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COVID-19 Campus Updates

Spring 2022 Update

Updated March 22, 2022

To assist the campus community in starting the spring semester strong, healthy, and safe, WNE has purchased KN95 masks for widespread distribution. Each community member will be provided two (2) initial KN95 masks.
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Information regarding weekly surveillance, re-entry, and diagnostic testing for the spring semester. All faculty, staff, and students (resident and commuter) are required to have re-entry testing before the start of the semester.
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Spring Break 2022

Information regarding re-entry testing for faculty, staff, and students after spring break as well as the testing protocol for student-athletes.

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All students registered for classes will be required to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination to Health Services, regardless of whether they are residential/commuter, undergraduate/graduate/professional, or taking courses remotely but living locally. 
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WNE’s guiding principles throughout the pandemic have been to maintain the health and safety of the entire Golden Bear Community. Given the CDC’s recommendation, all faculty, staff, or students who intend to live, learn, conduct research, or access any campus resources are required to receive a COVID-19 vaccine booster shot, when eligible.
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Modified Isolation and Quarantine Program 
Consistent with recent CDC guidance, WNE will implement a Modified Isolation and Quarantine Program for the winter term and spring semesters.
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International and Exchange Students
Information regarding travel, testing, and vaccinations for all noncitizens.
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Below is the reporting on Western New England University COVID-19 cases, testing, quarantines, and recovered cases. Data is updated as it becomes available and is indicated with each statistic.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding this COVID-19 Dashboard or the University COVID-19 response, please contact the Golden Bear COVID-19 Helpdesk at 413-782-1321, Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Campus Updates

  • Messages for Students and Family Members

    Updated February 28, 2022

    Messages for current WNE students.

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  • Messages for Faculty and Staff

    Updated February 28, 2022

    Messages for WNE faculty and staff.

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  • Updates for Prospective Undergraduate Students

    Updated April 6, 2022

    Updates for prospective undergraduate students.

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