Dear Springfield College students, parents, and families,

I noted in my email on Thursday, July 23, that the restrictions and guidelines from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts guide our decision-making around our plans for returning to Springfield College. Just yesterday, Governor Baker released new expectations that affect testing and quarantine guidelines for those traveling from higher-risk states. That new guidance is summarized here and the link to more detailed information is also provided so you can review it directly.

Effective August 1, 2020, visitors to the state must submit the Massachusetts Travel Form if traveling from states other than Connecticut, Hawaii, Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, New Jersey, New York, and Vermont. Travelers must also quarantine for 14 days or produce a negative COVID-19 test result that has been administered up to 72 hours prior to your arrival in Massachusetts.

These new expectations will be added to our dedicated informational website.

This is a modest relaxing of the 14-day quarantine guidelines that we expect will ease travel to the state. We will continue to keep you informed as new information is released and welcome your questions about how these regulations may impact your return to campus in August. 

Sincerely,

Mary-Beth Cooper

Springfield College President