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Health, Wellness, and COVID-19

Mental and Physical Wellness

All community members are required to get their annual flu vaccination to help prevent additional illness.

During Coronavirus, Pine Manor College’s Human Resources encourages all employees to begin or continue yearly appointments with their primary care physicians and mental health counselors.

To locate a mental health counselor or doctor, visit www. harvardpilgrim.org or Pine Manor College’s Employee Assistance Program (EAP) – New Directions – 800-624-5544 or visit www.ndbh.com.

Mask Requirements

If on campus, community members must always wear masks unless all participants are agreed upon consent if adequate spacing and ventilation are possible, and all participants are fully vaccinated.

Masks must cover a person’s nose, mouth, and chin in its entirety. Masks should reflect the recommendation of public health professionals. See https://www.jhsph.edu/covid-19/articles/the-right-mask-for-the-task.html for appropriate types of masks to include paper masks, reusable cloths masks, and face shields. Neck gaiters are not acceptable and should not be worn in place of a recommended mask.

Health Monitoring  

Through the daily health monitoring website, www.bc.edu/check, community members can complete a daily checklist to ensure they do not have any COVID-19 symptoms.

All PMC community members must go through the following checklist on the daily health monitoring website before leaving their home or residence hall room every day. If you answer “yes” to any of the questions below within the past 24 hours you should stay home and contact your primary care physician. Employees should stay home, call their primary care physician, and inform their supervisor.  Students should stay in their room, call their primary care physician, and inform their Student Success Coach. 

  • Do you have a fever (temperature over 100.4°F) without having taken any fever reducing medications?
  • Do you have new loss of taste or smell?
  • Do you have a sore throat?
  • Do you have a cough?
  • Do you have a headache?
  • Do you feel more tired than usual?
  • Have you had any of these symptoms in the past 24 hours not related to allergies such as a runny nose or congestion?
  • Have you experienced any gastrointestinal symptoms such as nausea/ vomiting, diarrhea, or loss of appetite?
  • Have you, or anyone you have been in close contact with (within 6 feet for 15 or more minutes) been diagnosed with COVID-19 or been placed on quarantine for possible contact with COVID-19?
  • Has a medical professional or local public health official asked you to self-isolate or quarantine?

Accessing the daily health check website: 

  • To access the daily health website, go to www.edu/check
  • Login in with your Agora Portal username and password
  • If this does not work, change your password at login.bc.edu
  • Carefully review and complete the six questions of the Self-Assessment.
  • You will be presented with a Cleared or Not Cleared response, and related instructions on how to proceed.

Community members who are symptom-free will receive a green screen on the daily health monitoring app.  All community members will need to show this screen when entering campus.