What is a “close contact”?
Last Updated September 02, 2021
TCU adheres to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention definition of a close contact.
Per the CDC (9/2/2021): A close contact is defined by using Proximity and Duration of Exposure: Someone who was within 6 feet of an infected person (laboratory-confirmed or a clinically compatible illness) for a cumulative total of 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period (for example, three individual 5-minute exposures for a total of 15 minutes). An infected person can spread SARS-CoV-2 starting from 2 days before they have any symptoms (or, for asymptomatic patients, 2 days before the positive specimen collection date), until they meet criteria for discontinuing home isolation.