August 19: COVID Response Protocols Update
COVID-19 response protocols update on policies and protocols related to visitors, guests, and events on campus during the Fall 2021 semester.
Dear Members of the Stonehill Community,
We are writing to provide an update on policies and protocols related to visitors, guests, and events on campus during the Fall 2021 semester.
The College is currently open to guests and visitors who meet all requirements associated with our COVID-19 mitigation practices. Based on current guidance from state and local officials, we have compiled a comprehensive set of guidance regarding the hosting of events or programs on campus.
In general, on the day of their visit, guests visiting Stonehill’s campus are required to pre-register their visit type and purpose using our centralized Campus Access Authorization Form. The form should be used by alumni, community partners, family and friends of current students, service providers, vendors and others accessing campus for the following reasons:
- Athletic contests
- Performances/guest speakers
- Pick-ups/drop offs
- Special events
- Other daytime visits
Those who plan to host events or visitors should review the specific protocols regarding visitor registration and campus access.
Please note that the MacPháidín Library and Stonehill College Archives will be open to the public by appointment only starting September 6.
At the conclusion of the move-in process, students will not be permitted to host guests in their residence halls until after September 6. Specific information regarding the residence hall guest policy and approval process can be found here.
Beginning at 7:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 22, all visitors will be required to use the Route 123/Belmont Street entrance and check in at the gatehouse by showing their dated Campus Access Credential. The gate at the Route 138/Washington Street entrance will be operational, allowing access only for those with a transponder.
Regular updates and any potential changes to these and other COVID-19 mitigation protocols will be communicated on an ongoing basis as they emerge.