COVID-19 Campus Updates
The COVID-19 National Public Health Emergency will end on May 11, 2023. In response, Western New England University has changed its COVID-19 guidelines effective Monday, May 15, 2023.
Western New England University will continue to closely monitor and comply with all CDC, state, and local guidelines regarding COVID-19 and all infectious/communicable diseases.
We will remain prepared to pivot if the need arises to ensure the health and safety of our community.
COVID-19 Guideline ChangesUpdated May 1, 2023
WNE will no longer require COVID-19 vaccination. In accordance with CDC guidelines, WNE strongly recommends that all faculty, staff, and students remain up to date with COVID-19 vaccines in consultation with their primary care provider.
Western New England University will continue to follow all state and regulatory vaccination requirements and infectious disease guidelines.
Please Note: Faculty, staff, and students participating in off-campus clinical education rotations may need to be vaccinated per the rules of that institution.
WNE will be a mask-friendly campus and recommends that all faculty, staff, and students use a mask any time they are ill to decrease the spread of illness to others or for their own personal protection.
Per state public health guidelines, the Center for Health and Wellness—Health Services will continue to require a mask for those coming in for a visit and will have masks available if needed.
If you are feeling sick, we continue to recommend wearing a mask, contacting a healthcare provider for evaluation, and not attending class or socializing with others.
If you are having symptoms of illness, the Center for Health and Wellness—Health Services remains available for infectious disease testing, including COVID-19, as warranted based upon clinical presentation.
WNE will continue to follow CDC guidelines for infectious disease isolation requirements for any communicable illness, and on-campus housing will be available as needed.