Contact Tracing and Surveillance

UWF will conduct initial contact tracking for the COVID-19 virus for the safety and well-being of students and employees. Any student or employee who reports that they have received a lab-confirmed positive COVID-19 test will be contacted by a contact tracker to evaluate potential exposure within the UWF community.


The information gained during the contact tracking will be provided to the local Department of Health contact as deemed necessary to protect the health and welfare of the campus and the community.

  • UWF COVID-19 contact trackers will conduct and assist in identifying potential 1:1 contacts with other students and/or employees. UWF COVID-19 Contact Trackers are required to successfully complete the Johns Hopkins Contact Tracing course.
  • A report will be provided to the Recovery Taskforce and the President’s Cabinet on a weekly basis to address the summary of contact tracking numbers and information, starting the week of June 15, 2020.
  • Should the numbers increase at a rapid rate, the President’s Cabinet will be notified immediately to discuss further actions needed by UWF.