Protocols for Contact Tracing and Possible Exposure to COVID-19

When a community member tests positive for COVID-19, they are being asked to report their positive result and close contacts through This initiates a contact tracing process where those identified a close contacts are notified of exposure and given instructions on what to do.  Close contact is defined as spending 15 minutes or longer within six feet of another person.  

In the contact tracing process, UP is following CDC, Oregon Health Authority, and Multnomah County guidelines, protocols being implemented by fellow institutions of higher education, and epidemiological advice.  Based on this information, individuals who are notified that they have been exposed to COVID-19 should refer to the county guidelines for best practices.

NOTE: Please be aware that we are unable to provide contract tracing in classrooms.