Suffolk University has been working to determine the safest ways for students, faculty, and staff to interact with our campus. The COVID-19 pandemic is still active and evolving, and life on campus will be altered to maintain the necessary sanitary and social distancing practices to avoid transmission.
Coronavirus Health Advisory
Guidelines for All
The entire University community will be engaged in these efforts. Whether you are a student, faculty, or staff member, the following will now be parts of everyday campus life:
- Face coverings: In any location other than a private office, people will be required to wear face coverings. This includes all outside areas on campus even if maintaining at least 6 feet of distance from others.
- Social distancing: People on campus will be required to maintain a distance of at least six feet from one another.
- Crowd reduction: Measures are in place throughout campus to reduce the number of people permitted in rooms at one time, and to reduce the flow of traffic through common areas like hallways, stairwells, and elevators.
- Daily Symptom Monitoring: All students and employees coming to campus must self-monitor for any of the COVID-19 related symptoms and submit their daily self-attestation using the CoVerified app in order to gain access to all campus buildings. Students and employees should report any/all COVID symptoms even if they are not coming to campus that day.
- Surveillance Testing Program: All non-symptomatic students and employees who are routinely (at least weekly) coming to campus must participate in the University Surveillance Testing Program. Test results are typically returned within 24 hours. This testing program is not appropriate for students and employees with symptoms or anyone who has had a known exposure to COVID-19. It is not a drop-in test site for anyone; it is for people who are regularly coming to campus.
COVID-19 Higher Education Control Plan
Suffolk University has adopted the COVID-19 workplace safety rules and requirements instituted under the Governor's Reopening Orders for Phase II and Phase III.