Update to Out-of-Region Cadet Candidates - MA Governor's Order

There is an important change to your pre-arrival COVID testing instructions mandated by the Governor of Massachusetts.
Please share this information with your family right away.

  • The Massachusetts Governor has issued an order that applies to cadet candidates NOT arriving directly from: MA, CT, VT, NH, ME, NY or NJ.  This list of states may change depending on COVID case numbers.
  • If you live in one of the lower risk states listed above but have been working or vacationing in a different state in the 14 days before entering Massachusetts, you must follow the same rules.


The amended MMA protocol:

  • All must complete the MA online form on entering the state.
  • All must have negative results from a COVID test done 72 hours before arrival, or quarantine in Massachusetts (14 days) or until you have a negative test done here. To achieve the testing requirement, you have 2 options.


Notify nurse@maritime.edu, before August 14th as to which option you select.

If you CAN get results back within your own state from a test done within 72 hours before coming to Massachusetts, a negative result must be submitted from a molecular COVID test performed in the 72 hours before arrival in Massachusetts.

If you CANNOT get results back within your own state from a test within 72 hours before coming to Massachusetts:

  • You are still required to get a COVID test in your state on or after 8/13 and forward results to nurse@maritime.edu.
  • You are still required to self-quarantine from 8/9 forward. However, this will not meet the Governor's order. We will assist you to meet the requirements.
  • Arrive at MMA on Thursday, August 20th, for a PCR COVID-19 test.
  • We will follow-up with more specific 8/20 arrival protocols in a coming email.
  • Under the Governor's travel orders, you will need to find a quarantine location until the results are returned.
  • If your test is negative, you may return to MMA for Assimilation on August 23rd.


Quarantining on campus before Assimilation week begins will not be possible.


Contact nurse@maritime.edu with any questions. 
Please let us know if there are any questions and thank you for your attention to this required change.  We are adjusting to be in compliance and want to help support each of you in that effort. If you were planning on coming back to Massachusetts even sooner and quarantining somewhere else, let us know and we can walk you through some other local options for testing.

Local Hotels With Special Rates for Massachusetts Maritime Academy

Hampton Inn Cape Cod Canal
12 Kendall Rae Place, Buzzards Bay, MA 02532 · ~1.5 mi
(508) 444-4508
MMA rate:  call the hotel directly - press "0" for the front desk and identify yourself as an MMA Family.

TownePlace Suites by Marriott Wareham Buzzards Bay
50 Rosebrook Place, Wareham, MA 02571 · ~9.2 mi
(508) 291-1800
MMA rate:  call the hotel directly - press "0" for the front desk and identify yourself as an MMA Family.

Glen Cove Hotel
167 Onset Ave, Onset, MA 02558 · ~3.2 mi
(774) 678-4233
MMA rate:  book online and write "MMA Family" in the "Message" section when you check out. Staff will add the discount.

Dan'l Webster Inn & Spa
149 Main St, Sandwich, MA 02563 · ~11.3 mi
(508) 888-3622
MMA rate:  refer to the "MMA rate" by contacting the reservation dept.