The 15 presidents of the Massachusetts community colleges have decided that, following the conclusion of final exams of the spring 2023 semester, the COVID-19 vaccine requirement will be lifted. Students and employees will no longer have to provide proof of vaccination as a condition of entry, participation, or enrollment. Note, however, that certain groups of students and employees may continue to have COVID-19 vaccination requirements as a condition of their clinical or external placements.
The full statement can be found here.
Holyoke Community College was an early responder and implementer of recommended safety protocols when COVID-19 emerged in 2020. As we continue to adjust to the changing conditions, we will monitor the state of Covid within our community.
Although vaccines will not be required following the conclusion of spring semester finals, we continue to focus on sanitation protocols and to encourage vaccination, social distancing, masking, and testing when necessary.
covid-19 testing dashboard
This dashboard informs the HCC community of the number of people who have tested positive for COVID-19 and have been on campus. We are following guidelines from the Center for Disease Control and the Massachusetts Department of Public Health in our response to any exposures. Contact tracing is conducted, and close contacts will be notified. If you are not contacted, you are not considered to be at risk from an incident.
Data updated: March 28, 2023
1Students: Total positive results reported
vs. 0 in prior 7 days
2Faculty/Staff: Total positive results reported
vs. 2 in prior 7 days
3Total positive results reported
vs. 2 in previous 7 days