Contact Tracing

Updated Feb. 9, 2022

University members who are confirmed by a medical professional to have COVID-19 must report their diagnosis, and provide names of close contacts so that contact tracing can be initiated to control the spread of COVID-19.

A close contact is defined as within 6 feet of someone for more than 15 minutes, regardless of masking.

  • Vaccinated close contacts: You do NOT need to quarantine if you have received all CDC recommended vaccine doses, including boosters and additional primary shots for some immunocompromised people. You should wear a face covering in all settings for 10 days. Testing on Day 5 is highly recommended by the CDC, but it is not required. If you have not received all CDC recommended doses, including boosters, please follow guidance for unvaccinated close contacts below.
  • Unvaccinated close contacts: Quarantine for 5 full days after your last contact with a person with COVID-19 and wear a face covering in all settings for an additional 5 days, unless you develop symptoms.  If you develop symptoms, get tested. The date of exposure is considered Day 0. Read more about what to do if you develop symptoms. Testing is highly recommended on Day 5 by the CDC, but it is not required.

How to get a test?

Read more about the University of Pittsburgh’s COVID-19 testing.