Health & Safety

Last Updated October 14, 2020

Maintaining recommended public health measures is critical to protecting the health of our campus and local community. These practices and requirements will be strictly adhered to and enforced.

Campus Access and Visitors

All current Tuck students, faculty, and staff will need their Dartmouth College IDs in order to access buildings on the Tuck campus during all hours of the day. Building doors are locked and IDs will be required in order to gain access. Visitors—people who are not current students, faculty, or staff—should not be inside Tuck buildings without specific authorization. Visitors are not permitted on the residential floors of Achtmeyer Hall, Raether Hall, Pineau-Valencienne, Whittemore Hall or Buchanan Hall.

Students living on-campus cannot host any guests or visitors who do not also reside on-campus. No more than two guests from the on-campus community may be hosted at a time and all Dartmouth requirements for face coverings, physical distancing, and hygiene must be observed.

Students living off-campus cannot host more than two overnight guests at a time, per off-campus housing unit. All guests must comply with the COVID-19 guidelines from the state of New Hampshire or Vermont, as appropriate.

COVID-19 Testing

COVID-19 testing is mandatory for all Tuck students and is conducted using the PCR diagnostic test.

  • All T'22 students will be tested twice at the beginning of the fall term—once upon arrival (day 0) and then again at day 7. The MBA Program Office at Tuck is handling all scheduling for student COVID testing.
     
  • All T’21 students will also be required by Dartmouth College to go through arrival testing.
     
  • Weekly surveillance testing began the week of September 21. This testing is required for anyone wanting to access Dartmouth College facilities. Students and employees schedule their tests through the Health Service appointment system: https://health-clinics.dartmouth.edu/.

COVID testing will take place through Dartmouth College Health Services. Please complete the Temperature Self-Assessment (TSA) prior to coming on-site for testing, wear a mask and maintain a physical distance of 6 feet between yourself and others. Please bring your student ID to get tested. The test itself is administered via a nasal swab of both nostrils. The swab is the size of a Q-Tip and goes midway up each nostril.

COVID test results will be available within 48 hours. If your result is negative, it will be delivered to you via the Health Services Portal. Even if your result is negative, arriving students will need to continue their initial quarantine of 14 days.

If your COVID-19 test result is positive, a clinician will contact you by phone and advise you of next steps and appropriate action for self-isolation. Tuck students who test positive are encouraged to notify Associate Dean Sally Jaeger. Sally will walk you through the necessary protocols to ensure the safety of you and the Tuck community. Your confidentiality will be maintained throughout this process. Email: Sally.O.Jaeger@tuck.dartmouth.edu | Office Phone: 603-646-2019 | Cell Phone: 603-275-4328

Tuck Partners can also be tested at Dick’s House if they are covered by the Dartmouth Student Group Health Plan. If a Tuck Partner is not on the Student Group Health Plan, we recommend reaching out to Clear Choice in Lebanon, New Hampshire for testing. Please note that Tuck Partners will need to be tested before they are permitted to enter Tuck buildings.

Face Coverings

Dartmouth College requires all persons to wear face coverings when using or accessing shared or communal spaces on the Dartmouth College campus. Face coverings must securely cover one's nose and mouth, should not be reversed, moved or removed unnecessarily, should not be shared with others, and must be kept clean. Single-use face coverings must be properly and safely discarded after each use. Face covering or N95 masks with one-way exhalation valves are not acceptable as they are designed to allow droplets to pass through the covering.

Examples of when face coverings are required include:

  • When entering or exiting buildings
     
  • When using or traveling through any common areas and shared spaces in buildings, even if another person is not immediately visible or present in the space at that time, including: restrooms, kitchens and kitchenettes, elevators, conference rooms or study rooms, libraries, hallways and corridors, shared workspaces and offices, private offices when more than one person is present, classrooms, and laboratories.

Gatherings

All Tuck students, including students living off-campus and students living in the Dartmouth-owned properties of Sachem Village and South Street Apartments, need to comply with Dartmouth event and hosting guidelinesGatherings must be limited to fewer than 10 people.

Events

Campus departments and recognized Tuck student organizations in good standing may host in-person events/activities for students with prior approval from the MBA Program Office. Organizers must contact the MBAPO at least two weeks prior to the event date for approval. Events on-campus are limited to 25 in-person participants at maximum and dependent upon COVID compliant room capacities. Off-campus events organized by recognized Tuck student organizations are limited to groups of fewer than 10 people and must follow all COVID protocols. All events must be registered and approved, and they must follow all facility expectations, room requirements, and College policies. Event guidelines include:

  • Approval from the MBAPO three days in advance. ​​​​​​​​
  • Maintaining physical distancing guidelines (6’). 
  • Masks must be worn at all times. 
  • Events should be held outdoors, if possible.
  • Event organizers must keep a list of attendees and the number of in-person attendees must be closely monitored and should not exceed the number approved for specific spaces.
  • The duration of in-person events should be kept relatively short.
  • No visitors are permitted on campus. This includes outside speakers, performers, or guests for events. Outside speakers/performers are encouraged to participate in virtual events. 
  • Performance Activities: Singing or any other activity that involves projection of voice may be permitted in designated outside locations only. Groups must follow all social distancing guidelines and be at least 10 feet apart during this activity and set up in a 'zig-zag' formation.
  • Provision of food and beverage at scheduled events is permissible in the form of single serve, individually packaged items. No food may be consumed in spaces where eating is prohibited.

