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COVID-19 Updates

January 4, 2023: Updated Spring Protocols for Massachusetts Campuses

Please note that all essential protocols and practices from the Fall term remain in place.

Accessing the Campus - Staff, Faculty, and Students                                                                         

  • All students and faculty must present their CC Vaccination Card at the main security desk to enter the campus  
  • Masking requirement is optional but may change in accordance with local, state, and federal guidelines
    • Individual faculty teaching in-seat classes will have the discretion to require masking
    • Individuals are asked to please respect requests for masking in personal spaces
  • Computer labs and limited study areas will be made available to students  
    • Students must be fully vaccinated and have a CC Vaccination Card or a photo ID and CDC COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card to show to the security guard 
    • If CDC Card is used for access, it will be scanned and kept as a part of the student record  
  • If you are ill and/or exhibit COVID-19 symptoms, we strongly advise that you not come to campus
  • Anyone exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms while on campus will be asked to immediately leave  
  • Anyone experiencing COVID-19 symptoms on site should immediately mask up, leave the campus and call their health care provider to seek medical attention  

Parking on Campus (Boston only)                                                                                   

  • All staff, faculty, and students commuting to campus by car will be required to use authorized Cambridge College Parking Passes  
  • Students can park in the North Lot at Hood Park starting at 5:00 pm with an authorized Cambridge College parking pass 
    • Students with authorized parking passes can also park during the day to use the campus 
  • Visitors and guests must park in Visitor parking spaces of the North Lot only unless provided a parking pass by the College’s Business Operations Office 

No overnight parking is allowed, and unauthorized cars will be subject to towing 

Common Area Management                                                                                                           

  • Masking requirement is optional but may change in accordance with local, state, and federal guidelines
  • The College encourages social distancing in all common areas and when moving about the campus 
  • Compliance with posted occupancy limits is required for all common areas and meeting spaces 
  • Disinfecting wipes will be available in common areas for individual use to clean high-touch surfaces
  • Eating on campus will be limited to designated areas to minimize the potential for airborne contaminants 

Cleaning and Disinfecting                                                                                                                  

  • All rooms and spaces will continue to be cleaned and disinfected according to the requirements set by the local, state, and federal health authorities  
  • Rooms contaminated by a positive COVID-19 occurrence will immediately be closed for 24 hours to allow sufficient air change to occur and for appropriate cleaning and disinfecting to be completed 
  • Classrooms will be equipped with HEPA filters to provide students and faculty with an additional measure of clean air quality while using the rooms
  • In the event of a facilities emergency at the Boston campus, please contact Security immediately at 617-873-0111 or Ext. 1111

Managing COVID-Positive Reports                                                                                                     

Anyone that comes to campus that: 1) has tested positive for COVID-19, or 2) has been exposed to someone who has tested positive, or 3) has COVID-19 symptoms will be required to abide by the following reporting protocols:  

  1.    Individuals who test positive for COVID-19 and have been on campus must immediately report their status to the COVID Response Coordination Team [CRC] via email at COVIDRC@cambridgecollege.edu 
    • You will be provided with guidance on quarantine/isolation and return-to-campus protocols  
  2.    Individuals who had close contact with an infected individual while on campus must immediately report this information to the COVID Response Coordination Team [CRC] via email at COVIDRC@cambridgecollege.edu 
    • You will be provided with guidance on quarantine/isolation and return-to-campus protocols  
  3.    Individuals that feel ill while on campus should immediately leave and seek guidance for testing if the conditions are symptomatic of COVID  
    • If test results are positive for COVID, immediately email the CRC for guidance on quarantine/isolation and return to campus protocols 

If any Cambridge College staff or faculty member receives a report about a member of our staff or student body testing positive for COVID-19, they should forward that information immediately to the COVID Response Coordination Team [CRC] via email at COVIDRC@cambridgecollege.edu so that appropriate action can be taken.

Managing for Monkeypox

Cambridge College is monitoring monkeypox developments in the United States and in Massachusetts and will continue to adjust the College’s recommendations and response accordingly. We encourage everyone to familiarize themselves with the basic facts about monkeypox and to take steps to prevent its spread.

For more detail on the virus, symptoms, and associated care, go to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health website - https://www.mass.gov/monkeypox or the CDC website -https://www.cdc.gov/poxvirus/monkeypox/index.html

If you are exposed to or diagnosed with monkeypox, please work with your healthcare provider for instructions on how to manage your health.  If you have been exposed or learned of a positive diagnosis while on campus, please contact COVIDRC@cambridgecollege.edu immediately so appropriate action can be taken.



Helpful Links

National COVID Updates

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) updates on COVID-19
Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center

State & Local Updates

Massachusetts Dept. of Public Health updates on COVID-19

Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) in Boston

City of Springfield COVID-19 Situational Updates

COVID-19 Emergency Response Program for Springfield, MA residents:  Springfield Partners for Community Action is ready to help Springfield Residents with COVID-19 related expenses!  They can help you with: Electric Bills, Groceries, Water and Sewer, Funeral Expenses for COVID Victims, Rent and Mortgage, Water Heater. Income guidelines apply. For more information, call: 413-263-6500 or email: COVID@springfieldpartnersinc.com 

City of Lawrence COVID-19 Information

California COVID-19 Information

Puerto Rico
COVID-19 in Puerto Rico CDC site