BUA COVID Protocols

In partnership with BU’s Medical Advisory Group and BUA’s Parent Health Advisory Team, we are following local, state, and national guidance, and have revised our COVID protocols for the 2022-2023 school year accordingly.
Our priorities this year remain the same: learning in person in a way that keeps us all safe. In the 2022-2023 academic year, BUA classes will be fully in-person, five days per week. To minimize risk of transmission, we will rely on a combination of our vaccination and booster requirement, symptomatic testing through BU, situational masking, and staying home when sick.
These protocols minimize risk of transmission; they do not eliminate that risk. For more details about BU’s campus-wide COVID resources protocols, please visit this Student Health Services page.
COVID Task Force

Community & Family Expectations

Vaccination & Booster Requirements

BUA requires all students ages 12+ to receive a COVID-19 vaccination and booster prior to the start of the 2022-2023 academic year. Medical and religious exemptions to this policy will be accommodated. Faculty, staff, and visitors are subject to the same requirement. This policy may be updated as additional boosters become available.

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

Campus & Building Preparations

Academic & Extracurricular Program

In the 2022-2023 academic year, classes will meet in person five days per week. Remote learning options and accommodations, including Zoom recordings of classes, will not be available in the 2022-2023 school year. 

All extracurricular activities, athletics, and performing arts will return to their normal, pre-COVID routines. Masks will be optional for all indoor and outdoor interscholastic play, as well as for musical performances and plays.

School Logistics

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