Please note that the information below is subject to change. The community will be notified of any changes accordingly.
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 email@example.com. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Testing Center Information
Berklee Testing Center
167 Massachusetts Avenue
Monday–Friday, 8:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Holiday and special hours may vary and will be posted on this page and on the Berklee Hub.
Positive Test Results
If you receive a positive test result, please isolate immediately and submit your test results so Berklee can advise you and help you receive the care and support you need.
Information for Community Members Who Tested Positive Within the Last 90 Days
Berklee follows the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidance related to positive test results and the 90-day period following those test results. Therefore, if you have previously tested positive, you will not be included in any testing protocols for a period of 90 days after your initial COVID-19 diagnosis. Berklee will remove you from any testing requirements until the 90-day post-diagnosis period is complete. Scientific research indicates that individuals will likely continue to test positive for a period of 90 days post-diagnosis, despite the fact that they are no longer infectious. After 90 days following a COVID-19 diagnosis, you will be included in any required testing protocols.
If you tested positive within 90 days of arriving to campus, you must submit evidence of the COVID-19 diagnosis that indicates the date you were diagnosed.
- Faculty and staff: Submit documentation to Human Resources at email@example.com.
- Students: Submit documentation to firstname.lastname@example.org.
During the 90-day post-diagnosis period, continue to monitor your health and wellness, and if at any time you exhibit COVID-19 symptoms, contact a medical professional to assess your condition and discuss appropriate next steps:
- Students: Contact the Tufts Medical Team at 617-636-6006, or consult with your primary care physician
- Faculty and staff: Consult with your primary care physician, and contact Scott Runkle, director of benefits, at email@example.com if you need guidance about your benefits.
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.