- March 10, 2022: IHP COVID Policy Changes
- January 5, 2022: Return to Campus Update
- December 21, 2021: Returning to Campus in January
- August 19, 2021: Returning to Campus Update
- June 15, 2021: Commit @ IHP Changes
- May 17, 2021: Student Study Space
- May 17, 2021: Reminder of Commit Guidelines
- March 19, 2021: Expanded Access to Student Study Space
- February 2, 2021: Student Study Space
- January 12, 2021: Return to Campus, Testing, and Vaccine Information
- January 5, 2020: COVID Vaccine
- November 16, 2020: COVID-19 in our Community
- October 28, 2020: Commencement 2021
- October 27, 2020: Information on free student testing
- October 21, 2020: Student message on Thanksgiving travel
- October 5, 2020: Student Study Space
- October 5, 2020: IHP Spring Semester Plan
- September 18, 2020: The IHP Frontline
- September 14, 2020: Commit @ IHP Compliance Policy
- September 4, 2020: Commit @ IHP Reminder
- August 21, 2020: Commit @ IHP Educational Module
- August 20, 2020: Return to Campus Guide
- August 14, 2020: Preparing for Return to Campus and Accessing the COVID-19 Pass App
- August 6, 2020: Student Return to Campus Update
- July 24, 2020: Update on Commit @ IHP
- July 16, 2020: Commit@ IHP
- July 7, 2020: International Students
- July 6, 2020: Return to Campus Plan
- June 16, 2020: IHP Fall Planning Update
- 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: Travel Policy
- February 7, 2020: IHP Policy for all students, faculty and staff
- January 31, 2020: Initial announcement and planning
Preparing for Return to Campus and Accessing the COVID-19 Pass App
-August 14, 2020-
Dear IHP students,
As you prepare to come to Boston and campus, faculty and staff are excited for the opportunity to engage with you in person, consistent with the Commit @ IHP guidelines of maintaining a safe and healthy environment.
Today’s message includes detailed information about:
- Preparing for your return to Boston and campus.
- Accessing and using the COVID-19 Pass App.
Traveling and moving back to Massachusetts:
On August 1, Massachusetts implemented a new Travel Order. On Tuesday, August 2, the order was updated to remove Rhode Island from the “Lower-Risk State” category. Please keep the following in mind as you plan to come to Boston and when you are scheduled to be on campus or at a clinical education site.
Coming from a “Lower-Risk State,” you can enter the state, and there are no requirements to complete. If you travel from a state not defined as a “Lower-Risk State,” you must complete the Massachusetts Travel Form and do one of the following:
- Self-quarantine for 14 days when you arrive in Massachusetts.
- Be tested 72 hours prior to your arrival in Massachusetts – the Institute highly recommends this option.
If your test results are negative, you do not need to self-quarantine for 14 days. If your COVID-19 test result has not been received prior to arrival, you can enter the state and quarantine until you receive a “negative” test result. Schedule a test as soon as possible, upon receiving a “negative” test result, your self-quarantine ends.
If you are moving from Rhode Island into Massachusetts, you must follow the above process since it is not a “low risk” state.
If you live in Rhode Island, you can commute into Massachusetts to attend class and participate in clinical education and work only.
Coming to campus for scheduled academic classes and study space:
As we have communicated, the Institute has adopted the MGB symptom monitoring and universal mask policy which is the basis for Commit @ IHP. All IHP students and employees coming to campus must complete a self-monitoring screening form every day confirming they do not have symptoms of COVID-19. You should complete the screening process before you arrive on campus.
There are three ways to complete the form:
- If you have installed your @mghihp.edu email on your phone, you can download the COVID-19 Day Pass app from the Partners App Catalog.
- Scan the provided QR code.
- Use this link http://www.partners.org/covidpass.
View additional information on how to use each option.
If you have no symptoms, you will immediately receive a message that you are "cleared for work" and can proceed to campus. If you do have symptoms, you cannot come to campus. You will receive a message that you should contact MGH Occupational Health, and students should notify their academic advisor.
We urge you to please continue to adhere to Commit @ IHP – wear a mask, practice hand hygiene, social distance, and isolate at home when not on campus or at a clinical education site. Together as health and education professionals, we will do our part to flatten the curve.
Safe travels, and we look forward to seeing you when you are scheduled to be on campus for the upcoming fall 2020 semester.
Denis G. Stratford
Chief Operating Officer