The purpose of this page is to keep the Mount Holyoke community updated on the status of the College’s preventive steps, policy decisions, plans and resources in light of the global pandemic. As we move towards the spring, our priority continues to be the health and safety of our campus community. We are monitoring the situation and are in ongoing contact with state and local public health officials, colleagues within the Five Colleges and other relevant parties.
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For Students and Families
- Information and links for students in residence as of February 1, 2021.
- As of May 19, masks are no longer required when walking outdoors while walking on the Mount Holyoke College campus. Masks will continue to be worn inside buildings when not in private spaces while individuals continue to obtain vaccinations and until further guidance is provided.
A reminder that face coverings should meet CDC guidance, including that they cover the mouth and nose. It is not acceptable to cover only your mouth. Face coverings should not have exhalation valves or vents and are required unless you are alone in a private workspace with the door closed. Please continue to check for updates in the 'Face covering requirements' section of the Opening the Gates Health and Prevention page as well as the awareness training that all employees must view on HR's COVID-19 EE page in my.mtholyoke. January 15, 2021.
- Mount Holyoke reopened its grounds to the public on May 29, 2021.
- Vaccine information for the fall 2021 semester was posted April 23, 2021.
- The Mount Holyoke campus is still closed to non-sponsored visitors. All on-campus community members and sponsored guests are required to wear a Mount Holyoke lanyard that displays their OneCard.
- As of February 25, 2021, the campus has moved to operating level one.
- As of January 9, 2021 the Mount Holyoke campus is closed to visitors until further notice.
- Offices should continue to reserve contractors and vendors and deliveries to essentials only. Departments are responsible for ensuring that their contractors and vendors they work with follow College public health protocols and complete the contractors and vendors checklist.
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The campus grounds reopened to the public on May 29, 2021.
- Masks are no longer required when walking outdoors while walking on the Mount Holyoke College campus.
- All buildings remain closed to the public.
- Masks will still be required at outdoor events for all individuals regardless of vaccination status.
- Only approved campus events will be allowed.
- Mount Holyoke students, faculty and staff will continue to display their College-issued lanyards to ensure building access protocols are maintained. Masks will continue to be worn inside buildings when not in private spaces while individuals continue to obtain vaccinations and until further guidance is provided.
- No College-funded travel will be approved until further notice.