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Protocol for Reporting Confirmed COVID-19 Cases

Updated Oct. 21, 2021

The university requires reporting of positive cases of COVID-19. The reporting mechanisms shared below must be used.

Report New Cases

All faculty, staff and students must inform the university if they have tested positive for COVID-19. This will allow the university to provide the resources and support people need, and also determine if others were exposed and may be at risk.

  • Report new positive COVID-19 test about yourself or someone else here.  This form will not be monitored 24/7. If this is an emergency, please call 911 or Public Safety at 773.325.7777. If you are a residential student and have tested positive, please call Public Safety.
  • You may also call (773) 207-4340 to report a new positive COVID-19 test. A representative is available Monday – Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday – Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Use the form above to report positive test for DePaul students, faculty, and staff only.  For information on if you have symptoms or exposure, review the COVID-19 Symptoms or Exposure section below. 

The university only requires reports of confirmed COVID-19 cases. There is no need to report to the university unless you test positive.

To the extent possible, the university will protect the privacy and anonymity of those who test positive for COVID-19 and those who may have been exposed to COVID-19.

COVID-19 Symptoms or Exposure

If you have been exposed to someone who tested positive, you do not need to make a report to DePaul unless you later test positive. DePaul only requires students, faculty or staff who have tested positive for COVID-19 to report to the university.

Visit the Health Monitoring webpage for testing guidance and other steps you should take if you were exposed to COVID-19 or are experiencing symptoms.

Notifications to Potentially Exposed Individuals

DePaul follows protocols from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and local public health authorities and consults with the university's expert physician from AMITA Medical Group to determine who should be informed about university-related COVID-19 cases. Each situation is assessed on a case-by-case basis.

DePaul staff or a local public health agency may notify you if it is determined that you came into contact with someone affiliated with DePaul who is confirmed to have COVID-19, even if the risk of exposure to you is considered minimal.

Visit DePaul's Health, Wellness and Prevention FAQs to learn more the university's contact tracing process.

Patient Privacy

In all instances, it is our responsibility, as directed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, to maintain the privacy and anonymity of those individuals who have tested positive for COVID-19 and those who may be part of any contact investigation. DePaul's support for those who are affected will include doing all we collectively can, including respecting their privacy. Please remember to honor this commitment to privacy for those who contract the virus.