Covid-19 Information and Guidelines

Dartmouth Media and Health Behaviors Lab:
Non-Dartmouth Research Participant Information Sheet

General information

Dartmouth recommends that all visitors:

  • Are up to date on their COVID-19 vaccinations, including booster doses when eligible; OR

  • Receive a negative test result from a COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours prior to accessing a Dartmouth location or Dartmouth-sponsored event, preferably as close to access as possible, unless they initially tested positive for COVID-19 in the 30 days prior and recovered (they have ended isolation and do not have symptoms).

COVID-19 tests are available through health care providers and local pharmacies, through resources provided by the New Hampshire and Vermont state health departments, and through resources provided by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. It is good practice to have at least two rapid antigen tests easily accessible to you in case you have to test due to symptoms or exposure.

Visitors must not access a Dartmouth location or Dartmouth-sponsored in-person event if:

  • They are in isolation or quarantine;

  • They are experiencing symptoms consistent with COVID-19 including the following:

    • A fever of 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit or higher, or felt feverish in the last 72 hours;

    • New respiratory symptoms including a runny nose, nasal congestion, sore throat, cough, or shortness of breath;

    • General body symptoms such as new muscle aches, chills, or severe fatigue;

    • New gastrointestinal symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea;

    • Any new change in their sense of taste or smell.

Visitors who feel sick or have COVID-19 symptoms should wear a face mask, follow the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) isolation guidance, and test immediately.

Visitors who test positive for COVID-19 should isolate immediately following the CDC’s isolation guidance, wear a face mask, and keep their health-care provider updated as treatment may be available. Visitors should also notify their close contacts. For COVID-19, a close contact is anyone who was less than 6 feet away from an infected person for a combined total of 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period. An infected person can transmit COVID-19 starting 48 hours before they developed symptoms or took a test with a positive result.

Visitors who need help identifying or reaching out to their close contacts can get in touch with their host or event organizer. Hosts and organizers who receive information on close contacts from someone who tested positive and need assistance, can email Occupational Medicine at

Visitors who are exposed to somone with COVID-19 or identified as a close contact should wear a face mask, follow the CDC’s close contact exposure guidance, and keep their health-care provider updated.

Research team contract tracing obligation

If you develop symptoms or test positive for COVID-19 during your study visit, or within 48 hours of study participation, please inform the study team. For any visitor testing positive or developing symptoms, the study team is required to notify the College of the places they spent time and the and people they were within 6 feet for a cumulative time of 10 minutes or longer. The study team will not share your name or any other personally identifiable information. The information you provide will not be connected to the study data.