COVID-19 Safety and Health Compliance Protocol

Summary for Faculty and Staff

Every member of the BU community has a role to play in maintaining a healthy and safe campus. A COVID-19 health and safety compliance protocol has been established, describing corrective actions to be taken in the event faculty or staff are out of compliance with vaccination, isolation or other public health requirements. Deans and managers are responsible for implementing the corrective action process in their units in conjunction with Human Resources

Isolation Compliance

Isolation is required when an individual tests positive. Due to the public health risk of breaking isolation protocols, those instances will be reviewed by senior leadership as soon as possible.

When it is determined that staff or faculty have failed to comply with isolation requirements, the dean/vice president will be notified, and the staff or faculty member will be subject to corrective action up to and including possible termination.

Vaccination Compliance

Faculty and staff who are not in compliance with the vaccination requirement will be placed on an unpaid leave of absence in accordance with the terms of the employee handbook, relevant collective bargaining agreement, or Faculty Handbook until they comply with the vaccine requirement or the risk of infection from COVID-19 is deemed to have ended as determined by Boston University.


Revised 5/13/2022