UPDATED Testing Schedule effective SEPTEMBER 1, 2021 can be viewed here. Testing will no longer be available on Sundays. Getting tested the day before coming to campus is no longer required for vaccinated individuals. All visitors to campus must be vaccinated.
COVID-19 vaccination is mandatory for all faculty, staff, and students. Please refer to the Tufts University COVID-19 vaccination policies found here.
At this time, faculty, staff, affiliates, and students who are coming to or living on campus are NOT required to complete the daily health status survey.
Students, faculty, and staff should stay home when feeling sick! Individuals with flu-like symptoms should seek medical care and receive a negative COVID-19 test before returning to work or classes.
All individuals normally coming to campus who are sick or unwell for any reason are required to stay at home or to leave the workplace immediately.
Anyone who is sick or unwell should email firstname.lastname@example.org for specific guidance and be cleared to return to work or school.
In addition, you must notify the appropriate supervisor that you will not be coming to campus:
For more details on quarantine and isolation, visit Testing at Tufts.
Email email@example.com for guidance.
If anyone with confirmed or probable COVID-19 is on campus, we will carry out contact tracing. Contact tracing for positive tests through our on-campus testing will have contact tracing by Marathon Health (see below). All other contact tracing (probably COVID-19; positive symptomatic) will be carried out on-campus by OEHN (and/or other appointed individuals). This is why we ask for the information above when you are sick. Please note that the Department of Public Health may do additional contact tracing. We do not do contact tracing for off-campus individuals.
In order for proper contact tracing, it is important that you provide as accurate information as possible.
Essential short-term visitors (<1 day) are allowed to campus, provided that the one-up supervisor has approved the visitor as essential.
If they meet these criteria, they no longer require testing.
If they must eat or drink with employees, or be in close contact with students, then they must be tested when on campus.
Anyone who is coming for an extended period of time will need to be in some form of testing program and will need dean’s office approval in advance. Volunteers are still not permitted on campus or in any of our hospitals or clinics.
In these latter two cases, please email Stephen Libuda to get them appropriately enrolled and/or email firstname.lastname@example.org for guidance.
For questions about testing, travel, or health, please email Cummingscovid@tufts.edu. Nurses will be responding between 10 am and 2 pm to the majority of questions. The mailbox is monitored from roughly 6 am to 9 pm, and we respond in a timely manner when required.
Any concerns or questions regarding COVID-19 Policies and Guidelines should be forwarded to Dean Alastair Cribb.