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UMMS Guidelines for Employee Return to Campus

Future of campus operations

May 28, 2021

As you heard at last week’s UMMS Virtual Town Hall meeting, we are encouraged by the downward trend of COVID-19 case numbers in our city, region and state, which has led to changing restrictions in some settings. While this progress is heartening, it is prudent for UMMS to continue certain infection control guidelines due to the nature of the work that takes place on our campus, and the fact that not all members of our community are fully vaccinated.

Please take a few minutes to read the following updates about COVID-19 guidance and the plans to return to full campus operations over the summer. Please note that all current budgetary restrictions – including a hiring freeze and ban on the use of school funds for discretionary items such as travel and food – remain in effect until further notice. Read the full update here.

Standards for Prevention of Workplace Transmission of SARS-CoV-2

Developed by the COVID-19 Workforce Safety Working Group*

Last modified date: June 22, 2020

The COVID-19 Workforce Safety Working Group provides these guidelines to assist faculty, staff and students (hereafter called “employees”) at the University of Massachusetts Medical School with a safe transition to the work environment.

The guidelines below are based on best practices in effect as of the date of this document, updated from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and other health authorities, and in collaboration with our Infectious Diseases Division, Employee Health Services (EHS) and Student Health Services (SHS). Questions about these guidelines should be directed to our UMMS Infection Control Officer at infection.control@umassmed.edu.

Return to Campus Guidelines for Employees and Students

Additional Return to Campus Guidelines for Laboratory Personnel


Reschedule a COVID-19 testing appointment (login required)

Download COVID-19 signs and posters

Click here to view the COVID-19 training video outlining the steps UMass Medical School is taking to create a safe working and learning environment.