Responding to COVID-19 (Coronavirus)
How Assumption is promoting the health and safety of the University community amid the pandemic.
Spring 2022 Information
COVID-19 Data & Assumption
COVID-19 Vaccine Facts
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 135,000,000 individuals in the United States have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, and more than 89,000,000 are fully vaccinated. Here in Massachusetts, more than 2.15 million COVID-19 vaccines have been administered. The University recognizes that additional research is necessary.
The University has set a goal of achieving a minimum 90 percent vaccination rate for the campus community. To reduce the transmission of COVID-19 and the possibility of acute illness of those infected, the University is requiring all members of the campus community to obtain a vaccine prior to their return to campus. Exemptions for medical, religious, moral and freedom of conscience objections are available to members of the community. There are serious medical-moral questions that must be considered in order to form one’s conscience so as to make the best vaccination decisions possible amidst the competing voices surrounding us. Here, too, the University recognizes that additional research is necessary.
Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
The CDC has created a comprehensive online resource of information about Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). Visit the CDC's website for information on how coronavirus spreads, prevention and treatment, what to do if you are sick, symptoms, and much more.
Massachusetts Department of Public Health
Throughout this situation, Assumption will follow guidelines as issued by the CDC and Massachusetts Department of Public Health. Visit the Mass. DOH website for additional information.