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Announcements

Public health updates and reminders ahead of fall semester

As we prepare to come together to start the 2022–23 academic year, here are important COVID-19 safety and campus arrival procedures, information related to monkeypox, and general communicable disease prevention guidance:

  • COVID-19 Campus Arrival Procedures
    • Test before you depart for campus; if you test positive, stay home and complete your isolation period.
    • Take a saliva test within five days of arriving on campus, and test again one week later.
      • Test kits will be distributed to students living on campus during residence hall check-in and key pickup. Students living off campus should pick up test kits outside Wheelock 208.
      • Pooled results are available withing 24 to 48 hours.
    • If you stayed on campus this summer, start saliva testing the week of Aug. 22, and test again one week later. 
  • Monkeypox Update
  • Communicable Disease Outbreak Prevention
    • Stay home when you feel sick.
    • Wear a mask. Masks are not currently required on campus, but are recommended and can reduce exposure to viruses, such as cold, flu, COVID-19, and monkeypox.
    • Wash your hands frequently.
    • Learn about COVID-19 and monkeypox risks and prevention strategies. 

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