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COVID-19 Protocols: Summer 2022

COVID-19 Vaccines

All faculty, staff, and students studying and working on campus must be "up to date on vaccinations" as defined by the CDC, subject to approved medical or religious exemptions, before coming to campus.  Students must also be up to date on additional immunizations required by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. 

Students with questions about immunization requirements, including where to upload documents, should please contact Student Health Services.  Employees may upload COVID-19 vaccination records to their CoVerified accounts.

Symptoms

If you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, please do not come to campus.  Please notify us if you are living in Lesley housing and experiencing COVID-19 symptoms.  The protocol in response to experiencing COVID-19 symptoms includes isolating from campus and getting tested.

Masks:

On May 23, the City of Cambridge issued an advisory strongly recommending that people wear masks indoors.   We also strongly recommend wearing masks indoors and require masks as noted below.

  • Masks are required in these areas:
    • COVID-19 testing sites
    • Student Health Services offices
    • Student Counseling Center offices
  • Masks continue to be required for these persons:
    • Person who has tested positive for COVID-19, for a period of ten days
    • Person who is a close contact of someone who tested positive for COVID-19, for a period of ten days
    • Facilities staff, Public Safety officers, and dining services staff in certain situations
  • Classrooms – faculty member may decide whether to require masks in the faculty member’s classroom and will communicate that decision directly to the students
  • Administrative departments – staff may decide whether to require students and colleagues to wear masks when visiting their departments

Vistors to Campus

Our visitor policy remains the same as it was in the spring semester, with limited visitors to campus during the summer and use of visitor health self-assessment form.

Testing

Free PCR testing will continue to be offered on campus for all students and employees studying and working on campus this summer. 

Starting Tuesday, May 31, testing will be offered five days each week from 11:00 am – 3:00 pm at either University Hall on the Porter Campus (Monday, Wednesday, and Friday) or Washburn Hall on the South Campus (Tuesday and Thursday). This schedule may be adjusted during the summer to accommodate other program schedules and holidays.

View the COVID-19 Testing Schedule.

Suspending weekly summaries of on-campus test results

Note that with fewer community members required to test on campus this summer, more at-home testing, and on-campus testing more often used by those who are symptomatic or have been a close contact, we are not publishing on-campus test results during the summer.

  • Testing Requirements

    Students living in Lesley housing must take a PCR test and a rapid test upon arrival on campus and at least once a week thereafter.  We strongly encourage students to test before coming to campus.  Students who test positive will need to leave campus housing or move to on-campus isolation housing (note that our dining halls are not open this summer).

    Students and employees who have an approved medical or religious exemption from the COVID-19 vaccine must get tested on campus at least once each week.

  • Test Results

    Please download the CoVerified app to check your on-campus test results.

  • Testing Positive for COVID-19

    Any student or employee studying and working on campus who tests positive for COVID-19 must notify us and remain off campus or in their Lesley residential room for further instruction.

  • Close Contacts

    Any student or employee studying and working on campus who tests positive for COVID-19 must notify us of any Lesley close contacts. To the extent possible, close contacts of COVID-19 positive cases in the Lesley community will be alerted of the possibility of an exposure and provided with instructions. However, the University will not be able to conduct contact tracing in every case. Individuals who test positive for COVID-19 should please immediately notify their close contacts.

Questions?
Contact the COVID-19 Safety Team with all questions related to these protocols.