Important Information for students regarding management of COVID-19 and infectious diseases at Dean College.

COVID-19 Information

Dean College continues to update management policies for COVID-19 in accordance with state and federal agencies. COVID-19 will be treated as other respiratory viruses within the college community. Guidelines and recommendations are made in consultation with medical professionals from the Health Services Department and the Massachusetts Department of Public Health.

Learn more about our COVID-19 Medical Information and Management Plan.

The COVID-19 Vaccine, including the booster, is highly recommend but not required.


Dean College recommends student be prepared by doing the following:

  • Come with rapid tests for Covid-19 (Health Services will administer Covid PCR testing when medically indicated.)
  • Bring masks.
  • Bring cleaning supplies like bleach wipes to wipe down high touch areas in your living areas.
  • Bring a health kit which includes a thermometer, over the counter medications for pain/fever, cough/congestion, sore throat, etc.
  • Stay up to date with your Covid-19 vaccines.

Students Who Test Positive For COVID-19

For students who test positive for Covid-19, Dean College will advise students to do the following:

Contact Health Services for advisement and to determine the need for any medical care.

You may begin to resume normal activities with precautions if:

  1. You have not had a fever for at least 24 hours without the use of fever reducing medicines;  AND
  2. Your other symptoms are improving.

Please note:  You may still be able to spread the virus that made you sick, even if you are feeling better. 

For at least the first 5 days after you resume normal activities, take these extra precautions:

  • Avoid crowded indoor spaces. Wear a mask anytime you are indoors around other people.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and warm water. If soap and water are not available, use hand sanitizer containing at least 60% alcohol.
  • Avoid spending time with people who are at increased risk for severe diseases.

Infectious Disease Information

For more information regarding infectious disease management, please view the below educational fact sheets.