Frequently Asked Questions about STCC Campus Repopulation Plan

Last Updated: 8/3/21

Students may park on campus after 3:00 pm and the Pearl Street pedestrian entrance will be open from 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm.

Beginning on Monday, July 12, 2021 we are discontinuing the Healthy Roster and Campus Check-ins. The wearing of face coverings on-campus indoors is mandatory for both vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals. Wearing face coverings on-campus outside is voluntary. We will continue to provide COVID Testing and COVID Vaccine Clinics at the Corner Café building 15/16.

For questions please use the contact information below.

  • Students, Faculty, and Staff contact Renee Maroney, COVID - 19 Case Manager, at (413) 755-4125 or covid19@stcc.edu.
  • Vendors/contractors contact Facilities Department: 413.755.4700

Massachusetts travel restrictions have been lifted. In Massachusetts, if you are fully vaccinated, you can resume activities that you did prior to the pandemic. 

  • Students, faculty, and staff who are physically on campus this semester are eligible for free testing.
  • The on-campus testing is not designed to accommodate persons seeking testing for post-travel, post-exposure, or COVID-19-like symptoms. In these cases drive-through or other clinic-based testing is more appropriate.
  • Additional testing options can be found through local healthcare facilities and at the Stop-the-Spread website.

Note: Please do not use Flonase prior to your test because it dries your nostrils and can result in an invalid test result and the test will have to be repeated.

  • It is essential that you provide your proper email address when you register for the COVID-19 test.
  • The test sample is sent to a lab for processing. Results may be expected within 24-72 hours.
  • When the results are ready you will receive an email from the lab with instructions to register and view your results.
  • If you have questions, please see the contact information below for AMR. If you do not receive your results after 72 hours please email: spfldcovidresults@gmail.com

For additional information contact the STCC Health & Wellness Center:

Any activities that require a physical presence on campus, at a fieldwork site, at an off-campus meeting, or any other location as a representative of the College.

If a student or employee tests positive for COVID-19, their close contacts will be defined as those who have been within 6 feet of distance of the individual for at least fifteen minutes, while the person was infectious. The infectious period begins 2 days before symptom onset. If someone is asymptomatic, the infectious period begins 2 days prior to the collection of their positive test.

All close contacts should be tested but must self-quarantine for 14 days after the last exposure to the person who tested positive, regardless of test result.

Please note: the virus can cause illness from 2-14 days after exposure and asymptomatic individuals can transmit the virus. Therefore, even if an individual identified as a close contact receives a negative test result, they must continue to self-quarantine for the full 14 days as the virus may take up to 14 days to cause illness.

Question: When can a student/employee return to STCC in-person activities after experiencing COVID-19-like symptoms?

Please see "Scenario 2: I have COVID-19 Symptoms" under Scenarios & Guidelines on the Health & Safety Protocols page.

Please contact the College’s COVID Coordinator at covid19@stcc.edu for additional instructions and next steps.