With a continued commitment to promote the health and safety of the Regis College community, the institution is closely monitoring monkeypox in the United States. Since vaccinations and treatment are in limited supply, and recognizing that a college campus is a congregate living environment, the university provides this information to educate members of our community on this virus and to share best practices for preventing infection.

According to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, monkeypox is a rare disease that can cause illness with symptoms including a rash, which may look like pimples or blisters, often with an earlier flu-like illness. The virus can be spread through close, personal, often skin-to-skin contact.

Any Regis commuter or residential student who is exhibiting symptoms of monkeypox should contact the university’s Center for Health and Wellness or their primary healthcare provider for guidance. Faculty or staff should contact their primary healthcare provider.

Resources

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has provided the following information and resources:

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