Some community members have been asking us about what we do once a STATION F resident tests positive for COVID-19.
To start, two to three members in the STATION F staff, on top of the cleaning and workplace services team, are dedicated to monitoring and controlling the COVID-19 situation on campus.
Once we learn that someone has tested positive for COVID-19, we contact the person immediately for some key information: when was the last time he/she on campus, what meeting rooms did he/she use last, with whom did he/she meet, and so on.
Our WPS team sends in our cleaning team for a complete disinfection of the concerned zone (in which the person's desk is located) and all the meeting rooms/kitchens used.
Then, we start to work on contact tracing, the process of gathering information about all the people that have been in contact with the infected person and could potentially be at risk.
Contact tracing involves these key steps:
1. We identify people who may have been exposed
We identify the people (contacts) who have been in close contact with the person who tested positive. We ask about who the person who has the virus may have been around for a specific time-period before they were showing symptoms. We collect the information of all the people on campus the same day and in a near Zone.
2. We reach out to all the people who may have been exposed and ask them to self isolate for at least 14 days and to get tested.
Don't forget that you play a key role in preventing the spread of Covid-19 on campus!
You help stop the spread when you wash your hands frequently, wear a mask, and practice physical distancing. If you have been working on the STATION F campus, in the event that there is a person tested positive to COVID-19, you must alert us by email as soon as possible at: email@example.com