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 (10 days)
has passed. By quarantining for 10 days, it reduces the risk of close contacts transmitting
the virus to others. Contact tracing is a critical part and key strategy to mitigate
the spread of COVID-19.
Franklin Pierce Health Services conducts contact tracing for students and notifies
the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services. It is important that if
you are contacted, that you answer all questions honestly for accurate tracing.
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 .
Health Services will notify people who have been exposed or are considered close contacts
with anyone testing positive. Any health information is only shared with service departments
on campus to ensure continuity of care.