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Contact Tracing

Updated February 14, 2022

In accordance with public health guidelines and patient privacy rules, broadly distributed positive case notifications include the Caltech affiliation of an ill individuals (employees, graduate students, and undergraduate students).

The contact-tracing process identifies close contacts (those who spend 15 minutes or more within six feet, either continuously or through multiple exposures) and evaluates each situation to determine whether additional notifications to potentially impacted individuals are indicated. Individuals who are determined to be close contacts will receive a secure message through Student Wellness Services' Health Portal with personalized instructions for quarantine and will be offered COVID-19 testing.