Boston University continues to navigate challenges to campus life due to COVID-19. The Back2BU and Healthway websites have been retired, along with some of our COVID-related policies such as required weekly surveillance testing, however, the University will continue to assess and adjust protocols for the safety and wellbeing of our community.
Symptomatic/Close Contact Exposure for COVID-19
Boston University’s COVID-19 PCR Testing Laboratory will continue to process COVID-19 specimens for faculty, staff, and students who are experiencing symptoms or who have had a close contact exposure.
All faculty, staff, and students will be able to pick up COVID-19 Testing Kits, perform their self-test in a private area, register their test kit through their respective portals, and drop off their tests at the Occupational Health Center (faculty and staff) at 930 Commonwealth Ave or Student Health Services (students) at 881 Commonwealth Ave during regular business hours Monday through Friday.
If you already have a COVID-19 Testing Kit in your possession, you can keep it until you need to submit a symptomatic or close contact test.
COVID-19 PCR test results are viewable in the student and employee health portals as soon as they are finalized. Please review these testing pages for more detailed information: Student Testing and Employee Testing.
The mask mandate in campus classrooms ended at the end of the Spring 2022 term. Mask mandates will remain in effect on the BU Shuttle and in healthcare settings until further notice.
Vaccination and Booster Requirements
All BU community members must be up to date on their COVID-19 vaccinations, which includes a primary vaccination series as well as a single booster dose, within the appropriate timeframe. Visitors to Boston University are encouraged to be up to date on their COVID-19 vaccinations.
Please visit the Student Health Services COVID-19 website or call 617-353-3575 if you are a student with any COVID-related concerns or questions, including vaccination compliance.
For faculty and staff with COVID-related medical concerns, please reference the Occupational Health Center COVID-19 website or call 617-353-6630.
If you have non-medical COVID-19 concerns, please call the Human Resources Service Center at 617-353-2380 or email firstname.lastname@example.org weekdays from 9am-5pm.