Review the Virginia Department of Health document How to notify your close contacts. This document is available to all students in the Patient Portal, under Education.

If you have COVID-19, it is important that people you had close contact with while contagious are notified so that they can quarantine to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. This includes everyone who:

  • Has been within 6 feet of you for a total of 15minutes or moreover a 24-hour period, or,
  • Has been directly exposed to your respiratory secretions (e.g., coughed or sneezed on, shared a glass/utensils, kissed, etc.), or,
  • Lives with you, or
  • You provide care to.

Contagious = You are considered contagious starting 2 days before you became sick (or 2 days before your test collection if you never had symptoms) until you complete isolation.

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