Travel

College of the Atlantic established a travel restriction on Thursday, March 12 at 4:15pm barring all non-essential, COA-affiliated travel until further notice. We are further restricting access to campus related to other personal or professional travel for all COA community members, as follows:

  • If you leave the state after March 12, 4:15 p.m., remain off campus for 14 days, beginning with the day you returned to the state. While at home, you will be expected to work remotely or take personal or vacation days.
  • If you have traveled and returned to the state within 14 days prior to March 12, 4:15 p.m., remain off campus for 14 days after your return to the state, beginning with the day you return. While at home, you will be expected to work remotely or take personal or vacation days.
  • If you have not traveled, but are in close contact with someone who has traveled outside of the state, please practice social distancing, wash your hands, and limit all unnecessary contact with others while at work. 
  • If you have any reason to believe you have been in contact with someone who has been exposed to Covid-19, remain off campus for 14 days from the day you were in contact with that person.

Important note: As news about Covid-19 has become more widespread, there has been an increase in instances of xenophobia and micro-aggressions, especially toward people of Asian descent. The emergence of this virus must never be an excuse for discrimination or marginalization of anyone on the basis of nationality or ethnicity. Let’s make sure to exercise compassion, rationality, and understanding as we move through this situation, especially when considering a topic like travel restrictions. 

Visitors

We are instituting a no-visitor policy on campus, effective immediately (3/12/20). The only exceptions to this policy are family and friends coming to help students move out. In these instances, we ask our visitors to practice social distancing and responsible infection control behaviors, such as washing hands and covering coughs and sneezes. Family and friends are welcome to help students move out, but are not allowed to stay on campus.

All other planned visits and spring term events are cancelled.

Campus is closed to the public. This includes: 

  • Thorndike Library
  • Dorr Museum of Natural History
  • Admission Office