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Contact Tracing Line

 

What is the role of the Contact Tracing Team?

The University’s Contact Tracing Team interviews students, faculty, staff, visitors and affiliates on campus who are conducting any business on campus and have tested positive for COVID-19 to determine who among their recent contacts is at risk. This process helps to break the chain of transmission and limit infections. 

How do I reach the Contact Tracing Team?

Students please call  (631) 632-6176 if you have tested positive or been exposed to someone who has tested positive. 

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Faculty and staff please call   (631) 632-5000  if you have tested positive or been exposed to someone who has tested positive. 

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How does the Contact Tracing Team determine who is exposed?

Contact tracers use a number of factors to determine an individual's risk of exposure to COVID-19, including the type, proximity, and duration of their exposure, environmental factors (such as crowding and ventilation), vaccination status, prior COVID-19 infection, and mask use . The contact tracers will determine individuals who may have been exposed to COVID-19. Careful attention is focused on individual(s) who may be close contacts. Case investigation involves looking back 48 hours prior to when a positive case has either tested positive or becomes symptomatic. Contact tracers will notify individuals who may have been exposed and instruct them to remain home or otherwise in quarantine for a 10 day period if unvaccinated or, if vaccinated, to self monitor for symptoms for 14 days . Students, faculty, and employees who test positive are not permitted to return to in-person University activities until they are released by Student Health Services, the Health Information Line and/or Suffolk County Department of Health. You can find additional information on our Stronger Together website.