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Residence Hall Reminders

DEPARTMENT(S): 
April 6, 2021

This message was sent to residential students.

We want to take a moment to reiterate the guest policy in the residence halls and information about close contacts.

We know that it has been tough not being able to hang out and socialize in your living space with friends. We’ve all worked hard to focus on health and safety, and now we are in the final term and semester of the academic year and have learned so much! Here’s what we want you to remember: You and your roommates may each have one visitor at a time in your living space.

  •         All students must maintain 6 feet of separation from one another and wear face coverings at all times.
  •         Visitors must reside in the same residence hall; those from other residences are still not yet permitted.
  •        Massachusetts state guidelines allow gatherings of up to 10 individuals, but they also require 6 feet of distance between those individuals. These guidelines are extremely important in limiting everyone’s close contacts. To limit close contacts, WPI has developed the following guidelines for the residence halls:
    •    The number of residents currently residing in the living space multiplied by two, equals the number of students permitted in the living space at one time.
      •   For suites and apartments with six and seven residents, the total number of students in the living space at any one time cannot exceed 10. 

Total # of students living in the space

Total # of student visitors permitted

Max # of students in space at one time

1

1

2

2

2

4

3

3

6

4

4

8

5

5

10

6

4

10

7

3

10

 
  •          If you have specific questions about your living space, please contact your Community Director.

Remember that a close contact is defined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as someone who was within 6 feet of an infected person for a cumulative total of 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period starting from two days before the onset of illness (or for asymptomatic patients, two days prior to test specimen collection) until the time the patient is isolated.

Thank you for your attention to this email and your continued dedication to keeping our community together. Good luck with the remainder of the academic year!

Residential Services Office