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. 

Rebound Infections

According to the CDC, if symptoms return after your isolation period and you test positive through a rapid test your isolation clock should restart. Rebound infections have been reported in indivduals who took the antiviral treatment Paxlovid. 

Faculty Notifications

Students should directly contact their faculty to notify them of their positive diagnosis and to make up any missed work. If you feel well enough to participate in classes remotely, please continue to do so. If you do not feel well, you are encouraged to rest; you should not be penalized for missing class. Students should forward the isolation email received after submitting this form to faculty as proof of reporting a positive diagnosis. If you need any further assistance with notifying your faculty contact your department chair or dean.

Quarantine Procedures

Per CDC guidance, community members who are exposed to the virus no longer must quarantine at home regardless of their vaccination status, although they should wear a mask for 10 days and get tested for the virus on Day 5. The Testing Center will only provide tests for symptomatic community members.