Springfield College is following guidelines shared by the Massachusetts Commissioner of Public Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. FAQs, community messages, safety precautions, and policies can be found on our website and will be updated regularly.

We are excited to have our students on campus. We continue to work diligently to provide a positive and safe student experience. All decisions have been made based on current available information. We will continue to monitor the situation and adjust our policies as necessary.

The Springfield College mask policy follows the best practices as set forth by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. All individuals, regardless of vaccination status, are required to wear a mask on campus while indoors. Face coverings are optional for vaccinated individuals when outdoors, including at all outdoor events. Unvaccinated individuals are strongly advised to wear a face covering and keep socially distanced when outdoors.

Springfield College Preparation for Reopening and Adherence to MA Reopening Guidelines


Vaccination Data

The Spring 2022 vaccination data will be reported soon.

Final Fall 2021 data as of Nov 5, 2021

All reported vaccination rates are for employees and students on the main campus in Springfield, Mass., and excludes students, faculty, and staff who are at regional campuses or studying fully online. This dashboard will be updated twice a week until our final vaccination numbers are recorded.

Students

  Fully Vaccinated Exempt In Process Grand Total
Traditional Undergraduate 97% 3% <1% 100%
Traditional Graduate 95% 4% 1% 100%

Employees
  Fully Vaccinated Exempt In Process Grand Total
Employees 98% 2% <1% 100%


Academic Year COVID Dashboard

The COVID-19 Dashboard updates will be provided twice per week on Tuesdays and Thursdays (pending arrival of test results) during Spring 2022. The starting date of August is used because that is when fall early arrival students began to return to campus. The information posted is the best available information Springfield College has at the time. The data reported includes all tests conducted on the Springfield College campus. Positive cases reported include both those reported to the College from our Broad testing and any positive case that is reported to the College from an off-campus test. The number of tests administered each week can vary based on testing needs as well as the capacity of the Broad Institute to process all tests. The vast majority of test results are received within 24 hours of the samples reaching the lab (24-36 hours from specimen collection); occasionally the Broad has maintenance or other issues that result in delays, though those have been very limited. A very small percentage of tests are not able to be processed by the lab and those individuals are retested.

 

View previous data here from the former reporting format.


Spring 2022 Reopening Virtual Forum

On Thursday, January 13, 2022, a virtual Forum was held to provide more details and information on Spring 2022 reopening plans and to give students, families, and the college community an opportunity to ask questions. Responses to Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) are available for both students and faculty/staff and a recording of the forum is below.