Infection and Exposure Processes

Updated Jan. 3, 2022

Recent dramatic spikes in COVID-19 cases require that Case Western Reserve significantly alter existing pandemic practices to focus on two critical priorities:

  • Identifying and Protecting Those Most At-Risk
  • Limiting the Spread of Infection as Much as Possible

To that end, we will rely much more heavily on automated messaging and individual emails, and reserve online and in-person consults for those with more severe or urgent needs relating to COVID-19.

For example: Those who test positive for COVID-19 will receive a secure message through myhealthconnect.case.edu that includes guidance on how to proceed. 

Because contact tracing will be limited at best, few if any individuals will receive formal exposure notifications. 

If you believe you have been exposed to someone with COVID-19 and ...

Please note: the guidance is the same whether or not you have received a booster dose:

  • You should wear a well-fitting mask (surgical or N95) whenever you are around others (including when at home or in your residence hall) for 10 days, AND
  • You should obtain a PCR test approximately five days after your most recent exposure.

If you develop COVID-19 symptoms at any time, complete the Symptom Assessment Form by sending a secure message to NURSE COVID via myhealthconnect.case.edu to request a “COVID or Flu Assessment.”

You must quarantine for five days after your most recent exposure.

After your quarantine, you should:

  • promptly obtain a PCR test, AND
  • wear a well-fitting mask (surgical or N95) for the next five days whenever you are around others.

If you develop COVID-19 symptoms at any time, complete the Symptom Assessment Form by sending a secure message to NURSE COVID via myhealthconnect.case.edu to request a “COVID or Flu Assessment.”