All vaccines approved by another country or the World Health Organization (WHO) will be accepted as meeting Tufts’ requirement for vaccination. Individuals who have received a non-WHO approved vaccine may be offered one approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
Faculty & Staff
With many students having gone home and people starting to take vacation, we are seeing a drop in testing on campus. This means another change in our testing schedule.
Effective June 21st, there will no longer be regular testing on Tuesday. Instead, on Monday morning, testing will run from 8:30- am – 12:30 pm in the Treadmill Room in the HLA. Then it will move to the Admin Building from 1:00 pm – 5:30 pm.
Anyone from TVFS or Tufts at Tech, or other locations, should come on Monday for testing instead of Tuesday.
On long weekends, we will continue to have testing on Monday 2 – 3 pm in the admin building (no testing on Sunday or Monday mornings), and we will offer Tuesday testing in the morning in the Treadmill Room and the afternoon in the Admin Building.
Long-weekends: we will continue to have testing on Monday 2 – 3 pm in the admin building (no testing on Sunday or Monday mornings), and we will offer Tuesday testing in the morning in the Treadmill Room and the afternoon in the Admin Building.
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)
Drive-through testing: Only available to those given special direction.
|Day||Time||Location||Primary Group+||Test Results Usual Return*|
|Monday||8:30 am - 12:30 pm||Treadmill Room (HLA)||Overnight staff||Tuesday by noon|
|1:00 - 5:00 pm||
|Students/general staff||Tuesday by noon|
|Wednesday||5:00 – 6:00 pm||Treadmill Room||Hospital/clinic staff/others||Friday by noon|
|Thursday||8:30 am – 3:30 pm||Treadmill Room||Hospital/clinic staff/others||Friday by noon|
|Saturday||9:00 – 9:30 pm||Treadmill Room||Hospital/clinic staff||Monday early morning|
|Sunday||9:30 – 10:00 am||Admin Building||All||Monday early morning|
*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.
While the prevalence of COVID-19 has fallen dramatically, the virus has not been eliminated and the potential for serious illness from infection remains, especially among immunocompromised and or unvaccinated members of the community.
For more details on daily health screening, visit Testing at Tufts.
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.
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 email@example.com 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.