Coronavirus (COVID-19) Advisory
Suffolk is implementing changes to its COVID-19 policies, effective Monday May 15, 2023, informed by the anticipated end of the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency Declaration on Thursday May 11, 2023.
COVID-19 Vaccination Policy
According to the CDC, the best way to protect yourself and others against severe COVID-19 illness is to remain up to date with vaccination according to each individual's age and health condition. Proof of COVID-19 vaccination will, however, no longer be required on Suffolk's campus.
COVID-19 antigen testing will remain available to all Suffolk students in the context of a medical appointment at CHW. Students should log into CHW's secure student health portal using their Suffolk login credentials to schedule an appointment. Employees should seek COVID-19 testing through their own healthcare providers or at an urgent care facility. Rapid antigen tests are expected to remain available for purchase at pharmacies and similar retail locations as well.
Suffolk University remains a mask-friendly campus. Consistent with our current policy, masks are not required on campus. Masking in crowded indoor spaces is strongly recommended by the CDC if you have, or a household member has, an underlying medical condition that puts you/them at increased risk for severe COVID-19 illness, if you have symptoms of COVID-19, or for 5 days following the initial 5-day isolation period after COVID-19 illness. The CDC also encourages the use of high-quality masks, like KN95s, that fit securely over the nose, mouth, and chin to reduce transmission risk.
As has been our commitment since the beginning of the pandemic, we develop COVID-19 policy and procedures in accordance with the public health guidance provided by the Boston Public Health Commission and the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. This guidance is informed by developing medical science and recommendations made by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the World Health Organization. Suffolk strives to prioritize the health and safety of our community to the best of our ability.