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What You Need to Know Now

  • Before transitioning from all-remote to on-campus work, you’ll be asked to electronically sign and return this COVID-19 Testing Waiver Form.
  • If you're taking time off this summer, you'll need to remain in compliance with WPI's COVID-19 testing program. Read more about how to stay compliant with vacation time.
  • See the most current testing hours to schedule a COVID test.
  • If you have any symptoms, do not come to campus, even for testing.
    • Symptomatic students: Report any symptoms immediately on the Symptom Tracker and someone from the Health team will reach out with next steps and info about testing.
    • Symptomatic employees: Do not come to campus or, if you begin to feel ill while on campus, immediately go home, alert your manager, and contact your physician for care and testing. Also report any symptoms on the Symptom Tracker; a member of the Health team will contact you. 

An important part of returning to, and remaining on, campus is compliance with WPI's testing protocols. Testing is just one component––along with social distancing, wearing face coverings, limiting your close contacts, keeping your areas clean, and not gathering in groups––of creating a healthy campus environment.

Testing Details

  • Routine Testing (Students and Employees)
    • All employees and students who will be working or studying on campus this summer will be tested once per week.
    • If you are experiencing symptoms at any time: Students: Report any symptoms on the Symptom Tracker; someone from the Health team will reach out to you with next steps. Employees: Do not come to campus, or immediately go home if you already are on campus. Contact your primary care provider. Report any symptoms on your Symptom Tracker; a Health team member will contact you with your next steps.

    See the most current testing hours to schedule a COVID test.

     
  • Symptomatic Testing (Students and Employees)
    • If you are experiencing symptoms at any time: Students: Report any symptoms on the Symptom Tracker; someone from the Health team will reach out to you with next steps. Employees: Do not come to campus, or immediately go home if you already are on campus. Contact your primary care provider. Report any symptoms on your Symptom Tracker; a Health team member will contact you with your next steps.
    • Students who report COVID-like symptoms will be tested by Health Services. This cost will be billed to insurance.
    • Employees who report COVID-like symptoms should work with their PCP on whether they should be tested. This testing would be billed to the employee’s insurance. Following WPI's Return to Work protocols, if you were experiencing COVID-19-like symptoms only, you will need both a negative COVID-19 PCR test and a note from a healthcare provider clearing you to return to work.
    • Any community members who test positive through a clinic or other provider other than WPI’s testing partners or who are identified as a close contact of someone outside of WPI should report their status and the results of any COVID tests via the symptom tracker (see below).

Setting Up Your Broad Test Result Portal

As part of our efforts to support the health and safety of the campus community, WPI has developed a comprehensive COVID-19 testing program for students, faculty, and staff who plan to come to campus. 

Part of that program is that everyone who is coming onto campus for classes, to work, for sports or any activity will need routine, ongoing testing. The Broad Institute (rhymes with road), a Cambridge-based biomedical and genomic organization, is managing that ongoing testing. You will need to register with the Broad to access the portal to review your test results. 

Additional adjustments to our operations may be needed based on updated guidance and public health trends. We recommend you check back regularly for the latest updates.