The table below contains information about the COVID-19 vaccination and mask requirements for the colleges and universities in the district, as well as some other major institutions in the surrounding areas.
|School Name||Location of School||Vaccine Required Y/N||Who is required to be fully vaccinated?||Date of school update||Link to school vaccine information||Masking Guidelines||Date of School Update||Link to school mask information|
|Boston College||Boston||Yes||All faculty, staff, and students by August 13, 2021||Boston College||Fully vaccinated faculty, staff, and students will not be required to wear masks on campus, but should feel free to do so if they prefer, including in offices and classrooms. Those with approved University COVID-19 vaccination exemptions must wear masks outdoors and while in all campus buildings||August 11, 2021||Boston College|
|Boston University||Boston||Yes||All faculty, staff, and students by September 2, 2021||July 19, 2021||Boston University||For summer and fall 2021, face coverings should continue to be worn indoors in classrooms, offices, public common areas, the BU Shuttle, and healthcare facilities. Masks are not required in private offices; private rooms, suites, and apartments in the University residences; and when eating in the dining halls and lunch break rooms. Masks are not required outdoors, except as required by a town mandate.||Boston University|
|MIT||Cambridge||Yes||All students, faculty, staff, and contractors by July 30, 2021||June 9, 2021||MIT||MIT will continue to require face coverings to be worn inside campus buildings until further notice, and masks will remain mandated in specific spaces required by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, such as MIT shuttle buses.|
There are exceptions to this policy, including for faculty and instructional staff when they are teaching; residents when they are alone in residential common areas or alone (or with their roommates or suitemates) in their rooms; employees when they are alone in their workspaces; and when anyone is eating or drinking.
|July 28, 2021||MIT|
|Harvard||Cambridge||Yes||All community members (student, staff, faculty, researchers)||July 6, 2021||Harvard||Masks will be required indoors regardless of vaccination status.||July 29, 2021||Harvard|
|Simmons||Boston||Yes||All students (by arrival) and campus-based employees (by October 1, 2021)||August 30, 2021||Simmons||A facial covering, such as a disposable mask or reusable cloth face covering, must be worn by all staff, faculty and students while inside campus buildings except for private, single-occupancy offices, private residence rooms, or while eating or drinking.||Simmons|
|Berklee||Boston||Yes||All community members (students, staff, faculty, vendors)||Berklee||In an effort to establish a “Berklee bubble,” Berklee will require everyone on campus between August 20 and September 17 to wear a mask indoors, regardless of their vaccination status.||August 24, 2021||Berklee|
|Northeastern University||Boston||Yes||All students (by arrival) and U.S.-based faculty and staff (by September 8, 2021)||August 2, 2021||Northeastern||All students, faculty, staff, and vendors across Northeastern’s network of global campuses are currently required to wear masks indoors, effective when students move into university housing or on Monday, September 6 for faculty, staff, and students not in university housing||Northeastern|
|NEC||Boston||Yes||All students, faculty, and staff||August 11, 2021||NEC||NEC requires all students, faculty, and staff to wear masks on campus||NEC|
|Suffolk University||Boston||Yes||All students, staff, and faculty by August 16, 2021||Suffolk||In any location other than a private office, people will be required to wear face coverings. This includes all outside areas on campus even if maintaining at least 6 feet of distance from others.||Suffolk|
|Wentworth Institute of Technology||Boston||Yes||All students by August 14, 2021||Wentworth Institute of Technology||Effective August 23, 2021, Wentworth is temporarily reinstating an indoor face covering requirement for everyone regardless of vaccination status.||August 24, 2021||Wentworth Institute of Technology|
|Mass Art and Design||Boston||Yes||All students||MassArt||In pubic areas on campus, including dining halls. masks are required for all community members regarding vaccination status while not eating or drinking. Masks are not required in private offices or residence halls for those who are fully vaccinated. Masks are never required outdoors.||MassArt|
|MCPHS||Boston||Yes||All students (by August 1, 2021) and all staff (by August 31, 2021)||MCPHS||All students, faculty, and staff will be required to wear masks in public areas. Of course, students may remove masks when in their room, apartment, or suite and when eating and bathing.||MCPHS|
|Emanuel||Boston||Yes||All students (by August 4, 2021) and all faculty and staff||May 3, 2021||Emmanuel||Based on the latest recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), masking will now be required for anyone in a campus building regardless of vaccination status. Those who come to campus who are unvaccinated are expected to be masked both indoors and outdoors.||Emmanuel|
To view the mask guidelines for each of the cities/towns in the district, as well as the K-12 schools in the district, you can visit this post.