Since the pandemic began in March 2020, Governor’s has operated under two primary values: protecting the health of all members of our community and providing our students with the finest possible educational experience. This year, we plan to have as normal a school year as possible including in-person classes and afternoon programs, dorms at full capacity, and community-building activities throughout the week.
Governor's requires all students and employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. At this point, the CDC defines fully vaccinated as having completed a vaccine sequence (one or two shots, depending on the vaccine). Consistent with CDC guidance at this time, we strongly recommend that everyone stay up to date on their COVID-19 vaccines, including all recommended boosters when eligible.
We will open the school year as a mask-optional school. We will always respect the choice that individuals make to wear masks, and we will have explicit expectations for those who test positive throughout the year. We plan to only conduct symptomatic testing throughout the school year. If we see a significant spread or a severe variant that compromises our ability to operate our academic, afternoon, and residential programs, we may resume community-wide testing.
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH)
At this time, visitors are welcome on our campus including in residence halls, in the dining hall, and at all home athletic contests. For the health and safety of our community, we ask all visitors who have symptoms or possible COVID-19 exposure to please not come to campus. We reserve the right to change our visitor policy at any time for the health and safety of our community.