To: UVM Students
From: Patricia A. Prelock, Provost and Senior Vice President
Gary Derr, Vice President for Operations and Public
Date: August 5, 2021
RE: Update on Masks and Vaccinations
We write today with important health safety updates for Fall 2021.
Masks Required Indoors: Effective immediately, all faculty,
staff, students, and visitors are required to wear a mask or face
covering indoors. UVM has developed helpful information
and guidance on wearing masks. We will continue to monitor the
rate of cases on campus, in Vermont, and across the region and
adjust this requirement if conditions warrant.
Vaccinations: All students are required to be fully
vaccinated against COVID-19 or have a UVM-approved exemption. If you
have not already provided
the required proof, please do so now.
Pre-Arrival COVID-19 Test: We expect all students to arrange
for a COVID-19 test before arriving on campus. Check with your state
or regional health department or your primary care physician for
testing locations in your area. If you test positive, contact UVM
Student Health Services [log in to unmask] and they will work
with you to make appropriate arrangements.
Day Zero COVID-19 Test: Students who live on campus
are required to get a day zero test at the UVM
COVID-19 Information and Service Center the day you move into
your residence hall. Students who live off campus are
required to complete a test between August 23, 2021, and your first
class. Please note that students who return to UVM prior to
August 23, 2021, regardless of where they live, are required
to follow the testing instructions even if they have already been
tested before August 23, 2021. Schedule your test using the CoVerified
App. Students testing positive will be required to isolate for
10 days. UVM Student Health Service will contact you about
COVID-19 Testing Fall 2021: UVM will continue to offer free
COVID-19 testing on campus for students at the COVID-19
Information and Service Center located on the first floor of
the Davis Center. Students with approved COVID-19 vaccine
exemptions are required to test every 7 days. Students who
are vaccinated may test if they wish to do so. Students are required
to schedule their testing appointments through the CoVerified
App and be asymptomatic. Information about the app is
available on the website.
Any student who is symptomatic or believes they may have COVID-19
should contact UVM Student Health Services at [log in to unmask]
to arrange for a test. If you suspect you have COVID-19 or are
confirmed positive, please stay home and do not go to class.
Quarantine: Currently, Vermont does not require fully
vaccinated individuals to quarantine if they are exposed to
COVID-19. Only those not fully vaccinated are required to
quarantine. Any UVM student identified as a close contact through
contact tracing is required to test within 48 hours of being
identified as a close contact and again on day 7 whether you are
vaccinated or not. UVM Student Health Services will be in touch with
you to arrange testing.
Isolation: Students who test positive will be required to
isolate for 10 days. UVM Student Health Services will be in touch
with you regarding isolation.
The entire UVM community is counting on you to help keep our campus
healthy and safe.