Colleges and Universities

Colleges and Universities

As of June 14, there are no state COVID-19 restrictions or requirements for Vermonters or visitors to follow.

Vermont's high vaccination rates mean the vast majority of Vermonters are protected from the virus and keep the virus from spreading to others. With high vaccination rates and low number of COVID-19 cases, it’s safe for most Vermonters to return to the activities they did before the pandemic.

Eligibility for Vaccine

College students who are residents of another state and do not intend to stay in Vermont for the summer are eligible for a vaccine. Make an appointment here.

Vermont colleges and universities are working with state and community partners to ensure a safe environment. Below are resources to guide you in responding to COVID-19.

Guidance and Information

Public Testing Dashboards and Information for Vermont Colleges and Universities
Find a link to each Vermont college and university that is maintaining a public dashboard or otherwise publicly maintaining information regarding their COVID-19 testing results. From the Department of Financial Regulation.

Resources for Institutes of Higher Education
Understand how to help prevent the transmission of COVID-19 among students, faculty, and staff. The guidance also aims to help institutions react quickly should a case be identified or if there is spread within the community. Includes considerations to help administrators plan for the continuity of teaching, learning, and research if there is community spread of COVID-19 and address concerns related to COVID-19 associated stigma. From the CDC.

If you learn of a positive case at your college or university, contact the Health Department's Infectious Disease Epidemiology team. Call 802-863-7240 (Mon - Fri 7:45 a.m. - 4:30 p.m, choose Option 3, outside those hours, choose Option 7).

Cases and Outbreaks

Recorded Webinar: Preparing for and Responding to COVID-19 at Vermont Colleges
In this webinar, presenters from Vermont colleges discuss how they have worked with the Health Department to prepare for and respond to COVID-19 on Vermont college campuses. Health Department experts talk about what works when it comes to contact tracing, testing, and prevention, and review the current status of a COVID-19 vaccine.

School Event Attendee letter (template)

Resources for Students

COVID-19: Frequently Asked Questions

VT Helplink: Alcohol & Drug Support Center

802Quits: Tobacco Quit Resource

COVID-19 Food Access page