The BC Forward site provides updates for the BC community on the 2021–2022 academic year, including announcements, letters to the community, FAQs, and other information pertaining to COVID-19 and BC’s vaccination and testing policies.

COVID-19 Testing Results

As expected, due to Thanksgiving holiday travel the number of positive cases were high at the beginning of last week.
They decreased each day between Wednesday and Sunday. 

Cumulative Totals 8/16/21—12/19/21


Boston College Community Tests Performed


Total Positives


Undergrad Tests Performed


Undergrads Testing Positive

Cumulative Positivity Rate:       0.41%


Fall Semester Week 16, 12/13/21—12/19/21


Boston College Community Tests Performed


Total Positives


Undergrad Tests Performed


Undergrads Testing Positive

Weekly Positivity Rate:  1.23%


As of 12/20/21


Undergrads in Isolation


(25 in isolation housing, 104 recovering at home)


Total Recovered


(404 undergraduates)

BC Community Vaccination Rate: 99.3%

Below is a Q&A with Director of University Health Services Dr. Douglas Comeau, and Biology Department Chair and virologist Welkin Johnson, which provides an update on BC’s campus vaccination rates, and latest plans for addressing COVID-19 during the fall semester.

UGBC Welcome Message, Fall 2021

Dr. Comeau Message on Vaccination Safety

COVID-19 Testing

All testing is by invitation only. Appointments are not required.

About COVID-19 Testing at BC