LAST UPDATED: February 2, 2023

At Summer Springboard we understand that navigating on-campus student safety when the COVID-19 virus is still in circulation is of the utmost importance. Due to the comprehensive efforts of families, students and staff Summer Springboard successfully hosted in-person programs this past summer, and we are intent on facilitating the same outcome this year. Our plans are consistently reviewed and updated based on scientific evidence and adherence to the guidelines of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).

As the safety and health of our students and staff is our number one priority, we also work closely with our University partners and are in the process of developing extensive response protocols for each program we run. These protocols may potentially vary from university to university, please refer to the table below for up-to-date vaccination requirements and exemptions. We only accept vaccines officially recognized by the WHO (

As previously mentioned, our plans and responses will be discussed and reviewed regularly and closely. We are confident that together with our students, staff and families we can once again manage a successful Summer Springboard program.

Additional Covid FAQs

Are students required to be tested prior to arriving on campus?

  • Students must submit proof of a negative Covid test within 24 hours of arriving to campus (an antigen “at-home” rapid test is acceptable.) Students should write their name and date on the test and take a photo to provide proof of negative test.

What happens if a student tests positive while on a Summer Springboard program?

  • Students must be picked up by their families within 48 hours of testing positive. Summer Springboard will have students in a quarantine room while they wait for their parents to pick them up. During this time students will have staff supervision and meals.
  • We recommend families purchase travel insurance for these types of situations.
  • We will determine on a case-by-case basis if a student is eligible to return in a different session to complete their program or receive a prorated credit towards a future Summer Springboard program.

Are students required to bring rapid Covid-19 tests?

  • We are asking that students bring two rapid test kits with them in the event they are experiencing symptoms and need to test. These tests will be collected by staff upon arrival and administered to students on a as-needed basis. Students will have their unused tests returned to them at the conclusion of the program.

*Note – this page is actively reviewed and updated and is subject to change.