Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, Berklee has been committed to keeping our community safe and informed. We implemented robust safety protocols to effectively protect the health of our community and keep our COVID-19 infection rate low.
Berklee has undertaken a phased approach, and we will continue to follow updated Phase 4 protocols for the summer semester.
For information about the health and safety protocols on the New York campus, visit the Berklee NYC website.
Phase 4: Updated Health and Safety Protocols
We continue to develop our plans in partnership with Tufts Medical Center, along with guidance from state and local authorities. Please note that this information is subject to change, and the community will be notified of any changes accordingly.
Learn about our current protocols:
- COVID-19 vaccination and booster requirement
- Indoor masking (optional)
- Testing (symptomatic only)
- Quarantine and isolation
COVID-19 Test Results Dashboard
Berklee maintained a community-wide mandatory asymptomatic testing program using PCR tests from January 2021 through March 2022. As of March 26, after transitioning away from surveillance testing, we stopped publishing testing data on the public dashboard.
Reporting Unsafe Behavior
Students who would like to report behaviors inconsistent with or in violation of Berklee’s COVID-19 health and safety protocols should complete this form.
Faculty and staff who would like to report behaviors inconsistent with or in violation of Berklee’s COVID-19 health and safety protocols should complete this form.
COVID-19 symptoms: If you experience any COVID-19 symptoms, call the Berklee COVID-19 Testing Center (617-747-2019, option 1) for guidance.
Non-COVID-19 urgent/primary care: Tufts Medical Center, our preferred medical provider, serves currently enrolled Berklee College of Music and Boston Conservatory at Berklee students. If you experience medical symptoms unrelated to COVID-19, call the dedicated Berklee phone number at Tufts (617-636-6006) for an appointment. The preferred access specialist will ask you basic questions and then schedule an appointment at Tufts if appropriate. A round-trip ride to/from campus will also be coordinated at no charge. It is highly recommended that you select a Tufts primary care provider to ensure continuity of care during your time at Berklee.
Learn about how to access medical care for students, including telehealth, through Tufts Medical Center.
Faculty and Staff
Contact your primary health care provider.
State and Greater Boston Area Health Guidelines
If you are at an increased risk of severe illness if you contract COVID-19, contact your physician to assess the risks of living and/or studying on campus. For more information, or to request accommodations, please contact email@example.com.
Faculty and Staff
If a faculty or staff member’s health condition falls within one of the CDC's high-risk categories, as described in the CDC guidelines, the employee may seek a temporary COVID-19 workplace accommodation through Human Resources. Please follow Berklee’s reasonable accommodation process. Employees are not required to disclose if they are in a high-risk category based upon age or a pre-existing medical condition. If an employee voluntarily discloses any medical information, it will be handled with the highest degree of sensitivity and confidentiality.
Various options that support a healthy and safe work environment will be considered. Continued remote work arrangements with periodic reviews of return-to-campus dates may be provided.