For the spring semester, we have implemented robust safety protocols to effectively protect the safety of community members and keep our infection rate low. We will continue to apply these protocols for the summer semester. Please note that this information is subject to change, and the community will be notified of any changes accordingly.
We maintain a public dashboard with the COVID-19 test results, to be updated daily. The dashboard does not include any individuals’ names or personal information; it only shows the number of positive cases in our community.
Watch this video to learn what to expect for your ensembles, classroom setups, student lounges, cleaning protocols, and more. The information in this video may no longer be consistent with current protocols. Refer to the written text on this website for the latest on Berklee's policies and processes.
Berklee's Health and Safety Campaign
This spring, to ensure that our campus is as safe as possible for our community, we launched a comprehensive health and safety campaign in accordance with guidance from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH) and other trusted sources. We will continue to implement these protocols for the summer semester. Learn more about our efforts:
Making Safe Choices: Required Online Training Course and Social Compact (includes details about face coverings)
Reporting Unsafe Behavior
Students who would like to report unsafe behavior (e.g., a community member not wearing a mask or abiding by other safety protocols) should complete this form.
Faculty and staff who would like to report unsafe behavior (e.g., a community member not wearing a mask or abiding by other safety protocols) should complete this form.
Community Members Who Do Not Follow Safety Protocols
Community members who do not follow health and safety protocols will be managed on a case-by-case basis in consultation with Human Resources and the Office of Community Standards and Conflict Resolution.
- For students, noncompliance could lead to disciplinary probation, suspension, loss of on-campus housing, or loss of rehearsal and practice space.
- For faculty and staff, continued noncompliance may result in restricted access to campus or removal of one's ability to work on the physical campus.
COVID-19 symptoms: If you experience any COVID-19–related symptoms, report them in the daily symptom report in the CoVerified app. Then, call the Berklee COVID-19 Testing Center (617-747-2019, option 1). The testing manager will listen to your concerns and refer you to a medical provider if necessary.
Non-COVID-19 urgent/primary care: Tufts Medical Center is our preferred medical provider serving currently enrolled Berklee College of Music and Boston Conservatory at Berklee students. Students experiencing medical concerns that are unrelated to COVID-19 may call the dedicated Berklee phone number at Tufts (617-636-6006) for an appointment.
The preferred access specialist will ask you some basic questions and then schedule an appointment at Tufts if appropriate. A round-trip ride to/from campus will also be coordinated at no charge. It is highly recommended that you select a Tufts primary care provider to ensure continuity of care during your time at Berklee.
You may also access a medical provider via telehealth 24 hours a day and seven days a week through Online Connect.
Learn about how to access medical care for students.
Faculty and Staff
Contact your primary health care provider.
Efforts by the State and the Greater Boston Area
The Public Health Commission has comprehensive information available on the City of Boston COVID-19 website about efforts to minimize the spread of COVID-19. For information on state-wide initiatives, visit Mass.gov.
In addition, the MBTA has made several changes and enhancements to service and operations in order to help protect the health and safety of individuals who rely on public transit.
Accommodations for Students
If you are at an increased risk of severe illness if you contract COVID-19, we encourage you to contact your physician in order to best assess the risks of living and/or studying on campus. For more information, or to request accommodations, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Accommodations for Faculty and Staff
If a faculty or staff member’s health condition falls within one of the CDC's high-risk categories, as described in the CDC guidelines, the employee may seek a temporary COVID-19 workplace accommodation through Human Resources using the reasonable accommodation process. Employees are not required to disclose if they are in a high-risk category based upon age or a pre-existing medical condition. If an employee voluntarily discloses any medical information, it will be handled with the highest degree of sensitivity and confidentiality.
Various options that support a healthy and safe work environment will be considered. Continued remote work arrangements with periodic reviews of return-to-campus dates may be provided.
Learn more about what faculty and staff can expect.