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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.

Class Attendance

Students in isolation and quarantine are expected to attend classes remotely and complete tests and assignments as instructed by their professors. If students are ill and unable to attend class remotely, they should contact the Health Center immediately and email their professors.

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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