SMU’s Contact Tracing Protocol

University employees are trained on contact tracing by Johns Hopkins University and follow county, state, and federal guidelines.

If you've tested positive for COVID-19, or come into close contact with a known-positive case, please begin the process by filling out the appropriate form:

Students (CCC Form)

Faculty/Staff Reporting Form

This trace assesses the class schedule, living situation, activities, work locations including offices and job sites, face-to-face meetings and any other situations that may have resulted in close contact from two days before the onset of symptoms or testing, if asymptomatic. A close contact is any person who spends a cumulative 15 minutes or more and is within 6 feet of an infected individual over a 24-hour period. This means that if you spent three separate five-minute increments during a day with someone who has the virus, you would now be considered a close contact.

Here is how contact tracing works: