Responding to COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

How is Assumption responding to COVID-19?

Summer 2021 COVID-19 Testing & Compliance Data

Updated July 27, 2021

TOTAL NUMBER OF TESTS

4,060
(+257)

NUMBER OF POSITIVE TESTS

0
 

CUMULATIVE PERCENT POSITIVE

0

NUMBER OF POSITIVE STUDENTS

0

NUMBER OF POSITIVE EMPLOYEES

0

University Vaccination Information 

Updated July 20, 2021
(Note, the July 27 update will be delayed given the number of vaccination cards uploaded to Medicat from July 23 to 26. Once Health Services provides the updated figure, it will be posted to this page. Thank you for your patience.)

GROUP NUMBER OF VACCINATIONS PERCENTAGE CHANGE
Students 1,395 72% (+112)
Faculty and Staff 485 99% (+18)

University administrators continue to closely monitor the rapidly changing international, national and local COVID-19 situation. Our approach to this global health crisis has been two-fold: promote and maintain the safety of our campus community and ensure the completion of academic programs with as few disruptions as possible. We take seriously the safety of our students and the campus community, a community that includes several individuals at high risk for serious illness from coronavirus.

Fall 2021: Easing the Safety Protocols

A Proactive Approach to the COVID-19 Situation

Since the outbreak, Assumption has proactively responded to the coronavirus situation since concerns first arose in January 2020:

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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. 

VACCINE INFORMATION FROM THE DIOCESE

Vaccination Exemptions

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. 

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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.

Centers for Disease Control

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.

Mass DPH

Study in Rome, Italy

While operations at our Rome Campus are temporarily suspended, plans are underway to resume programs for the fall 2021 semester. Let the city become your classroom! Interested in studying at the Rome Campus? Apply soon to reserve your spot!

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