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Isolation and Quarantine

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

Last Updated: July 19, 2021

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.

Those who are fully vaccinated, meaning it has been 14 days since your final dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, OR those who are within the 90-day period since testing positive for COVID-19 do not require testing or quarantine. We do ask that you observe for symptoms of COVID-19 and contact the Health Center for further assessment should symptoms present.

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.) 

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