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Campus Health & Safety

Your safety is our priority. Since March 2020, the College has employed new and rigorous cleaning measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19. MassArt has also a hired Madison Rivard, Director of COVID-19 Operations to coordinate our internal COVID-19 response. 

Cleaning Measures & Frequency
  • Cleaning and sanitizing common and high touch areas will be done continually from 7:00am - 11:00pm daily
  • Sanitization of occupied areas will be completed daily between 11:00pm - 7:00am  
  • Hand sanitization stations have been installed all throughout campus
  • Paper towels are in every bathroom and hand dryers have been disabled 
New Equipment
  • Ultraviolet (UV) disinfecting wands, which kill 99.9% of bacterial will be used in areas where foggers and disinfectants are impractical 
  • Disinfectant handheld fogger machines will be used in office areas 
  • Backpack disinfection machines will be used in larger rooms, the Design and Media Center atrium, and the auditorium
  • Wheeled disinfectant foggers will be used in hallways
  • Air flow meters will be used to test air flow from all unit ventilators and air handlers
  • Water testing equipment is being used in all buildings to test potable water
  • Kaivac machines will be used to sanitize restrooms 
  • Sneeze guards are installed in reception, security, cash register, and food service areas
  • All toilets are now self-flushing and all sinks are hands-free
  • Hands free openers installed on many restroom doors 
  • UV lamps will be installed in the phone charging kiosks 
  • Air flow meters will be used to test air flow from all unit ventilators and air handlers
  • Outside air dampers will allow larger volumes of fresh air to enter our spaces 
  • HVAC systems will operate 24/7 for continuous air circulation 
  • New ventilation equipment installed in Collins building and Kennedy building allow digital control of temperature as well as outside air coming into the building (over 70 new units have been installed) 
  • High efficiency air filters have been installed in all air handling equipment 
  • Portable air filter units that have high efficiency filters in them to use in spaces that require additional filtered air flow

do your part

MassArt requires all people on campus to wear an appropriate face covering while inside campus facilities/buildings. Upon entry to campus, anyone not using a face covering will be asked to wear one by the staff at the entry desk.

These requirements are based on recent guidance from the CDC and an order requiring face coverings from Governor Baker. Face coverings are in addition to - and not a substitute for - physical distancing.

Read about the Culture of Care and Face Coverings from our Office of Justice, Equity, and Transformation.

Thank you for your cooperation with this essential component of our campus health and safety plan. It reflects MassArt’s commitment to pursue a just, compassionate, and equitable learning and working environment. 


In accordance with Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker's Reopening Orders, MassArt has completed the COVID-19 Higher Education Control Plan to demonstration self-certification for the adoption of workplace safety rules and requirements. 

Testing & Tracing

MassArt is partnering with Co-Verified and The Broad Institute to test and track the health and wellbeing of community members. 



Bandaid after covid shotstudent vaccine requirement

As part of the Massachusetts state college system, MassArt will be requiring student vaccinations.




View weekly testing data  updated on Wednesdays to reflect test results from the prior seven days.




massart promise

Massachusetts College of Art and Design has developed the #massartpromise to commit to safeguarding the health and well being of our students, our colleagues, and ourselves.




Maureen Keefe
Vice President of Student Development • 617.879.7705