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Quarantine and Isolation

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

Last Updated: Sept. 27, 2021

All Bentley students who are required to complete isolation or quarantine will be followed up with by either the Waltham Board of Health (WBOH) or the Community Tracing Collaborative (CTC).

The WBOH or CTC are the ultimate authority for determining your date of release from isolation and/or quarantine. It is important that you answer their phone calls and return any missed calls. 

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 self-monitor for symptoms of COVID-19 and contact the Health Center for further assessment should symptoms present. Developing symptoms does not mean you will immediately be quarantined.

Important Terms

Close contact: Defined by the CDC as someone who was within 6 feet of an infected person for at least 15 minutes while indoors 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 is an unvaccinated close contact of someone with 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.

Important Phone Numbers
  • Waltham Board of Health (WBOH): Each case manager has a separate phone number. Call back on whatever number they initially called you from.
  • 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. - 3:00 p.m.) 

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

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