COVID Contact Tracing
CONTACT TRACING PROTOCOLS
Contact tracing is the process of locating those in close contact with those infected with the virus that causes COVID-19 and informing those who have been contacted that they may have been exposed to the virus. Contact tracing services are conducted by certified AUCC contact tracers who will interview all students and employees that test positive for COVID-19. Upon identification of an infected student or employee, the AUCC contact tracing team will attempt to contact the student or employee within 24hrs of notification to help slow the spread of COVID-19. During a contact tracing interview, the student or employee will be asked questions about their medical history, symptoms, places visited, and individuals they’ve been in close contact with. It is the responsibility of the student or employee to be available for the interview and to answer each question truthfully.
Preventing the spread of COVID-19 ensures that the campus community is safe, and activities are not interrupted. Students and employees should be aware of the following:
- Discussions with contact tracers are confidential. This means personal and medical information will be kept private and only shared with those who may need to know (e.g., student health services).
- Contact tracers will only notify individuals identified as a close contact. Name of the positive individuals is never shared with those listed as close contacts, even if they ask.
- Contact tracers may be able to connect other supportive services that can help assist while the student or employee is in isolate or quarantine.