Monitoring COVID-19

North Bennet Street School (NBSS) continues to closely follow the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak as it relates to the health of our community. There are a growing number of individuals being diagnosed throughout the world, including in Massachusetts and Boston. As always, the health and safety of our community is our top priority.

What is the School’s current status as it relates to COVID-19?

  • Following the lead of other higher-ed institutions, and out of care for our community, we’ve decided to close the school building. This is effective at close of business on Wednesday, March 11, 2020 and continues through May 29, 2020.
  • During this time, there will be no continuing education or full-time classes, no events, and no access to the building.
  • Our Annual Celebration of Craft and graduation exercises have been moved to the fall. We feel these events should be in person, when we’re able to gather again. Details of these activities will be shared with our community in the weeks ahead.
  • We are plan to reopen the first week of June, and will communicate any changes to this schedule with our community.

Ongoing Communications

Answers to your frequently asked questions are below. Please bookmark this page and check back often for up-to-date information. For questions not addressed here, contact For a list of artisan and business resources during the crisis, click here.

Last updated 4/2/20. (Updated closure date, added several FAQs)

For the School Community

For Full-Time Students

For Continuing Education Students

For Faculty & Staff

Additional Links

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health and the CDC and have excellent websites with the latest information. Please bookmark these sites and check back often for relevant updates.