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Staff members whose roles directly support the university’s faculty, researchers, students, and operations should speak with their supervisors to confirm work arrangements, schedule, and timing for their return to campus for the fall 2021 semester, if required. Staff who do not directly support faculty, researchers, students, and operations will be given the opportunity to return to campus for the fall semester as approved by the leadership of their unit. Supervisors will be in touch with employees to confirm work schedules and location.

Employees are not required to have a COVID test before returning to campus; however, employees who are regularly on campus will be required to participate in routine surveillance testing.

If you are looking for information about parking on the Medford/Somerville, SMFA, Boston Health Sciences, or Grafton campuses, visit the Parking Permits page on Access Tufts.

Return to Campus Guide

To help you prepare for your return to your workplace on campus, Tufts has created a Return to Campus Guide with helpful information about what to expect. It also provides resources for managers, including a checklist to prepare for one-on-one conversations with staff members prior to their return to campus. This guide may change as new directives and information become available. Check the date on your guide to ensure you have the most recent edition.

Return to Campus Guide
Vaccination Requirements

All faculty and staff will be required to provide documentation of COVID-19 vaccination, request a medical or religious accommodation, or complete a declination form indicating a decision to decline vaccination by August 15 at the latest.

COVID-19 Vaccine Information
Routine Surveillance Testing

All faculty, staff, and students who come to any Tufts University campus are required to participate in routine surveillance testing. In addition, anyone visiting or returning to a Tufts facility is required to complete a Daily Health Status Survey before coming to campus. 

Routine Surveillance Testing Program
Training Module

When you are asked to return to campus, you must complete a training module to prepare for the new safety protocols.  Once you have completed the module, you will need to complete the acknowledgment form. The training course Returning to Tufts Campuses is available for completion on the Tufts Learning Center. 

Tufts Learning Center
Technology & Resources for Teaching

Tufts Center for the Enhancement of Learning and Teaching (CELT), Tufts Technology Services (TTS), Academic Advising, the StAAR Center, the Academic Continuity Committee, and the Deans' Offices continue to provide resources to assist AS&E faculty and instructors.

AS&E Faculty Resources
Human Resources

HR is offering many programs and services to help Tufts employees during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

HR Programs & Services During COVID-19
For Researchers

The Office of the Vice Provost for Research (OVPR) has addressed potential research issues related to the COVID-19 pandemic. For information and guidelines on research, visit the OVPR website.

COVID-19 Information & Research Resources