What should I do if I was a close contact of a potential or COVID-19 positive individual?
If you have been in close contact with someone who has been identified as having a potential or positive COVID-19 diagnosis, please email firstname.lastname@example.org immediately.
Please provide the following information in your e-mail to email@example.com if it is available to you:
- First name
- Last name
- Affiliation (student, faculty, staff)
- Symptoms (if any) and any known contact with someone who has either tested positive for COVID-19 or is exhibiting symptoms
- Date of onset of first symptoms
- If you’ve been tested (yes/no)
- Results of the test, if any
- Date of email
It would be helpful to understand how you received that information and any details that would help us follow up.
- If you believe you have been exposed and are a student at Tufts, please contact our Health Service at 617-627-3350 and we can offer guidance.
- If you are a staff or faculty member, please contact your physician for guidance and alert your supervisor.
- See the CDC's recommendations for self-isolation.
If you test negative for COVID-19, but live in a household with someone who tests positive, it would be recommended that you quarantine for 14 days following your last close contact with the person who is positive. If household members are not able to avoid close contact with one another, the exposed person will need to quarantine for 14 days after the sick person is cleared by their health care professional.