Springfield College will no longer require pre-arrival, arrival or surveillance testing for domestic or international students.

Recent Positive Test 

Students who have tested positive should notify the Health Center (healthcenter@springfield.edu); employees should notify their supervisor. If you test positive on an at-home COVID 19 test, you should have a confirmatory COVID-19 test done, but a photo of the results of a home test will be accepted as documentation.

Contact Tracing/Quarantine 

Any student or employee (regardless of their vaccination status) who tests positive for COVID-19 is required to isolate for five full days prior to being released from isolation. Day 0 is the date of the positive test, Day 1 is the first full day of isolation. An appropriate quarantine/isolation living space will be designated for students as needed.

  • Students/employees may return to campus/leave isolation after five days if they were symptom-free or their symptoms have resolved (e.g., feel well enough to return to class/work, and without fever for 24 hours), but they must adhere to strict mask wearing for the following five days (days 6-10). In this instance, high quality masks must be worn at all times, except for when a student is alone in their own residence hall room/apartment; employees must wear that mask at all times, even when alone in their office. 
  • During quarantine/isolation, a student must remain in their designated quarantine/isolation space. They may not enter any other campus buildings or participate in any in-person activities (including in-person classes, athletics/club sports, in-person employment, and campus activities).
  • Direct contacts who are unvaccinated or not up-to-date on their vaccinations (more than five months out from their second mRNA dose or more than two months after the J&J vaccine) and not yet boosted will quarantine for five days followed by strict mask use for an additional five days.