As of June 21, 2022, mask wearing will return to optional indoors and outdoors on the RISD campus, except Student Health Services.

What you need to know

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  • vaccination—including booster—is required for students, highly encouraged for employees
  • more than 95 percent of RISD community are vaccinated and more than 85 percent are boosted




  • weekly open testing is ongoing for non-symptomatic individuals — sign up here
  • non-symptomatic testing is optional for all students, faculty and staff
  • anyone who believes they may have been exposed to COVID-19 should self-test as soon as possible
    • student positive self-test results must be reported and verified by diagnostic PCR testing via Health Services
    • employee positive test results should be reported to RISD via Workday (search “Add My Workplace Test” to upload results)