Infectious Disease

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Keeping Wellesley Healthy has the latest information regarding how Wellesley College keeps their students safe during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Infectious Disease

COVID-19 information and resources can be found below!

As it's mentioned above, please refer to Keeping Wellesley Healthy to find the latest COVID-19 information. Otherwise, please refer to the following resources listed below.

  • Click here for important infomation, updates, and facts provided by the CDC.
  • Click here for important information regarding Massachusetts' response to COVID-19 - including vaccination roll-out information - provided by the Massachusetts DPH.
  • Click here for important information regarding Wellesley's response to COVID-19 - including statistics - provided by the Wellesley Board of Health.
  • Click here for important information provided by our partners at Newton-Wellesley Hospital.


*** As of September 2022, a new COVID-19 Bivalent booster vaccination has been made available and protects against the latest Omnicron strain! Students are eligible to receive this at least TWO MONTHS after their COVID-19 vaccination series/booster.


COVID-19 Testing On-Campus

COVID-19 testing is available on-campus! Wellesley College students can have testing done at one of the following locations listed below.

  • Health Services
    • Rapid RT-PCR COVID-19 testing is available for symptomatic students.
    • To schedule an appointment for COVID-19 testing :
      • Please call our office at 781.283.2810.
      • Please contact us through Patient Gateway.
    • COVID-19 testing is available Monday through Friday from 8:30 PM to 5:00 PM.
  • College Club
    • Rapid Antigen and/or delivered PCR COVID-19 testing is available.
      • Results are typically available within 24 hours.
    • Walk-Ins are accepted during testing hours.
      • Please refer to the Toolbox for hours.


*** If you need to obtain a PCR COVID-19 test for travel, you may find a testing site near you or request to have Health Services place an order to have testing completed at Newton-Wellesley Hosptial.

Over-The-Counter (OTC) COVID-19 Tests

Many insurance plans - including SHIP - will cover OTC COVID-19 (Rapid Antigen) tests from CVS Pharmacy at no cost. You may receive up to eight COVID-19 tests every 30 days.

  • How to Order Your COVID-19 Test from CVS :
    • Click here to go to the CVS website.
    • Click the button labeled "Request at-home COVID-19 tests"
    • Answer background questions and provide your zip code.
      • This will help you find the closest CVS Pharmacy with COVID-19 test inventory.
    • Select your preferred CVS Pharmacy.
    • Provide appropriate insurance information that can be found on your insurance card.
    • Place an order for in-store pick-up, and pick up your test once you recieve an e-mail confirmation.


The government has additionally offered to provide four free COVID-19 testing kits to residents. There are no shipping costs, and this process does not require any credit/debit card information.

  • How to Request Your COVID-19 Test from the Government :
    • Click here to access the website.
    • Click the button labelled "Order Free At-Home Tests," and simply fill out the form!



COVID-19 Exposure & Isolation Protocol

If you tested positive for COVID-19 : 

  • You must upload your positive test result through the Toolbox if you test outside of Health Services and/or at home.
  • You must isolate for five full days from the day you tested positive.
    • The day you test positive for COVID-19 is considered Day Zero.
  • You must remain in your room during the isolation period.
    • You are permitted to use the restroom and pick up a to-go meal while wearing a mask.
  • You should wear a mask for an additional five days after completing the isolation period.
  • You do not need to test again for COVID-19 within 90 days after initially testing positive.
  • Please contact Health Services with any questions or concerns regarding symptoms.


If you were in close contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19 : 

  • You do not need to quarantine if you are asymptomatic.
  • You should test for COVID-19 within three to five days after exposure.
  • You must wear a mask for 10 days when around others.
COVID-19 Vaccination

Students are required to be fully vaccinated with a primary COVID-19 series and an additional booster to be on-campus. Only very few students have been granted an exemption with proper documentation.


Ways to Book an Appointment for a COVID-19 Vaccination : 

  • Use to find nearby locations and schedule an appointment online.
  • Refer to our local pharmacy, CVS Pharmacy on at 188 Linden Street to schedule an appointment.
    • Appointments can be booked directly through the CVS website.


*** Please note that Health Services does not currently offer COVID-19 vaccines.


How to Upload Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination : 

  • Upload directly through Patient Gatway.
    • Click Messages
    • Click the button labeled "Send a message"
      • Select Medical Question
      • Select Non-Urgent Medical Question
    • Select a Health Services Provider such as Jennifer Schwartz MD, Olivia Lau CNP, or Patricia Wefald NP
      • If you are unable to find a Health Services Provider, please contact our office at 781.283.2810 for further assistance.
    • After writing a brief message indicating that you're uploading forms and documents, click the paperclip icon to attach an image.
  • If you are experiencing technical difficulties, please contact Health Services at 781.283.2810 for further assistance.


*** Please note that failure to upload documentation of your COVID-19 vaccination status in a timely manner may jeopardize your housing status on-campus.

Influenza (Flu) information and resources can be found below!

If you have not recieved your flu shot this year, please contact Health Services to schedule an appointment to recieve your vaccination! If you would like to recieve your flu shot off-campus, visit the CDC Flu Vaccine Finder Guide for more information.

Please refer to the following resources listed below for the latest Influenza information. If you have any further questions or concerns, please feel free to contact Health Services for further assistance.

  • Click here for important information, updates, and facts provided by the CDC.
  • Click here for important information and updates regarding Massachusetts' response to Influenza provided by the Massachusetts DPH.


*** Please refer to the information below for Wellesley College specific guideline and protocol regarding Influenza.

Influenza Testing On-Campus

Testing for Influenza can be completed on-campus at Health Services! Please contact Health Services to schedule an appointment for testing.

Influenza Protocol

If you have tested positive for Influenza : 

  • Notify your RD/Area Coordinator, Dean, and Professors.
  • If you have any questions or concerns regarding your symptoms, contact Health Services to either speak with our triage nurse or to schedule a virtual appointment to speak with a provider.
  • You may return to classes and other activites after being fever-free for 24 hours without the use of Tylenol or Ibuprofen.
Influenza Vaccination

As it's mentioned above, please contact Health Services or refer to the CDC Flu Vaccine Finder Guide to schedule an appointment to recieve your flu shot!