January 4, 2021
Happy New Year, T’21s and T’22s!
We hope you had an enjoyable and relaxing break. As we embark on a new term, we write today to provide a few reminders about quarantine and COVID testing protocols. These practices will be key to safeguarding the health of our community, especially following travel that may have occurred during break.
Below is the updated Dartmouth guidance that Vincent Mack emailed to you on December 17. We thank each of you for exercising caution and adhering to quarantine protocols.
FIRST 10 DAYS IN THE AREA: PREVENTION AND BASELINE TESTING
For this first week of the Winter 2021 term, January 4 – 8, testing will be required three times. Thereafter, testing frequency will change to twice per week. Please see the December 2020 – January 2021 testing schedule. To ensure shorter lines and proper staffing please make sure to reserve your timeslot for testing here: https://health-clinics.dartmouth.edu/
Please note that returning from winter break falls into the “arrival quarantine” category and is different than travel quarantine during the term. Greater details about arrival quarantine practices are on the Health & Safety page of the Tuck COVID website. You’ll notice that the guidance about movement during quarantine – picking up meals, no group gatherings, solo outdoor exercise – is similar to what we did at the beginning of the Fall 2020 term.
As always, additional Dartmouth COVID information can be found here: https://covid.dartmouth.edu/.
We look forward to seeing you soon!
Joe and Sally
Dartmouth has formed a high-level task force to plan for and manage possible disruptions related to the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak, monitor federal and state recommendations, implement guidance, and communicate with our community.