COVID-19 Responsibilities and Safety Protocols

The University has not yet established guidelines related to the pandemic for the summer of 2023. This page will be updated as soon as the administration informs us of the protocols and polices for this summer. 


The President's Reopening Advisory Committee recognizes and values the important ways that Notre Dame Vision fulfills Notre Dame's mission through summer outreach and engagement efforts with youth. The Committee developed guidelines and expectations for hosting minors on campus this summer as they participate in programming offered by academic units such as Notre Dame Vision. 

The guidance below was developed in consideration of the health and safety of program participants and providers, as well as the operational capacity of the University during the summer months. This set of guidelines allows Notre Dame Vision to deliver on the programming goals while ensuring the safest experience possible for all participants.


COVID-19 Responsibilities and Safety Protocols

Academic Summer Programs with Residential Offerings for Minors

The following guidance applies to University of Notre Dame academic residential summer programs offered to individuals under age 18 (i.e., minors). This guidance is effective March 2022; the University will continue to closely monitor the situation and adapt guidelines as necessary.

The University acknowledges that COVID-19 remains an important concern for summer programming. As such, program administrators (Vision Head Staff), participants, families, and emergency contacts are required to agree to the following responsibilities and safety protocols:

  • Residential participants, program administrators, and staff must be vaccinated and provide attestation at least two weeks prior to the program start date. Vaccination exemptions will not be considered.
  • Participants must be free of COVID-19 symptoms prior to arrival on Notre Dame’s campus.
  • Notre Dame Vision Head Staff will have an ample supply of at-home tests available for participants who display symptoms.
  • Notre Dame Vision Head Staff will arrange for a set of residence hall rooms for exclusive use for quarantine/isolation and develop a care and supervision plan for any youth admitted to quarantine/isolation, which includes at least one daily check-in to monitor the physical, mental, and emotional health of the youth participant. Notre Dame Vision Head Staff will provide three meals each day plus beverages for any participants in quarantine/isolation. 
  • If a participant tests positive for COVID-19, the individual must isolate immediately and depart campus within 48 hours. Participants must depart via a private vehicle. In advance of the program start date, participants must provide the contact name of a specific person(s) who will be available and are authorized to pick them up within 48 hours of a positive test.

The Notre Dame Vision Head Staff is preparing to fulfill the responsibilities for program administrators and will provide test kits and ensure the care and supervision plan for the quarantine/isolation for participants in the case of a positive test result. 

Participants and their parent(s)/guardian(s) will need to complete the COVID Attestation and Pick-up Contact Form to provide attestation of vaccination status and the name and contact information of the designated person(s) who would be available to pick up the participant within 48 hours in the case of a positive test and assume responsibility for the participant’s care. 

Please contact the Notre Dame Vision Office at 574-631-7425 or with any questions.