Since the earliest days of the COVID-19 pandemic, college leaders have collaborated to develop plans that allow our students to learn together safely and responsibly on campus. This webpage outlines the policies and procedures in place for the 23-24 academic year and will also serve as a source for future updates.
While Colby-Sawyer College strongly encourages members of the campus community to be up to date on their COVID-19 vaccination series, they are not required.
Face masks are not generally required while on campus property, except in the following circumstances:
Individuals should also keep a face mask in their possession at all times, as professors and/or departments may request their usage at their own discretion. Similarly, individuals are encouraged to wear a face mask on a voluntary basis at their own discretion.
Students and college employees who experience symptoms consistent with COVID-19 are expected to self-test.
Students who test positive for COVID-19 must notify Baird Health and Counseling at email@example.com.
Employees who test positive for COVID-19 must notify their supervisor of their absence.
Individuals who have been a close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 should self-test five or more days after exposure and wear a well-fitting mask for 10 days from the date of exposure.
Special isolation accommodations will not be provided for individuals who test positive for COVID-19. Students who test positive for COVID-19 are expected to:
Employees who test positive for COVID-19 are expected to:
When to start counting days:
Roommates of students who are isolating on campus may request temporary accommodation in another location on campus while their roommate is in isolation by contacting Residential Education at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Students in isolation should contact their faculty to make arrangements to complete the academic work they will miss. Arrangements will vary by course.
Residential students in isolation on campus should notify Parkhurst Dining at email@example.com. Parkhurst staff will provide information about ordering and obtaining meals during isolation.
Once ordered, meals can be picked up at the lower-level dining hall side entrance of the Ware Student Center (adjacent to the steps between Abbey Hall and Ware Student Center connecting the lower and upper campus). The isolating student or someone assisting that student may pick up the meal. Meal delivery service to residence halls is not available.
Meal pick-up times are as follows:
Please ensure you wear a well-fitting face mask and limit contact with other people when picking up your meals.
Individuals who require medical care because they are experiencing symptoms should contact Baird Health and Counseling (students) or their primary care physician (employees).
New London Hospital is located at 273 County Rd in New London and has 24-hour emergency services. New London Hospital also offers Express Care which provides medical care for emergency medical conditions on an urgent basis without requiring an appointment. Located on the first floor at the back of the main entrance to the hospital, Express Care has its own designated entrance, parking and registration. They are open seven days a week: Weekdays from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sundays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
For more information about COVID-19-related testing, masking and isolation, visit the CDC website.
Updated: Sept. 2023