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Testing

MassArt has provided regular, ongoing testing for the MassArt community since August 2020 and will continue in the Spring semester through the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, a nonprofit academic research institution based in Cambridge, MA. Connecting more than 4,000 scientists across MIT, Harvard, and Harvard hospitals, Broad aims to improve human health by using genomics to advance our understanding of the biology and treatment of human disease, and to help lay the groundwork for a new generation of therapies.


COVID Testing Site Hours
Monday to Thursday 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
Monday to Thursday 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Friday 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Sunday Closed

ONGOING TESTING

Twice a Week

Every  Week
Every Two
Weeks
No Ongoing Testing
Students        
Off-Campus/Commuter Students
 
X
   
Resident Students
X
     
Unvaccinated students who have provided sufficient documentation for medical or religious exemption
X
     
Students who are 100% remote and will not access campus      
X
Employees        
Employees working on campus  
 
X
 

Unvaccinated employees who have provided sufficient documentation for medical or religious exemption

 
X
   

Employees who are 100% remote and will not access campus

     
X

* Employees working on campus are encouraged to test weekly, and unvaccinated employees are encouraged to test twice a week. 


testing frequency

The testing frequency outlined above will be in place for the foreseeable future, but may change if public health advice warrants. All students, faculty and staff accessing campus regularly will be required to have regular testing at the frequency specified above.


CAMPUS Access

All community members will need to abide by our measures of health and safety, including but not limited to:

  • Daily symptom tracking
  • Wearing a mask
  • Frequent hand washing
  • Physical distancing
  • Maintaining full vaccination compliance

Co-Verified: COVID-19 Campus Tool

MassArt is partnering with CoVerified to schedule on-campus testing, view test results, as well as symptom tracking and contact tracing. All students and employees will need to use the Co-Verified app to access the campus. 

    • Only those who are without any symptoms will be given access to campus. On campus, everyone must wear a mask, sanitize hands, and practice physical distancing.
    • Community members who log positive symptoms for COVID-19 (Fever, loss of smell/taste, feelings of exhaustion, etc.) will be encouraged to connect with a healthcare provider who may recommend testing, and will not be allowed to access campus.

      We encourage all MassArt community members to complete the symptom tracking every morning in Co-Verified; even if you won't be accessing campus that day. It's a great habit to get into so you don't forget on days you will be accessing campus and it never hurts to assess how you are feeling.

      Please note: you know your body best. For example, if you have seasonal allergies that cause headaches regularly and you know that's what your headache is from, don't mark it on the symptom tracker or you won't be able to access campus. If you have a headache that is unrelated to your allergies or feels different than usual, then you should note it in the symptom tracker.
    • CoVerified mobile apps are available for Apple and Android Devices as well as via internet browser. Sign in with your MassArt email address (e.g., mynetid@massart.edu) and password. See the CoVerified tutorial for more information. If you experience any problems with CoVerified, please submit issues directly to their support team.

      Please note: CoVerified was developed in April 2020 to address the COVID-19 pandemic. We have worked with the vendor to ensure that the platform and the apps work, however, users are bound to encounter unexpected issues as we pioneer the use of this important technology. Your patience and cooperation are appreciated.

CONTACT

As always, the safety of all our campus community members is our priority. Maureen Keefe, Vice President of Student Development and Claudia LeClair, Director of College and Visiting Events, are leading the coordination of our internal COVID-19 response. Please email any questions to the team at covid@massart.edu.