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Contact Tracing Update

We wanted to organize a few resources and notes about contact tracing. Information about tracing, isolation and quarantine can be found at here. A few key notes to keep in mind about contact tracing: 

  • The university has stood up its own contact tracing unit - Case Investigation and Contact Tracing Team (CICTT) - to assist county health officials with student, staff and faculty-related tracing.
  • As the PDF tracing and exposure management document clearly outlines on pages 3 and 4, if you’ve learned of someone (student, staff or faculty) who possibly may have COVID-19 or have positively tested for COVID-19, you are not authorized to share that person’s health information. You should work Employee Health Service (EHS) and the CICTT. The PDF outlines contact information for those units. 

  • The PDF linked above outlines the process if you develop symptoms or have been exposed to COVID-19. 

  • If you are tested outside of Ohio State and test positive, faculty and staff need to notify Employee Health Services (EHS) by calling 614-366-3689. If you are tested at an Ohio State site, the Ohio State contact tracing team will be notified of the positive result. 

  • Related to the tracing conversation, if someone leaves a class, office or space feeling ill, we will act out of an abundance of caution and will temporarily shut down the space for next appropriate steps. For questions on what to do with a CFAES/OSU Extension space, please contact Seth (, 330-263-3665).

If you have additional questions related to our statewide campuses, please reach out to our CFAES HR unit via Bryan Dodrill (