We are excited to welcome our students back to campus for a rewarding spring semester including the integrated residential life and in-person class experience that is a Bryant hallmark. During the time between our fall and spring semesters, we have worked hard to refine and fortify our layered approach to creating a safe and healthy environment for learning.
We know that if we work together we can keep our community strong. We were able to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 on our campus this fall, but it required commitment and dedication from all of us. The challenges we face this spring are difficult because the virus is now more prevalent across the country and in R.I.
To address those challenges with best practices, there are six important things you can do:
- Get two negative COVID-19 tests before joining in-person classes
- Let us know if you or a member of your household has had COVID-19
- Limit social gatherings to your household
- Follow proven safety measures including double-layer masks
- Protect our secure campus entry and use the Health Checker app daily
- Be a game-changer and role model for others
To make testing as accessible as possible, Bryant will provide commuters and students in close proximity with a first test on campus Monday, Feb. 1 - Friday, Feb. 5, within 72 hours of their move-in date. If 72 hours is not possible, please make every effort to be tested close to 72 hours. No appointment is required. Please indicate to officers at the Entry Control Station that you are on campus for testing only. Students will return home to await their test results.
Resident students living at a distance from campus need to be tested at home and receive a negative COVID-19 test result within 72 hours of move-in date. If 72 hours is not possible due to timing for testing and receipt of results in your community, please make every effort to be tested as close to 72 hours as you can. Results from any type of COVID-19 test offered by your state will be accepted.
All students will be required to get a second test upon campus arrival, Feb. 6-8. Resident students will be required to remain in their room after testing until they receive a negative test result via email.