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, May 3, 2022

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.

COVID-19 vaccine boosters are required for all eligible Babson College community members. Students, faculty and staff participating in on-campus activities must provide vaccination information by February 1 or within 21 days of becoming eligible for a booster (unless previously granted a medical accommodation or religious exemption).

Faculty and staff should upload vaccine and booster data into Workday. For questions related to entering your booster or vaccine information, please email Jennifer Forbes, Director of Benefits, or see Getting Started: Adding Your COVID-19 Booster Information. Eligible community members who have tested positive for COVID-19 can receive a booster as soon as they are released from isolation and have recovered.

This decision is informed by current public health recommendations, Babson’s surveillance testing trend data, and expert guidance from the College’s external consultants, Environmental Health & Engineering (EHE). Importantly, the latest scientific evidence indicates that boosters provide improved protection against the Omicron variant.

  • The Babson Testing Center in Webster will be closed beginning Friday, May 13, and asymptomatic testing (required and voluntary) will be paused.
  • Symptomatic students will continue to test via Health Services.
  • Faculty and staff experiencing Covid symptoms should remain home, contact their physician, and get a test off campus. Employees who test positive are asked to confidentially provide that information to our nurse practitioner at employeehealth@babson.edu.
  • Newly arriving summer students will self-test upon arrival to campus or be tested as a result of international travel requirements.

Beginning May 16, masks will be welcomed, but not required, across all campus locations, including in classrooms. Masks continue to be required in Health Services.

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.

  • Effective as of February 11, 2022, all business travel may resume, and must be registered in workday.
    1. Log into workday and click on requests.
    2. Click on create request.
    3. Type travel registration in the drop down box, and enter.
    4. Click on OK in the lower left corner of the screen.
    5. Choose domestic or international travel.
    6. Follow the instructions in workday to complete the registration process.
  • All travelers are strongly encouraged to upload their itineraries to the International SOS (ISOS) travel site or to make applicable travel arrangements through a College preferred travel agency.
  • All travelers are strongly encouraged to contact International SOS for a pre-travel briefing: International SOS Philadelphia Assistance Center: +1-215-942-8226.
  • All travelers are encouraged to 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.
  • All travelers must adhere to College return to campus protocols.
  • 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 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 traveling.