Responding to COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

How Assumption is promoting the health and safety of the University community amid the pandemic.

Promoting the Health and Safety of the Assumption Community

Since the pandemic began, the University's decision-making has been guided by information disseminated by federal, state and city public health officials, science, and our Catholic identity that values the sanctity and dignity of human life. The University's goals include providing to students in-person classes, and a residential experience supported by a series of safety protocols that seek to minimize incidents of COVID-19 among our students, faculty, staff, and their families.

The University again expresses its sincere gratitude to our students, their families, faculty, and staff for their understanding and patience as a team of University officials work tirelessly to implement protocols to protect our community.

Please review the below information for additional details.

COVID Management Guidelines Fall 2022

University Vaccination Policy

University Testing Data, Spring '22

Note that these figures report data from January 1 to April 29, 2022. (Updated May 4.)

TOTAL ON-CAMPUS TESTS

29,410

TOTAL NUMBER OF POSITIVE CASES

793

TOTAL POSITIVE STUDENTS

665

TOTAL POSITIVE EMPLOYEES

130

Spring 2022 Information

COVID-19 Data & Assumption

COVID-19 Resources


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

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