We are excited to have many faculty and staff members back on campus for the Fall 2021 semester.

To help ease the transition, President Spinelli hosted a virtual community forum that reviews the college’s arrival plans and campus expectations. Watch the forum to hear more about vaccination policies and compliance, masking and testing requirements, the classroom experience, and more.

Please visit Staff and Faculty FAQs or email healthupdate@babson.edu if you have any questions.

Last updated Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Our collective goal is to achieve a vaccinated Babson community, which will allow us to confidently resume a more recognizable living, learning, and working environment on campus.

All faculty and staff members are strongly encouraged to receive a COVID-19 vaccine.

We have extended our relationship with Buoy Health, a HIPAA-compliant organization, to enable employees who are currently authorized to work on campus to confidentially disclose their vaccination status.

Babson is extending the indoor masking requirement for all individuals until further notice, regardless of vaccination status. Masking is required in shared indoor spaces where there is a high likelihood of co-mingling, including conference rooms, shared offices, classrooms, small study rooms and common areas. Masks may be removed when actively eating or drinking.

All faculty, staff, and approved affiliates/vendors are required to have a Babson PCR test upon arrival to campus, regardless of vaccination status.

The test must be administered within 24 hours of the first time you will be on campus after August 15, and may be taken on the same day you arrive.

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NOTE: Faculty and staff must update vaccination status in the Buoy Health platform.

If You Are Vaccinated

  • Following initial arrival test, must wear masks indoors through mid-September and undergo weekly testing through September 17. Please continue to follow preventative measures including staying home if you are feeling sick, handwashing, and sanitizing.

If You Are Not Vaccinated or Partially Vaccinated

  • Weekly PCR testing continues to be required. Masks always must be worn indoors. Please continue to follow preventative measures including staying home if you are feeling sick, handwashing, and sanitizing.

Employees will receive a one-time campus clearance badge confirming clearance for all in-person activities.

We anticipate weekly surveillance testing to extend through the end of September and will notify the campus of any changes to that period as we evaluate current data.

Faculty and staff who are working on campus should test once a week (every 7 days). Schedule a Babson PCR Test.

Senior leaders and managers continue to review operational needs and determine on-campus, hybrid or other staffing configurations. See Fall 2021 Comprehensive Guide to Support Your Planning & Operations (pdf)

Travel Policy

All travelers should understand that conditions are subject to change, and the College reserves the right to cancel or modify travel at any time in its discretion.

  • All travelers must make applicable travel arrangements through a College preferred travel agency.
  • All travelers should download the ISOS Travel App (log in using the Babson membership number 11BSGC000046).
  • All travelers must adhere to CDC travel guidelines for domestic and international travel.
  • All travelers must adhere to jurisdictional recommendations or requirements.
  • All travelers must adhere to all applicable testing, contact tracing, and quarantine/isolation guidelines:
    • prior to departure from their home state;
    • while traveling; and
    • upon return to their home state.
  • Before returning to campus, all travelers must be symptom-free for the period required under applicable health advisories.
  • All travelers may be required to:
    • provide a negative test result and/or health screening to a designated confidential employee health official in Human Resources;
    • submit a fitness for duty certificate from their health care provider to a designated confidential employee health official in Human Resources; and/or,
    • receive prior approval from Human Resources to return to work.
  • Domestic travelers must register prior to travel. The registration process can be accessed through workday via the “Requests” function.
  • Domestic travelers must adhere to College return to campus protocols.
  • Domestic travelers are strongly encouraged to contact International SOS for a pre-travel briefing: International SOS Philadelphia Assistance Center: +1 215 942 8226
  • Domestic travelers are strongly encouraged to review and adhere to applicable U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (the “CDC”) guidelines for domestic travel during COVID-19, the latest travel advisories from the World Health Organization as well as similar warnings and notices from any U.S. State(s) to which you may be travelling.