Weekly Safe Return to BUMC Update: July 30

BUMC COVID-19 Testing Pilot Program

Located in the Housman (R) Building (McNary Center) Room 107, the pilot program opened Monday, July 27 and will remain open until Aug. 14 by appointment, for dental, medical and PA students who are now on campus. The goal of the pilot program is validate the collection and laboratory processes. We will update you on its progress when that information becomes available.

BUMC Parking Update

Effective Monday, Aug. 10, employees and students no longer will be able park at the 710 Albany Street Garage for a reduced rate. The 710 Albany Street Garage is the primary parking facility for patients visiting BMC and BU clinics. As ambulatory patients return to campus, parking needs to be made available.

  • Employees and students reinstating or signing up for a new permit should do so using the online application. A visit to the parking office is not necessary.
  • Employees parking two days or less a week may apply online for a Daily Fee permit in order to pay $21/day. Parking for this permit will be assigned to the DOB Garage, 720 Harrison Ave.
  • Students in need of infrequent parking have access to parking for $12/day, space permitting, at the DOB Garage, 720 Harrison Ave. To pay this rate, students must present their student BU ID along with their ticket to the cashier in order to pay before returning to their vehicle.
  • Looking for other commuting options to campus? Fill out a Personalized Commuter Assistance form and Parking & Transportation Services can assist.

Questions? Please email DG-ParkingAdministration@bmc.org or call 617-358-7592. The BUMC-BMC Parking & Transportation Services office, located at 710 Albany St., is open weekdays from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Effective Aug.10, 2020, the Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine will move into phase 2 in reopening  its Patient Treatment Centers. The Patient Treatment Centers will increase from 30 percent capacity to 50 percent capacity overall. And beginning on Aug. 15, the Department of Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics will resume Saturday appointments.

The decision to move to Phase 2 was made based on a careful review of compliance with GSDM COVID-19 screening requirements, social-distancing and face covering guidelines, modified building walk-flows, the supply of personal protective equipment (PPE), and patient volume demand as well as discussions with the school’s COVID-19 Working Group.


For the latest information about the return to campus and updated FAQs, visit the Back2BU website.

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