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Critical Changes to Campus Event Planning

There are many changes to our campus environment this fall, both physical and procedural. The occupancy capacity of all schedulable space has been significantly reduced to allow for 6’ physical distancing. In some spaces furnishings have been removed or modified to achieve this. The College’s Return to Campus Guide outlines new policy directives adopted to maintain a safe and healthy campus. The Department of Event Management has adapted our procedures to support these directives.

Virtual events will be the norm. To the fullest extent possible, meetings and events should occur through a virtual format. Virtual events that are open to the campus community and publicized on the campus Calendar of Events must be submitted via the Event Reservation Request Form so that Event Management can continue to advise on potential content conflicts. In our new virtual environment we must also be aware of limitations on our technical capacity to host large virtual events simultaneously.

Requests for in-person events in Phase 2 will be reviewed by a COVID-19 Event Review Team. Please understand that the availability of physical space and resources to safely support in-person events is extremely limited. In-person events will be few. Virtual events will be encouraged throughout all phases of reopening.

Event Hosts for in-person events will have new responsibilities. These apply to both indoor and outdoor events.

Event Host responsibilities include:

  • Ensuring all attendees wear face coverings
  • Taking attendance for contact tracing (via Presence for student events)
  • Cleaning: Disinfectant will be provided to event coordinators to disinfect high-touch surfaces as necessary throughout the event
  • Compliance w/mandated gathering size per Phase
  • Compliance w/COVID-19 Safety Max Occupancy (per location as noted in 25Live Pro)
  • Prohibiting non-College visitors including guests, speakers, presenters, etc.

Event Hosts and/or attendees found not in compliance with Return to Campus guidelines will be subject to the COVID-19 Conduct Policy & Disciplinary Process.

Please visit Event Management’s COVID-19 Impact On Events web site for additional details on these topics, as well as important information on:

  • Catering availability
  • Tents on campus
  • Cleaning standards
  • Prohibiting visitors

Black Lives Matter Resources

Hello! In response to the recent, horrific events that have reminded us of the severity of racism in our nation, the Midd Hillel community needs to take action and stand with Black lives. Please look at the following resources for ways to donate, educate yourself/others, and make proactive efforts to combat racism.

Above is a document compiled by our very own Rabbi Danielle that contains Judaism-focused resources on ways to tackle institutional racism. Additionally, see this link for resources that Yale Hillel has organized to help guide us in these efforts. Please reach out to hillel@middlebury.edu or Noah Hochfelder ’22 (nhochfelder@middlebury.edu) for any questions about these documents. Stay active and engaged!

Winter Carnival 2020 Ice Show, Feb. 29 and Mar. 1

The Ice Show features skaters of all ages and abilities, including lots of local kids, in a fun event filled with music and costumes.  The theme this year is “Midd Seasons.”  Cheer on the beginners and be dazzled by competitive skaters.   Come and enjoy the show!  Tickets are $6.00 (general admission), available at the door or in advance at the College box office.  SHOWTIMES: Sat 2/29 either 5:30 or 7:00 PM (check box office web site for updates) and Sun 3/1 at 2:00 PM.

Concessions will be available.  Kenyon Arena is fully accessible.  The show is run by the Middlebury College Figure Skating Club, a non-competitive figure skating program, with participation open to kids from the local community. 

Staff Council Open Meeting 2/20

Please join us next Wednesday, February 20th for a Staff Council open meeting at 9:00 AM in the Grille Conference Room.

Our topic this month will be Wellness.  Our guests include: Rebecca Schubert, MS RDN NBC-HWC, the GMHEC Employee Wellbeing Program Coordinator and Ellen Blackmer McKay, Program Coordinator from the Charles P. Scott Center for Spiritual and Religious Life.  Rebecca and Ellen will provide us with an overview of current wellness opportunities available to all staff – both through GMHEC and the college. They will provide us with a Well-Being Committee report,  and also share a preview of new and exciting forthcoming initiatives.  

This will also be an opportunity to hear from you – how do you create a healthy work-life balance? What support do you need to help create a healthy work-life balance?

Please join us for conversation,

Staff Council

p.s. check out their website – go/well-being

GMHEC Well-being Challenge with Prizes

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From: Schubert, Rebecca
Sent: Friday, January 11, 2019 11:12 AM
Subject: Upcoming GMHEC Well-being Challenge

Please join us for the next GMHEC well-being challenge which is scheduled to begin on Monday, January 28th.  This four week challenge for faculty, staff and family members promotes the practice of daily activities which reduce stress and anxiety, improve performance and productivity and support general well-being.  Four guided meditations will be provided with a different theme highlighted each week.  Participants will be entered into weekly raffles to win fabulous prizes.  We will be partnering with Wellable and using the WellSync app.  Challenge details will be posted on the GMHEC well-being events web page on January 20th.  https://www.gmhec.org/category/well-being/events/

We hope you’ll join on us on this adventure and are confident that it will support you in your journey towards optimal well-being.