The University reported 59 undergraduate cases of COVID-19 out of 6,579 tests this past week, a positivity rate of .90 percent, according to a Monday update to the Boston College Forward website.
More than 300 Boston College faculty signed a letter sent to the administration on Sunday requesting that the University instate a mask mandate in BC classrooms.
Boston College reported 32 undergraduate COVID-19 cases out of 8,723 tests during pre-semester testing, which took place from Aug. 16 to Aug. 29, according to a University release from Tuesday. There were 46 total positives out of the 15,878 total community tests, a positivity rate of .29 percent.
Boston will enforce an indoor mask mandate for public spaces starting on Aug. 27, according to an announcement from Acting Mayor Kim Janey.
Boston College will enforce a guest limit in residence halls and continue asymptomatic surveillance testing during the fall semester, according to an email sent to BC students on Thursday.
All Boston College students, faculty, and staff who plan to be on campus this upcoming fall semester will be tested for COVID-19 upon arrival, according to a Thursday email from the Office of Residential Life.
Boston College lifted its mask mandate for vaccinated individuals and rescinded all capacity limitations for on-campus classrooms, workspaces, and outdoor areas on Saturday, according to a May 28 announcement from Vice President for Human Resources David Trainor.
The Commonwealth of Massachusetts will lift all industry COVID-19 restrictions and capacity limits on May 29, Governor Charlie Baker announced on Monday. Gathering limits will be rescinded and all businesses can operate without restrictions, according to the Commonwealth’s website.
Boston College reported 20 undergraduate cases of COVID-19 out of 9,216 undergraduate tests last week, a positivity rate of 0.22 percent, according to the University’s COVID-19 dashboard.