All students who plan to be on campus this summer must follow these safety requirements:
Get Vaccinated Before the Semester Starts
All Salem State students should be fully immunized before returning to campus for fall semester.Visit the vaccines page for information on getting vaccinated and uploading your documentation.
Complete the 2021-22 Health and Safety Training
All Salem State students who are planning to be on campus are expected to review the Canvas 2021- 2022 Health and Safety Training and pass the quiz. This training module will be available after August 15 in Canvas under the “Compass resources for returning students”. Residential students will need to demonstrate that they passed the quiz prior to move-in.
Wear a Mask
Given the recent increase in COVID-19 cases due to the spread of the delta variant and public health guidance, to continue to keep our community safe, Salem State has reinstated an indoor mask mandate for all community members (students, employees, guests) regardless of vaccination status.
Masks are required in all indoor public spaces, and are recommended in outdoor locations if individuals are not able to socially distance.
If you are fully vaccinated and in an indoor space where you are able to maintain a reasonable amount of distance from others, you can lower or take off your mask. For example, a mask is not required while sitting alone. Fully vaccinated residential students also can choose whether to wear masks when in their own residential rooms. Moreover, masks do not need to be worn in designated dining areas while actively eating or drinking.
Residential students will be tested when they return to campus during move-in and we will encourage all community members to access testing during the first weeks of the semester.
Unvaccinated individuals must get tested weekly to maintain a "Cleared" CoVerified badge allowing access to campus buildings.
Testing will be available to all community members. Visit the testing page for on-campus testing dates, uploading results to the CoVerified app, and more.
Monitor and Report Any Symptoms
Open your CoVerified app daily, even if you're already fully vaccinated, to confirm that you are symptom-free or to report any symptoms. A “cleared” CoVerified badge may be required to enter campus buildings or take part in activities.
Salem State will continue to use CoVerified this summer to be cleared to participate in on-campus activities. Any student or employee coming to campus should continue to use CoVerified to report their daily symptoms and schedule on-campus COVID-19 testing.
Students or employees should not come to campus if they are experiencing symptoms associated with COVID-19. Students who have concerns about their health should contact counseling and health services and employees should contact human resources.
Stay Home if Exposed or Experiencing Symptoms
Do not come to campus if you are experiencing symptoms, have been identified as a close contact of someone who has tested positive for COVID or test positive. Instead, immediately self-isolate and contact counseling and health services at 978.542.6413.