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.
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.