COVID-19 Policies

As students of Brandeis University, you are required to review and comply with all COVID-19 University protocols, as are faculty and staff. These protocols are in place for the safety of our community.

As the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Massachusetts state guidelines change, due to the evolving nature of the pandemic, our policies may change as well. Students are expected to review all University messaging regarding any changes and abide by current policies. We, as a community, are committed to complying with the requirements set forth by Waltham and the state, and do so with a focus on inclusion and with regard for racial and cultural empathy.

If there are medical reasons as to why you cannot abide by these policies, please contact Student Accessibility Services.

All students are required to complete the Student COVID-19 Training on LATTE by August 26, 2020, regardless of whether they plan to return to campus or study remotely. All students on campus during the fall 2020 semester, depending on circumstances, will be required to participate in the following: daily symptom monitoring, COVID-19 testing, contact tracing, isolation, quarantine, and other health guidelines described in the following sections of this document, regardless of whether you have contracted COVID-19 in the past or not. Additionally, all students are required to wear face coverings outdoors and indoors, practice physical distancing, and self-report symptoms.

As members of the Brandeis community, it is our responsibility to ourselves and those around us to report individuals who are not abiding by these protocols for appropriate follow-up. In light of this unprecedented public health crisis, there will be a zero tolerance policy against violations of COVID policies; sanctions will be severe, punitive, and exclusionary in order to prioritize the health and safety of our community. Students who violate these protocols may be subject to conduct proceedings which may include restrictions from campus.

The following protocols will be enforced by the University:

As new guidance, regulations and protocols are developed and established, the university will make changes to these policies.