- May 21, 2020: Partnering with Mass General Brigham during the COVID-19 Crisis
- May 19, 2020: Commencement Date Changed to August 30
- May 11, 2020: A special message from President Paula Milone-Nuzzo to the Class of 2020
- May 7, 2020: Virtual Commencement Ceremony
- May 4, 2020: NECHE Virtual Evaluation
- April 23, 2020: Student Leader Awards
- April 21, 2020: Message from Dean Gormley
- April 9, 2020: Summer Semester Plans
- April 5, 2020: Summer Schedule 2020
- April 3, 2020: Together we are stronger
- April 1, 2020: More than a Health Crisis
- March 30, 2020: Clinical Placements During the COVID-19 Pandemic
- March 30, 2020: Commencement Postponed Until August 28
- March 23, 2020: Updated Campus Access Policy
- March 19, 2020: IMPACT Practice Center Closed Through April 30
- March 18, 2020:Status of Campus, Social Media Reminder, Student and Employee Resources
- March 17, 2020: Thank you from the President
- March 12, 2020: Social Distancing Policy
- March 11, 2020: Changes to Classes and Workplace
- March 6, 2020: The IHP Prohibits Conference Attendance
- March 6, 2020: Academic Task Force Potential Class Disruption Info
- March 5, 2020: Students and Employees Traveling During Spring Break
- February 28, 2020: Spring Break Travel Policy
- February 27, 2020: IHP Emergency Preparedness
- February 20, 2020: Partners Travel Policy
- February 7, 2020: IHP Policy for all students, faculty and staff
- January 31, 2020: Initial announcement and planning
Partners Travel Policy
-February 20, 2020-
Dear IHP community:
Below is an update on Partners HealthCare’s emergency preparedness response to the Novel Coronavirus. The Institute continues to participate in the Partners system-wide meetings and where necessary adapt our response consistent with our mission as an educational institution.
The travel policy below remains in place for students, faculty, and staff. A Novel Coronavirus screening process has been implemented for clients, caregivers, and guests participating in activities within the Sanders IMPACT Practice Center.
Students participating in clinical education placements at this time should discuss the screening process and N95 respirator use with their preceptors and clinical instructors.
Consistent with the Institute’s mission and core values, we remain committed to ensuring that all members of our community are treated with dignity and respect.
Associate Vice President for Information Technology, Campus Services, & Compliance
Chief Communications Officer
Thank you for your cooperation as we continue to monitor and prepare for the Novel Coronavirus, now called COVID-19. From infection control to supply chain to interpreter services, all departments have taken this situation seriously, and we are grateful for everyone’s efforts and collaboration. We want to provide you with a number of updates and reminders.
The Partners travel advisory remains in full effect:
• All Partners related business travel to China continues to be suspended.
• All business-related visits to Partners institutions from CDC-defined impacted areas continue to be suspended.
• The travel advisory currently includes all of China. However, if the CDC extends its travel warning to additional areas, these areas will be included in the policy as well.
• Supply chain and materials management teams continue to work closely with suppliers and vendors to ensure we have adequate medical supplies across our system.
• As a reminder, use of N95 respirators should be reserved for only those situations requiring them.
• Please do not use N95 respirators in cases where surgical masks are normally used, and please remember that masks should not be taken for personal use.
• It is important that we maintain our current supplies to protect our patients and our colleagues so that we are able to provide the highest quality and safest care.
Many individuals have inquired about providing medical supplies for our colleagues in China. Unfortunately, because of high demand, distributors have restricted health care facilities from ordering above typical quantities to make any type of donations. However, after careful review, we are pleased to let you know that we have identified a number of supplies within our system that are useful in China and create no constraints locally. Last week, we began coordinating with Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital to distribute the supplies to their partner institutions in China.
Reinforcing our Values
Finally, as many of you have seen in the media, unfortunately there have been reports nationally of racial profiling and discrimination against people of Asian descent. While there have been no reports at any of our hospitals, it is a good reminder for all of us to be aware of these issues and to consistently uphold our core values and principles as an organization. No one in our community should be subject to racial stereotypes, prejudices or discriminatory behavior under any circumstances, and it is our responsibility together to ensure that every patient and colleague is always treated with dignity and respect.
Thank your again for your cooperation and support during this time. We will continue to monitor developments on this situation and will provide updates as necessary.
Gregg Meyer, MD
Chief Clinical Officer
Paul Biddinger, MD
Medical Director, Emergency Preparedness