Dear Faculty and Staff,

It has been a remarkable semester of learning and being together in person. We are enormously grateful for your sustained commitment to keeping yourselves and the UVM community safe and healthy. Thank you.We have a few requests to keep you, your colleagues, your family and friends healthy and safe as we approach break.

Test Before the Break!

We encourage you to schedule a COVID-19 test before break. Plan at least 48 hours from when you test to allow sufficient time to get your test results. Be sure to continue practicing all the safeguards after your test (such as masking) to minimize the risk of infection. Schedule your test using the CoVerified App.

Check out the Testing Center hours. Please note the Testing Center will be closed the week of November 22.

We hope that you will take advantage of this testing opportunity as you may be spending time with family and friends who have underlying health issues or who are older or are not vaccinated and are therefore at greater risk of infection.

Test After the Break!

Plan to schedule another COVID-19 test after break. Final exams begin shortly after break and we want to make sure everyone is healthy and safe at this important time of the academic year. The Testing Center in the Davis Center will be open on Sunday, November 28 from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. for testing before classes resume and offices reopen on Monday. Regular Testing Center hours resume Monday, November 29 at 9:00 a.m.

A little preventive care can go a long way this season. Let’s make it a healthy and happy time of year for everyone!


Patricia A. Prelock, Provost and Senior Vice President
Gary Derr, Vice President for Operations and Public Safety