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Guidelines for a healthy and safe fall 2021

Last Updated: Nov. 23, 2021

Students on Campus

Students

  • Screening Tests: Required weekly through the end of the fall 2021 semester for all residential students and non-residential undergraduates. Read more
  • Face Coverings: Required indoors, as posted, for all vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals, except in residence halls. Read more
  • Self-Checks: Students should self-monitor for symptoms of COVID-19 on a daily basis using the COVID-19 daily checklist
  • Isolation: In accordance with CDC and Department of Public Health guidelines, students who test positive for COVID-19 will be placed in isolation on campus or at home for recovery. Read more
  • Quarantine: Fully vaccinated individuals who are close contacts of positive cases are not required to quarantine. Unvaccinated individuals who are close contacts of positive cases will be required to remain in quarantine for up to 14 days. Read more
Faculty Member in the classroom

Faculty and Staff

  • Face Coverings: Required indoors, as posted, for all vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals, except in a private office. Read more
  • Screening Tests: On-campus faculty and staff may be required to test in certain situations in the screening testing program. Faculty teaching and frontline staff members may voluntarily test on a weekly basis. Read more
  • Self-Checks: Faculty and staff should self-monitor for symptoms of COVID-19 on a daily basis using the COVID-19 daily checklist
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Visitors and Guests

Proof of Vaccination: All spectators for indoor athletic events are required to provide proof of vaccination or documentation of a negative test result administered within the past 72 hours. Read more
Face Coverings: Required on campus for visitors and guests at all times when indoors. Read more
Self-Checks: Guests are required to self-monitor for symptoms of COVID-19 prior to visiting campus by completing the COVID-19 daily checklist


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Athletic Events

  • Face coverings are required in the Bentley Arena and Dana Center at all times during athletic events. 

  • All spectators are required to provide proof of vaccination or documentation of a negative test result administered within the past 72 hours. As all students, faculty and staff are required to be fully vaccinated—and those with approved medical or religious exemptions are required to test each week—simply showing a Bentley ID will provide sufficient proof for entry.
Bentley Arena
Bentley Campus

Safety Enhancements on Campus

  • Air filters on campus were upgraded from MERV 8 to MERV 11 filters in the HVAC equipment resulting in more efficient filtration (Please note that HEPA filters are not meant to be installed in individual offices). 
  • The air flow into buildings from outside air has been increased through the building energy management system.
  • HEPA filters have been installed in all classrooms next to the professor’s podium.
  • Classrooms and bathrooms are disinfected twice daily.

Food and Dining Operations

  • All on-campus dining locations are open for the fall 2021 semester. Face coverings are required in all dining areas when not seated and actively eating or drinking. 
  • The Grubhub app may still be used to place to-go orders. 
     

More Details, Hours and Locations 

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Bentley Gym

Campus Spaces and Services

  • The Bentley Shuttle has resumed service of the B-Line and Harvard Square routes for the fall 2021 semester. Read more
  • The Dana Center Fitness Center and Pool are open to students, faculty and staff. A Bentley ID and face covering are required for entry. The hours of operation can be found here
  • The Library hours of operation can be found here.
Event Guidelines

Bentley ConvocationPerformers, speakers, facilitators, and, lecturers who will be on stage and farther than 10’ from the audience may remove their face covering for the performance or to deliver remarks. For performances that feature singing, 25' of spacing from the audience is required. All other interactions will require face coverings to be worn. All attendees are required to wear face coverings at indoor events. Panelists/groups speaking collectively on stage will require the following precautions:

  1. When seated/standing 6’ apart and a minimum of 10’ from the audience, panelists may remove their face coverings for the duration of the event while on stage. Each panelist will have their own microphone. Sharing of microphones will not be permitted.
  2. When not able to be seated/standing 6’ apart, panelists may remove their face coverings when speaking, but will be expected to replace the face covering in between active contributions. Each panelist will have their own microphone. 10’ distance between the panel and audience is still expected.

Among the spaces where these face covering accommodations may be permitted are the Wilder Pavilion, Koumantzelis Auditorium, the LaCava conference rooms, the Bentley Arena, and function rooms across campus.

Faculty and staff members seeking guidance for hosting on-campus events may contact Maria Monks Serrao and Nicole Chabot-Wieferich

Visitor and Guest Policy

Additional Resources

Vaccination

 

Last Updated: Nov. 18, 2021

Guidelines

Health, Wellness and Testing

 

Last Updated: Oct. 20, 2021

 

Guidelines

Quarantine and Isolation

 

Last Updated: Sept. 27, 2021

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Student Life

 

Last Updated: Oct. 4, 2021

 

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Face Covering Signage

Contacts

For questions, please contact the following offices:

Campus Services- SM_CampusServices@bentley.edu
COVID Vaccination Questions- COVIDVaccine@bentley.edu
Dining- GA_BentleyDining@bentley.edu
Financial Aid- Finaid@bentley.edu
Health Center- GA_Healthcenter@Bentley.edu
Housing- Housing@bentley.edu
Student Affairs- GA_StudentAffairs@bentley.edu
Student Financial Services- GA_SFS@bentley.edu