We want to share a reminder, as well as additional information about the College requirements for students to receive their COVID-19 booster and take a COVID-19 PCR test prior to returning to campus/Boston.
Happy New Year. We hope you’ve been able to have a restful and enjoyable break thus far, and are starting to plan for your return to campus.
This update and adjustment is in response to the difficulty some are having securing PCR tests at this time.
The College is requiring the COVID-19 booster to help keep our community safe, healthy, and learning in person.
Based on guidance from the CDC, Tufts Medical Center, and Massachusetts Department of Public Health, the College is requiring the COVID-19 booster to help keep our community safe, healthy, and learning in person
One request! Recognizing that this email is very long, we ask that you please take your time to read through it, as it will hopefully answer many of your questions about the current plan. We will continue to be nimble and flexible given the rapidly changing public health situation and appreciate your cooperation. More information and updates will follow over the coming week.
As preparations for the spring semester continue on our Boston campus, we have been closely monitoring COVID conditions locally and around the country as cases continue to increase and the news around the Omicron variant develops.
At this time, we have 49 active cases of COVID-19 within the Emerson community.
Starting December 14, the TMC Test Center will be shifting from pooled PCR testing to individual PCR testing for the remainder of the Fall term.
Emerson will require a COVID-19 vaccine booster shot for all students, faculty, staff, and vendors who live, work, or study on the Boston, Los Angeles, and Netherlands campuses one day a week or more.