If You are sick, Have Symptoms, or Have Been Exposed to Someone with Covid-19
Keeping the college community safe should be the priority of everyone who is visiting any of our college locations. If you test positive for COVID-19, please follow the guidance below.
Contact Health Services
- Email Health Services at HealthServices@BristolCC.edu. You will receive detailed guidance on the steps you need to take.
1. Notify your supervisor
- Let them know of your positive test result first, in whatever medium you usually communicate absences, such as a call, text, email.
2. Contact Human Resources
- Email us via email@example.com providing details, including a picture or document with your test results that includes the date of the test. Please only use subject line COVID-19 when contacting Human Resources to report a positive test result. Using only this subject line will allow us to get back to you in the most efficient manner.
If you are a Close Contact* of Someone who Tested Positive for COVID-19:
If you have been exposed to someone with COVID-19, you do not need to quarantine as long as you remain asymptomatic, regardless of your vaccination status. You must wear a mask any time you are around others inside your home or indoors in public for the 10 days following your exposure, unless you are unable to mask.
If you were exposed and develop symptoms at any time, isolate and take a test and stay home until you know the result. If the result is positive, follow isolation protocols. If your test is negative or if you have remained asymptomatic, take a test on day 6. If you test positive, follow isolation guidance.
If you have not had COVID-19 in the last 90 days, you can test with either a rapid antigen or PCR test.
People who had COVID-19 in the last 90 days should test with a rapid antigen test, not a PCR test.
People who had COVID-19 in the last 30 days are not recommended to test on day 6 but should use a rapid antigen test if they develop any symptoms.
*A close contact means that you have been exposed to someone who has tested positive to COVID-19.
Self Screening & Certification
Employees and students shall self-monitor their health status daily prior to reporting to work or class at any Bristol location. If they have any symptoms, they should fill out the Symptoms and Exposure Form and should call Health Services to discuss their symptoms and advise on whether it is safe to come to campus. According to CDC guidance, potential COVID-19 symptoms include, but may not be limited to:
- Fever or chills
- New cough (not related to a chronic condition)
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Muscle aches or weakness
- Sore throat
- New nasal or sinus congestion or runny nose (not related to seasonal allergies)
- New loss of smell or taste
- Nausea or vomiting
Do you need an at home test kit? The college has a free at home test kit available for students and employees. COVID-19 rapid tests and masks are available at all Bristol locations.
Keep in mind that a negative home test does not necessarily mean you do not have COVID-19 since there can be false negatives. Health Services may advise that you get a PCR test.
COVID-19 Rapid Tests and Masks are Available at all Bristol Locations Listed Below
11 Field Road
Fall River Campus
Campus Police Department
D110, Hudnall Administration Building (D building)
Health Services Center
E104, Thomas A. Rodgers Jr. Science Building (E building)
New Bedford Campus
800 Purchase Street
2 Hamilton Street
For more information, please contact Bristol Community College Health Services by email at HealthServices@BristolCC.edu or call 774.357.2232.