Thanksgiving Week Planning Update: Quarantine Period and Lower-Risk State Changes, Broad Institute Virtual Tour
Level 2: Heightened Awareness
New Length of Quarantine Rule Adopted by Amherst
Updated state quarantine guidelines issued this week regarding those identified as “close contacts” of COVID-19-positive individuals have been adopted by the College. The length of quarantine for a close contact is now 10 days (reduced from the previously mandated period of 14 days), provided that the person:
- has no symptoms,
- tests negative at day eight or later (using a molecular diagnostic test, which is the test the College uses), and
continues to monitor for symptoms for 14 days.