Campus Visitor Policy

Keeping our Campus Safe

Spring 2022 Campus COVID & Visitor Policy

POLICY NUMBER: 03012022-7.0
EFFECTIVE DATE: March 1, 2022
RESPONSIBLE OFFICER: Vice President External Affairs


Overview

As CDC, Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and County COVID-19 health and safety protocols have adjusted, the following guidelines for campus and visitors are effective 1 March 2022.

This policy has been developed to help ensure the health and safety of the campus community and visitors. It is important to note that this policy can be modified as the COVID-19 situation and corresponding federal, state and local guidance continues to evolve. Revision notations are located at the end of this document with the date and specific description.

Campus Wide

Masking will be optional on campus. Faculty retain the right to require students in classes and labs to wear masks during class and Health Services will continue to require facial coverings in the Health Center. 

Cadets and staff with a vaccination exemption are required to be masked when indoors.

All campus visitors must be fully vaccinated (defined as up-to-date on COVID immunization status including 2-weeks after a primary series and a booster once eligible). Visitors must be prepared to show proof of vaccination. 

 

Version

Issue Date

Update

Description of Changes

7.0

03/01/2022

Simmons

Update for spring semester

6.1

02/18/2022

Simmons

Spring semester campus policy update

6.0

01/01/2022

Simmons

Winter semester campus policy update

5.1

12/03/2021

Simmons

Update for end of fall semester masking requirements

5.0

11/23/2021

Simmons

Update for Fall 2021 masking requirements

4.0

08/20/2021

Simmons

Update for Fall 2021 vaccination requirements

3.0

05/25/2021

Simmons

Update addressing vaccinated and unvaccinated visitors

2.0

01/12/2021

Simmons/Novak

Addition of cadet visiting and modification to recruitment of prospective students

1.0

09/08/2020

Simmons

Initial publication date