PSA: MA Changes to Quarantine and Travel
Bay Path University PSA for March 17, 2021
BPU COVID REPORT
March 8, 2021, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health released documentation highlighting changes made to quarantine requirements and travel requirements for those individuals who have tested positive for COVID-19 and those who have been fully vaccinated. To be considered fully vaccinated you must have received either two doses of the Moderna or Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines or a single dose of the Janssen COVID-19 vaccine, and 14 days have passed.
Changes to Travel:
- Individuals who have been fully vaccinated and who do not have symptoms, do not need to obtain a negative test prior to traveling to, or quarantine upon arrival to, Massachusetts. COVID-19 vaccinated individuals arriving in Massachusetts must have documentation of their vaccination(s), including the date(s) of administration, available if asked. This exception does not include vaccinated individuals who have symptoms of COVID-19, who must follow all testing and quarantine guidance outlined in the travel rules.
- Individuals who tested positive with 90 days and who do not have symptoms, do not need to obtain a negative test prior to traveling to, or quarantine upon arrival to, Massachusetts. Covid-19 recovered individuals arriving to Massachusetts must have documentation of the positive test result, including the date it was taken.
Changes to Quarantine
- Individuals who are fully vaccinated are NOT required to quarantine following an exposure
- Individuals who had COVID-19 in the last 90 days are NOT required to quarantine following an exposure