Emerson is providing this information based on its current plans and in accordance with health and safety information currently available.  Emerson may, in its discretion, or under direction of government or health authorities, change plans regarding modalities of courses or activities, and physical access to any facilities.

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Do I need to upload the documentation in WorkDay?

Last Updated: 2021-12-23 03:20 pm

Yes, please upload all documentation to WorkDay. More instructions will be coming soon.

Category: Vaccines

Audience: Staff

Can I get an exemption from the COVID-19 booster?

Last Updated: 2021-12-23 03:21 pm

Staff and faculty with pre-approved exemptions will need to submit a new request for exemption. Contact hr [at] emerson.edu.

Category: Vaccines

Audience: Staff

How do I get an extension for the COVID-19 booster?

Last Updated: 2021-12-23 03:21 pm

Please send requests to hr [at] emerson.edu.

Category: Vaccines

Audience: Staff

What if I have had COVID in the last 90 days?

Last Updated: 2021-12-23 03:21 pm

It is safe to get a booster following a COVID infection once you complete your isolation period and no longer have a fever or COVID symptoms. We recommend that you get a booster within 90 days after a COVID infection for uninterrupted protection from COVID-19. You may request an extension to postpone the booster. 

If you test positive during the winter break, or become symptomatic when you are scheduled to return to campus, please contact your primary care provider and notify covid19 [at] emerson.edu. Do not come to campus if you are symptomatic

Category: Vaccines

Audience: Staff

Why is Emerson requiring a PCR to return to campus?

Last Updated: 2021-12-23 03:22 pm

With guidance from Tuft Medical Center and Massachusetts Department of Public Health,  the College is requiring all community members to take a COVID-19 PCR test to return to campus. A PCR test can more accurately detect the COVID-19 virus than a rapid test. Community members who test positive should not return to campus until they complete isolation. 

Category: Testing

Audience: Students

Why is Emerson requiring a PCR to return to campus?

Last Updated: 2021-12-23 03:22 pm

You only need to send the result to healthservices [at] emerson.edu if your test comes back positive. Contact your local board of health and PCP for guidance.

Category: Testing

Audience: Students

What is the deadline for the COVID-19 negative Individual PCR test?

Last Updated: 2021-12-23 03:22 pm

You should take the COVID-19 Individual PCR test within 72 hours before returning to campus.

Category: Testing

Audience: Students

What if I received AstraZeneca or one of the other WHO-EUL vaccines?

Last Updated: 2021-12-23 03:22 pm

It is recommended that you receive one dose of Pfizer or Moderna 6 months after your primary series. Pfizer is recommended by the CDC for this scenario. We will accept a Moderna booster.

Category: Vaccines

Audience: Students

What if I have had COVID in the last 90 days?

Last Updated: 2021-12-23 03:23 pm

It is safe to get a booster following a COVID infection once you complete your isolation period and no longer have a fever or COVID symptoms. We recommend that you get a booster within 90 days after a COVID infection for uninterrupted protection from COVID-19. You may request an extension to postpone the booster

Category: Vaccines

Audience: Students

Where can I get a booster?

Last Updated: 2021-12-23 03:23 pm

You can schedule an appointment with Tufts at https://www.tuftsmcvaccine.org/ or you can schedule an appointment at in the community using https://vaxfinder.mass.gov.

Category: Vaccines

Audience: Students, Staff