I just heard someone who was in a building I work or study in has tested positive for COVID-19 and I was not notified. Why?

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The university follows specific criteria for notifying individuals who may be exposed to COVID-19, per standard and recognized procedures followed across the county, state and nation by public health officials addressing COVID-19.

If you do not meet the criteria of a close contact of someone who has COVID-19, you are not notified, even if you have been in the same space as someone who has COVID-19. Being in the same building – or even the same room — as someone who has COVID-19 alone does not necessarily make you at risk of contracting the virus.

The university notifies the state and county of positive cases physically associated with a campus, according to public health requirements.