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Coronavirus Updates and Resources

 

MassBay is actively monitoring the global, national and regional news and information around the COVID-19 disease. There have been no reported cases of COVID-19 among our students, faculty, or staff.

Latest Information

Update (3-23-2020) Following Governor Baker’s announcement of earlier today, beginning at noon tomorrow, Tuesday, March 24, all campus buildings will be inaccessible to students. The Wellesley campus will be only open to essential staff, with a few rare exceptions.

Access to the Framingham campus building will be restricted beginning at noon Tuesday, March 24. After noon tomorrow access needs the approval of the Provost and will be facilitated by Public Safety.

Shuttle service will end tomorrow, Tuesday, March 24, at 2 pm.

Update (3-21-2020) All classes are moving to remote learning or following their existing online format. For some students and faculty, classes begin again Monday. Here is how to figure out when your classes resume:

 

If your spring course was originally a...
Full-semester online or hybrid online session

Your course resumes or starts...
Resumes fully online on March 23 (no in-person classes)

 

If your spring course was originally a...
Eight-week two (8 Week 2) online or hybrid course

Your course resumes or starts...
Online-only portion starts online on March 23

 

If your spring course was originally a...
Full-semester face-to-face course, or face-to-face portion of a hybrid course

Your course resumes or starts...
Resumes as a remotely taught course on March 30

 

If your spring course was originally a...
Eight-week two (8 Week 2) face-to-face course

Your course resumes or starts...
Starts as a remotely taught course on March 30

 

Students

If you originally signed up for an online course for the spring semester, it will continue again after spring recess on March 23rd as scheduled. If you registered in a course that met face-to-face or a hybrid course, your class will not meet the week of March 23rd. It will resume the week of March 30th. Watch for an email from your instructor regarding the format.

If you are scheduled for a class that begins March 23rd (8-Week 2) only online courses will begin that week. Courses that were scheduled to run in-person will begin the week of March 30th. Watch for an email from your instructor regarding the format.

Resources for Remote Learning — Students
 

Students should not come to campus. All student services are available by email and phone, 9 am to 5 pm, Monday through Friday. These services include: advising, counseling, tutoring, student accounts, financial aid, admissions, registrar, library, and student development. Effective immediately until April 5, 2020. Please check the website pages for each of these offices, and/or check the online website directory for contact information and to make appointments. MassBay Libraries offer a wide variety of research resources that can be accessed with the number on your ID card. See https://www.massbay.edu/library.

Older Updates

Update (3-16-20) Recognizing the importance of social distancing to the safety of all our students, faculty, and staff, College offices will be available to assist students only via phone and email. This includes the Enrollment Center (Financial Aid, Registrar, Student Accounts), Admissions, the Academic Achievement Center (AAC), Advisement, Student Development, and the Library on the Wellesley Hills and Framingham campuses. Students may contact those offices through email or telephone.

Update (3-10-2020): Governor Baker Declares a State of Emergency

Update (3-10-2020): At the request of Governor Baker, President Podell has cancelled all out of state and overnight travel until May 31, 2020.

Update (3-10-2020): College officials are collaborating with the Boards of Health in all three communities where we have campuses and incorporating their guidance into our response plans.

The campus-wide team managing this situation is in close contact with state and federal health officials and any new information will be posted here, as well as through email. Please keep watching your MassBay email and sign up for the emergency alert system.

 

School Events

Update (3-13-2020): All info sessions and the Spring Open House all going virtual for the rest of the semester!

 

Travel Form Required

All those traveling internationally — over Spring Break and for the foreseeable future — are asked to read the Travel Advisory and register their travel with the College.

Secure Online Travel Report Form

Use this form to register any international travel with the college, starting now and to continue for the foreseeable future.

MassBay Travel Reporting Form

of March 30th. Watch for an email from your instructor regarding the format.

 

 

Counseling

MassBay Counseling Services are now available by secure phone or video.

Students

Faculty + Staff Website

Faculty Staff Phone 1 800 252-4555

 

Best Practices to Protect Yourself

Basic steps everyone should take to prevent the spread of all respiratory viruses and create a healthier campus community:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay home when you are sick or taking care of someone who is sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue and then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently-touched objects and surfaces.
 

Helpful Links

 

Questions About MassBay and Coronavirus

If you have any questions, please send an email to marketing@massbay.edu.