Quarantine and Isolation

Berklee’s COVID-19 isolation protocols are based on guidelines from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Please note that the information on this page is subject to change. The community will be notified of any changes accordingly. 

Isolation Procedures

Berklee requires that community members who test positive for COVID-19 self-isolate for a period of five days regardless of previous infection, vaccination or booster status, and the presence or absence of symptoms. 

Faculty Notifications

In recognition of students’ need to request excused absences during isolation periods, students who test positive for COVID-19 will receive a PDF from Health and Wellness noting that their absence is due to a legitimate health reason. Students may share that document with their faculty members. Excused absences are at the discretion of faculty. If students need additional accommodation, they should contact Health and Wellness at healthandwellness@berklee.edu

When Tufts releases a student from isolation, the student will receive an official letter by email. Students may share this letter with their faculty members upon request when they return to class.

Quarantine Procedures

Community members who are fully vaccinated do not need to quarantine if identified as a close contact. However, close contacts are encouraged to wear a mask for three days after exposure.