Reporting a Case of COVID-19
In the unfortunate event you test positive for COVID-19, stay at home, and please contact your HR Business Partner (for employees) or Dean of Student Services (for students). The appropriate contact information is listed below. They will work with you confidentially to coordinate leave and provide any academic support. CCC Safety & Security will also contact you to conduct contact tracing and make necessary reports to the Chicago Department of Public Health. Your cooperation with contact tracing is another important means of helping to stop the spread of COVID-19.
|College||Dean of Student Services||Phone|
|Richard J. Daley||Douglas Geigerfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Malcolm X||Lisa Willisemail@example.com|
|Harry S Truman||Mary Ann Soleyfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Harold Washington||Jacquelyn Werneremail@example.com|
|Wilbur Wright||Romell Murden-Woldufirstname.lastname@example.org|
*In addition to notifying your assigned HR Business Partner, we also recommend that employees copy email@example.com on their COVID-19 notification message.
|College||HR Business Partner||Phone|
|Richard J. Daley||Ericka Williams
|Malcolm X||Seth Baker
|Harry S Truman||Michael Robertsfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Harold Washington||Christine Guerges
|Wilbur Wright||Alison Guengerichemail@example.com|
|District Office||Eugene Nicholsfirstname.lastname@example.org|
The HR Business Partners and Deans of Student Services listed above will notify CCC Safety & Security.
How Contact Tracing at CCC Works
CCC Safety & Security will contact you as soon as possible to gather information and conduct contact tracing with regard to your case. Your participation is vital to helping slow the spread of COVID-19 and supports the health and well-being of our community. The information you provide will be shared with the Chicago Department of Public Health. Please be prepared to answer the following questions to the best of your ability.
The goal of the first set of questions is to determine whether or not you were infectious when on campus.
- When did your symptoms start?
- When was your COVID-19 test administered?
- When were you last on a CCC campus?
- Were you also on campus on any other dates in the 2 days prior to your symptom onset date or in the 2 days prior to your positive test date (if you are asymptomatic)?
If you were on campus on any day that you were infectious, the next set of questions aims to identify those individuals with whom you had close contact on those dates. The more details that you can provide can help CCC Security determine if close contact occurred. Based on your answers, CCC Security may review room configurations, seating arrangements, and distances if needed.
Close contact is defined as within 6 feet of someone for a cumulative amount of 15 minutes or more in any day.
- Did you have close contact with anyone on campus on the above relevant dates?
- Did you attend in-person class or in-person meetings?
- If so, who did you sit next to? How far away were they?
- What room were you in?
- Can you describe the seating arrangements or the room layout?
- Did you do any special group activities with additional people?
- Did you have other potential close contact interactions on campus? E.g., lunch? Other work breaks?
After the interview is completed, information is provided to the Chicago Department of Public Health for review. Finally, you will also receive written guidance on your potential return date. CCC Safety & Security will copy your Dean of Student Services or HR Business Partner on this guidance for their awareness and so that they can coordinate any support and leave that may be needed.
If close contacts are identified then they will be notified directly by CCC Safety & Security. They will be provided with the date of the close contact but no other additional information that could directly or indirectly lead to the identity of the individual with COVID-19 will be provided. If you are identified as a close contact, you will be asked to voluntarily provide your vaccination and symptom status. Individuals that are fully vaccinated and asymptomatic do not have to quarantine. Close contacts will receive written guidance from CCC Safety & Security to include their return date, as well as recommendations from public health officials. Your Dean of Student Services or HR Business Partner will be copied to ensure their awareness and so that they can coordinate any support and leave that may be needed.
After all close contacts have been notified, an announcement is made to the college.
Participating in contact tracing is important because it is your opportunity to help slow the spread of COVID-19. None of the information collected in this process is used in a punitive manner. By connecting those positive COVID-19 cases with their close contacts it lets people know they may have been exposed to COVID-19 and should monitor their health for symptoms, advises them to get tested, and advises people to quarantine when needed. These are among the keys to slowing the spread of COVID-19 in our community.