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How to Report Cases of COVID-19

August 12, 2020 8:45 AM

As we return to campus, it is important to know what to do if you have tested positive or you are awaiting testing for COVID-19.

The university has established a central process for collecting this information so that individuals may be tested, the workspace cleaned, and Tulane contact tracers are able to effectively do their jobs. This process is initiated by completeing the COVID-19 Reporting Form.

Please review the important information below about COVID-19 reporting, testing and contact tracing and do your part to keep our campus safe.

  • If you are confirmed positive for COVID-19, you must immediately notify your supervisor and complete the COVID-19 Reporting Form so that contact tracing can be implemented and the workspace can be cleaned. If you are unable to complete the form due to illness, a supervisor can complete it on your behalf. 
  • If a member of the Tulane community tests positive for COVID-19 at the Campus Health Center, the Living Well Clinic, or a Tulane Testing Center, they will be contacted by a Tulane Contact Tracer. 
    • Tulane Contact Tracers will interview the COVID-19 positive person to identify close contacts. 
    • The Tulane contact tracers will also help the COVID-19 positive person monitor their symptoms and connect them to resources to help support self-isolation.
    • Tulane Contact Tracers will call members of the Tulane Community who may have closely interacted with the person who tested positive. 
    • The names of contacts not affiliated with Tulane will not be contacted by the Tulane Contact Tracers. Tulane Campus Health will coordinate with the Louisiana Department of Health to notify non-affiliates.
    • Tulane Contact Tracers will not share the identity of the person who tested positive with the contacts.

For more information, please visit health strategies on the university's return to campus website.

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