BUA COVID Protocols

Boston University Academy is following University, local, state, and national guidance pertaining to COVID-19, and will adhere to the below protocols for the 2023-2024 academic year.
As always, our priority is learning in person in a way that keeps us all safe. In the 2023-2024 academic year, BUA classes will be fully in-person, five days per week, and all extracurricular, athletic, and performing arts activities will take place as usual. To minimize risk of transmission, we will rely on the health and safety protocols outlined on this page.
These protocols minimize risk of transmission; they do not eliminate that risk. For more details about BU’s campus-wide COVID resources and protocols, please visit the  Student Health Services page.
Community & Family Expectations

Vaccination & Booster Requirements

BUA strongly encourages all students ages 12+ to receive a COVID-19 vaccination and booster prior to the start of the 2023-2024 academic year.

Health & Safety Protocols

While we cannot eliminate risk of transmission, BUA has implemented the following protocols and made the necessary investments to mitigate risk of transmission and assess the health situation on campus. They have been developed in accordance with state and local regulations for public health and school safety and in partnership with Boston University’s Medical Advisory Group.

Screening & Testing

Response Protocols

Vistor Policy and Special Events

In the 2023-2024 school year, BUA will host indoor and outdoor events on campus, which may include visitors. Masks will be optional for all visitors and at all community gatherings. 

Questions & Contacts

If you have any questions or concerns about BUA’s health and safety policies please contact Director of Operations and Finance Derek Dettorre.

Additional Resources

The following websites provide important information about COVID-19, health alerts and updates, symptoms and testing, and guidelines for staying healthy:

The Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
Boston University Covid-19 Resources
Massachusetts Department of Health
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
World Health Organization (WHO)
American Academy of Pediatrics
MBTA Ride Safer