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 self-reporting with supporting documentation. 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.
When a positive case occurs, a member of CBU’s contact tracing team will contact the affected individual. The contact tracer will work with the individual to determine if anyone in the CBU community has had close contact with them within 48 hours prior to the positive test or the onset of symptoms. Members of the contact tracing team will reach out to identified close contacts in accordance with CBU policies and public health protocols.