Skip to main content
Students walking on the bridge

Isolation and Quarantine

Here's what to do if you test positive or are identified as a close contact

All COVID-19 cases and close contacts in Massachusetts (regardless of if they are on or off Bentley’s campus) are followed by the Massachusetts Department Public Health (DPH) / Community Tracing Collaborative (CTC).

The CTC is the ultimate authority for determining your date of release from isolation and/or quarantine. If you need to get in touch with the CTC, call 857-305-2728 and select menu option 1.

Please select the square below that most closely matches your situation.

Important Terms

Close contact: Defined by the CDC as someone who was within 6 feet of an infected person for at least 15 minutes starting from 2 days before illness onset (or, for asymptomatic persons, 2 days prior to positive specimen collection) until the time the patient is isolated. 

Quarantine: Keeps someone who was in close contact with someone who has COVID-19 away from others. 

Isolation: Keeps someone who is sick or tested positive for COVID-19 without symptoms away from others, even in their own home. 


Read about the difference between quarantine and isolation. 

Important Phone Numbers
  • Contact Tracing Collaborative (CTC): 857-305-2728, option 1 

  • University Police Emergency Line: 781-891-3131 (24/7)

  • University Police Business Phone: 781-891-2201

  • Residential Center: 781-891-2148 (M-F 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) 

  • Health Center: 781-891-2222 (M-F 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) 

  • Counseling Center: 781-891-2274 (M-F 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) 

Back to Bentley Updates

Important Documents