The following is the current guidance and protocols for Middlesex College students related to COVID-19. Please check this page regularly for updates.
Masks: Masks are optional at Middlesex College in all spaces, classrooms and centers. We are a mask-friendly college; any member of the College community who wishes to wear a mask, or not wear a mask, is welcome to do so, and all members of our community are expected to be respectful of each other’s decision.
Vaccines: Vaccines are not required, but highly encouraged. There is no COVID testing requirement for unvaccinated students. For vaccine resources, see the Middlesex County website.
Isolation: If you test positive for COVID-19, stay home for at least 5 days and isolate from others in your home. You are likely most infectious during these first 5 days. If you had no symptoms, you may end isolation after day 5. If you had symptoms, you may end isolation after day 6 if you are fever-free for 24 hours (without the use of fever-reducing medication) and your symptoms are improving. If you still have fever or your symptoms have not improved, continue to isolate until they improve. Remember to wear a high-quality mask indoors through day 10. For more information, see the CDC website.
If you are absent from class due to isolation, contact your instructor for guidance on completing missed coursework.
You should also notify your close contacts that they may have been exposed to COVID-19. Close contacts are defined as anyone who spent 15 minutes or more within a 24-hour period wand was within 6 feet of a person infected with COVID-19 (2 days before onset of symptoms).
Quarantine: As per recent updates to CDC guidance, quarantine is not recommended for exposure to COVID-19, regardless of vaccination status. People exposed to COVID-19 should mask up for 10 days and get tested five days after exposure.
Social Distancing: As previously communicated, all social distancing restrictions have been discontinued.
Questions: E-mail email@example.com for any questions. Note that the COVID Reporting team will respond 24-48 hours, Monday through Friday, and no longer will conduct contact tracing or individual case management.
Michael Nester starts Middlesex College March 20, 2023 after a successful tenure at Camden County College.