COVID-19 Policies

Updated on December 1st, 2022

Negative COVID-19 Test

In order to check-in for any program, all students must present proof of a negative COVID-19 test. Please review the guidelines for test types and demonstrating proof below:

Test Type Guidelines Demonstrating Proof
At-Home Antigen Test Only accepted if the test has verifiably been administered within 24 hours prior to arrival on campus. Students must present a time-stamped photo of the test result.
PCR Test Only accepted if the test has verifiably been administered within 72 hours prior to arrival on campus. Students must present a time-stamped photo of the test result or a printed report issued by the testing agency.

Students who arrive to their program without sufficient proof of a negative COVID-19 test will be advised to visit a nearby pharmacy (such as Walgreens or CVS) or testing agency to obtain adequate proof of a negative test result before they can check in and participate.

Note: Please do not bring your actual COVID-19 test with you to your check in event.

Immunization

Full vaccination against COVID-19 is required (1 or 2 doses to complete series, depending on vaccine brand) plus a booster dose; Only FDA and WHO approved vaccines accepted.

Please see the full list of immunization requirements below:

Berklee Summer Programs Immunization Requirements

In accordance with Massachusetts law, Berklee requires that Summer Programs participants present evidence that they are immunized against the following:

Required Immunization Doses Important Notes
Polio 4 4 doses; 4th dose must be given on or after the 4th birthday and ≥ 6 months after the previous dose, or a 5th dose is required. 3 doses are acceptable if the 3rd dose is given on or after the 4th birthday and ≥ 6 months after the previous dose. Proof of polio vaccination is not required for students ages 18+.
Hepatitis B 3 3 doses, given over a 6-month period; or immune titer report (results of blood test)
Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR) 2 2 doses of combined MMR vaccine; or 2 doses Measles, 2 doses Mumps, 2 doses Rubella, or immune titer report (results of blood tests) for all 3 diseases
Varicella (Chicken Pox) 2 2 doses of vaccine; or immune titer report (results of blood test); or verified history of disease
Meningococcal Disease 1 1 dose within the last 5 years for anyone 21 years old and younger; only the MenACWY or MCV4 vaccine is acceptable
Tetanus, Diphtheria, and Pertussis (TDAP) 1 1 dose within the last 10 years
COVID-19 Primary series and a booster Full vaccination required (1 or 2 doses to complete series, depending on vaccine brand) plus a booster dose; Only FDA and WHO approved vaccines accepted.

Note: All Summer Programs students must adhere to the above immunization requirements as defined by Massachusetts law, regardless of regional immunization policies that may differ from Massachusetts law.