Updates to Contact Tracing and Isolation Guidelines

May 25, 2022
Submitted By: COVID Response Team

Recent updates have been made to the University’s contact tracing procedures and to the policy on isolation if you test positive for COVID-19.

If you test positive for COVID-19, you should notify your supervisor, and report your case to the COVID Response Team by filling out the Livesafe app or by emailing A member of the COVID Response Team will call you to discuss your symptoms and provide you with your official dates for isolation. The University will follow current CDC guidance. The length of isolation will be five days from symptom onset or from the date of your positive test if no symptoms are present.  A negative test is NOT required to return to campus. However, you will be required to wear a mask for an additional five days when in the presence of others. This five days is in addition to the isolation period.

In addition, you should plan to notify your close contacts, both in and outside the University, of your positive test. Formal contact tracing and notification of close contacts will no longer take place via the COVID Response Team. We ask that you notify your close contacts so that they can take appropriate action.

If you are notified that you have been in contact with someone with COVID-19, we ask that you follow CDC guidance based on your own vaccination status. CDC guidance for what to do if you have been exposed to COVID can be found here.