Below are some of the most commonly asked questions about Regis College's testing protocol. If you have additional questions, please email email@example.com.
If your test is invalid or inconclusive, you will be contacted by Health Services and scheduled to retest within the same week.
If your test is positive, Health Services will call you and explain the isolation guidelines and provide health-related resources. Health Services will handle contact tracing for Regis contacts. Non-Regis contacts will be managed by their local Board of Health and the Contact Tracing Collaborative. If you are a residential student Health Services, the COVID-19 coordinator, the Office of Residential Life, and the Institute for Learning will ensure appropriate accommodations and support are provided while you are in isolation.
You will not be notified of a positive test result through the CoVerified app.
Anyone not in the Regis testing protocol who tests positive for COVID-19 should contact their primary care provider for guidance.
Contact your clinical faculty member if you have a confirmed COVID-19 exposure at your clinical placement. Health Services, faculty, and academic administrators will provide you with guidance and support.
If there is a confirmed exposure on the Regis campus, Health Services will initiate the appropriate contact tracing, communication, quarantine, testing, and monitoring protocols in partnership with the Weston Board of Health. Anyone with a confirmed exposure will be assisted by Health Services staff and clinicians.
Immediately limit your contact with others and get in touch with your primary care provider. Also email firstname.lastname@example.org with information regarding the exposure for further guidance from Health Services.
A close contact exposure is defined by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) as someone who was within 6 feet of a person with COVID-19 for a cumulative total of 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period. If you meet the definition of a close contact, immediately quarantine. If you are not in the Regis testing protocol, contact your Primary Care Provider. If you are in the Regis testing protocol, email email@example.com. If you don’t meet the definition of a close contact, continue your Daily Symptom Screening and practice social distancing, mask wearing, and good hand washing.
If you think you have COVID-19 or answer yes to any of the Daily Symptom Screening questions, do not go into the Testing Center or Health Services.
Most important is to stay in compliance yourself. Log your daily symptoms and appear for your weekly testing appointments.
Faculty are responsible for confirming that each student in their class has a green “cleared” screen upon entering class. As this is a change in behavior for our campus, we ask that you extend grace this first week as we transition.
A green “cleared” screen means students have:
A red "restricted" screen means students have:
If a student has symptoms, or the app shows they are out of compliance with testing, they should return to their room or their car and call Health Services immediately at 781.768.7290.
A Starfish flag labeled “Not cleared for on-campus classes” will be raised for students who are not able to attend classes due to a COVID-19 related concern. These students should be excused and alternative arrangements made to make up missed coursework.
Students should email their academic advisor and individual faculty members if they will miss class or clinical. Students must work with their faculty to make up any missed coursework.
In collaboration with the Local Boards of Health (LBOH) and the Community Tracing Collaborative (CTC) Health Services has developed a comprehensive internal plan and will be managing 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.