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What will the modular housing units be used for? What will they offer to students?
The modular housing units are only be used for students in isolation—not for general housing. Each unit is a single—with heat and air conditioning—and shares a bathroom with one other unit. Each unit has a bed with drawers underneath, a desk and chair, and a wardrobe/dresser. The units are connected to the Tufts network, giving students full Internet connectivity.
What steps is the university taking any steps to increase or change cleaning protocols?
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.
A member of my household has an immune compromised condition. To keep that family member safe, I need a single. How do I get one?
While we appreciate your concern for your household members, Tufts provides accommodations to students with documented disabilities, and this accommodation does not extend to students with concerns related to their family, friends, or loved ones.
Students who are concerned about getting a family member sick may request permission from Residential Life and Learning to self-isolate or quarantine (based on Student Health medical guidance) for 14 days before leaving campus at the end of the semester. This self-quarantine might be in a separate residential space from the usual assignment and would not last for longer than 14 days.