COVID-19 Campus Updates
Spring 2022 UpdateUpdated January 6, 2022
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.
» Comprehensive Testing Program » Athletes » Testing Schedule
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.
» Policy » Exemption Request Form
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.
» Policy » Clinic Schedule » Exemption Request Form
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.
» Overview » Isolation and Quarantine Steps
International and Exchange Students
Information regarding travel, testing, and vaccinations for all noncitizens.
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.
Student Health Guidelines
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is closely monitoring an outbreak of respiratory illness caused by a novel (new) coronavirus first identified in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China. Western New England University is following the guidance and recommendations from the CDC and Massachusetts DPH. Health Services has a comprehensive plan in place. We are monitoring developments closely and are proactively taking the appropriate steps and measures to maximize prevention, minimize risk, and ensure that we are prepared to respond. The health and safety of our students, employees, and community is our highest priority.
State, National, and International Resources
• The CDC website
• World Health Organization
• Massachusetts Department of Public Health
• CDC Prevention & Treatment
• Coronavirus vs. the Flu
• Stigma & Coronavirus
• CDC: Enhanced Screening Procedures
• CDC: Spring Break Travel
• CDC: Health information
• US State Department
• US State Department Smart Travel Enrollment Program