I heard someone in one of my classes has tested positive but I don’t know whether I was a close contact (I haven’t heard from the person who tested positive or from a contact tracer). What should I do?

You should do exactly what you’re already doing: Continue to monitor yourself for symptoms daily since close contact with an infected person can happen in many different settings, on and off campus.

Your risk of exposure in a classroom is low given that more than 90 percent of on-campus students and employees are vaccinated and everyone is required to wear masks. Unless you are not fully vaccinated, you are strongly protected from infection, even in spaces where you have not been physically distancing.

While campus has a team conducting robust contact tracing, it will not always be possible to identify all close contacts of someone who has tested positive. That’s why it’s a good idea to monitor yourself daily for COVID-19 symptoms.

If you are vaccinated and you develop symptoms, make an appointment to get tested and stay home until you receive your results.

If you are unvaccinated, continue with regular testing. If you develop symptoms, make an appointment to get tested and stay home until you receive your results.

If you tested positive for COVID-19 within the previous 90 days and you develop symptoms, make an appointment to get tested and stay home until you receive your results.

In each case, if you test negative, contact your health care provider (employees) or University Health Services (students) for guidance for returning to work or to class and any additional medical follow-up you may need.