Dear Regis community,

With the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts recently announcing significant changes to COVID-19 guidelines and recommendations, the light at the end of the tunnel continues to get brighter.

I want to share with you what the most recent updates mean for the Regis community now and as we prepare for the fall semester. At this time, Regis College will not follow Massachusetts’ plan to lift most COVID-19 restrictions on May 29, but will rather reduce on-campus regulations through phases in the coming weeks and months.

Masks – Starting Saturday, May 29 you will no longer need to wear a mask while outdoors on campus. Masks will still be required for all indoor campus spaces, except for when you are eating or drinking indoors, or if you are in your own office or residence room.

In the spirit of Regis’ ideals of being a welcoming and inclusive community, we ask that everyone please respect the decision by those who choose to continue to wear a mask even as the requirements are lifted.

Vaccination – All campus community members have until Monday, August 16 to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

Faculty and staff can now upload their vaccine information through the CoVerified app in the Report tab, including the date of your final vaccine dose, where you got your vaccine, and a photo of your vaccine card. Students need to upload their vaccine information through CoVerified, as well as CastleBranch.

For those who have not received their COVID-19 vaccination, we encourage you to get vaccinated as soon as possible. The sooner the campus community is able to reach herd immunity, the sooner we can alleviate even more restrictions. If you need your vaccination, there are still appointments available for the Regis COVID-19 vaccine clinic this Friday, May 21, at the Weston campus.

Schedule an appointment here

COVID-19 testing – Beginning Monday, May 31, members of the Regis community who are part of the on-campus testing protocol and are fully vaccinated will no longer need to be tested. Those who have not gotten the vaccine must still be tested weekly.

Summer courses and return to work – Because of scheduling and course planning, summer sessions will remain remote. Regis will also continue with a phased return to campus for faculty and staff that will begin Tuesday, June 1. Additional information about in-person meetings and on-campus events is also forthcoming.

I want to once again thank everyone for your understanding and patience. As has been the case during this pandemic, information is fluid and decisions can occur very quickly so we ask for your flexibility as we evolve our response to COVID-19.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to email


Kara Kolomitz
Chief Operating Officer
Senior Vice President