Bristol Community College is dedicated to keeping all of our students, faculty, staff and community members safe. The Bristol Together plan was created to keep our college community safe during the pandemic. Although COVID-19 is not as prevalent as it had once been it is important that we continue to monitor our community and our college locations. Here is some helpful information. Also, visit this link for Student Resources.


What to do if you have COVID-19 symptoms? 

Keeping the college community safe should be the priority of everyone who is visiting any of our college locations.  

COVID-19 should be treated like any other communicable illness. Wear a mask if you have any signs or symptoms, test frequently and continue to monitor. 

Notify your instructor: Let your instructor know you will be out sick, in whatever medium you usually communicate absences, such as a call, text, email. 

If you are absent for more than three consecutive days, you may also fill out the Student Absence Notification Request form to notify your instructors. Learn more and fill out the Student Absence Notification Request form here.

Please note, Bristol Community College continues 5-day isolation period. 

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued new guidance on isolation after testing positive for COVID-19. The guidance shortens the isolation if one does not have a fever. The CDC did not offer guidance specifically for schools. Bristol Community College will continue to require a 5-day isolation period.  

What to do if you are a close contact?

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.

Face Masks 

Wearing masks or face coverings indoors at any Bristol Community College location is dependent on the daily level of new COVID-19 cases in our area. See below for more information. Face masks are available in every building. Please check the entrance for small boxes hanging on the wall. 

Know your Color! 


Please see the graph below as a visual guide and check this location for updates on whether a mask is required or not.

Mask guidance color codes

Masking Guide:

Color Description Masking
RED: 135 or more new COVID-19 cases per day.
High Risk, dining restrictions.
ORANGE: 5-134 new cases per day.
Moderately High Risk.
YELLOW: 58-94 new cases per day.
Moderately Low Risk.
GREEN: 57 or fewer new cases per day.
Low Risk.

When the positive case count drops to seven consecutive days that average below our threshold of 135 cases or fewer per day, we drop the requirement of using masks on campus back to recommended. If cases climb back to an average of 135 cases a day, we will shift to requiring masks. Free masks are available at the entrances of most Bristol Community College buildings.

COVID-19 Rapid Tests and Masks are Available at all Bristol Locations Listed Below

Attleboro Campus
Main Office
11 Field Road, Attleboro, MA 02703

Fall River Campus
Campus Police Department
777 Elsbree Street, Fall River, MA 02720
D110, Hudnall Administration Building (D building)

New Bedford Campus
Main Office
800 Purchase Street, New Bedford, MA 02740

Taunton Center
Main Office
2 Hamilton Street, Taunton, MA 02780

COVID-19 Vaccination policy  

As of May 18, 2023, the COVID-19 vaccine policy for students and employees expired. In general, there is no longer a COVID-19 vaccination policy. Some specific groups of students and employees may be required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of their clinical or external placements. Click for more information.