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Contact Tracing

COVID-19 Case Investigation and Contact Tracing Program

As part of Villanova’s efforts to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in our campus community, the University has implemented a COVID-19 case investigation and contact tracing program. The program consists of a team of individuals who are contact tracers who operate out of the Student Health Center and in partnership with the Office of Human Resources and the colleges.

VILLANOVA CONTACT TRACERS

The mission of the Villanova (VU) contact tracers is to promptly communicate with patients who are diagnosed with COVID-19, and rapidly identify and communicate with their “close contacts” in our campus community. Close contacts are identified by the CDC as individuals who are within six feet of each other for longer than 15 minutes starting from two days before illness onset until the time the patient is isolated.

The VU contact tracing team is a resource for all members of our community, providing health education and guidance to minimize the spread of the virus. They are guided by protocols to obtain symptom history and relevant health information of affected individuals. As such, they will provide the following

Instructions for students regarding self-quarantine and clinical services as needed.

Consultation and guidance for employees who will also be counseled to follow up with their own primary care providers when necessary. 

FOR COVID-19 POSITIVE FACULTY AND STAFF

For those faculty and staff who are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, or have been exposed to someone with confirmed COVID-19, they should contact their primary care provider for medical advice.

Faculty and staff who test positive for COVID-19—or are considered a close contact to a confirmed COVID-19 positive individual—should self-report to their supervisor.

FOR FACULTY AND STAFF MEMBERS' CLOSE CONTACTS EXPOSED TO COVID-19

Faculty and staff who have tested positive for COVID-19 should also contact the VU contact tracer at 484-432-7950 or email for further information and instruction.

VU contact tracers will help identify members of the Villanova community on campus who may be close contacts of an affected faculty or staff member.

Please click here for the complete resource guidelines.