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||Face masks are no longer required in most areas on campus, including dining halls, residential housing common areas, offices, libraries, food courts, and common areas in buildings and colleges. Masks continue to be required indoors for instructional purposes and lectures in classrooms, the BU Shuttle, and all healthcare facilities.||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||Effective March 14, 2022, face coverings are optional in indoor spaces at MIT.||March 14, 2022||MIT|
|Harvard||Cambridge||All community members (student, staff, faculty, researchers)||July 6, 2021||Harvard||Harvard requires all students to be up-to-date on their COVID-19 vaccinations including the bivalent Omicron-specific COVID-19 booster. For Harvard paid-employees, Harvard highly recommends being up-to-date with COVID vaccinations per CDC definition.||October 24, 2022||Harvard||Masking is optional except in health care settings and where otherwise required for non-COVID reasons (e.g., some laboratories). Please check with your school about any additional masking protocols that are specific to your setting. Even when optional, we strongly encourage indoor mask use, especially if local COVID-19 risks are medium or high.||Aug 10, 2022||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||Effective May 13, 2022, the indoor mask mandate will be reinstated.||May 13, 2022||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||Beginning on March 26, 2022, masks will become optional on the Boston campus for anyone who is currently part of the Berklee testing protocol.||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||Effective March 5th, masks indoors on the Boston campus will be optional for students, faculty, staff, visitors, and contract employees.||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||Beginning Monday, March 7, 2022, face coverings will be optional in all locations on campus, with the exception of Counseling, Health, and Wellness. Face coverings continue to be strongly recommended for individuals who are unvaccinated.||March 2, 2022||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 immediately, indoor masking is no longer required within the residence halls including rooms, suites, lounges, hallways, and other common areas.|
Beginning February 28 masks will be optional in indoor spaces other than
instructional spaces including classrooms, labs, and studios.
health service spaces such as the Wellness Center, Optum medical clinic, and athletic training rooms.
Wentworth vehicles (such as for transportation of athletics or field trips off campus).
|February 2, 2022||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||MCPHS is temporarily requiring all students, faculty, and staff to wear well-fitting surgical, KF94, KN95, or N95 masks beginning on Friday, May 20, 2022. Masks will be required in all indoor campus locations unless eating or drinking, or in a private office.||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||As of Monday, February 28th, masks will be optional on the Emmanuel campus, including indoors. Those with approved vaccine exemptions must remained masked within campus buildings.||February 24, 2022||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.