Internal - Faculty & Staff

COVID-19

New COVID-19 Testing Location

Starting on Monday, February 21, the COVID-19 testing site will be located in the Special Functions Room (A-070, located on the ground floor of the MCB, near Fens Dining) for the remainder of the spring semester. The SFR testing site will open at 10am on Monday, February 21, to allow staff the time to set […]

February 14, 2022

Parent and Family Post Virtual Week Updates

We’re excited to announce after a successful spring start, we’re able to return operations to many of our Fall 2021 policies and procedures starting today. Your student received a similar message with the information you will find below. We encourage you to review the entire email to learn more about booster clinic opportunities, the reopening of dining locations, and the updated residential campus guest policy, which impact your student’s experience.

February 7, 2022

New COVID Resource: Campus Operating Status

Given the ever-changing nature of the pandemic and the various measures we have taken in response to it, the COVID-19 Recovery Task Force has created the Campus Operating Status to help inform the community of the current status of our policies and operations. The status will be reviewed and updated regularly by the Task Force based on the current data regarding virus transmission and campus safety. View the Campus Operating Status.

February 2, 2022

Post Virtual Week Updates – Graduate Students

We’re excited to announce after a successful spring start, we’re able to return operations to many of our Fall 2021 policies and procedures. Please review the entire email to learn more about booster clinic opportunities, the reopening of dining locations, and the updated campus guest policy.

January 24, 2022

Post Virtual Week Updates

We’re excited to announce after a successful spring start, we’re able to return operations to many of our Fall 2021 policies and procedures. Please review the entire email to learn more about booster clinic opportunities, the reopening of dining locations, and the updated residential campus guest policy.

January 24, 2022

The Anchor: Welcome Back Week Activities; Student Affairs Drop-In Hours; and More

We’re excited to return to campus this semester, but we know that it’s a stressful time for many of us. To help manage this, we’ve put together a few resources that we hope will be relevant and helpful at this time. Please review the information below for information on welcome week activities, drop-in hours, and more.

January 20, 2022

Important COVID-19 Follow-up Information and Reminders

We write today as a follow-up to last week’s COVID-19 message with several important updates and reminders as you assist your students to return to campus. Public health experts predict that this latest COVID-19 surge will peak in Massachusetts by the end of the month. The enhanced protocols and reminders below are designed to ensure the safety of our community during this time. The COVID-19 Recovery Task Force meets regularly to review our various protocols and will provide updates on any changes based on the latest data and guidance.

January 18, 2022

Important COVID-19 Follow-up Information and Reminders

We are excited to welcome you back to Simmons for the start of the spring semester! We write today as a follow-up to last week’s COVID-19 message with several important updates and reminders as you prepare to return to campus. Public health experts predict that this latest COVID-19 surge will peak in Massachusetts by the end of the month. The enhanced protocols and reminders below are designed to ensure the safety of our community during this time. The COVID-19 Recovery Task Force meets regularly to review our various protocols and will provide updates on any changes based on the latest data and guidance.

January 11, 2022

Updated COVID-19 Isolation Policy

Simmons continues to follow public health guidance from local, state, and federal agencies. As a result, we are implementing the Massachusetts Department of Public Health’s updated isolation recommendations following a positive COVID test.  Students now need to isolate for five days on the Simmons Residence Campus or if they are within 200 miles from campus, […]

January 11, 2022

Spring Semester COVID-19 Updates

We hope this message finds you well. As you know, the COVID-19 Recovery Task Force has continued to meet and monitor the latest public health guidance and data – including the significant rise in COVID cases in the Boston area, Massachusetts, and around the nation. The health and safety of students, faculty, and staff continues to be our top priority during this pandemic. We write today with several important COVID-19 updates for the spring semester related to return to campus and remote learning, masks, and testing.

January 6, 2022