Before Your First In Person Class
- You must have two negative COVID test results prior to attending class in-person.
- Second test should be within 3-5 days of initial test results.
Miami campus students may get tested at a place of their choosing. The Miami-Dade testing centers system is open from 9 a.m.–4 p.m.; tests may be scheduled up to 24 hours in advance, and results are generally available within 2–5 days.
If you are not a Florida resident, we have a vendor available to help you get tested at a location of your choice in the US. Please email Gustavo Trindade to coordinate the details and schedule it.
To further strengthen our protocols during the first month of the semester, we are requiring all students to be tested twice weekly, with a minimum of 48 hours between tests. The requirement to test two times per week is planned until February 15. At that time, we will assess the appropriate testing frequency for community members.
Your test results must be emailed to Health Services from your Babson email account. This email serves as an acknowledgment from your part that Babson Health Services professionals, and only them, can have access to your results.
Symptom Monitoring and Reporting
All students (regardless of whether you are coming to campus) must report symptoms every day. If you are coming to campus, this must be completed before departing your off-campus residence. Students will receive a pass for on-campus participation or be asked to remain at home and provided with additional instructions. Students will receive a morning reminder to log symptoms and be expected to complete reporting, regardless of schedule, no later than noon.
DPH recommends COVID-19 testing symptomatic students and close contacts of a known case. Miami-Dade Board of Health and its contact tracers will be notified if staff, faculty or students test positive in the Miami campus.