Important Information on Contact Tracing

Please review the following FAQs our contact tracing initiative which will help preserve the health and safety of Raven Nation.

Also, please review the Technology Acceptable Use Policy for students.

Contact tracing is the process of identifying, notifying, and monitoring anyone who came in close contact with an individual who tested positive for COVID-19 while they were infectious.

Contact tracing involves reaching out to people exposed to a case of COVID-19 and asking them to quarantine from other people until a full incubation period (10 days) has passed. By quarantining for 10 days, it reduces the risk of close contacts transmitting the virus to others. Contact tracing is a critical part and key strategy to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.

Franklin Pierce Health Services conducts contact tracing for students and notifies the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services. It is important that if you are contacted, that you answer all questions honestly for accurate tracing.

The wireless network COVID-19 contact tracing system allows for tracing of Franklin Pierce Community members and allows Health Services to more quickly contact those who may have been exposed to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19.

No. The data is not immediately processed, so movements cannot be tracked in real-time. The system can only generate historical reports of people who have been in close contact with other people. The system cannot provide any information about what activities in which people are engaged. The purpose of this system is to aid in COVID-19 tracing and reporting.

If you are a student, you may opt-out of using the wireless network entirely. This will limit your access to all functions associated with the University’s wireless network including WiFi access and remote printing. If you chose to opt-out of using the wireless network, please contact .

Health Services will notify people who have been exposed or are considered close contacts with anyone testing positive. Any health information is only shared with service departments on campus to ensure continuity of care.