Reopening NBSS

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

  • The School has reopened for in-person, full-time program instruction on a staggered schedule—with precautions, protocols, and other interventions in place.
  • Until further notice, only full-time students, faculty, and staff will have access to the building; no guests from the public will be allowed.
  • While we are only reopening for instruction in our nine Full-Time programs at this time, we are working on a plan to introduce an online component of our Continuing Education department.
  • The School has established a formal policy on vaccination as a requirement for work or training at NBSS. View more details on the Health & Safety Page.
  • We will keep our community updated regularly with any changes or issues that may arise. Please bookmark this page and those linked below as each will provide the most up-to-date, relevant information we have.
  • Frequently asked questions are provided on the pages linked below. For any additional questions, please contact Thank you.

Updated 6/7/21 (Updated with vaccination policy.)

Reopening NBSS is essential to our mission, the education and training that we deliver, and the future of the School. Still, we proceed with great caution as we watch closely the trends in Boston and the surrounding communities. Our response and contingency plans will flex and adapt as necessary to maintain the health and safety of everyone at NBSS.

We will continuously work to provide a safe, healthy, and productive environment for everyone at NBSS. However, it will take the commitment and dedication of our entire community to see us through this challenging moment. Fortunately, the characteristics the situation demands—adaptability, problem-solving, creativity, and focus—are all natural to our work in craft and skilled trades.

The pages linked above provide more detail on our plans for Reopening NBSS. We encourage our entire community to review the Health & Safety page, which provides both general and specific guidelines, interventions, and protocols for mitigating the spread of disease. The Training & Education page will be useful for both full-time and continuing education students who will train both in-person and remotely at NBSS. Lastly, the Working at NBSS page offers guidance for staff and faculty in their roles, as well as additional information relevant to their health.

These pages will be continually updated with new information as needed. For questions not addressed in the FAQs on these pages, please contact