With our first positive cases on campus, many students have questions and a bit of anxiety about what happens if they are identified as a close contact. Here are the key things you need to know.
- A close contact is defined as any individual who was within 6 feet of a person who has tested positive for COVID-19 for at least 15 minutes starting from 2 days before illness onset (or, for asymptomatic patients, 2 days prior to positive specimen collection) until the time the patient is isolated.
- If you are identified as a close contact, you will receive a call to inform you of such and you will be asked to be ready to go to a designated quarantine space within 15 minutes. (Remember that classroom spaces have been set up to maintain 6 feet of distance between people, so students should not assume they will be identified as a close contact if someone in their class tests positive).
- Have a go-bag ready! Because it is important that you get to the quarantine location quickly, it is important that you have a bag packed and ready. Here's what you'll need.
- Once you are in your designated space, a Care Coordinator will check-in with you frequently.
- You can still participate in classes remotely and you will have access to virtual programs including tutoring and counseling.