Contact tracing provides the UEHC more information about where you may have been exposed to COVID-19, helps to identify others that may have been exposed and should be offered testing, and identifies opportunities to improve our safety practices.
Absolutely, UEHC staff use this information only for contact tracing purposes and will not disclose your positive result to others without your consent. Aggregate data is used for reporting purposes only.
Yes, you still have the option to share this information over the phone with the UEHC if you’d prefer. Just call 319-356-3631, option 3, to initiate the process over the phone.
You should complete this form—or call the University Employee Health Clinic—if you’ve tested positive for COVID-19, either through the UEHC, the ILI Clinic, Test Iowa, another provider, or through an at-home test. You can complete this survey here: uiowa.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_dou6n8IJE0axljg
Contact tracing is the process of identifying an individual’s point of exposure to an infectious disease, as well as any people with whom that individual has been in contact while potentially infectious. This is done to help determine who may need to be advised to self-monitor for symptoms of infection, be offered testing following a significant exposure and, if necessary, be provided with guidance regarding isolation or quarantine.