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* The COVID-19 Financial Hardship Form only applies to day and residential students.

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COVID-19 Financial Hardship Declaration Form

Fill out this form if you are a residential/day student who has suffered from financial hardships due to COVID-19.

About COVID-19

Sources: www.cdc.gov and www.who.int

Spring 2021 Return to Campus Guide

have questions?

Fisher Community Members

Reach out to Sheila Lally, Fisher College's COVID-19 officer.

Email:
Slally@fisher.edu

Phone Number:
617-670-4421

Fisher College Neighbors (Back Bay/Beacon Hill Residents)

Reach out to Brenda Sanchez, Fisher College's Neighborhood Liason.

Email:
bsanchez@fisher.edu

Phone Number:
617-236-8859

Virtual Office Hours:
Monday-Friday
9am-5pm

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This update was posted on January 8. 2021, and information will be updated as necessary

 

All students coming in from outside of Massachusetts should arrive to campus with a negative COVID test. All new and returning students (to include residents/commuters and MA residents) will be tested on arrival. Students originating outside of Massachusetts will need to quarantine until a negative result is received. Once they receive the result, they will be free to go about their business. 

This was published on December 28, 2020 and reflects the most up to date information

If you or your child will be attending Fisher during the Spring 2021 semester, you can find information about move-in policies, orientation dates, community resources, and more. This page has relevant information for both new and returning students regardless of their mode of study (residential, commuter, online.)

(Note: The information on this page reflects the most recent public health guidelines and is subject to change with guidelines from the City of Boston and/or the state government.) 

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Everyone at Fisher College has worked hard to maintain a safe campus during the fall semester. The College continues to monitor health and safety conditions, locally, nationally, and internationally, and to update its policies accordingly.

This UPDATED travel guidance applies to all Fisher College employees working on campus either full-time or part-time, effective November 20, 2020.  This policy is based on the latest Massachusetts COVID-19 Travel Guidance, as well as CDC recommendations and other government regulations.  The current state of Covid-19 virus transmission is fluid, and this policy is subject to change without notice.  The College will make every effort to keep you apprised of changes.

As we enter the holiday season, Covid-19 cases are spiking nationwide.  Therefore, employees working on campus are strongly encouraged to limit travel out of the state.  Employees who want to leave the state for personal reasons, must work with their direct manager and discuss any travel plans outside of Massachusetts. Travel outside of the state to states considered higher risk must be approved by your supervisor and Human Resources.  Approval must be in writing. To request, please send an email to your supervisor, with a cc to elyons@fisher.edu.

Employees who obtain approval to travel to states that are considered higher risk (as defined by the State of Massachusetts COVID-19 Travel Guidance) must quarantine for 14 days upon return to Massachusetts, and

Use accrued and unused vacation time to cover compensation during the 14-day quarantine period for any time they are regularly scheduled to be working onsite.  Hardship exceptions may be made at the sole discretion of the College for bereavement and other non-recreational travel requests.

An exemption from the 14-day quarantine may be requested and will be granted if the employee:

Takes a first COVID-19 test at the College (or at an equivalent test site) immediately upon return to Massachusetts; and

Takes a second COVID-19 test at the College (or at an equivalent test site) 4-5 days after the first test; and

Receives two negative test results; and

Quarantines until both tests are completed and the results are reported.

With very limited exceptions, College-related business travel is suspended until further notice. Should you need to travel for business, please speak with your Vice President.

Thank you all for your cooperation in keeping the campus safe.

In order to combat the rise of COVID-19 cases in Massachusetts, Governor Charlie Baker has announced new executive orders that will take effect on Friday, November 6, 2020 at 12:01a.m. While many of these new orders will not lead to significant changes for the Fisher community and are in line with current policies (For example, the College will continue its policy of not allowing indoor gatherings at all)  here are a couple to keep in mind.

  • The governor will issue a stay-at-home advisory that from 10:00p.m. to 5:00a.m. While this is not a curfew, citizens will only be allowed out of their homes for the following activities

o   Commuting to and from work.

o   Running essential errands (Going to the grocery store or pharmacy, seeking emergency medical care.)

o   Picking up take-out food or receiving food deliveries

o   Taking a walk.

  • While face-coverings are required in all locations on Fisher campus whether they’re indoors or outdoors, this policy will now apply state-wide, and you will be required to follow this policy in off-campus locations as well.
  • Many businesses such as restaurants and gyms will close at 9:30p.m.

Once again, it is important to note that since many of Fisher’s policies do comply with these new orders, there will be few significant changes, but please continue to follow our guidelines with increased vigilance. For more information, please go to www.mass.gov