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A potential exposure to COVID-19 is defined as being within 6 feet of a person who has COVID-19 for a cumulative total of 15 minutes over a 24-hour period, living with or caring for someone who has COVID-19, and/or exchanging respiratory droplets (such as through kissing, sharing drinks, etc.) with someone who has COVID-19. This definition is consistent with CDC guidance. If the local health department contacts you, please answer the call. For more information, please see What To Do If Someone Around Me Tests Positive for COVID-19.

  • Students who are not exhibiting symptoms but believe they have been a close contact of someone with COVID-19 should self-quarantine and call Student Health and Wellness at 434-924-5362 for guidance.
  • Employees who believe they have been a close contact should email returntogrounds@virginia.edu for assessment and referral for testing. In addition, those who believe they have been exposed may be contacted by the Virginia Department of Health if they have been identified as being a close contact of someone who recently tested positive for COVID-19 and may be asked to be tested, even if they are not exhibiting symptoms.
  • University contractors and employees working outside the Central Virginia region should contact their healthcare provider to be assessed.

See the UVA Testing Chart.

Questions?

  • Domestic - 833-454-6902
  • International - +1 202 800-2408