Our top priority is the safety and well-being of our community members. In addition to enhanced cleaning and safety protocols, we are implementing preventative measures to help keep our community safe.
Every student, faculty, and student-facing employee returning to campus will be involved in a robust system of COVID-19 testing on campus, following a schedule determined based on scientific data and benchmarks for the community.
The university will require testing when students initially arrive on campus. All students entering residential housing will be tested upon their arrival on campus. Student-facing faculty and staff will be included in the testing protocol put forth by the university administration. There is no cost to get tested, and all tests will be administered by Health Services.
The Regis Community Health Services Testing Center schedule is designed to support all community members who are required to come to campus in the Spring semester. This schedule includes weekend hours that are designed specifically to accommodate our graduate and professional studies students.
COVID-19 testing appointments can be scheduled during the following time frames for community members who have been invited to campus in the Spring semester:
Monday & Friday: 8 – 3PM
Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday: 8 – 6PM
Saturdays: 12 – 2PM
Sundays: 12 – 2PM only on the following dates
Those living and working on the Regis campus will be required to complete the daily checklist as well as a temperature check each day. Students will be supplied a digital thermometer for their personal use and Health Services will have an additional supply on hand for students who cannot access one. Students should contact Regis Health services in the event of any symptoms before arriving on campus or leaving their residences.
All employees working on campus are expected to complete the daily checklist before their arrival using their own personal thermometers. If any of COVID-19 symptoms are evident, faculty and staff are required to contact their program director or supervisor and not report to work that day.
If a student is experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, they should isolate in their room and notify Health Services.
In collaboration with the Local Boards of Health (LBOH), Health Services has developed a comprehensive internal plan and will be involved in all aspects of the contact tracing efforts on campus in an effort to quickly identify any close contacts of someone who tests positive for COVID-19.
A limited amount of isolation rooms are available for use by students who have tested positive for COVID-19.
In a case where a residential staff person has tested positive for COVID-19, they will be required to isolate in their apartments, per CDC and local Board of Health guidelines. They may return to work once medically cleared by the local Board of Health and Health Services.
Students who have had close contact with a confirmed positive COVID-19 case will be required to quarantine, as per CDC and Local Board of Health guidelines, and not be in public spaces. These students will be able to quarantine on campus in specific rooms. Regis will require the students in quarantine, either on campus or at home, to be tested in accordance with CDC and local Board of Health guidelines. Students will remain in quarantine until cleared by Regis College or their local Board of Health.
In a case where a residential staff member who have had close contact with a confirmed positive COVID-19 case, they will be required to quarantine in their apartment on campus.
Students, and their family members, arriving on campus from high-risk states from outside of Massachusetts (as determined by Governor Baker’s Travel Order) or internationally are required to provide written confirmation of a negative COVID-19 PCR test administered up to 72 hours prior to arriving to Massachusetts. For information on approved testing locations by state, please visit the CDC website.
For all travel into and outside of Massachusetts, it is your responsibility to know and understand the COVID-19 travel guidelines of your destination, since these may differ from the Massachusetts guidelines. Please remember that any individual who does engage in personal travel outside of Massachusetts is responsible for complying with the Massachusetts Travel order.
Results should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org prior to students’ departure for campus. Please include in the subject line of the email the name of the student – COVID-19 Test Results. Documentation must be legible and in its entirety, including full name and date of birth. Documentation should also be brought to campus and presented upon arrival.
Students coming to campus from within Massachusetts and the states on the approved travel list are exempt from these additional requirements. These students will be tested when they arrive on campus and will follow Regis’ testing protocol.
If a residential student’s test result comes back positive for COVID-19 within 72 hours of their planned arrival on campus, they should not come to campus and should contact Regis Community Health Services and the Office of Residence Life immediately.
Residential students who are unable to obtain COVID-19 negative test results before coming to the campus will be tested upon arrival and remain in quarantine until test results are received. Unfortunately, family members who are unable to present a negative test result within 72 hours will not be permitted onto campus. Travel should be planned accordingly.