The University has developed an Exposure Protocol for anyone who tests positive for COVID-19 or has a known or suspected exposure to the disease. According to the protocol, any University community member who has a confirmed case, symptoms, or exposure must promptly self-report at C19HealthReport@uchicago.edu. These initial reports are fielded by the University’s new Contact Tracing Team, which began operation this summer.
Public health guidelines call for anyone who has tested positive for COVID-19 to be isolated until at least 10 days have passed since symptoms appeared and at least 24 hours have passed since the resolution of fever without the use of fever-reducing medications and improvement of other symptoms.
Individuals who suspect they have COVID-19 due to exhibiting symptoms, or have had close contact with a COVID-19-positive person or recently returned from areas with widespread, ongoing transmission should review the University’s Exposure Protocol for specific guidance.