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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.

Vaccination Policy

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.

COVID-19 Vaccine Policy Information
Travel Policy

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.

Tufts COVID-19 Travel Information
Testing Protocols

Testing will be available for self-identified close contacts and symptomatic individuals on all campuses with a valid Tufts ID. Everyone must follow the guidelines and instructions for quarantine and isolation in case of a positive test or close contact with someone who is positive.

We will not be conducting surveillance testing.

Testing Protocols
Take Action When Sick

If you don’t feel well and are exhibiting symptoms of any communicable disease, we ask that you do not come to campus.

Individuals with flu-like symptoms or who have been in close contact with someone who is confirmed as having COVID-19 in the previous 14 days should seek medical care.

Testing will be available for self-identified close contacts and symptomatic individuals on all campuses with a valid Tufts ID.

If You Are Sick
Mask Wearing

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

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. 

Visitors
Volunteers

Any on-campus volunteer must abide by visitor requirements and expectations.

Events
  • 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.
Event Guidelines
Dining
  • People should use good judgement when taking breaks and eating in proximity to others. Spread out a bit and always wear a mask indoors, unless actively eating or drinking.
  • Visit the Dining Services website for locations and hours.
  • Dining Services is unable to fulfill any off-campus dining requests. However, there are many apps such as Uber Eats or Instacart that can be helpful.
Physical Distancing

People are strongly encouraged to spread out to the furthest extent possible when sharing space indoors with others and to avoid eating with others inside if possible.

Gatherings & Room Occupancy

Standard pre-COVID room occupancy limits apply, including in conference rooms, offices, classrooms, laboratories, gyms, studios, and libraries. When inside, be sure there is plenty of space for people to spread out. If you are planning an event, please review the Events Guidelines page.

 

Healthy@Tufts

Look for the Healthy@Tufts signs wherever you are on campus to learn how to keep yourself and the community healthy and safe.