COVID-19 Information and Resources

COVID-19 Health and Safety Policies

COVID-19 Health and Safety Policies

Visit COVID-19 Health and Safety Policies for more information about COVID-19 at Babson. The site is regularly updated and serves as a centralized location for information, guidance, and resources on coronavirus for the Babson community.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention site for more information about Covid-19, including frequently asked questions about symptoms, how to protect yourself, what to do if you're sick, and other pertinent information.

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Monday–Thursday: 8:30 a.m.–6:30 p.m.
Friday: 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Closed Daily: 12–1 p.m.


COVID-19 PCR Testing

We are excited to announce that we are partnering with Color and The Broad Institute to offer our students quick and easy access to symptomatic COVID-19 PCR testing. Color is a population health testing company that has partnered with other major universities, municipalities, and enterprises to run COVID-19 testing programs.

To save time, we encourage you to create a Color account in advance of testing needs. Download the Onsite Sample Collection (pdf) for an overview of creating an account and submitting a sample.

Visit Color to Activate Your Account »

During account registration, use the local address where you will live while attending school, if different than your home address.

Additionally, please see How to use Color’s self-swab kit for detailed instructions about providing your sample (you will also find an instruction card inside your kit on the day you present for testing).

PCR Testing Appointments and Hours

Health Services will have PCR testing available by appointment only for symptomatic and COVID-exposed students. You must call the office at 781-239-6363 to arrange testing.

Testing Hours
Academic Year Monday–Thursday
9 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
9 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
School Breaks and Summer Monday–Friday 9 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
Closed: Daily 12–1 p.m., Weekends and Holidays

Covid Patient Support:
Available to test participants regarding accessing test results or any testing issues

U.S. Toll-Free: 844-352-6567 9am–8pm, ET
International: +1 650-651-7116

You will receive a text message and an email from Color usually within 24–48 hours of testing. If you test positive, you will also receive an email from Health Services containing information and a link to a survey that will help you and the college in finalizing your isolation plans. As required by state law, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health will also be notified of any positive test result.

Thank you for your efforts to keep our community safe and healthy. Please let Health Services know if you test positive for COVID-19 or have any questions. 

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