Contact tracing involves identifying people who have come into close contact with someone known to be positive because of a positive COVID-19 test administered onsite at the CBU Health Services Center, through an offsite referral, or via screening administered by Methodist Le Bonheur. Close contact is defined as being in physical proximity of less than 6 feet for greater than 15 minutes  or more over a 24-hour period. 

Once CBU is made aware of a positive case involving a student or employee, the CBU Health Services Center will notify the Shelby County Health Department so that contact tracking and tracing activities can commence.

When a positive case occurs, the impacted individual will be promptly contacted by a member of the Shelby County Health Department contact tracing team. The contact tracer works with the individual to determine anyone in the CBU community with whom they have been in close contact with during the prior two weeks. The contact tracer coordinates with the University to identify other CBU community members who may be potential close contacts. The contact tracer reaches out to identified close contacts in accordance with public health protocols.