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End-of-Semester Update and Reminders

In our last Healthy Clark message of the semester, we would like to thank the community for continued persistence and flexibility in keeping yourself and fellow Clarkies safe and healthy, and we share a last round of updates.

We currently are seeing cases rising regionally and nationally, and we will continue to closely monitor COVID data and trends throughout the summer as we consider our risk-mitigation strategies and policies for the fall. As we prepare for summer break, please be mindful of the risks around you; get tested when you have symptoms or have been exposed; and consider wearing a mask when in crowded indoor settings. On campus, taking these measures continues to be an individual decision and responsibility, and as a community we need to be committed and supportive of those who seek a higher degree of protection.

Above all, please remember that the most powerful tool against COVID-19 is to be fully vaccinated and boosted. Once you have been vaccinated/boosted, be sure to upload your status to our secure portal.

Testing Center Closure and Next Steps

We remind you that Clark’s Testing Center will close effective May 11.

  • After May 10, Clark will make rapid antigen tests available at the Information Desk in the Higgins University Center for students who are remaining on campus through Commencement Day, May 22.
  • After May 10, if a student’s self-test returns a positive result, the student is instructed to call University Police at (508) 793-7575. UP will then put them in touch with the Dean of Students Office.
  • Faculty and staff who wish to test after May 11 should acquire their own rapid tests or utilize other off-site testing options. Tests are available at local pharmacies and can be ordered free of charge from the federal government.

Student Feedback is Welcome

Students are welcome to share their questions and observations about the University’s COVID-19 response by using this form created by Amanda Brown, Clark’s student representative to the COVID-19 Advisory Group. We welcome your feedback and also your suggestions for how Clark should approach COVID mitigation on campus in the fall. All submissions are completely anonymous.