Updated August 2021:
In-Person Participation for Forsyth Events On-Site: Guided by our commitment to the health and safety of our community, Forsyth has established guidance for guests participating in Forsyth events in-person and on-site at a Forsyth facility. Supporting the wellbeing of community members while advancing Forsyth’s mission related work requires each of us, including our guests, to take steps to protect ourselves and others by following important health and safety protocols on-site at Forsyth.
Forsyth reserves the right to refuse entry to an onsite event to anyone who fails to meet the requirements described below.
In light of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, Forsyth reserves the right to move any in-person events to an online format to ensure the health and safety of our community. In the event that a program is moved to a virtual format only, Forsyth’s event personnel will contact those program registrants to transfer their registration to the virtual platform.
Forsyth Covid-19 Requirements When Participating “In-Person” at a Forsyth Event On-Site:
Any individual who wishes to participate in-person at an on-site event at Forsyth MUST:
- Be fully vaccinated by the date of the on-site visit at Forsyth. All in-person guests will be required to show verification of vaccination upon arrival to the on-site Forsyth event.
- Forsyth Institute reserves the right to require documentation of a negative COVID test taken within 48 hours before arrival at the Forsyth Institute for fully vaccinated persons.
- Wear a mask or face covering at all times while on the Forsyth premises.
- Socially distance from other persons while on the Forsyth premises. Maintain 6 feet distance from other persons in common areas, and at least three feet in the Forsyth Seminar Rooms during program and presentation events.
- Complete Forsyth’s COVID-19 screening process, if required, before entry. Such screening may include:
- Completing a COVID-19 symptoms questionnaire and passing the screening in accordance with Forsyth policies and federal and state health and safety guidance.
- Regardless of your vaccination status, have you experienced any of the symptoms inthe list below in the past 48 hours?
IMPORTANT: ANSWER “YES” EVEN IF YOU BELIEVE THE SYMPTOM(S) IS BECAUSE OF SOME OTHER MEDICAL CONDITION (FOR EXAMPLE, ANSWER “YES” IF YOU HAVE A RUNNY NOSE BECAUSE OF ALLERGIES)
- fever or chills
- shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- muscle or body aches
- new loss of taste or smell
- sore throat
- congestion or runny nose
- nausea or vomiting
- Temperature being taken on-site with a touchless thermometer. Individuals with a temperature of 100 degrees Fahrenheit or above will not be permitted to attend the in-person event.
- Showing verification of COVID-19 vaccination.
Due to the fluid nature of the COVID-19 Pandemic, these policies may be modified as new information emerges.
The Forsyth Institute considers the health, safety, and well-being of all in our community as our top priority. Currently, the situation regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak remains fluid and continues to evolve meriting both proactive and reactive management on the part of our leadership team. We will continue to monitor the situation closely on an ongoing basis.
While there are currently no indications that anyone within our community has been exposed to COVID-19, we are taking necessary steps to plan for any scenario and to help protect our community. We are following the advice of health experts from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (“CDC”), both of which are the most current and credible sources of COVID-19 information.
We have instituted special health and safety procedures for all of our employees, and we are updating and communicating with them on a daily basis via internal Forsyth communications systems.
For Forsyth Faculty Associates Patients:
- If you are a patient receiving dental care at the Forsyth Institute and you are feeling ill or have any symptoms of a respiratory infection, including fever, cough, or shortness of breath, please call your primary care doctor and call the Forsyth Faculty Associates at 617.892.8245 to reschedule your appointment.
For ForsythKids Patients:
- If your child is scheduled to receive services through the ForsythKids program, please review the COVID-19 guidance issued by your child’s school, school district, or the organization where the child will be seen, before being treated by a ForsythKids practitioner.
- All of our clinical staff always undertake rigorous sanitary precautions to protect both students and our clinicians. For more information about our procedures please reach out to your ForsytKids contact directly who will be happy to speak with you.