To maintain the healthiest campus possible, all graduate and undergraduate students are under the COVID policy purview of the Student Health Center at Brandeis University.

The Centers for Disease Control issued new guidelines for managing respiratory illnesses on March 1st. The CDC guidance has changed in response to rising levels of immunity to SARS-CoV2, the virus that causes Covid-19, as well as declining hospitalization and death rates for Covid-19. The updated guidance aims to place precautions for SARS-CoV2 together with other respiratory illnesses such as Influenza and RSV. The guidelines can be found here:

Based on the cdc guidelines we now recommend to the Brandeis community that if you have or develop symptoms and test positive for SARS-CoV2, you should stay home until you have not had a fever for 24 hrs without the use of fever reducing medicine, and only if your other symptoms are improving. While the epidemiology of SARS-CoV2 has changed, the biology of the virus has not. You are potentially infectious with SARS-CoV2 for a full 10 days, therefore, we encourage students, faculty, and staff to wear a mask around others (including in the household) for a total of 10 days. You may remove your mask prior to day 11 if you have 2 negative rapid antigen tests for Covid-19 48 hrs apart.

Health Center providers will recommend best practices for preventing spread of illness to vulnerable members of the campus and Waltham communities. Students who do not follow Health Center recommendations may be reported to the Dean of Students Office and subject to disciplinary action.

Campus Guidelines

Exposure or Feeling Unwell