If you are experiencing symptoms, stay in your room, or do not come to campus if you live off-campus. Symptoms can include the fever, cough, sore throat, lost of taste and smell, and others. If you are symptomatic, it is recommended that you test as soon as you are able to do so. You may use your own rapid test, or contact the Brandeis Community Tracing Program to arrange to get a test from the Health Center. In the meantime, it is strongly recommended that you stay distanced from others and wear a high-quality (KN95, KF94 or N95) mask.
If your test is positives, please visit Testing Positive for next steps.
Testing for symptomatic students or those who have been identified by the Brandeis Community Tracing Program is available for students at the Health Center. Testing is also offered off campus at various places (e.g., at-home rapid testing, doctor’s offices, clinics, etc.). We also recommend all students have rapid antigen tests on hand.
Most students who are not severely sick will isolate themselves in their own rooms.
On-campus students may isolate off-campus if they can relocate in a private/personal vehicle. Please note: To leave isolation and return to campus activities, you will need the approval of the BCTP. You will also still need to respond to the calls of the BCTP and keep them informed of your conditions during your isolation, even if it’s off campus.
As a roommate, you are now a close contact and must follow quarantine guidelines and instructions from the Brandeis Case Tracing Program, who will be emailing you.
You should follow the specific close-contact quarantine protocols listed on the COVID-19 Response website and shared by the Brandeis Case Tracing Program. You and your infected roommate should wear well-fitting masks (preferably N95s, KN95s, or KF94s) at all times while awake, except when eating or drinking.
Given what we know about the transmission of COVID-19 and the current variants, when one roommate tests positive it’s likely that, if their roommate has not already developed immunity to the present variant, their roommate(s) may already have COVID-19 or will test positive shortly thereafter. Additional information about safe isolation and preventing spread is detailed in On-Campus Students Who Test Positive for COVID-19.
If you have a question about your specific living situation and whether you are a close contact, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are living on campus, you may order food via Grab-n-Go and pick it up outdoors while wearing a mask, and then return directly to your room. The pick-up location is near Usdan; all meals should be ordered contact-free.
As long as your health allows, plan to continue working on your classes while in isolation.
If you are in need of a COVID test, you may purchase a rapid test, visit your PCP, or go to a local clinic.
Brandeis’ surveillance testing program ended as of May 20, 2022.
The DHA is no longer required to come to campus. However, it is still available as a tool for those hosting events if they would like to use it.