Dear Regis community,

Regis is striving to be as transparent as possible with current information as well as our planning process going forward regarding COVID-19.

Regis received a report late yesterday (March 11) of a student who called Health Services from an off-campus location experiencing flu-like symptoms. Health Services contacted the Department of Public Health which advised that the student did not fit the criteria for COVID-19 testing because they were not in direct contact with a positive COVID-19 patient. Health Services directed the patient to remain off campus until further notice. As a reminder, if you or a member of your household is experiencing any flu-like symptoms, please do not come to any of the Regis campuses. If you are a Weston-based student, please contact Health Services by phone at 781.768.7290. If you are located at Regis North or are an online student, please seek medical care from your local healthcare provider.

Other important updates this morning include:

  • Northern Essex Community College, which hosts our Regis North program, is closing both its Haverhill and Lawrence campuses today, Thursday, March 12 until Monday, March 16 at 8 a.m. A NECC student may have come in contact with a presumptive case of COVID-19. There is no confirmed case at this point on the NECC campus. Please check their site for up-to-date information.
  • Regis is suspending the athletic program including practices and competition until further notice.
  • Regis is suspending all university-sponsored domestic travel until further notice.

The safety of our students, faculty and staff remains my top priority. Please know we are all working hard to take steps to mitigate the risk we all face from COVID-19. Academic deans and program directors will be sending students more specific information today, particularly in regard to off-campus clinicals. Residential students will also be receiving an update about campus life. I will continue to provide updates as developments occur.


Antoinette M. Hays, PhD, RN