Babson College Modifies Indoor Mask Policy

Babson College is evolving its COVID-19 policies to focus on longer-term management, emphasizing personal responsibility and risk management.

The College continues to assess campus data in consultation with external public health experts, Environmental Health & Engineering (EHE), and the Wellesley Board of Health. Babson also is responding to recent changes made at the state level, including Gov. Charlie Baker announcing the lifting of a mask mandate in schools and the Massachusetts Department of Public Health issuing new guidance on mask wearing generally.

On Friday, Babson modified its indoor mask policy for community members with up-to-date COVID-19 vaccination:

  • Fully vaccinated community members may choose whether to wear a mask in indoor campus spaces with the exception of classrooms, Health Services, the Testing Center, and shared administrative work spaces (any work space with more than one person in a 6-foot area), where masking will continue to be required.
  • Masks are optional for fully vaccinated employees working in individual offices.
  • Athletic events and other activities are mask-optional for Babson community members and visitors with verified proof of vaccination.

Individuals who are unvaccinated or not current on their vaccination—and all visitors whose vaccination status is not officially verified—must continue to be masked at all times indoors and where otherwise designated.

For the latest updates and information, visit the Babson Together website.

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