Universities in Boston Announce Fall Semester Plans Amid COVID-19

According to the College’s website, students will be required to take a “baseline test” prior to moving into residence halls or starting classes. Students must also take a “PCR self-swab tests” every week through the end of the fall semester. The College has set up rooms on campus in case a resident tests positive and needs to isolate. Faculty and staff will also have to take a baseline test before returning to campus, and they can opt-in to weekly testing using the PCR self-swab test. Emerson said its hygiene protocols will be heightened as well, including the use of a Clorox 360 disinfecting machine to spray down all classroom and office surfaces on a daily basis.

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