External Resources

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Find the latest information and updates from the CDC on COVID-19.


Vermont Department of Health

Find the most up-to-date information from the Vermont Department of Health on COVID-19 or call 2-1-1.


World Health Organization

Find the latest updates from the World Health Organization on COVID-19.


Travel Advisories

Find a list of the latest travel advisories from the CDC.

Local, State & National Resources

This Champlain College document catalogs government announcements, COVID-19-specific data, as well as responses from private organizations and the media.


Internal Resources

Champlain College Student Health Center

For emergencies, please call 911.
For safety concerns, please call Campus Public Safety: 802.865.6465
Email: healthservices@champlain.edu
Phone: 802.860.2711
Fax: 802.860.2761
Hours of Operation: Monday–Friday, 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM


Champlain College Office of International Education

Email: oie@champlain.edu
Phone: (802) 865-8450


Champlain College Department of Housing & Residential Life

Email: reslife@champlain.edu
Phone: 802.860.2704
Hours of Operation: Monday to Friday, 8:30 AM–5:00 PM


Compass Student Services

Email: compass@champlain.edu
Call/Text: 802.992.1474
Hours of Operation: Monday to Friday, 9:00 AM–4:30 PM


Champlain College Counseling Center

Email: counselingcenter@champlain.edu
Phone: 802.865.5731
Hours of Operation: Monday to Friday, 8:30 AM–5:00 PM

If you are experiencing a mental health crisis and need to speak to someone immediately, please call the on-call counselor at (802) 865-5745 or Campus Public Safety at (802) 865-6465, or call 911.


Champlain College Office of International Student Services

Email: international@champlain.edu
Phone: 802-865-6485


Voluntary Travel Registry

We know many faculty, staff, and students will be traveling over Spring Break and during the spring semester. Please log basic information about any travel plans you have in the United States or internationally in our Voluntary Travel Registry form for Champlain campus students, faculty, and staff. The information will not be shared beyond members of the planning and response team, but collecting your plans allows us to be informed as conditions evolve.


What You Should Know

Recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and other experts on preventing the spread of respiratory diseases, like Coronavirus Disease 2019:

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
  • Stay home when you are sick, except to get medical care.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • In an article on COVID-19 in The New York Times, Dr. Trish Perl, an infectious disease specialist at UT Southwestern Medical Center, stresses the importance of hand washing: “It’s not super sexy but it works. With SARS, also a coronavirus, but one that is much deadlier, hand washing reduced the risk of transmission by 30 to 50 percent.”
  • “Use common sense,” says Dr. Stanley Perlman, an infectious disease and coronavirus expert at the University of Iowa, in The New York Times: “If you see someone on a bus who is coughing, move away.”
  • Experts in The Times also recommend “having a good supply of food staples and necessary medications. Don’t wait until the last minute to refill your prescriptions. You want to comfortably have at least a 30-day supply.”




How COVID-19 Spreads

COVID-19 is a new disease and we are still learning how it spreads, the severity of illness it causes, and to what extent it may spread in the United States.

The CDC reports that COVID-19 is a respiratory virus that is thought to spread mainly between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet), and through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes.




COVID-19 Symptoms

People who contract COVID-19 usually develop symptoms that affect their respiratory system, including fever, cough, and shortness of breath. Learn more about COVID-19 symptoms from the CDC.




COVID-19 Prevention Measures

CDC recommends everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases, including:

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
  • Do not share drinking glasses, bottles, makeup, boxes of food, finger-foods, instruments, or anything else that could possibly transmit the virus from one person to another.

Learn more about how to prevent the spread of COVID-19 from the CDC.




What to Do if You Become Sick

If you become ill or suspect that you are ill, stay home. Please contact your health care provider and seek medical care in your location. If COVID-19 is suspected, you should self-isolate for 14 days if you live or work on campus, or if suggested by your healthcare provider.

If you are sick with COVID-19 or suspect you are infected with the virus that causes COVID-19, follow the steps at this link to help prevent the disease from spreading to people in your home and community.


What to Do If You’re Feeling Worried or Stressed

It’s understandable that you may feel stressed and anxious about the situation. If anxiety or fear is overwhelming you, please get in touch with the Champlain College Counseling Center in Skiff Hall:

Email: counselingcenter@champlain.edu
Phone: 802.865.5731

If you are experiencing a mental health crisis and need to speak to someone immediately, please call the on-call counselor at (802) 865-5745 or Campus Public Safety at (802) 865-6465.


What to Do If You Have Upcoming Travel Plans

Please log basic information about any travel plans you have in the U.S. or internationally in our Voluntary Travel Registry form for Champlain campus students, faculty, and staff.

Champlain community members and others who decide to travel to areas at risk, or areas that become at risk, need to consider that:

  • You may not be able to leave an area or you may be placed in quarantine by local health authorities in the country of travel.
  • You may be placed in a mandatory quarantine upon return to the United States by local health authorities.
  • You may not be allowed to return to the United States should your travel location develop into a risk area.
  • You may be told to self-quarantine either in the United States or in another country should you travel in an area that is considered, or is later considered to be ‘at risk.’

Travel to countries with a “Warning Level 3” advisory issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), is strongly discouraged. The CDC is advising people to avoid all nonessential travel to these countries. Due to the growing spread of coronavirus, travel to other destinations should be evaluated carefully and taken at your own risk. Since the COVID-19 outbreak is rapidly evolving, the list of countries designated with a “Warning Level 3” is likely to expand at any time and should be checked frequently, even while you are traveling. The latest travel advisories are available here.


Our Community Commitments

Please be conscious that this virus continues to impact our country and many other countries around the world. While viruses do not discriminate, unfortunately, humans sometimes do so. Please report any concerns regarding bias through the Champlain College Bias Incident Report Form. Resources for our international community on campus are based at the Office of International Student Services (OISS) in Skiff Hall, Rooms 204/205.