Testing and Contact Tracing

Please note that the information below is subject to change. The community will be notified of any changes accordingly.

COVID-19 Testing

Berklee does not require COVID-19 testing for asymptomatic community members. However, we offer rapid antigen tests for individuals who are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms

If you experience any symptoms, even if you believe the symptoms are attributed to a cold or seasonal allergies, isolate in place and seek medical guidance immediately.

  • Students: Call the testing center at 617-747-2019 or your primary care provider for guidance. Please call the testing center staff before coming in. For additional information, email covidhealthadministrator@berklee.edu. If you need help after business hours, please schedule a telehealth appointment via Online Connect, a partnership between Berklee and Tufts Medical Center. 
  • Faculty and staff: Contact your primary care physician for guidance and do not come to campus for a test. If symptoms develop while on campus, please put on a high-quality well-fitted mask, leave campus immediately and test at home. As a last resort, rapid tests will be available for symptomatic faculty and staff (please call the testing center at 617-747-2019 if you need a rapid test). Self-isolate and follow physician instructions until cleared to return to work. For additional information, email hroperations@berklee.edu

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.

Contact Tracing

Berklee no longer conducts contact tracing. If you test positive, you are responsible for notifying your close contacts of potential exposure. Follow CDC guidelines for how to determine a close contact for COVID-19.

Close contacts who are vaccinated: Please encourage your vaccinated close contacts to monitor for COVID-19 symptoms and get a test if they become symptomatic. Close contacts are encouraged to wear masks for three days after exposure.

Close contacts who are unvaccinated: Please encourage your unvaccinated close contacts to quarantine for at least five days after COVID-19 exposure. They should monitor possible COVID-19 symptoms for 10 days and get tested at least five days after exposure. Close contacts are encouraged to wear a well-fitting mask when around others for 10 days after exposure.