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How IU is using contact tracing to address COVID-19

The health experts who lead Indiana University's Medical Response Team believe that a robust system of contact tracing is key to the safe return of students and employees to IU campuses across the state this fall.

Contact tracing helps isolate cases and identifies close contacts of individuals who have tested positive for a disease in order to stop the chain of transmission. For COVID-19, close contacts are defined as someone who has been within 6 feet of an infected person for more than 15 minutes. Read more about contact tracing at IU.