Testing and Contact Tracing

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

All students, faculty, and staff must get an external COVID-19 test before coming to campus for the spring semester. Learn more about the pre-arrival and arrival testing protocols before you come to campus this month.

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. 

All members of the Berklee community are required to get a PCR test regularly at the Berklee Testing Center: once weekly for vaccinated individuals, and twice weekly for individuals with approved exemptions. 

Testing Center Information

Berklee Testing Center
167 Massachusetts Avenue
Monday–Friday, 8:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Phone: 617-747-2019

Holiday and special hours may vary and will be posted on this page and on the Berklee Hub.

You do not need to schedule an appointment. 

Holidays and Adjusted Hours


Testing Protocols


What to Do if You or Someone You Know Is Symptomatic or Tests Positive

If you exhibit COVID-19 symptoms or receive a positive test result, please do not come to campus; follow the steps below. The nursing staff and Contact Tracing Team are ready to advise you and make sure you are clear on your next steps and receive the care and support you need. You can reach the nursing staff by calling 617-747-2019, available Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

If you need help after business hours, please follow these steps:

  • Students: Schedule a telehealth appointment via Online Connect, a partnership between Berklee and Tufts Medical Center. 
  • Faculty and staff: Please contact your primary care provider.


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. If CTs are unable to get in touch with contacts, they will leave voicemails and send text messages until calls are returned. 

General questions regarding contact tracing at Berklee can be directed to cttm@berklee.edu or 617-747-3033.