What To Do If You Or Someone In Your Household Is Sick
Babson's primary focus remains the health and safety of its community.
The College is taking all appropriate measures, including timely communication, additional cleaning, and following recommended protocols for swift and decisive action to minimize exposure and mitigate spread.
Please contact your personal physician or local urgent care center and follow their instructions.
If you are a student and still on campus, you should contact Babson Health Services. If Health Services is closed, please call one of the following preferred urgent care centers:
Newton-Wellesley Urgent Care Center - Waltham
Address: 9 Hope Avenue (located in the Children’s Hospital Building), Waltham, MA 02453
Carewell Urgent Care, Needham
922 Highland Avenue, Needham, MA 02494
CVS Pharmacy - Minute Clinic
188 Linden St. (located in Linden Square), Wellesley, MA 02481
The Board of Health of the town in which you’ve tested positive will trace your steps and contact anyone with whom you have had known contact.
If you are a student and still on campus, please contact Health Services.
If you are an employee and have been on campus or in close physical contact with a Babson colleague within the past 14 days, please contact your supervisor or Human Resources. If you have not been on campus or in close physical contact with a Babson colleague for the past 14 days, however need to utilize sick time, please contact your manager to make arrangements for your work during this period of time.
With any situation where class needs to be cancelled due to illness, we expect that you will work with your students to continue progress and reach out to your Division Chair if extended time is needed.
This employee was last on Babson's Wellesley campus on Friday, March 27 and has since been carefully monitored under medical attention.
The local Board of Health is tasked with carefully reviewing the staff member’s movements and anyone who may have been exposed is being contacted. Babson leadership has contacted those employees who were working closest with the employee to counsel them through necessary steps to monitor their own health.
As an academic institution, under the Massachusetts Stay-At-Home mandate, Babson is permitted to continue to have essential personnel working on campus to support student needs and distance learning. We want to reassure you that all appropriate measures of communication and additional cleaning are taking place:
- Deep cleaning of all points of access by the employee: We have traced the locations of the staff member on campus and have conducted a deep cleaning process for all points of access.
- Ongoing limited access to campus: Employee offices were closed on March 24, Urgent access must be granted by your Manager or Division Chair through a request made to Public Safety. Please remember that deep cleaning protocols have been completed in most areas, therefore each access request of an employee requires another round of cleaning and possible exposure to our essential personnel on campus.
- Accomodations for faculty to maintain academic continuity: Faculty coming to campus for the purpose of delivering courses online must report directly to Horn Library, as individual offices are closed. If urgent issues arise, requiring a study space to ensure academic continuity, faculty may request Study Rooms and Drivers for Webex. If there is a need for a space on campus, or a request for remote technical assistance, please complete the request before coming to campus.
- Maintaining physical distancing protocols: We remind you to practice the recommended deliberate increase of physical space between people. This—keeping at least six feet apart—is the best course to prevent illness spread.
If you are an employee, please speak with your supervisor about anticipated changes in your schedule, use “family illness” time if needed, and consider resources through EAP or Blue Cross Blue Shield. Babson’s EAP provider KGA is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. More info can be found on the HR Intranet.