As a Lesley University Student, I will adhere to the following health and safety protocols as a condition of campus access:
I AGREE to provide proof of my COVID-19 vaccination no later than August 15, 2021, provided that I have not been granted a medical or religious waiver from Lesley University.
I AGREE to provide my completed immunization records prior to arrival on campus, in accordance with Massachusetts immunization requirements.
I AGREE if I am a student living in University housing or a student who has arrived from outside the U.S., I will provide proof of a negative PCR test for COVID-19 taken no more than 72 hours prior to my arrival on campus.
I AGREE that if I am a student living in University housing or a student who has arrived from outside the U.S., I also will be tested within 3-5 days of arrival and that reporting a positive result will require me to quarantine in University housing or to stay at home.
I AGREE to provide proof of having received a flu shot as soon as I am able to receive one this Fall.
I AGREE to promptly report any COVID-19 symptoms, any known close exposure, or a positive test result to Lesley’s Student Health Service and to follow Lesley's instructions for quarantine or staying at home. For residential students, this means possibly relocating to one of the designated quarantine residence halls.
I AGREE to cooperate fully with the University, the Cambridge Public Health Department, and the Massachusetts Community Tracing Collaborative in any contact tracing efforts, in the case that I may have been subject to a COVID-19 exposure or have had a positive test result.
I AGREE to adhere to all University requirements regarding wearing a face mask regardless of my vaccination status.
I UNDERSTAND that it is strongly encouraged for unvaccinated community members to wear a face mask outdoors in situations where physical distancing is not possible.
I UNDERSTAND that face masks should have at least two layers, and that bandanas, neck gaiters, buffs, and face masks with valves are not acceptable.
I AGREE to respect, and not to engage in behaviors that indicate otherwise, the decision of others to choose to wear a face mask or to physically distance themselves, even if it is not required to do so. I also understand that an individual’s decision to wear a face mask or to distance is not an indication of their vaccination status or their health status.
I AGREE TO practice good hygiene, including thorough handwashing, use of sanitizing stations, and cleaning up after myself in common spaces.
I AGREE to follow all current public health protocols of Lesley University and state and local authorities at all times and to cooperate fully in the implementation of any changes.
I UNDERSTAND that I am responsible for conducting myself in a way that reduces the risk of COVID-19 transmission, and I also accept that all risk—even with individual, university, and community action—cannot be eliminated.
I UNDERSTAND that changes in public health guidance or other emergency circumstances could require the University to cancel all on-campus activities during the Fall semester and that I am responsible for all expenses related my departure from campus, including transportation.
I PLEDGE to adhere to the protocols in this Compact in order to protect my health and safety, as well as that of other members of the Lesley community.