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COVID-19 Guidelines

All faculty, staff and students who test positive for COVID-19 or are exposed to COVID-19 are required to comply with the following guidelines. Please review the various scenarios listed below and follow the protocols as applicable. Contact QCC Health Consultant Heather Lukas, at hlukas [at] qcc.mass.edu or call 774.502.5765 with questions or to follow up as needed.   

What To Do 

You test positive for COVID-19:  

  • Complete the Health and Safety Form, which is reviewed by QCC’s Health Consultant.  You will receive a call from the Health Consultant after your form is reviewed.
  • Wear a well-fitting medical grade mask for 10 days after testing positive.  
  • Quarantine in your home for a minimum of 5 days.
  • To return after 5 days you must meet CDC criteria:  
    • You must be fever-free, without the use of medications for at least 24 hours  
    • You must have a significant reduction in overall symptoms   
  • You must also review your symptoms prior to returning to campus with QCC’s Health Consultant. The Health Consultant will determine if your symptoms are reduced enough to return to campus. 

You have an exposure (This is defined as being unmasked within 6-feet of a COVID-19 positive person for 15-minutes, or more in a 24-hour period) Exposure protocol is now the same for both a one-time exposure and if someone in your home is COVID positive.

  • Complete the Health and Safety Form, which is reviewed by QCC’s Health Consultant.  You will receive a call from the Health Consultant after your form is reviewed.
  • Get a post exposure PCR test 5 days after exposure.
  • Wear a well-fitting medical grade mask for 10 days post exposure. 
  • Quarantine only if you are symptomatic
  • Self-monitor for symptoms for a total of 14 days (two weeks) post exposure.
  • Important to note: If you present any symptoms, you must quarantine and get another PCR test. You must discuss your symptoms and test results with QCC Health Consultant Heather Lukas before returning to campus. Call 774.502.5765 or email hlukas [at] qcc.mass.edu.