Mask Policy Update, as of November 14, 2022
FALL 2022 HOUSING GUIDELINES
The Housing and Residence Life staff, in collaboration with our property management company and other members of the College, will continue to provide a safe environment with specific protection measures. These safety measures have been developed with health and safety guidance provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the Department of Public Health (DPH), and aligned with the best practices of other colleges and universities. While subject to developments with COVID variants, the safety measures below will be in place for the Fall semester, unless you are notified otherwise.
MOVE IN TO YOUR RESIDENCE HALL - FALL 2022
VACCINATION AND BOOSTER REQUIREMENT
Students who are living on campus are required to be up to date with COVID-19 vaccinations. Students must ensure that they have received their primary series of vaccinations and available booster shots in accordance with CDC guidelines to stay up to date while in residence.
ALL RESIDENT STUDENTS
All resident students are encouraged to take a PCR test within 72 hours of move-in if available, AND required to take a PCR within 24 hours of their arrival on campus.
New Students will move into the residence halls on Saturday, September 3rd. Specific time slots will be sent to new students from the firstname.lastname@example.org email address in early August.
Returning Students will check in on Monday, September 5th. Specific time slots will be sent to returning students from the email@example.com email address in early August.
Note: If you would like to move in outside of these hours, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org at least 72 hours in advance to schedule your return.
All Residence Halls will be at full occupancy.
RESIDENTIAL LIVING GUIDELINES
The safety and well-being of all residents is our highest priority.
There are no specific quarantine and isolation spaces on campus. Students who need to quarantine and/or isolate must either leave campus or quarantine/isolate in their space.
Students are encouraged to test regularly with MassArt provided at-home rapid tests, even if asymptomatic. Free Rapid Antigen Tests (RAT) will be provided to all resident students.
Students experiencing symptoms consistent with COVID-19 should seek PCR testing as soon as possible and isolate until results are known.
If a student tests positive, they must report it to COVID@massart.edu
COVID-19 PROTOCOLS CONTINUE
As our understanding of the COVID-19 virus has evolved, so have our protocols. Students will be required to comply with quarantine and isolation guidance in the event of a positive test result or confirmed close contact. Resident students are encouraged to test frequently, even if they’re not showing any signs or symptoms of COVID-19 to minimize community transmission.
Should there be evidence of on-campus transmission, additional protocols may be enacted to minimize the impact of COVID-19 on the residential community.