Responding to COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

How is Assumption responding to COVID-19?

Fall 2021 COVID-19 Testing Data

Data from August 30 to September 21, 2021

TOTAL NUMBER OF TESTS

13,649

NUMBER OF POSITIVE TESTS

134

NUMBER OF POSITIVE STUDENTS

128

NUMBER OF POSITIVE EMPLOYEES

6

Fall '21 Safety Protocol Non-compliance

University Vaccination Rates

Updated September 9, 2021

GROUP NUMBER OF VACCINATIONS PERCENTAGE
Students 1,900 91%
Faculty and Staff 613 99%

Approved Exemptions

GROUP NUMBER OF EXEMPTIONS PERCENTAGE
Students 134 7%
Faculty and Staff 20 1%

FALL 2021 SAFETY PROTOCOLS

Additional 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

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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