UPDATE: New Pre-Winter Break Protocols MacKenzie Riley Young | December 17, 2021

To the Thomas College Community,

As the COVID transmission rate in Maine continues to climb, the College is immediately putting into place additional risk mitigation measures to help keep everyone—faculty, staff, and students—as safe as possible as we transition into the spring 2022 term.

Beginning Monday, December 20, we will be requiring everyone on our campus to mask when indoors.  Exceptions are only when you are alone in your office or when you are in your residence hall room with only your roommate.

We are also implementing the following mitigation protocols:

  • Testing:  The entire community will be asked to participate in an initial on-campus PCR COVID test as they come back to campus after the New Year. Testing will begin the week of January 3 and testing times will be communicated via email and the television monitors closer to that date
  • Ongoing Masking:  The College will continue to require masks be worn indoors at the beginning the spring term for the entire community
  • Campus Guests:  Effective Monday, December 20, 2021, the College will not permit guests and visitors in residence halls regardless of vaccination status

These new mitigation protocols and our community testing effort are not meant to be permanent but will allow us to create a community health baseline after the winter break so we can return as safely as possible.  Once our community is safely back together and we have our baseline of incidence established on our campus, we will assess and reevaluate our COVID protocols.

I wish you all the very best for the coming winter break and encourage each of you to take every step you can to keep you, your friends, and your family safe now and in the new year.

With deep respect and gratitude, 

Laurie G. Lachance, President 

Laurie G. Lachance
180 W River Rd, Waterville, ME 04901

For the most recent updates on Thomas College’s response to the coronavirus, please visit our COVID-19 web page.  If you have questions related to COVID-19, please do not hesitate to email us at [email protected].