With the excitement of a new academic year approaching, I’d like to share a few reminders from Human Resources about the most important COVID-19 policies and protocols aimed at ensuring the safest learning and working environment possible for all members of the STCC community:

Vaccination: All students, faculty, and staff are required to submit documentation of COVID-19 vaccination.  Please see more about the vaccination policy here: https://www.stcc.edu/return/health-safety-protocols/employee-vaccination-requirement/.

Masks:  There is no mask requirement on campus.  Everyone is welcome to choose whether or not to mask, and all choices will be respected.  Please see more about the mask policy here:  https://www.stcc.edu/return/facuty-staff/.

COVID-19 Testing: STCC provides COVID-19 testing on campus for students, faculty, and staff.  You will find information about testing eligibility and availability here:  https://www.stcc.edu/return/testing/.

What to do if you have COVID or are a close contact:  Be sure to contact the COVID case manager at 413-755-4125 or covid19@stcc.edu if you have tested positive for COVID, have COVID symptoms, or have been a close contact with someone who has tested positive for, or suspects they may have, COVID.  The COVID Case Manager will provide instruction based on the latest CDC and Mass Department of Health guidance.  More detailed instructions can be found here: https://www.stcc.edu/return/health-safety-protocols/.

Thank you for following these policies and guidelines to keep our community healthy and safe.