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What steps is the university taking any steps to increase or change cleaning protocols?

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The university has proactively instituted enhanced cleaning and disinfecting procedures in response to emerging viral pathogens; these include the application of EPA-approved disinfectants on communal, high-use surfaces. We stand ready to alter these practices as CDC guidance and/or the situation at Tufts changes. In the event that deeper environmental cleaning becomes necessary, the university is working with an outside vendor to ensure that this can be done swiftly and thoroughly.

Dispensers throughout campus are being restocked with CDC-recommended hand sanitizer, and we will install additional dispensers as needed. We continue to monitor our inventory of hand soap, disinfectant, sanitizer and paper products to ensure uninterrupted availability of these products throughout campuses.

Last update: Friday, Aug 14, 2020 - 10:11am

Is the gym open now? What university amenities will be available to me?  

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After consulting with the cities of Medford and Somerville, Ellis Oval outdoor track (College Avenue) and Triangle Park (corner of Powder House Boulevard and College Avenue) are now open. Physical distancing and other local guidelines still apply. The vast majority of our Medford/Somerville campus is also open for walks and passive use.

This fall campus facilities including the gym, library, and Mayer Campus Center will be open and available for students who choose to return to campus this fall. Only on-campus enrolled students have access to these facilities. Students attending virtually should not plan to utilize any on-campus resources or physical spaces including the physical library, classrooms, studios, the Campus Center, gym, and residential spaces, among others. Accordingly, the IDs of students attending virtually will not work for these locations and remote students will be required to remain away from campus for the semester, even if public health conditions improve during the semester.   

Please note that capacities, specific services, and hours will be limited based on public health guidance and other needs. Students will be required to follow the physical distancing and other guidelines determined for each location.  

The Steve Tisch Sports & Fitness Center, including Hamilton Pool, on the Medford/Somerville campus is open for use by students, faculty, and staff who are part of the Tufts testing protocol this fall. New protocols have been developed to prioritize the health and safety of everyone using or working in the facility, including physical distancing, spacing out of fitness equipment, and regular cleaning and disinfecting of equipment and surfaces. The implementation of these protocols has caused significant changes to the normal use of the facility. For example, some equipment and areas of the fitness center are not be available for use, face masks are required, the number of concurrent users of the fitness center (and the duration of each visit) is limited, and advance reservations are required to access the facility. For more information on the Tisch Fitness Center protocol or to make a reservation, please visit: https://www.gotuftsjumbos.com/facilities/Fall_2020_General_Information.

Note that residential guest and visitor policies have changed to align with health recommendations. Based on this, only residents of a specific building will be able to access that building, so residence hall lounge spaces will not be accessible to non-residents.

Last update: Tuesday, Oct 20, 2020 - 11:36am

What restrictions exist around athletics and athletic fields?

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After consulting with the cities of Medford and Somerville, Ellis Oval outdoor track (College Avenue) and Triangle Park (corner of Powder House Boulevard and College Avenue) are now open.  Physical distancing and other local guidelines still apply. The vast majority of our Medford/Somerville campus is also open for walks and passive use.

The Steve Tisch Sports & Fitness Center, including Hamilton Pool, on the Medford/Somerville campus is open for use by students, faculty, and staff who are part of the Tufts testing protocol this fall. New protocols have been developed to prioritize the health and safety of everyone using or working in the facility, including physical distancing, spacing out of fitness equipment, and regular cleaning and disinfecting of equipment and surfaces. The implementation of these protocols has caused significant changes to the normal use of the facility. For example, some equipment and areas of the fitness center are not be available for use, face masks are required, the number of concurrent users of the fitness center (and the duration of each visit) is limited, and advance reservations are required to access the facility.  For more information on the Tisch Fitness Center protocol or to make a reservation, please visit: https://www.gotuftsjumbos.com/facilities/Fall_2020_General_Information.

Following a decision of the NESCAC presidents, NESCAC league and championship play were canceled for the 2020-21 winter season. Along with our NESCAC colleagues, Tufts varsity teams practiced, but did not compete, in fall sports during the 2020 fall semester.  We recognize the dedication and hard work of our student athletes, and we look forward to resumption of NESCAC competition in the future.

Last update: Tuesday, Oct 20, 2020 - 11:35am

To watch a video that explains the new safety protocols implemented in the Steve Tisch Sports & Fitness Center, please click here.

Last update: Tuesday, Oct 20, 2020 - 11:35am

Are the libraries open?

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Tufts libraries continue to provide resources and remote assistance for research and teaching, including consultations, workshops, and the addition of digital materials to our collections. Most Tufts Library spaces are still closed to the public. We have resumed some services that require staff to be on site, such as Scan & Deliver, and contactless borrowing of physical materials. Please visit the Tisch Library website to find library-specific information and contacts.

Please continue to hold on to any library materials in your possession. All due dates are extended to December, and all fines and late fees generated during the COVID-19 pandemic will be waived. If you must return materials for any reason, please use the 24-hour book return near the entrance of Tisch Library. 

Last update: Monday, Aug 17, 2020 - 10:16am

How do I request changes or updates to my access to Tufts buildings, offices, or labs? 

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Contact the ID Card office at accessreq@tufts.edu, or 617-627-3692 to request any changes or updates in your access to Tufts buildings, offices, or labs.

Last update: Tuesday, Aug 18, 2020 - 2:09pm

These FAQs are subject to change. Please check back here for the latest guidance. If you do not  find the information you are looking for, please send an email to COVID19@tufts.edu.