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
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 (14 days)
has passed. By quarantining for 14 days, close contacts are not able to spread the
virus to others if they go on to have the disease. Contact tracing is a critical part
and key strategy to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.
At our Rindge campus and any of our Centers in New Hampshire, contact tracing is conducted
by the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services in coordination with
Franklin Pierce Health Services. If a case of COVID-19 presents on our campus or in
our centers, we will be assigned a case manager who will work with us to effectively
coordinate contact tracing.
If a positive case presents on our campus or in our centers, the NH Department of
Health and Human Services will assign a case manager to the ‘positive case’ who will
then reach out to them to conduct an interview for contact tracing. Franklin Pierce
Health Services will also be contacted, utilizing our contact tracing tool via our
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 .