1. Report Your Positive Test Result
When Stamps Health Services receives a report of a positive Covid-19 test, the contact tracing process begins.
Report your positive test result to Stamps Health Services here:
2. Anticipate a Call From the Contact Tracing Team
Georgia Tech works in cooperation with the Georgia Department of Public Health to conduct contact tracing.
You will be contacted by a member of the Georgia Tech contact notification team, who will do an initial case investigation to identify close contacts within the Georgia Tech community, and initiate notification of those contacts. You may also be contacted by contact tracers from the Georgia Department of Public Health for additional contact tracing.
If you have not been fully vaccinated, a close contact is anyone who, for 15 or more minutes, was:
- Within 6 feet of the person who tested positive, or
- Had physical contact with the person, or
- Was coughed or sneezed on by the person.
Exposure Notification App
The NOVID exposure notification app anonymously notifies students, staff, and faculty if they have potentially been exposed to Covid-19. Use of the app is voluntary, and it is available at no cost to members of the Georgia Tech community. Information about the app is available on the Covid Central portal.
Individuals who receive a notification through NOVID of a potential exposure and who are not fully vaccinated will be encouraged to isolate themselves, monitor for symptoms, and be tested for the virus. Learn more about isolation and quarantine.
The app will provide directions for contacting relevant campus services when alerting a user that they have potentially been exposed.
Georgia Tech is taking an aggressive, multi-pronged approach for limiting the spread of the coronavirus on campus, and testing and contact tracing are important tools. This strategy relies heavily on support and participation from members of the campus community.