Campus Policies, Requirements & Recommendations
Our goal is to maintain a positive experience on campus and ensure the continued health, safety, and well-being of our university community. To achieve this, the following policies, requirements, and recommendations are in place.
We will continue to monitor and respond to the most recent data and trends and make decisions with caution and with the best interests of our university and host communities in mind.
Tufts requires that all eligible students, faculty, staff, vendors, and affiliates have completed a COVID-19 vaccine primary series and have received at least one booster dose. Tufts strongly advises staying up to date on vaccination by receiving the most recent booster dose recommended by the U.S. CDC. Although the bivalent (Omicron) booster is not specifically required, it is strongly recommended.
Domestic and personal international travel is allowed without restrictions. Faculty, staff, and students seeking to travel internationally on university-related business must obtain explicit approval from their dean (or their designee) of the school or unit.
We encourage everyone to follow the CDC’s guidance on travel.
On March 17, 2023, the testing centers on the Boston Health Sciences, Medford/Somerville, and SMFA campuses will close. Close contact testing will no longer be provided. Follow CDC guidelines if you have been exposed to COVID-19. Everyone must follow the instructions for isolation in case of a positive test.
If you don’t feel well and are exhibiting symptoms of any communicable disease, we ask that you do not come to campus and seek medical care.
On March 17, 2023, the testing centers on the Boston Health Sciences, Medford/Somerville, and SMFA campuses will close. Close contact testing will no longer be provided. If you have been exposed to COVID-19, follow the CDC guidelines. Faculty, staff, and students will be able to schedule an appointment for symptom evaluation and/or symptomatic testing at other campus locations. See testing protocols for details.
The use of masks on campus is optional (except when required in designated areas of the School of Dental Medicine and other healthcare settings), but wearing a mask indoors is highly recommended as an effective strategy to prevent the transmission of illness. We strongly recommend that individuals who choose to mask for their own protection wear a KN95 mask.
Free masks will be available on campus.
Additional information on the use of masks can be found on the CDC’s website.
Visitors will be welcome on campus provided they follow our COVID protocols and are up to date with vaccination at the time of the visit.
Any on-campus volunteer must abide by visitor requirements and expectations.
- Masking is optional at all indoor events, except when required in designated areas of the School of Dental Medicine.
- Vaccination requirements remain in place for all events.
- Please ask event and program participants to complete the COVID-19 Vaccination Attestation Form before they arrive on campus. Visitors on campus for a tour may be required to complete this form based on the individual school or campus guidelines. It does not apply to students in a credit-bearing course or program.
- See the current university guidelines for more information.
Look for the Healthy@Tufts signs wherever you are on campus to learn how to keep yourself and the community healthy and safe.