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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

COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Requirement

Following the same process from this fall with input from the COVID-19 Recovery Task Force and our public health experts, Simmons has decided to require a COVID-19 vaccine booster shot for all campus-based employees and undergraduate and graduate students who are enrolled on our campus during the spring semester.

December 16, 2021

Community Meeting Presentation and Recording

If you missed the Community Meeting with President Wooten on Friday, August 27, please view the presentation slides and recording. Topics discussed include the latest on COVID-19 policies, the reopening of campus, and the fall semester.

August 30, 2021

Colleges of the Fenway (COF) Vaccine Clinic

Wentworth Institute of Technology (WIT) is offering all COF community members (students, faculty, staff, contractors, and families including children ages 16 and older) first and/or second doses of the Pfizer vaccine, and first time single doses of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. Preregister for your appointment and select your vaccine. Email questions to the WIT […]

August 12, 2021

Employee Vaccine Requirement

After careful consideration by the COVID-19 Recovery Task Force, Simmons is requiring all campus-based employees be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by October 1, 2021. Instructions on how to record your vaccination status in Workday will be sent in the coming weeks. If you are not yet vaccinated, you should aim to get your first shot by August 20, 2021. To secure […]

August 10, 2021

Submit Your Vaccination Status

As we look forward to being together again on campus this fall, we are asking all faculty and staff to report their vaccination status. The information you provide will only be accessible by you, the Simmons Health Center and their supporting staff, and will be reported in aggregate to determine our community vaccination rates. 

July 13, 2021

Cost Share for Non-COVID Telehealth Services Resumes

Due to pandemic-driven shutdowns, last year Blue Cross temporarily waived cost share for non-COVID telehealth services. As vaccines roll out and states begin to reopen, the waiver of cost share for non-COVID services will end on July 1, 2021. We will continue to waive member cost share for COVID-19 related telehealth services, as well as […]

June 22, 2021

Addressing Career Concerns with Students during COVID-19

Simmons staff and faculty are invited to join a discussion with the Career Education Center (CEC) on trends in the current employment market, messaging to students, and programming and resources the CEC is providing for seniors and current students.

Immediate Suspension of In-Person Research Activities

The novel COVID-19 is impacting our communities, and the Simmons University IRB places the health of all individuals as the most important priority.

March 30, 2020