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Guidelines for a healthy and safe fall 2021

Last Updated: Sept. 27, 2021

Students on Campus

Students

  • Vaccination: All undergraduate students and graduate students with access to campus are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Read more
  • Screening Tests: Required weekly during the ease-in period in September for all residential students and non-residential undergraduates. Required weekly for the entire semester for any unvaccinated students. Read more
  • Face Coverings: Required indoors, as posted, for all vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals, except in residence halls beginning Aug. 30. 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

  • Vaccination: All faculty and staff are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19. New faculty and staff are required to provide proof of vaccination in accordance with the timeline specified in their offer letter or contract. Read more
  • Face Coverings: Required indoors, as posted, for all vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals, except in a private office beginning Aug. 30. Read more
  • Screening Tests: On-campus faculty and staff may be required to test in certain situations in the screening testing program. 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

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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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 

Dining at Bentley
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. 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. 

Additional Resources

Vaccination

 

Last Updated: Aug. 16, 2021

Guidelines

Health, Wellness and Testing

 

Last Updated: Sept. 27, 2021

 

Guidelines

Quarantine and Isolation

 

Last Updated: Sept. 27, 2021

Guidelines

Student Life

 

Last Updated: Sept. 9, 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