Whether you are living, working, or visiting on campus, there will be changes that impact all of us.
Personal Travel Protocol
Students – We encourage our summer resident students to continue to limit their travel off-campus. If they travel out of the state or arrive from out of state, we require a negative PCR test taken no more than 72 hours prior to arrival in Massachusetts unless the student provides proof that they are fully vaccinated or have had COVID-19 in the past 90 days. Absent a negative PCR test, student travelers who are not vaccinated and who have not had COVID-19 in the past 90 days are required to quarantine off-campus in Massachusetts for 10 days.
Employees – Employees returning to Massachusetts are advised to get a negative PCR test taken no more than 72 hours prior to arrival in Massachusetts unless they are fully vaccinated or have had COVID-19 in the past 90 days. Absent a negative PCR test, employee travelers are advised to quarantine for 10 days. Travelers may also test out of the quarantine advisory after arrival in Massachusetts, as long as they quarantine until receiving a negative test result.
Domestic travel is allowed for events, meetings, and/or research that do not provide the participants with the option to attend virtually. Community members will be required to complete the College’s travel registry and a COVID-19 waiver after receiving approval from their divisional officer. It is expected that the Wheaton Travel Protocol outlined above and all other safety protocols must be adhered to throughout the trip.
Visitors include vendors, contractors, family members or friends of a student or employee, prospective students and their families, alumni, and guest speakers.
Only Wheaton Community Members and tour participants guided by Admission and Athletics are permitted to enter campus buildings. Students and employees may host non-Wheaton guests, but they must remain outdoors. External vendors conducting work on campus may enter buildings as necessary after prior approval but must follow all college COVID-19 protocols. Visitors will be restricted unless they have prior approval from:
- Vice President for Finance and Administration for any contractors or vendors
- Vice President for Enrollment and/or Director of Athletics for prospective students and families
- Associate Vice President for Human Resources for any interviewees
- Provost for any guest lecturers or speakers
Admission tours will be limited in the number of registrants. All visitors to campus are expected to comply with college safety guidelines, including face coverings, symptom checks and social distancing.
Fall 2021 Office Staffing
Administrative offices and departments will return to regular in-person staffing. More specific information about the timetable for a return to regular staffing and any revised protocols, including addressing any need for alternative work arrangements, will be communicated in the summer.