University operations are substantially back to normal, and based on the high vaccination and booster rates within our community and improvements in public health conditions, we are able to immediately relax several other policies, with additional loosening of the rules planned for March.

It is important that everyone remain aware of current requirements and guidelines and continue to adhere to them:

  • Masking is optional for those who are vaccinated and boosted in administrative spaces, research labs, public spaces, athletic facilities, and non-classroom communal spaces. Masks remain required in classrooms, lab- and studio-based classes, and other spaces where instruction takes place, as well as in common areas of residence halls and in Homewood/Peabody dining facilities (except when actively eating or drinking). Those who have been granted exceptions from the vaccination mandate are still required to wear masks indoors. More information
  • COVID-19 vaccination and booster shots are required for all affiliates working or studying in the U.S.; booster shots must be received and submitted to the university’s Vaccine Management System by Feb. 1. More information
  • Twice-weekly COVID testing is required for all undergraduate students and once-weekly testing is required for all grad students on campus; voluntary asymptomatic testing on demand remains available for vaccinated faculty, staff, and postdocs. More information
  • Daily Prodensity health checks are no longer required.
  • Affiliates with vaccination exceptions must test twice weekly. More information
  • Protocols for isolation, quarantine, and testing of close contacts have been modified based on recent CDC guidance. More information
  • Food service is permitted at all events, both indoor and outdoor, and all capacity limits and permission requirements have been lifted. More information
  • Travel restrictions have been lifted, but affiliates are encouraged to take precautions to reduce the risk of infection during travel. More information
  • Guests are allowed on campus; all campus guests regardless of vaccine status are required to wear face-coverings while on the property. 

Community feedback

Your feedback is important to us—we hope to hear from you and to answer any questions you may have via the feedback form on this website and via periodic town hall discussions. You can share comments and suggestions about the resumption of on-campus activities at anytime.

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