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COVID-19 Guidelines

The COVID-19 Guidelines are for faculty, staff and students to follow if you test positive or are exposed to COVID-19. Please review the scenarios below and follow the protocols. Contact Heather Lukas, QCC Health Consultant, at hlukas [at] qcc.mass.edu or 774.502.5765 with questions or to follow up as applicable. 

You test positive for COVID-19:

  • Complete the Covid-19 Exposure Health and Safety Intake Form—the form is reviewed by QCC’s Health Consultant.
  • Quarantine in your home for a minimum of 10 days.
  • To return to campus, you must meet CDC criteria: 
    • Fever free without the use of medications for at least 24 hours
    • Significant reduction in overall symptoms
  • You must review your symptoms prior to returning to campus with QCC’s Health Consultant.

You are fully vaccinated and exposed to COVID-19: 

One time exposure (15 minutes within 6 feet of the COVID-19 positive person in a 24-hour period)  

  • Complete the Covid-19 Exposure Health and Safety Intake Form—the form is reviewed by QCC’s Health Consultant.
  • Quarantine for 5 days post exposure and get PCR tested. You must receive a verified negative test prior to returning to campus.
  • Self-monitor for symptoms for a total of 14 days post exposure. If you present any symptoms, you must return to quarantine and re-test.

Someone living in your household tests positive for COVID-19 

  • Complete the Covid-19 Exposure Health and Safety Intake Form—the form is reviewed by QCC’s Health Consultant.
  • Quarantine for 10 days and get PCR tested near day 5 and near day 10. You must receive a verified negative test (and be symptom free) prior to returning to campus.
  • Self-monitor for symptoms for a total of 14 days post exposure. If you present any symptoms, you must return to quarantine and re-test.
  • Check in with QCC’s Health Consultant prior to returning to campus.

You are unvaccinated and exposed to COVID-19: 

One time exposure (15 minutes within 6 feet of the COVID-19 positive person in a 24-hour period)  

  • Complete the Covid-19 Exposure Health and Safety Intake Form—the form is reviewed by QCC’s Health Consultant.
  • Quarantine for 10 days and get PRC tested near day 5 and near day 10. You must receive a verified negative test and be symptom free prior to returning to campus.
  • Self-monitor for symptoms for a total of 14 days post exposure. If you present any symptoms, you must return to quarantine and re-test.
  • Check in with QCC’s Health Consultant prior to returning to campus.

Someone living in your household tests positive for COVID-19 

  • Complete the Covid-19 Exposure Health and Safety Intake Form—the form is reviewed by QCC’s Health Consultant.
  • Quarantine for 14 days and get PCR tested near day 5 and on day 10. You must receive a verified negative test and be symptom free prior to returning to campus.
  • Self-monitor for symptoms for a total of 14 days post exposure. If you present any symptoms, you must return to quarantine and re-test.
  • Check in with QCC’s Health Consultant prior to returning to campus.