Testing and Tracing

Please note that this information is subject to change, and the community will be notified of any changes accordingly.

COVID-19 Testing

COVID-19 testing is a critical and mandatory component of Berklee’s health and safety plan for all students, faculty, and staff who are on campus for hybrid learning, teaching, performances, lessons, or other work designated to take place on campus.

The information in these videos 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.

Watch this video for an overview of Berklee's testing protocols.

Watch the recording from a webinar held on November 18 about COVID-19 testing protocols for the spring semester.


Daily Symptom Reporting

In addition to twice-weekly testing, each community member will start the day with a daily symptom report (also called a daily attestation). In your daily report, you will state that you are free of COVID-19 symptoms and well enough to come to the physical campus. The CoVerified app is now available for you to download on your phone. Using that app, you will complete a series of questions to determine whether or not you are cleared to come to campus. Your answers to the questions will determine if you can enter Berklee buildings that day. Learn about the CoVerified app.

If you do not receive clearance, you will be provided with next steps and additional information, which will include further consultation from a member of the Health and Wellness team, a member of the benefits team in Human Resources, or a Tufts Medical Center professional. 

If you do not receive clearance on a particular day, you must do the following:


Berklee's COVID-19 Testing Center

Location: 167 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston

Hours: Monday–Friday, 8:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.

 

Scheduling Your Test

Use the CoVerified app to schedule your twice-weekly tests on your assigned days and see your results. Learn about the CoVerified app.

If you have not yet received an email about the schedule for your initial two tests, please contact Shannon Williams at covidhealthcoordinator@berklee.edu.


Student Testing Protocols

Note: Berklee’s quarantine and testing protocols are very rigorous; by adhering to Berklee’s guidelines, you are also in compliance with the Massachusetts protocols, even if you are traveling from another state or country.


 

Faculty and Staff Testing Protocols

Note: Berklee’s quarantine and testing protocols are very rigorous; by adhering to Berklee’s guidelines, you are also in compliance with the Massachusetts protocols, even if you are traveling from another state or country.

 


Contact Tracing

Contact tracers (CTs) are trained professionals within the Berklee community who reach out to those who have tested positive to help identify people who may have been in close contact with an infected individual. CTs will share isolation and quarantine protocols to help keep our community safe and protected from further spreading of the virus. Berklee CTs are not medical professionals and will not provide medical advice or clinical support. 

Berklee, in coordination with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, is working to stop the spread of COVID-19. Berklee has assembled and trained CTs whose responsibility is to reach out to members of the Berklee community who tested positive and any close contacts from two days prior to the test date or the onset of symptoms. Our contact tracing team (CTT) has been deployed to help keep the Berklee community safe and informed. 

Watch this video for an overview of Berklee's contact tracing protocols. 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.


Questions About Contact Tracing

General questions regarding contact tracing at Berklee can be directed to cttm@berklee.edu or 339-666-2940.