COVID-19 Updates and Guidance > Resources > COVID-19 Reporting Protocol
Updated Oct. 21, 2021
The university requires reporting of positive cases of COVID-19. The reporting mechanisms shared below must be used.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Health, Wellness and Prevention FAQs to learn more the university's contact tracing process.
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.