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

Weather Update

Weather Update

February 2, 2021, 6:30am: Cummings School's campus remains closed until noon, with the Foster Hospital for Small Animals and the Hospital for Large Animals open for emergencies and essential care only until then.

In-person teaching and on-campus laboratories are canceled until noon. The period for power outages has passed, so live Zoom lectures may resume this morning.

COVID-19 testing will be available from noon to 5:30 pm in the Administration Building.

Staff who are able to work remotely are encouraged to do so throughout the day as travel on secondary roads may still be difficult and parking may be limited on campus.

Falling and blowing snow overnight has left 18” or so of accumulation on the ground in many areas. Despite best efforts, parking lots have not been fully cleared. We will concentrate on parking for essential hospital and clinic staff in the early morning. Other parking areas will be cleared over the rest of the morning.

We anticipate that conditions will vary from region to region, so please use your judgement when driving to campus. Temperatures will fluctuate around freezing today, with varying amounts of snowfall, sleet, or rain. We will continue to monitor the situation and adjust if required.

Tufts at Tech Community Veterinary Clinic, located at Worcester Technical High School, will be closed Tuesday.

Dr. Gene White will communicate with Tufts Veterinary Field Service faculty and staff directly regarding its service offerings. Clients with questions about the field service should call 860-974-2780.

For weather-related information about operations at Tufts V.E.T.S. in Walpole, Mass., please visit its website at or call 508-668-5454.

For the most up-to-date information, call the Grafton snow line at 508-839-6124.

University Alerts and Weather Advisories

If a Tufts University campus closes due to snow, it will be announced via the following channels. These are the only official sources of a snow-related closing announcement.

If necessary, any additional details about the status of Cummings School and Cummings Veterinary Medical Center will be posted on this page.

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