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||Who is required to be fully vaccinated?||Date of school update||Link to school vaccine information||Who is required to have a booster?||Date of School Update||Link to school booster information||Masking Guidelines||Date of School Update||Link to school mask information|
|Boston College||Boston||All faculty, staff, and students by August 13, 2021||Boston College||Members of the community who plan to be on campus at any point during the spring semester must obtain a COVID-19 booster vaccination when eligible and upload their card (see below) by February 9, 2022||December 14th, 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||All faculty, staff, and students by September 2, 2021||July 19, 2021||Boston University||All member of the community —students, faculty, staff, and affiliates—who are eligible to demonstrate that they have had the booster shot by February 4 (or as soon as eligibility allows).||N/A||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||All students, faculty, staff, and contractors by July 30, 2021||June 9, 2021||MIT||Effective January 14, 2022, Covid-19 vaccine boosters are required of all eligible MIT employees, faculty, and enrolled students, as well as anyone else who studies, works, or lives on MIT’s campus or who regularly accesses MIT facilities||December 16th, 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||All community members (student, staff, faculty, researchers)||July 6, 2021||Harvard||Harvard will require COVID-19 boosters for all members of our community who are eligible, including students, faculty, and researchers.||December 16th, 2021||Harvard||Masks will be required indoors regardless of vaccination status.||July 29, 2021||Harvard|
|Simmons||Boston||All students (by arrival) and campus-based employees (by October 1, 2021)||August 30, 2021||Simmons||campus-based Community members should get their COVID-19 booster by January 18, 2022, or 14 days after they become eligible for the booster||December 16th, 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||All community members (students, staff, faculty, vendors)||Berklee||As of February 15, 2022, all eligible members of the on-campus community will need to have obtained a vaccine booster shot for COVID-19.||N/A||Berklee||Berklee requires that everyone on campus wears a mask indoors, regardless of their vaccination status.||August 24, 2021||Berklee|
|Northeastern University||Boston||All students (by arrival) and U.S.-based faculty and staff (by September 8, 2021)||August 2, 2021||Northeastern||All faculty and staff who work at one of Northeastern University’s U.S. campuses, and all students attending or visiting a U.S. campus, are required to receive a booster shot by January 18, 2022, or seven days after they become eligible||N/A||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||All students, faculty, and staff||August 11, 2021||NEC||NEC will require all faculty, staff, and College students to receive a COVID-19 vaccine booster by February 1, 2022, or within fourteen days of eligibility.||N/A||NEC||NEC requires all students, faculty, and staff to wear masks on campus.||NEC|
|Suffolk University||Boston||All students, staff, and faculty by August 16, 2021||Suffolk||Suffolk University is requiring all students, faculty and staff without a medical or religious exemption to provide evidence that they have received a “booster” vaccination against COVID-19 by March 1, 2022 or as they become eligible in order to remain in compliance with the Suffolk University vaccination policy|
Vaccine Requirements - Suffolk UniversityFrequently Asked Questions regarding the COVID-19 Vaccine Requirementwww.suffolk.edu
|December 16th, 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||All students by August 14, 2021||Wentworth Institute of Technology||Wentworth will require all students — who are eligible for the booster — to demonstrate that they have had the booster shot by January 18, 2022 (or within two weeks of when they become eligible during the Spring 2022 semester).||N/A||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||All students||MassArt||Students are encouraged to get a booster as soon as they are eligible, and are required to receive it by no later than March 4, 2022. |
All faculty and staff are encouraged to receive their booster as soon as they are eligible.
|N/A||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||All students (by August 1, 2021) and all staff (by August 31, 2021)||MCPHS||MCPHS will require all eligible students, faculty, and staff to receive a COVID-19 vaccine booster by Friday, February 4, 2022 (or as soon as your eligibility allows).||N/A||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||All students (by August 4, 2021) and all faculty and staff||May 3, 2021||Emmanuel||All students without a prior medical or religious exemption are required receive a COVID-19 booster vaccination||December 15th, 2021||Emmanuel||Masking in classrooms will remain in place for the entire semester. Masking in all other indoor spaces, for now, remains mandatory for all, regardless of vaccination status.||October 20, 2021||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.