COVID-19 Updates

Health and Safety

Health and Safety

NOTE: Students, faculty and staff are asked to routinely check their email and Raven Flashes for additional information.

We have been informed that a staff member on the Rindge campus was diagnosed with the virus. The staff member had not been on campus since March 13, and we are following up on all possible contact made with students, staff and faculty in the week before this person began self-isolating at home. Any facilities or offices visited during that time are also being disinfected as part of our ongoing cleaning regimen.

We are fortunate that we have no students on study-abroad programs in countries currently subject to Level III warning from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). At this time, these warnings ask travelers to avoid nonessential travel to China, Iran, Italy and South Korea.

It is also worth reiterating that strategies for avoiding the spread of any respiratory virus are pertinent today. These include:

  • Stay home and avoid public places;
  • Cover your mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing;
  • Wash hands frequently, washing vigorously for 20 seconds;
  • Avoid close contact (within 6 feet) with any person who is sick;
  • Avoid sharing drinks, smoking/vaping devices, utensils, or objects that may transmit saliva;
  • Disinfect frequently touched surfaces.

Students, faculty and staff have been asked to practice proven strategies for minimizing the risk of respiratory virus as outlined by the CDC.

If you have close contact with someone has COVID-19 or develop symptoms such as fever, cough or shortness of breath, call your care healthcare provider and tell them about your symptoms and exposure. Students, please contact health services immediately at (603) 899–4130 or