We are excited to be back together, again. To help with this transition, below you will find information on 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, December 7, 2021

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, and may be taken on the same day you arrive.

Schedule a Babson PCR Test »

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

Following initial arrival test, weekly PCR testing will continue. Please continue to follow preventative measures including staying home if you are feeling sick, handwashing, and sanitizing.

Effective November 15, 2021, Babson faculty and staff members authorized to work on our campuses or any other property owned or controlled by the College are required to verify that they have been fully vaccinated for COVID-19, or have received a Medical Accommodation or Religious Exemption.

“Mask Optional” zones have been designed where fully vaccinated community members can choose to wear a mask. Vaccinated individuals must receive their negative arrival test results before removing masks in designated areas.

In addition to our residence halls, these designated larger open spaces are Reynolds Campus Center, Olin Hall’s Markey Commons on the ground floor, Trim Dining Room, Babson Commons, Horn Library, and BRAC. Note: administrative offices, conference rooms and private work spaces in these spaces are excluded from this new policy and masks remain mandatory. Signage indicates mask optional spaces.

Masks are required in all other campus spaces including classrooms, regardless of vaccination status. Non-vaccinated individuals and all visitors must continue to be masked at all times indoors when on a Babson campus. Masks may be removed in dining areas by individuals who are actively eating or drinking.

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

What To Do If You Are Sick

Any Babson employee experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, cold or flu should:

  1. Contact their PCP.
  2. Get a COVID-19 test off campus. For help locating a testing site near you visit: Find a COVID-19 Test.
  3. Must email their negative COVID-19 test result to employeehealth@babson.edu to obtain clearance to return to campus.

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.