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RE: Update on Fall Return to Classrooms for Massachusetts Campuses

RE: Update on Fall Return to Classrooms for Massachusetts Campuses

Dear Cambridge College Community:

Our return to campus for the Fall semester is less than a week away and we remain steadfast in our commitment to keep you healthy, safe and informed.  Listed below are the updated essential protocols and practices that everyone needs to be aware of prior to returning.  The protocols are also available on the website.

To date we have communicated the vaccination requirement for the Fall return to Massachusetts campuses, initiated our vaccination verification protocol for those returning to campus in person, and have been working diligently to prepare the Massachusetts campuses to safely welcome you back.  

If you have any questions regarding these protocols or conditions on campus for your return, please do not hesitate to contact

Thank you

The COVID Response Coordination Team


Accessing the Campus – Staff, Faculty and Students



  • All staff, students and faculty must present their CastleBranch Real ID or Waiver cards and complete a health attestation at the main security desk to enter the campus
  • Masks must be worn when entering the campus and remain on at all times
  • Computer labs and limited study areas will be made available to students
    • Students must be fully vaccinated and have a photo ID and a Castle Branch Real ID or a CDC COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card to show to the security guard
    • The CDC Card will be scanned and kept as a part of the student record
  • Anyone exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms will be asked to immediately leave the campus
  • Anyone experiencing COVID-19 symptoms on site should immediately mask up, leave the campus and call their health care provider to seek medical attention.


Parking on Campus [Boston only]


  • All staff, faculty and students commuting to campus by car will be required to use authorized Cambridge College Parking Passes
  • Students can park in the North Lot at Hood Park starting at 5:00 pm with an authorized Cambridge College parking pass
    • Students can also park during the day to use the campus
  • Visitors and guests must park in Visitor parking spaces of the North Lot only, unless provided a parking pass by the College’s Business Operations Office
  • No overnight parking is allowed and unauthorized cars will be subject to towing


Common Area Management


  • Masking is required at all times in common areas
  • The College strongly encourages social distancing in all common areas and when moving about the campus
  • Compliance with posted occupancy limits is required for all common areas and meeting spaces
  • Disinfecting wipes will be available in common areas for individual use to clean high touch surfaces 
  • Eating on campus will be limited to designated areas to minimize the potential for airborne contaminants


Cleaning and Disinfecting


  • All rooms and spaces will continue to be cleaned and disinfected according to the requirements set by the local, state and federal health authorities
  • Rooms contaminated by a positive COVID-19 occurrence will immediately be closed for 24 hours to allow sufficient air change to occur and for appropriate cleaning and disinfecting to be completed
  • Classrooms will be equipped with disinfecting wipes to provide students and faculty an additional measure of cleaning prior to using the rooms
  • In the event of a facilities emergency at the Boston campus, please contact Security immediately at 617-873-0111 or Ext. 1111


Managing COVID Positive Reports


Anyone that comes to campus that: 1) has tested positive for COVID-19, or 2) has been exposed to someone who has tested positive, or 3) has COVID-19 symptoms will be required to abide by the following reporting protocols:

  1. Individuals who test positive for COVID-19 and have been on campus must immediately report their status to the COVID Response Coordination Team [CRC] via email at
    • You will be provided with guidance on quarantine/isolation and return to campus protocols
  2. Individuals who had close contact with an infected individual while on campus, must immediately report this information to the COVID Response Coordination Team [CRC] via email at
    • You will be provided with guidance on quarantine/isolation and return to campus protocols
  3. Individuals that feel ill while on campus should immediately leave and seek guidance for testing if the conditions are symptomatic of COVID
    • If test results are positive for COVID, immediately email the CRC for guidance on quarantine/isolation and return to campus protocols


If any Cambridge College staff or faculty member receives a report from a third-party contact tracing organization about a member of our staff or student body testing positive for COVID-19, they should forward that information immediately to the COVID Response Coordination Team [CRC] via email at so that appropriate action can be taken.

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