Information for Fall Semester During Coronavirus Pandemic
Effective Aug. 1, 2020, all visitors and returning residents entering Massachusetts must follow new travel orders. All individuals over the age of 18 and unaccompanied minors entering Massachusetts, who are not coming from a COVID lower-risk state and do not fall within certain, limited exemptions, must complete the Massachusetts travel form upon or prior to entry to the state.
Students will need to quarantine for 14 days (two full weeks). Quarantine means you must stay within your residence. Resources for food delivery and other services to assist with a safe quarantine are listed below. Deliveries will be contact-free. As with any delivery of goods, there will be shipping costs associated with your purchases. Often with food delivery, tips are encouraged for delivery driver services.
Massachusetts is providing some free COVID-19 testing sites.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is a great resource that can answer many questions you may have around COVID-19 and how to stay healthy.
Brandeis COVID-19 Testing
All students were sent an email on Aug. 5 regarding Brandeis' policies and testing for COVID-19. All students have been enrolled in the student COVID-19 training, which you can access via your LATTE dashboard using your UNet username and password. After completing this training, students will have a shared foundational knowledge of COVID-19 safety measures and understand Brandeis' current policies and protocols to protect the health and safety of our community. Completion of the student COVID-19 training is mandatory for all students, whether you plan to return to campus or study remotely. For students returning to campus, the training must be completed before you arrive. For those students who are not currently returning to campus, the training must be completed before the first day of classes, Aug. 26.
To see if your health insurance will cover COVID-19 testing outside of the provided Brandeis University testing, please contact your provider.
Brandeis Health Center
If you will be in Massachusetts, the Health Center is available for telehealth and in-person appointments to assist with your ongoing health needs. Contact the health center at 781-736-3677. For after-hours, on-call consultation that cannot wait for the next business day, call 781-239-1948. If you need immediate attention or emergency assistance on campus, call Public Safety at 781-736-3333. For off-campus emergencies, call 911.
Brandeis Counseling Center
The Brandeis Counseling Center offers emergency consultation by phone to anyone in Massachusetts. During business hours, call 781-736-3730; after hours, call 781-736-3785. The counseling center also has an on-staff case manager to help connect people to behavioral health resources in their area. You can also visit the Massachusetts Network of Care website to locate behavioral health resources in your area.
Students can have groceries delivered through various delivery services, including Instacart, Amazon Fresh and Peapod, among others. These services will also deliver products like toothpaste, shampoo and other toiletries. You can also have meals delivered from local restaurants via delivery services such as GrubHub, DoorDash and UberEats, or through the restaurants' websites. A few delivery services include You will need to indicate a contact-free delivery if you use these services. If you have friends, family or a delivery service bringing food, mail, prescriptions, etc., ask individuals to leave items outside your door and to text, call or knock on the door to let you know the items have arrived.