmission of variants of COVID-19, face coverings must be worn for all attendees at outdoor college- and student-sponsored events and gatherings. The College has made this change out of an abundance of caution and it will remain in effect for the foreseeable future.
  • Self-report their temperature and symptoms daily, using the CoVerified health tracker application.

All members of the Mitchell College community are expected to demonstrate social responsibility by following public health guidelines.

Do I need to wear a face covering/mask?
  • Given the increased transmission of variants of COVID-19, face coverings must be worn for all indoor activities and in common areas (classrooms, event spaces, and hallways) except when alone, such as in a private office or in college sponsored housing.
  • Given the increased transmission of variants of COVID-19, face coverings must be worn for all attendees at outdoor college- and student-sponsored events and gatherings.

The College is implementing this policy out of an abundance of caution and it will remain in effect for the foreseeable future.

      Will there be regular on-campus Covid testing?

      Regular on-campus weekly surveillance testing for Covid-19 through Health and Wellness is required for unvaccinated students, faculty and staff, beginning Monday, August 30, 2021.*

      When: Mondays, 9am-Noon; Wednesdays, 11am-2pm
      Where: Red Barn
      How: Pick your weekly testing day and time (Monday OR Wednesday) and just walk in. No appointment needed!
      Questions? Please contact Health and Wellness at healthservices@mitchell.edu.

      *If you are in the process of completing your vaccination series, testing is no longer required once you are fully vaccinated (two weeks after receiving the final dose of the vaccine).

      Will I need to self-report symptoms?

      All students, faculty and staff must monitor themselves for symptoms of COVID-19 and report their health status daily through the CoVerified app.

      *Subject to change in accordance with public health conditions or guidance.

          Requesting an exemption

          Please email academicaffairs@mitchell.edu to request an exemption request form. You must submit the completed exemption request form by August 1, 2021 to be consideredRequests will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. Submission of the request form does not mean that an exemption will be approved automatically. Vaccines are safe and effective and crucial to helping return to pre-pandemic normalcy. Immunization against COVID-19 allows for increased on-campus activities this fall semester and, once the majority of the population is vaccinated, greatly reduces the risk of transmission.

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