COVID-19 Information for Students

The Berkeley College Office of Student Development and Campus Life (SDCL) is the link to information on health matters, and we hold as paramount the health and safety of all students.

What to Do if You Test Positive for COVID-19 or Have Been in Close Contact with a COVID-19 Positive Individual

Each scenario outlines the requirements that students must meet before returning to campus after testing positive for COVID-19.

If You Test Positive for COVID-19

If you have tested positive for COVID-19, please isolate at home and follow CDC guidance for isolation and precautions for people with COVID-19.

If you are a student, you should contact each of your professors to let them know that you cannot attend or participate in class in person (for onsite classes) or that you are not able to participate in online courses if your symptoms are too severe to allow you to complete coursework. You will need to arrange to make up any work that you miss. If you are having difficulty contacting your professors, contact your Academic Advisor for assistance with this.

Diagnosed students are advised to stay home and follow medical direction regarding treatment. Follow the recommendations of the CDC’s Quarantine and Isolation Calculator for COVID-19 infection and exposure.

Close Contact with Someone who has Tested Positive for COVID-19

For those who had close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 (you were within 6 feet of each other and spent more than 15 minutes together) follow the recommendations of the CDC for COVID-19 exposure and:

  • Monitor for symptoms and take precautions.
  • If you develop symptoms, stay home and get tested.
  • If you test positive, follow the instructions in the section above titled “If you Test Positive for COVID-19.”