This page serves as a hub for information pertaining to COVID-19 for the Sterling College community. Sterling College continues to closely monitor conditions related to COVID-19 in coordination with federal and state health and emergency response organizations. As new information becomes available, we will continue to provide updates.
The State of Vermont has lifted most COVID-19 related restrictions, including those that regulate colleges and universities. Sterling is making adjustments to its policies while also continuing to have our community’s health as our highest priority.
Over the past year students and employees have upheld a daily commitment to one another in order to reduce the impact of the pandemic on our lives and on learning.
Sterling aspires to have 80% – consistent with the state of Vermont – or more of our community vaccinated before the Fall 2021 semester. Without this, we will need to retain some or all of last year’s restrictions. Sterling has already achieved this benchmark for the summer semester and therefore, as of June 28, 2021, we are able to eliminate COVID-related restrictions for students and employees who are vaccinated.
As of now, the circumstances under which Sterling will likely require vaccination include permanent FDA approval of any one of the COVID-19 vaccines and the state of Vermont requiring the vaccination of college students. All members of the Sterling community must follow the Summer 2021 Commitment to Shared Responsibility which outlines protocols for both vaccinated and unvaccinated persons.
Sterling’s buildings remain closed to the public unless you are a registered guest of an employee or student.
Thank you for being in community with us!
For more information on state-specific management of COVID-19, please follow these links:
If you have any questions or concerns about the information on this page, please contact the Director of Wellness Services, Clare Dolan.