Non-residential students’ visitation to be restored

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Paramount residence halls are designated as a quarantine and isolation space in the fall for ill and exposed students.

By Frankie Rowley, News Editor

Non-residential Emerson students can visit residential halls beginning on Jan. 18, college officials announced on Monday evening. 

Starting at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, Boston-based Emerson students may be signed in as guests via the Emerson Housing Portal by residential students—including students living in the W Hotel. Students will be able to register up to two guests at a time. Guests are permitted to be checked in for up to 72 hours. 

The only guests to the building will be those that are engaging in weekly COVID-19 testing at the Emerson Testing Center,” stated a campus-wide email sent by Emerson’s  Housing and Residential Education staff.

Students staying at the W Hotel are allowed the same number of guests, but must sign their guests in manually by notifying the guard at the Emerson elevator. 

All Emerson students are also reminded that guest visitation is a privilege and can be revoked if the policy is violated. 

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Decisions regarding non-Emerson guests’ visitation will be made following the creation of the “Emerson bubble”—a term used by the college to describe a reached immunity level among community members.