BUA COVID Protocols

In the 2021-2022 academic year, BUA is holding in-person classes for five days per week.
BUA has implemented a combination of strategies to mitigate risk of transmission and respond to the health and safety needs of our community. We are grateful for the partnership of our faculty and staff, outside medical professionals, and our partners at Boston University. Now, more than ever, being part of a major research university offers significant advantages — including twice-weekly COVID testing for all students, faculty, and staff, and contact tracing — and, while we cannot eliminate all risk, we are confident in the steps that we have put in place to mitigate risk and to safely keep our school open. For more details about BU’s campus-wide COVID protocols, please visit Back2BU.
COVID Task Force

The BUA COVID Task Force has spearheaded the planning for campus safety protocols and programming for the 2020-2021 academic year:

Community & Family Expectations

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. No one strategy is sufficient. The following strategies are designed to work together to reduce risk. They have been developed in accordance with state and local regulations for public health and school safety, as well as Boston University’s Medical Advisory Group.

Response Protocols

Protocols are currently under development in collaboration with members of the Boston University Medical Advisory Group. This section will be updated over the coming days and weeks. Early guidance includes the following, drawn from the CDC, MA DESE, and BU. Please also see BU’s Guidelines for COVID-19 Exposures.

Campus & Building Preparations

For details about plans for BU’s process for the reactivation of buildings and spaces, cleaning and disinfecting protocols, and mechanical and plumbing systems to meet COVID-19 health and safety guidelines, please visit http://www.bu.edu/cpo/return-to-campus/covid-19-faq/

Academic & Extracurricular Program


School Logistics

Questions & Contacts

If you have any questions or concerns about BUA’s health and safety policies or reentry planning, please contact academy@bu.edu and a school administrator will respond as soon as possible. If you have questions particular to any of the following areas, please use the contact information below.

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’s Back2BU Plan
Massachusetts Department of Health
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
World Health Organization (WHO)
American Academy of Pediatrics
MBTA Ride Safer