Epidemiological models and other institutions’ experiences show us that by opening the Berklee campus for instruction with implementation of robust safety protocols, we can effectively protect the safety of community members and keep our infection rate low.
We will maintain a public dashboard with the COVID-19 test results, to be updated daily. The dashboard will not include any individuals’ names or personal information; it will only show 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:
Berklee's Health and Safety Campaign
We have developed a comprehensive health and safety campaign in accordance with guidance from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH) and other trusted sources. Our goal is to ensure that our campus is as safe as possible for our community. Learn more about our efforts:
Making Safe Choices: Required Online Training Course and Social Compact (includes details about face coverings)
Learn more about other health-related topics, like student health insurance and immunizations.
WATCH: COVID-19 Campus Safety Overview
In this video, Christopher Kandus-Fisher, vice president of Student Affairs, Diversity and Inclusion, outlines Berklee's expectations for community members who will be on campus for the spring 2021 semester. The Student Government Association president, Christa Duggan, and vice president, Hallie Kaszas, also make a special appearance in the video.
Accommodations for Students at Increased Risk
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 for the spring.
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. Continued noncompliance may result in restricted access to campus, or removal of one's ability to work or learn on the physical campus.
Tufts Medical Center is the preferred medical center for currently enrolled Berklee College of Music and Boston Conservatory at Berklee students.
Many services are available at Tufts Medical Center, including same-day/next-day urgent care visits, and their goal is to provide the highest level of quality care for all of our students' needs. Telehealth visits at Tufts Medical Center are also available for select services and providers. Berklee is committed to ensuring ease of access to medical care to reduce barriers to quality care.
Learn about 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 statewide 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.