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COVID-19 Guidance: Guidance and operational updates for Cummings School and its veterinary teaching hospitals


Current COVID-19 guidance and operational updates for the greater Cummings School community

Surveillance Testing Program Schedule (Updated 8/31/21)

Missed testing or need to re-test:  please go to the next available testing period, or when you will next be on campus if you have a long commute.

Regular testing: If you are on campus weekly, you must get tested each week.  If you are not going to on campus for a week, you may miss a testing week.  You must then get tested the next time you return to campus (i.e., if you normally test on Thursdays and miss a week, you must test on Monday if that is your first day back)

Day Time Location Primary Group+ Test Results Usual Return*
Monday 6:00 – 7:00 am Treadmill Room (HLA) Overnight staff Tuesday by noon
8:30 am – 3:30 pm Treadmill Room (HLA) Hospital/clinic staff/V22 students Tuesday by noon
Tuesday 8:30 am - 5:30 pm Admin Bldg. (KCR) Students/General Staff Wednesday by noon
Wednesday 4:45 – 6:00 pm Treadmill Room (HLA) Hospital/clinic staff/others Friday by noon
Thursday 8:30 am – 3:30 pm Treadmill Room (HLA) Hospital/clinic staff/V22 students Friday by noon
Saturday 9:00 – 9:30 pm Treadmill Room (HLA) Hospital/clinic staff Monday early morning

Drive-through testing: Only available to those given special direction.

*Test return times are usual return times and are not guaranteed.  Tests would not be considered late until early evening on the day of usual return.

+The primary group indicates the group the time is generally intended to serve. We try to limit mixing where possible, so when possible please stick to the appropriate primary group time. However, there is no absolute restriction on attending any of the times identified. 

COVID-19 Guidance and Operational Updates

These are challenging times—for everyone. Cummings School is committed to working with all community members to navigate the new realities posed by COVID-19.

We have put policies and procedures in place that prioritize the health and well-being of our students, faculty, staff, and clients visiting our teaching hospitals and clinics. Consistent with the university’s mission—to create and apply knowledge, foster active citizenship, and innovate in the face of complex challenges—we have pulled together to meet the challenges associated with COVID-19.

Cummings School has worked closely with Tufts University and local authorities to ensure compliance with the latest health and safety requirements as well as best practices. As we implement the new mandatory workplace safety standards and sector-specific protocols for responding to COVID-19, each of us plays an integral part in this work.

Our understanding of COVID-19 is still developing. As we learn more about the virus, and as additional data and guidance become available, our policies and plans will evolve.

The following information provides guidance to the greater Cummings School community on preparation and protocol pertaining to COVID-19.  Please check back regularly.