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Students, faculty, and staff should stay home when feeling sick! If you don’t feel well and are exhibiting symptoms, we ask that you do not come to campus.

Individuals with flu-like symptoms or who have been in close contact with someone who is confirmed as having COVID-19 in the previous 14 days should seek medical care and receive a negative COVID-19 test before returning to work or classes.

Please refer to your campus below for specific instructions.

  • Students contact Health Service at 617-627-3350 for instructions on which COVID test you need. For hours and locations of the testing site please visit https://coronavirus.tufts.edu/testing-calendar
  • Employees should stay (or return) home and contact their primary care physician (PCP) to discuss their symptoms. Employees should receive symptom or exposure-based testing if advised by their clinician, and testing should be done through their PCP’s service; they should not return to campus until they have been cleared to return to work by their physician and should keep in communication with their direct supervisor or manager. Tufts is not providing symptom or exposure-based testing to employees at this time.
  • Tested positive? Please see the instructions below.
  • Please do not walk into either Health Services or the Jumbo Heath Center without an appointment.
  • Students who develop symptoms and need to be tested for symptomatic reasons should call the Boston Testing Center at 617-636-3686 between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m., Monday through Friday, to discuss your symptoms and the appropriate next steps with a clinician. In some cases, the clinician may decide it is best for you to be seen in a clinic at Tufts Medical Center or they might decide you should be seen at the testing center for a COVID-19 test. If you need emergency care, call 911 or go to your local emergency room. The testing center is not open on the weekends. For non-emergency situations, you should call your primary care provider’s office to discuss options.
  • Employees should stay (or return) home and contact their primary care physician (PCP) to discuss their symptoms. Employees should receive symptom or exposure-based testing if advised by their clinician, and testing should be done through their PCP’s service; they should not return to campus until they have been cleared to return to work by their physician and should keep in communication with their direct supervisor or manager. Tufts is not providing symptom or exposure-based testing to employees at this time.
  • Tested positive? Please see the instructions below.

Faculty, staff, house officers, or any students should contact their primary health care provider or contact a local urgent care center. If you are feeling unwell, please do not come to campus.

Tested positive? Please see the instructions below.

For faculty and staff on the Boston health sciences and Grafton campus who are not in the surveillance testing program, the mass.gov website has a list of testing sites that may be helpful: https://www.mass.gov/doc/ma-covid-19-testing-sites/download.

Tested positive outside of Tufts?

If you receive a positive test result from your primary care physician or another entity outside of a Tufts testing site, please provide official documentation of your positive test result for our health providers. Please ensure the uploaded documentation specifies your name, date of birth, what type of test was performed, test result, and test date.

If you were coming to campus regularly at the time of your positive test or onset of symptoms, please contact the Jumbo Health Center at jumbohealthcenter@marathon-health.com or 617-627-0467 so that a clinician can evaluate your individual circumstances and notify anyone at Tufts with whom you have had close contact; you may leave a voicemail with your name and contact number if it is off-hours.

Note: The university is not currently processing tests from external sources (i.e., organizations other than those with which the university has contracted).