Health Screening

All Dartmouth students, faculty, and staff are required to complete a health screening each day they access campus buildings. The health screening is completed by taking your temperature and answering questions through the Temperature Self-Assessment (TSA) website at https://dartgo.org/tsa. The questions address COVID-19 exposure and symptoms in accordance with the state of New Hampshire's COVID-19 Reopening Guidance

Before accessing campus buildings each day, or before leaving your on-campus single room or residence, students, faculty, and staff members should take their temperature, and then go to the TSA website at https://dartgo.org/tsa, respond to the questions, and follow the instructions at the end of the screening.

After answering the questions, you will see a screen with instructions on what to do next. Follow the instructions closely. If the instructions say that you may not access Dartmouth campus buildings you must refrain from coming to campus or, if you are already on campus, you must leave campus immediately. If you live on campus, you must return to your single room or residence. Then follow the instructions on who to contact for further guidance.

Answers to the questions submitted through the TSA will be treated as confidential health information accessible by Dick's House (for students) and Axiom Medical (for faculty and staff). More information on Dartmouth’s TSA health screening is available here.

Hygiene

All community members should remain alert for respiratory symptoms (a cough or shortness of breath) and fever, and should practice strict respiratory etiquette and hygiene. This includes covering your nose and mouth with a tissue when coughing or sneezing and washing hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, or using an alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap is not available.

Quarantine

Tuck students returning to or arriving at Dartmouth College during the 2020-2021 academic year will be expected to follow Dartmouth’s quarantine guidelines for graduate and professional students and access requirements. The College has established quarantine guidelines that exceed those currently prescribed by the state of New Hampshire.

Quarantine for Students Moving Into Tuck Residence Halls 

All students living in on-campus housing, including those living in Tuck Residence Halls, regardless of where they traveled from, must go through the following 14-day quarantine process upon arrival to campus: 

First 48 hours on campus or until initial COVID test results received, whichever is later: 

  • Students may only leave their room to go to their scheduled COVID test.  
     
  • Students will pre-order food and Tuck will deliver it directly to their room. 
     
  • Students will not be permitted to have guests, visitors, and or participate in group gatherings of any size. 
     
  • Students who test positive for COVID-19 will be moved to isolation housing; a contact investigation will be performed by the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services and contacts (including family/household members) will be notified. 

* This 48 hour timeframe is based on each student’s time of arrival to campus and move-in to their room.

Days 3 to 14: Limited Movement and Ongoing Testing 

  • Provided students observe all face covering, physical distancing and hygiene expectations, students may leave their rooms to pick-up meals from up to three times a day. 
     
  • Students may go outside for solo walks and other exercise, or to participate in Dartmouth-organized outdoor activities (limited structured programming conducted outdoors, such as exercise classes or orientation sessions, that follow strict physical distancing and face covering protocols and have no more than 9 attendees). 
     
  • Students should not be using communal spaces, including dorm kitchens, lounges, study rooms or gyms. 
     
  • Guests and visitors will not be permitted.
     
  • Gathering in groups of any size, other than Dartmouth-organized outdoor activities, will not be permitted.  
     
  • Student will receive a second COVID-19 test 7 days after their initial test. Students who test positive for COVID-19 will be moved to isolation housing; a contact investigation will be performed by New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services and contacts living in on-campus residences will be moved into quarantine housing.

Quarantine for Students Moving Into Off-Campus Housing in NH or VT

Students may access campus buildings 14 days after arrival provided they have receive clearance through the online TSA health screening and completed appropriate testing.

Quarantine for Students Returning from Travel beyond New England 

Graduate and professional students traveling beyond the New England states of New Hampshire, Vermont, Maine, Massachusetts, Connecticut, or Rhode Island—including day trips in any form of transportation—must wait 14 days to access Dartmouth campus buildings and must receive clearance through the online TSA. For graduate students living on campus, access is restricted to your single room/bathroom for 14 days until you receive clearance through the online TSA.

No Quarantine for New England Travel

There is currently no Dartmouth-required quarantine for graduate and professional students who have completed their initial arrival quarantine and then travel to/return from the New England states of New Hampshire, Vermont, Maine, Massachusetts, Connecticut, or Rhode Island. Personal travel is strongly discouraged.

Physical Distancing

Dartmouth College requires all person to practice physical distancing, maintaining at least six feet separation between oneself and others whenever possible in Dartmouth facilities.

Travel Restrictions

Tuck students are encouraged to limit travel during the COVID-19 pandemic.  If travel is necessary, students should plan to quarantine as appropriate to their travels upon return. Dartmouth College guidance on travel follows current guidance from the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services

  • Dartmouth-Sponsored Travel: All Dartmouth-sponsored international and domestic travel for students, faculty, and staff outside of New Hampshire and Vermont is prohibited until further notice.
     
  • Personal Travel for Graduate and Professional Students: Personal travel is strongly discouraged. Graduate and professional school students who choose to travel, including day trips and regardless of form of transportation, must, upon return, meet a series of requirements before accessing Dartmouth campus buildings and follow the quarantine requirements for their state of residence. Graduate and professional school students may contact the student affairs office for their school with questions.