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Coming to Campus

MCPHS is pleased to have students, faculty, and staff back on campus this fall 2021 semester. The health and safety of our students, faculty, and staff is our highest priority. This COVID-19 Information Center provides complete details of all campus operations as well as information on how we accomplished a smooth transition back to normal campus life. We are thrilled to welcome you back to campus and continue working together to keep all our students, faculty, and staff healthy and safe.

For our Students, Faculty, and Staff

Although we have many more students, faculty, and staff on campus this semester, we also have Community members who are remote either part-time or full-time. In order to come to campus, all students, faculty, and staff must be vaccinated against COVID-19, except in cases of approved medical or religious exemptions, be tested at least once a week, and comply with all other University health and safety protocols, including mask-wearing. Students have open access to campus during hours of operation, while employees must work with their supervisors to determine their on-campus schedules. Testing guidance for students, faculty, and staff is included below:

  • Vaccinated students, faculty, and staff on campus regularly:
    • Must have a test no older than 7 days old
  • Unvaccinated students, faculty, and staff with an approved exemption on campus regularly:
    • Must test twice a week (every 3-4 days)

All students and employees can find more information about expectations for coming to campus here:

For our Contractors, Guest Lecturers, and Patients

There are instances in which contractors and guest lecturers need to come to campus. All contractors and guest lecturers, as well as all patients at the on-campus centers and clinics, are required to:

  • Self-evaluate their symptoms and complete the daily health screening questionnaire through the MCPHS website before their visit: Campus Visitor Screening Questionnaire.
  • Follow all health and safety guidelines while on campus including:
    • Wear a mask.
    • Maintain appropriate physical distancing.
    • Wash hands regularly with soap and water, and/or use hand sanitizer.
    • Cough or sneeze into a tissue or into your elbow if no tissue is available.
    • Stay home if not feeling well.
  • Patients and other clinic participants will be contacted by the center or clinic to complete a patient screening questionnaire within 72 hours of their visit and upon campus arrival.
  • Patients and other clinic participants will be subject to a COVID-19 test the day of their appointment.
  • Patients and other clinic participants are expected to follow all COVID-19 protocols of the center or clinic that they visit.
  • Contractors and guest lecturers with a one-time visit to campus and have limited contact with students, faculty, or staff must test upon arrival to the campus at the Testing Center
  • Contractors and guest lecturers with a one-time visit to campus and have frequent contact with students, faculty, or staff:
    • Must present a negative COVID-19 test that is not more than 7 days old and must test upon arrival to the campus at the Testing Center.
  • Contractors and guest lecturers with multiple visits to campus and have limited contact with students, faculty or staff:
    • One or more days a week, test once a week at the Testing Center, and must present a negative COVID-19 test that is not more than 7 days old.
    • Less than once a week, must present a negative COVID-19 test that is not more than 7 days old and must test upon arrival on campus at the Testing Center.
  • Contractors and guest lecturers with multiple visits to campus and have frequent contact with students, faculty or staff:
    • Two or more days a week, test two times a week (every 3-4 days), must present a negative COVID-19 test that is not more than 7 days old and must test upon arrival to the campus at the Testing Center.
  • In the case where contractors and guest lecturers are authorized to be on campus on back-to-back days (e.g., Tuesday and Wednesday), they only need to test once.
  • To receive information on scheduling a test on one of our campuses, please reach out to your MCPHS contact person for specific instructions.

COVID-19 Team Contact Information
covid19team@mcphs.edu
617.732.2798

COVID-19 Team Contact Information

covid19team@mcphs.edu
617.732.2798